When I purchased this truck in 2004, it was all stock and had been used as a ranchers truck. I built it in stages and drove it as a daily driver. With the help of family I eventually did a frame off last spring to finish it.
It now has a 350 Chevy with Edelbrock EFI, Edelbrock E-teck 170 aluminum heads, and a Comp Cams Xtreme Energy Cam (.490/.490 lift 274/286 duration), ceramic coated Hooker headers, dual Flomaster exhaust system, and a 700R transmission.
The suspension was lowered 5 inches in front with a combination of drop spindles and springs and a sway bar was added. The rear was dropped 6 inches, the main cross member was replaced to retain the stock trailing arm geometry, the frame was notched and a sway bar added. I Changed from 6 lug to 5 lug with power disk brakes on the front, 411 posi in back, and 20" Foose wheels all around.
The interior was completely redone with a seat from a 2006 Chevy, tilt column, Painless fuse box, Auto meter gages, new carpet, glass and molding. I also removed the tank from the cab and modified 2 saddle bag style tanks from a 1976 Chevy to fit in front of the rear end on each side.
My brother in law did the body work including hand fabricating the 4"cowl hood scoop out of metal. Then he painted it flat black and put midnight blue metallic flames on the front. Finally, we cleared it with PPG flat clear to give the flames a ghost look.
Now that it's complete, I take it to shows on occasion, but for the most part it's just a driver. It's driven on a regular basis and handles and drives great.
Thanks to my Dad, Brother, Brother in law and my nephews for all their help.