There are lots of phases of classic truck building that the average home hobbyist tends to shy away from-major structural changes, wiring, upholstery, and bodywork and paint are among the most common. But for anyone who's got any kind of confidence in their skills some of these tasks are actually more within our reach than we may realize. A lot of this is thanks to the engineering prowess of aftermarket manufacturers who design and build the quality components we use in the course of sewing together our classic truck projects. Today I'm going to prove my point by allowing everyone to see that even an all-thumbs wannabe truck builder like me can successfully tackle a pretty major upgrade all by himself at home in a less than professional two-car garage/shop. And, as I've said more times than I can count, if I can do something like this anyone can.

As I alluded to in my opening paragraph, the main reason for my success is the hard work and engineering expertise of the aftermarket-in this case Total Cost Involved Engineering the manufacturer of the awesome IFS setup I've installed here. I chose the TCI setup over any of the many other high-quality brands out there because I've used the TCI IFS (and countless other TCI products) in the past and felt comfortable that it'd work as well in my classic pickup as it has in my hot rods in the past.

The installation is pretty straightforward as you'll see, and the most important factors are correct measurements and good strong welds. The parts fit just as they're supposed to and the instructions are easy to understand and follow-so use 'em! That said, I'll make this short and get right to the install. I hope you enjoy it, but more so, I hope it'll motivate some of you to give something like this a try-there's nothing like saying "I did it myself!"

SOURCE
HTP America Inc.
3200 Nordic Road
Arlington Heights
IL  60005
800-872-9353
www.htpweld.com
Summit Racing Equipment
PO Box 909
Akron
OH  44398
800-230-3030
330-630-0240
www.summitracing.com
Total Cost Involved
1416 W. Brooks Street
Ontario
CA  91762
800-984-6259
www.totalcostinvolved.com
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