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Cody Holthaus " 1998 Dodge Ram"

 
holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/14/10
08:29 PM

Hi my name is Cody. I drive a 1998 Dodge ram 1500 sst currently sitting on a 3/5 Drop. I decided to use a dodge for this  compitition. I just started the build 2/14/10. 5 hobby shops later, i finally got all my supplies.

I printed up the desktop backgrounds to use as a back drop.
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First I cut the inner front fender wells out to make room for the 23". Then sections of the bed were removed to accomidate the 23". I used a hot knife and thread to remove and cut the resin.

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I made wheel tubs to accomidate the 23"
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I removed the stock roll pan. It going to get a tailgate skin and possibly a cali combo!
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After 1 days of work here is a picture if the truck mocked up.
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KYkustoms KYkustoms
User | Posts: 188 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 02/14/10
09:15 PM

looks good i like the shape of the tubs in the rear  
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Sweetdreamer Sweetdreamer
User | Posts: 94 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 02/15/10
12:14 AM

ya the tubs look good, good kit to work with.  
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detailpro3 detailpro3
User | Posts: 208 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 02/17/10
09:44 PM

I like the wheel tubs. Those wheels are going to look sweet. I guess we can battle between our trucks too. lol.  

holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/24/10
01:38 PM

I decided to smooth the front bumper leaving the fog light holes.
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The firewall was cute and tubbed to fit the wheels.
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The firewall was then notched to allow the frame to tuck up under the body.
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Here is all my stuff from Scale Dreams.
Inverted subs
Rockford Amp
Racing Buckets
1/2 Hard line
Fuel cell
23 T rims
Brake Kit  
ignition wire
Styrene stock

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holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/24/10
02:21 PM

I build the frame from the firewall back. I cut out the fenderwell and the bottom of the chassis. I used the front clip and then built a bodydropped frame.

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I redesigned the crossmember to look more like the notch shape. A driveshaft hoop was added. I still need to build body mounts and compressor mounts torwards the back of the frame.

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holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/25/10
12:52 PM

Here is the back. I changed the rollpan out and smoothed the tailgate handle. Im keeping the body lines and the taillights!

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Here is the frame under the body. Still need a lot of work on both the frame and bed/body.

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KYkustoms KYkustoms
User | Posts: 188 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 02/26/10
07:07 AM

looks good nice fab work  
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detailpro3 detailpro3
User | Posts: 208 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 02/26/10
01:09 PM

Looking good. I like the frame details.  

holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 05/02/10
07:49 PM

I have been real busy, but im getting work done. Ill have lots of new pictures posted tomorrow. Does anyone know if there is going to be a round 5? Keep up the great work everybody, they are looking great.  

holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 05/03/10
06:32 PM

Here is the progress so far! Only one week left.
Body mounts are on, still needs lots of bridge work done.
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I modified the lower control arms and flipped the upper control arms to achieve the drop in the front.Im still working on drop spindles. Im runnin air sleeves in the front.
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Here is the start of the interior bucket. Im mounting 12" subs on the smooth console.

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The dash is painted but not detail yet.
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Got the body primed in, still needs to be wet sanded and preped for paint.
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I got the body painted in a color called "Big Blue" and then cleared. I started on the detail, but still have a lot to do. The firewall is going to be gloss black.
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holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 05/03/10
06:42 PM

Im using an 8.0 liter Dodge viper motor. Im adding twin turbos and a custom intake and intercooler.

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Here is what the back setup might look like.
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Side shot.
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There are many more pictures coming. Please post your comments Smile  

Sweetdreamer Sweetdreamer
User | Posts: 94 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 05/04/10
11:33 PM

looking good like the color of the truck  
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Sweetdreamer Sweetdreamer
User | Posts: 94 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 05/04/10
11:33 PM

Confused  Confused double post like the tanks in the back are you going to wire them in  
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holthacd holthacd
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 05/05/10
08:56 PM

Thanks. Yea they are just layin back there for the picture. Im using 1/2 chrome hardlines. What about you? What kinda set up are you running?
Cody  

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