I knew I had to raise my bed floor 2 inches due to my c-notches. I was looking in metal yard for some scrape tubing and I could not find anything I liked, I decided to make my own 2 inch spacers. I try to keep things simple it makes life easier, but of course I will have to move the angle strips on the bed up 2 inches so that bed sits in the same spot as factory.
I will use the bolt to hold the washers in place and then weld it together.
Here is one of the spacers completed. I will need six of them for the three cross sills.
I welded the spacers to the frame.
Just checking cross sill bolt alignment.
Finished and repainted.
Before I mount the bed I have to move the angle strips up two inches and bed should fit like factory but the floor will be two inches higher.
Anyway, here is a test panel I sprayed to see if I like the color I chose. Yeah its kind of flashy and I'm usually conservative when it comes to color but with all the mods I think the truck called for a flashy color.
Here is the panel with wheels I bought for the truck just to try to get an idea. The truck will have no emblems and the only chrome will be the bumpers. So I wanted to see the color against the polished aluminum wheels.
Seats mock up.
Time to start blocking everything. The firewall is looking pretty good.