This is my first time ever blogging, sooooo, I'm not really sure what it is i'm doing.
So, let my start by introducing myself.
I always loved trucks growing up. I remember being about ten years old and just drooling over all the nice lifted trucks as they'd drive by me. I really didn't get into Diesels until I married my husband. At the time he had a Duramax with as built engine and tranny. That truck could haul some serious butt. Then we ended up with a 2005 Dodge 5.9 with about 800HP. That truck was almost scary... it ended in a blown engine, so we kissed it goodbye and ended up with a 2015 cummins and a 2006 megacab hemi. Man I loved that Hemi...
I had that thing looking like a toy tonka truck. 6" lift with 40x15.50r20's on it. I had major plans for that truck to go far in the showing world, but I still really had the desire to have a cummins. Partially because I love huge trucks and that big of lift and tire size on the Hemi ended in me only getting 8mpg... but I swore to my husband I would never get rid of her, not unless the perfect truck appeared and we could put a lift and the same size tires on it.
He kept pushing me to try and get rid of her, and I finally gave into the idea of test driving a truck at Castle Rock in Jackson, WY. Funny thing is, it was an old SEMA truck. Megacab Longbed. It was a nice truck, but we knew it had some motor problems. So we passed on it. Which ended in my husband finding this completely stock.. gold... ugly... 2011 Dodge megacab. Cummins, of course. I honestly hated the truck, I didn't even want to look at it. At the time I would have prefered my gas hog.
Sooooo, my husband proceeded to drive my truck up to Jackson and bring home this megacab, to which I agreed to test drive it for the weekend, basically just to shut him up. Surprisingly, I really liked how it handled, drove, etc. It was a nice upgrade from the 2006.
Still, it didn't change the fact I thought it was hideous. So, my husband convinced me that if we got the truck he would make sure we got the lift bought right away and I would get to keep my tires and wheels off the Hemi. I figured it probably wouldn't work out but if it did, then it meant this truck would be my destiny
Come to find out, it all worked out. I ended up with the damn thing.
Now, we had to figure out what the hell to do with the exterior because I hateddddd the gold. Absolutely hated it. Some of our best friends own a body shop and offered to paint it for the cost of materials, and said to consider it a sponsorship for showing.
We got the lift and tires on within a week, custom built stacks by my husband and I's custom fab company, and our friends found a gorgeous custom color for the paint. Everything basically just fell into place with the truck.
I decided I needed a name, something to do with Destiny, or Fate.
That's when I stumbled accross Moirai. From greek mythology, they are the three goddesses of fate. They assign everyone their fate, how they live, when and how they die, etc.
This truck was kind of led to me, and as fate would have it, she's turning into everything I could ever dream of. And the best of it all, we're doing all the work ourselves (everything but the lift that will be going on).
We were lucky enough to get to go to SEMA last year with our friends who own Belveals Autobody and get to enjoy wandering around and seeing all the builds. I was like a kid in a candy store lol
While we were there we ended up talking to some amazing brands and working out sponsorship deals for this year, I was fortunate enough to have numerous different companies love the way the truck looked so far and wanted to help build it further. Iron cross, Status Grilles, True Spike, and a few others we ended up not working with, and some others we're finishing contracts up with.
It felt/feels wonderful knowing these guys that have been to SEMA so many times and have been in the business for years saw our vision and appreciated the work we've put into it.
Some advice for future builders, don't go to sponsors thinking they're just going to give you free product. Some companies, sure, they might, but others, just be happy if they offer you a discount or to sell it to you for cost. We've heard horror stories, so just giving a warning. Getting sponsors involves a lot of phone calls, e-mails, writing up proposals, listing events you plan to attend, posting a lof of social media stuff for their company. You're their advertisment! Basically a rolling billboard. Make them proud to be on your truck! :)
Moirai's Stats To Date (3/8/18):
She's heading down to TX in about three weeks and having a custom 16" lift put on by 3rd Coast Suspension... And in May we'll be getting the 44x19.50r24 tires (company won't be named, they aren't releasing them yet) put on with the 24x14 X-Mudder Wheels.
Y'all can follow the build on Diesel Doll Instagram, as well as my personal, Diesel_goddess.
Blog at ya soon!