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 MirrorsOn 6 Oct my beautiful wife bought me a 2011 GMC Sierra with 6 miles on it. 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.6 Nov – I dropped it off in Houston with Ronnie (a welding machine) for the install. Truck has about 850 miles on the OD.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…I will post more pcitures over the next few weeks...
Finished up most of the front end, just need to work on the fenders now.
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.
Man, you're not messing around. So are you one of those guys that drove it straight from the dealership to the custom shop?
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.
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...
Ronnie's working on the front fenders...
Front wells painted and installed, relocation under the hood is up next.?
Steel Braided airlines are in…
Ok… Ronnie got a pretty sweet battery box made to move it behind the front bumper.
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.
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.
Since the Kinetik 1800 is behind the front bumper, Ronnie installed some sweet remote battery terminals.
The bed is on... Seems I have been forgetting to post pics here... I have about 20 other build progress pics.
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.