It is going to take me a bit to get caught up on the last couple years worth of modifications that I have done to this truck. The more I look back at these pictures, it makes me realize how far this truck has come. This post shows the beginning pictures of what I started with when I my new to me project home.
This is one of the last pictures I had of the CrAzYbLaZe in Feb of 2011. Looks pretty cool, makes one wonder why I would want to get rid of it.
I only have a few excuses/justifications for moving on.
- I had touched/modified just about every single part, nut, and bolt on this truck therefore at this point anything that I modified further would be modifying modifications.
- There were some things that I would have done differently if I could do them again.
- I had had this vehicle for ~8 years and was ready to try something different and new.
Met a guy online, worked up a deal to do a straight trade, loaded up the CrAzYbLaZe, and headed to Colorado!
It was actually a great trip, the Wife and I made sure we toured the Coors plant, ate some good food, and saw some beautiful sights.
Looks like I am in for a lot of work, and almost 3 years later I am still working on it. What gave me faith in it originally is that all of the expensive parts are there, they just needed to be put together in a way where they all worked in harmony. After all, if you aren’t making mistakes, you probably aren’t challenging yourself enough. I am a WAY better fabricator today than I was 1, 5, or 10 years ago.
“The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint. The greats were great because they paint a lot” -Macklemore
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