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13. A quick test-fit was performed to make sure the Street Dreams by Ross small suicide hinges would fit. They did, and it was now time to weld in the thick support bracket and fabricate a new inner pillar pocket.
13. A quick test-fit was performed to make sure the Street Dreams by Ross small suicide hi
14. Check out how the new C-pillar door pocket is tacked in place with the upper suicide hinge already bolted on. As you can see, there were several complex shapes and convex to get just right, so the CGS team took their time and got it perfect.
14. Check out how the new C-pillar door pocket is tacked in place with the upper suicide h
15. It took some serious fabrication skill to get the old doors ready for the suicide treatment. The two large grooves will serve as the mounting point for the hinges.
15. It took some serious fabrication skill to get the old doors ready for the suicide trea
16. A support brace was welded lengthwise to give the doors added structural integrity. The door was then bolted to the Street Dreams small suicide hinges.
16. A support brace was welded lengthwise to give the doors added structural integrity. Th
17. To say it takes large cojones to cut up a truck with less than 100 miles on the odometer is a giant understatement, and taking one good look a the B-pillar post modification will have even the most seasoned of customizers saying "Wow." All that is needed now is some bodywork and a door striker post.
17. To say it takes large cojones to cut up a truck with less than 100 miles on the odomet
18. This will help clear up any confusion you may have. This is the front side of the rear door. It was heavily modified with an added piece of sheetmetal that sticks out and will meet up with the B-pillar post shown in the previous photo. Once the factory bear claw latch is bolted back in place, it will lock onto the B-pillar's door striker post.
18. This will help clear up any confusion you may have. This is the front side of the rear
19. Each door lost its factory handle in favor of smoothed sheetmetal filler plates. If you look closely, you can see the rear suicide hinges bolted in place through the rear door handle opening.
19. Each door lost its factory handle in favor of smoothed sheetmetal filler plates. If yo
20. Voila! Again, this isn't for the faint of heart, but it does look incredible.
21. With the welders still warm, Casey welded in a Street Scene Generation 3 steel roll pan and shaved the tailgate handle and F-150 emblem.
21. With the welders still warm, Casey welded in a Street Scene Generation 3 steel roll pa
22. As promised, the custom hood, doors, and bed all received extensive bodywork before being rolled into the paint booth where the truck was sprayed in DuPont black.
22. As promised, the custom hood, doors, and bed all received extensive bodywork before be
23. Fresh out of the spray booth, the truck was almost ready for its close-up.
24. One of the final touches was the installation of the giant, one-piece billet door handles that were milled just for this project. A sight to behold, these door handles use soft-touch sensors that activate the door poppers. Now that is trick. Even after walking around the truck at our photo shoot several times, this truck reveals more and more mods than you see at first glance.
24. One of the final touches was the installation of the giant, one-piece billet door hand
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