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Old 01-24-2011, 11:30 AM
mcbostic mcbostic is offline
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Default 97 XLT Repo/Impound

I'll be upfront, I usually get deep into whatever car I own no matter what it is and join at least one forum pertaining to my current vehicle. That being said I wrecked my '92 Camaro RS (305 V8) and after recovering from my heel hanging out of my foot and all my financial trouble I finally settled on a different vehicle. I thought slow would be a better idea this time so I found a good deal on a '97 XLT Extended cab with a 2.3L I4. I love it but I've only had it for about 2 months and I got it for $1700 wth 134k miles, it was impounded for a DWI and a dealership got it because money was owed on it. It's a five speed with power nothing just the way I like it. Only drawback is it's 2WD but I won't let that get me down. I came here initially to get some ideas on some slight modifications to my truck. So far all I've done is put on some black 15 inch pacer wheels (297b) and Goodyear wrangler tires, because BFGs where a little over my budget at the time, and a glasspak muffler. I'm looking to ad a brush guard, fender flares, and some taillights from '00. Might blackout the headlights and also pait the grill flat black. Does need some body work but nothing too crazy. Since the truck is 2WD I'm not going all out here, just want to make it look decent but I do want to level out the front end to match the back.

If you have any suggestions questions or gripes about my post and probably some of its errors, let me know.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:43 AM
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Welcome to the FRF 2wd probably won't be a problem where your at up north where I"m from I need my 4X4,I'm sure you"ll find all the help you need to get your truck just the way you want it to look.Post some pics.when you get a chance.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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2WD wouldn't be a problem but, I have to go the mountains twice a month for the National Guard and it gets treacherous. Luckily my tires gripped pretty well and I wasn't driving crazy on ice and snow last month. I keep a kit on me for emergencies anyway, just in case I get stuck and have to wait a while.

Here are some pictures.

Ignore the "Before" label, that's for later use.




Not the best picture but only night shot.

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:17 PM
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Welcome, thats a nice litle truck man!
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:22 PM
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welcome

that is a good lookin truck
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:48 PM
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Welcome. Too bad to hear about the camaro. My husband has a 91 camaro and it's his baby. Nice looking truck too.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:54 PM
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welcome and nicve looking truck
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:48 PM
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Welcome to FRF!

I've never thought of the 305 as a speed demon.lol. But glad you've recovered from your accident. The truck looks nice, definitely a good choice of vehicle.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:49 PM
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welcome to the forums. Nice truck.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:52 PM
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Welcome Matt to FRF! Love that truck!
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:13 PM
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Welcome man, thats a pretty good looking truck for the price it was
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:33 PM
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Welcome to FRF

pretty clean little truck
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:42 PM
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welcome to FRF, Matt!
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:50 PM
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:04 PM
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