I've learned over the past couple weeks that mocking the project up can be a both exciting & confusing stage of the build. One one hand you have the frame, cab & bed all tacked together & you get a good feel for what the truck is turning out like. On the other hand, the mockup can be misleading. It's natural to conclude that the truck is nearly done when in fact a bunch of hard work is only just beginning.
For example, setting the cab on the frame is a far cry from completing the channel job properly. Chopping the roof doesn't mean there still isn't a ton of work left to do to finish the doors & chop the windshield.
Long story short, Rudy has worked his ass off in October getting the chop & channel finished - & finished properly I might add. As I'm finding is typical with Rudy's work he doesn't cut corners, and while the results mean this truck will look like it rolled off a Ford production line this way, attention to detail doesn't come overnight.
The hard work has paid off though & the chop & channel are finally complete. Not only that, but the firewall has been cut out & the steering column has been installed.
It's been nice to get the truck off jack stands. The project looks downright nasty when the tires hit the pavement & you get a feel for the slammed profile & killer rake.