I made a game plan up a few months back in terms of how I was going to tackle the bodywork, with the first step being gapping the front sheetmetal. I decided that once the front fenders and the upper and lower valence lined up nicely, I could disassemble the sheetmetal, send the cab and doors out to get sandblasted, and move my attention back to the bed and rear fenders. Once the cab returned, I'd knock out the door gaps and body work on that and everything would be ready for paint.

Therefore, the first thing I'm going to be doing is gapping the front sheetmetal, starting with the passenger fender to upper valence gap. I've worked the front sheetmetal carefully over the last year or so to get the gaps as close as possible in bare metal so that as little filler as possible will be needed to get everything nice and straight. It's going to be a steep learning curve, but if I can do it, anyone can!