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Intro and Build thread - 2011 GMC Sierra

Intro and Build thread - 2011 GMC Sierra

  
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Intro and Build thread - 2011 GMC Sierra

 
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New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 11/24/10
12:08 PM

To keep this brief… I am an Active Duty Army Warrant Officer stationed in San Antonio, Tx and currently deployed to Afghanistan.  I wanted a Daily Driver and so from Aug to Sep I purchased the following parts for a Truck that I did not own.

- Ekstensive: 07-10 Chevy/ GM air suspension kit Front, 07-10 Chevy/ GM air suspension kit Rear
- 7 Gallon 4 port tank
- VIAIR 444C dual pack
- AccuAir: e-Level Air Management Controller w/ Touchpad (Black), e-Level Key fobs, VUE-4 Values
- Grant Customs Cali combo
- Slam Specialties RE7’s (x4)
- Air Zenith Smoke face digital gauge
- Street Scene Cal-Vue Sport Mirrors

On 6 Oct my beautiful wife bought me a 2011 GMC Sierra with 6 miles on it.
Day1

I returned home on leave from Afghanistan in late Oct and put on the 24 x 10 +50.9 offset Raceline Tri-star Wheels with Pirelli 285/35-24’s.

Sierrar2

6 Nov – I dropped it off in Houston with Ronnie (a welding machine) for the install. Truck has about 850 miles on the OD.

Ronnie1

He is hoping, and so am I, to have the truck done and in my driveway in late Dec when I return.

Over the past two weeks he has been working on it and here is the progress…


Frame1

Weld

Cnotch

Front1

Frontweld

2Accuaircomp

2Accuairsensor

2Accuairvue4

2Accuairvue42

2Bagmount

2Tank1

2Reartank

2Front2

2Frontbagweld

2Fronttuckfirewall

2Fronttuckfirewall2


I will post more pcitures over the next few weeks...  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 11/29/10
03:58 AM

Finished up most of the front end, just need to work on the fenders now.

Wheel1

Wheel2

Wheel3

Wheel4

Wheel5

Wheel6

Wheel7

Wheel8

Wheel9

Wheel10  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/07/10
11:00 AM

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Here it is layed out from the side. The inside of the fenders were cut to fit the wheels. This shows just how much rim tucks when fully layed out.

Layedout  

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Guru | Posts: 1908 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 12/08/10
01:59 PM

Man, you're not messing around. So are you one of those guys that drove it straight from the dealership to the custom shop?  

CodyKallis CodyKallis
Enthusiast | Posts: 533 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 12/09/10
09:43 AM

That truck is unreal.  I don't know what's more cool, your truck or your wife!  You better get that gal some diamonds this holiday season.  Can't wait to see this finished.  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/10/10
04:06 AM

I did basically drive it from the dealer to a buddy for the install... Yes, my wife is the best! Here are a few more pics...

Frontlow2

Frontlow3

Frontlow4

Frontlow5  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/15/10
05:30 AM

Ronnie's working on the front fenders...

Fenders1

Fenders2  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/16/10
03:20 AM

Front wells painted and installed, relocation under the hood is up next.?

Frontwellpaint1

Frontwellpaint2

Frontwellpaint3  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/24/10
09:36 AM

Steel Braided airlines are in…

S2

S3

Lines1

Lines2

Lines3

S1  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 12/30/10
08:15 AM

Ok… Ronnie got a pretty sweet battery box made to move it behind the front bumper.

Battery

Battery2

Battery3  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 01/01/11
04:36 AM

The rear wells and notch are cut out with the new wells trimmed and ready to be welded in. An AZ digital gauge for the tank pressure is also in a factory plate available for the dash.

Wells

Wells2

Wells3

Gauge

Gauge2  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 01/05/11
06:17 AM

Looks like the front AccuAir sensors needed to be moved as the tire was hitting them. These show the sensor at full drop and lift. This is also what was done with the air intake.

Frontsensor

Frontsensor2

Air1

Air2  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 01/12/11
06:49 PM

Since the Kinetik 1800 is behind the front bumper, Ronnie installed some sweet remote battery terminals.

Terminals

Terminals2  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 01/18/11
07:55 PM

The bed is on... Seems I have been forgetting to post pics here... I have about 20 other build progress pics.


Bedon

Bedon2  

brochad brochad
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 01/27/11
06:43 AM

I drop it off to get the body work on the skin on Monday. Here are a few shots with the top on and "legal" tint.

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