89 Dodge Smoker Build
Back in 2015 my dad and I picked up my 1989 Dodge W250, that we planned to restore. When we got the truck, the bed was full of minor dents, and the top of the cab was crushed in from a tree that fell. The truck was a 24/7 ranch vehicle, so it definitely took more of a beating than the average. We got it home and slowly started to strip it down and get everything organized so we could start on the body work. Once we got all the cracks welded up, the old trim studs grinded off, and most of the dents pulled out we began to add bondo. Countless hours went into sanding the bondo and coats of primer that we applied time after time. From the beginning we knew we wanted the body to be as straight as we could get it, so after a few months went by and 12 coats of primer later we started getting it ready for paint. I wanted the truck to be silver because I have always liked the way silver trucks look and it’s one of my favorite colors.
When it came time, we got everything prepped and then my dad began to paint and clear the whole truck. While we waited a few days for the paint to cure it was a perfect opportunity to start unboxing all the new LMC parts we had ordered which was very exciting. After we got the truck wet sanded and buffed, I was able to start putting all my new bumpers, lights, mirrors, and all the other little stuff I got. My dad does interior work for a living, so I was very fortunate that he was able to re-upholster the seats, door panels, and even make a custom headliner. This project with my dad will be something I will never forget, mostly because we were able to do all the work by ourselves. This was a great experience for the both of us, and I learned a lot of new things I plan to carry on in the future. If it wasn’t for LMC, I wouldn’t have the Awesome truck I have today!