Part of the fun of a long-term project is the process it takes to get from beginning to end. A story will inevitably prevail by the time your build is complete, and depending on your level of sentimentality you have to your steel, you may be repeating the things you remember from the days in the garage for many years to come. Nowadays with devices like cell phones and GoPros, it’s easier than ever to document the details so you can show them off to friends and family. Luckily for us, that’s what we do—and luckily for you, we are really good at our job!
Project Rocky will be a unique, exciting, fun and fast truck that will be easy on the eyes for any type of human on this wonderful planet we all live on. We are tearing him down to the bones and rebuilding from the ground up. New everything and no stone left unturned. We will show you each and every step along the way, and this time, we are offering a free video series to take it to the next level.
In this issue we will rip off the old and prep for the new. All the body panels need to be removed from the frame so it can be blasted and painted to look even better than new. The chassis is our most important starting point, so a few structural upgrades and visual modifications will be the first step. The only thing we will be using is the factory frame and original cab; the rest will be replaced with new aftermarket parts from amazing American companies that support our addiction one part at a time. We will work with RockAuto for all the OEM suspension pieces we need and combine it with some upgraded parts from BDS Suspension, Rough Country Suspension and Performance Online.
In the next issue we will break down all the parts we ordered to complete this project so you can follow suit if you like the concept. After the suspension is complete, we will bolt on a brand new set of American Force wheels wrapped in 33-inch Toyo tires. By the time our cab is rust free, thanks to our local paint and body shop, and the new Aeromotive fuel system will be routed and installed.
It’s going to be a very fun process and we will keep you informed all along
the way. Be sure to stay up to date with our video series on our YouTube channel. Until the next issue, keep wrenching away!