Well... I'm in Taiwan and bored so decided to share my build of my 95 Dodge Ram 1500.
Being a machinist by trade, a capable welder and fabricator, and having grown up wrenching on cars with my Pop's, I started building my truck the way I wanted it to be.
I started by laying down the most entertaining paint I could think of.
From there, I started working of the weak suspension on the front end. With 6.5" of lift and 3" of body lift, the truck handled like crap and broke ball joints for breakfast. I ditched the upper a-arms and hand fabbed new ones using 4130 tubing and uni-balls to replace the ball joints. I then decided to use heim joints rather than bushings and welded new tabs to the frame. That cured the crap desing that caused camber problems every time I hit a bump. I left room to cut out the coil pocket and fab up the mounts for some 2.5 coil overs later on down the road.
I had a spindle shaft fail so decided to machine new onces also out of 4130 for extra strength and pressed them in.
Since the rear end was always on the stops when I towed my trailer, the rear suspension was next. I installed some bolt-on air ride leveling bags. The first time the rear was at full droop, the plastic spacers broke. I ordered some 6061 alum and went to work. I made new spacers with t slip fit allowing the suspension full travel and still matain the use of the bags.
I"ve dropped a new 318 in the General, all aluminum rad, 4.56 rear end gears, "bullet proof' trans, centerforce clutch (yep 5 speed manual trans), K&N intake, flowmaster exhaust, HID head lights, hand fabbed a light bar for the soon to come led 20" off road lights, ect,ect...
This has been a fun truck that is fully functional. Hope you enjoy seeing the progress I've made.