In this episode of the COE build, the cab gets mounted up, steering is being configured, exhaust is going in, and so are all the air ride parts. It’s a lot of work happening in this episode. This isn’t rocket science, but it certainly need measuring and fitting and some thought to make this whole project actually come together. This is really easy to screw up, and Bello isn’t going to do that.
There is some creative thinking going on here and we love it. Bello is the dude, that’s for sure. This is going to be a cool project and I can’t wait to see it done, but I’m sure enjoying watching the process and seeing Bello do his thing. They are entertaining, that’s for sure.
Whenever I see a COE, which stands for Cab Over Engine, I wish I had one. I have always thought a COE ramp truck would be cool, or even just a slammed COE pickup. They are just cool looking since they are stubby up front and everything. So when Bello started up on this 1950 GMC COE project I was pretty stoked to see it. He’s starting with a late model Silverado Dually that he’s bagging and using as the base for this fun project.
Shortening and fitting the old steering column to work with the Silverado steering box. Creating mounts for the radiator before taking back off the cab to reinforce and weld up the body mount. Installing an air tank, sensors and compressors for the air ride. Fabricating an exhaust system with glass packs.