In this installment of the solid axle swapped Silverado, Bruce is working hard on getting components ready for the front axle to go together while also getting the rear axle housing trussed and ready for heavy-duty action. Welding both of these takes some skill and some careful planning as the cast steel should be pre-heated before going hot with the welder. But with a torch and some patience you can get the temps right and really do a nice job welding these pieces. Watch.
In this new video series of his, Bruce is taking on a new off-road project and doing things a bit differently. He’s built other trucks and stuff, but always with help from different shops or manufacturers. This time he wants to do as much as is humanly possible, on his own from his wheelchair. As he puts it, he’ll have to have some help with heavy lifting, but nothing us upright folks wouldn’t have to have a hand with. He also knows what he can and can’t do, like setting up the new gears in the axles, but that’s about knowing his skill level and has nothing to do with the chair or his injury.
As a big fan of Solid Axle Swaps in general, and with one floating around in my head for a future project, this one is right up my alley. And since we like following other folks project around here, we figured this one looked like fun. So watch, and let us know what you think. And maybe Bruce will inspire you to get out into the garage to do some wrenching this weekend.