Originally Posted by ftpiercecracker
if you dont mind my asking, but exactly how much have you spent so far on this build.
Me and my brother have always dreamt of doing exactly what you have done here to our gladiator.
absolutly, absoluty the best build I have ever seen. Hands. Down.
I have exactly $24,371.52. I save all my receipts and track all my expenses. However, a significant portion of this total includes the cost of many parts that I had bought and built for another project prior to this one. So, although I didn't spend that money now, it still counts in the total. And although my truck is complete except for some minor finishing tasks, I will probably still add another $2000 in miscellaneous expedition and recovery equipment.
Normally, I would have done all the work myself, which would have saved another $5500. But because of my medical situation, I had to pay friends to help with almost everything.
If you do all the work yourself and don't go to the levels that I have gone, you could save quite a bit. Most of the cost was in the Dana 60's and all the custom parts I designed. But it is totally worth it to me because this will truly be one of a kind.
I hope you enjoy your build as much as I always do. Good luck. I would love to see your Gladiator project, so if you get a chance post a photo or 2.
Thanks for your kind words.