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Old 10-18-2015, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: 02 fx4 Monstaliner Project.

That thing is sweet looking. Can you go with different colors or is there only black
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: 02 fx4 Monstaliner Project.

Looks nice.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: 02 fx4 Monstaliner Project.

How was prepping it? What steps did you take to prep it? Looking to Monstaline my Ranger soon too. Turned out great!
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: 02 fx4 Monstaliner Project.

You can get monstaliner in lots of different colors. I did some research about the different types of bedliner truck kits you can get, and from what i've read monstaliner is the best.

As far as prep work, it was definatly the biggest part of this project. I sanded with a disc sander hooked up to air with I think 100 grit sandpaper. Just take off the top layer and make sure there is no shine left to the paint.

I sanded and used chassie saver on any exposed metal / rust, and did both rocker panels and around the bottom of my box for good measure. Canadian winters are not nice to vehicles.

After sanding I cleaned all surfaces with methol hydrate, and then started masking off all my edges. I went about half an inch inside my doors, and did the whole part on inside the door (top of rocker panel).

I removed my plastic bedliner and did the whole bed as well. This was the biggest pain in the ass because when I removed the bedliner I was greeted with gobs of grease that the previous owner had slabbed down to prevent rust. It was a bitch to get rid of and I spend a lot of time with acetone and elbow grease to get rid of it all so I could sand.

The FX4 emblems we not really that hard but time consuming. Each side probably took about an hour to complete. I just masked a square over the entire emblem and then smoothed it out really good. You could make out the raised emblem underneath and I traced the edges with my nail to make it more defined. After that I used a razor to carved out the emblems, making sure to get in the middle of the letters. The razor followed the raised edges of the emblem and worked pretty good.

Next I rolled on the bedliner. to achieve a more defined texture I would go back over an area about 10 min after I went over it the first time. After waiting a bit the bedliner was a little more tacky and going over it with the roller really raised and defined the texture.

I'm still working on a valance, tires and possibly a lift. I will post more pictures once I complete some of these projects.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:03 AM
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This is cool. Really clean job man👌
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: 02 fx4 Monstaliner Project.

Thanks man. I wasn't sure how well it would turn out, but I'm very happy with the results.

The body was starting to show it's age and now it's got a new lease on life. I'm betting the bedliner will protect it and preserve the body for a long time to come.

Hoping to get my new tires put on tomorrow, I'll be sure to post pictures.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:26 PM
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Yea I would hope it will last for what it's worth. What size tires are you thinking of putting on?
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:03 AM
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Yea I would hope it will last for what it's worth. What size tires are you thinking of putting on?
Just ordered 33x12.50x15
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:00 PM
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Sweet can't wait to see them on it
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:47 PM
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Definitely intrigued. Especially since it is easy to clean
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