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Old 01-05-2014, 09:43 AM
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the truck is a 2011 sport 4x4 4L with 5spd tranny, 3.73 gears open. flowmaster delta 40, almost a zero option truck, manual locks, roll up windows, fixed steering wheel, base radio, vinyl floor. just the way i like it, less to go wrong. Its a pickup mot a Bentley. I did get a sliding window though, gotta through coffee cups somewhere.

here is the truck on day one at the dealership with a fresh wax!


one of the first mods would be a torsion lift and AAL giving me about 2.5+ inches of lift.



it handled much stiffer after this and felt like i was driving a shopping cart... that was fixed by removing the sway bar, handled bumps much better. big improvement at the expense of some body roll, but nothing i would consider dangerous or even uncomfortable.

new tire to fill that open space!
265 75 16" GY duratracs, very good tire. mud snow anything.




also new backrack, rhino liner and leds


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next new rims were needed to take care of some of the rubbing at full turn.
these are 16x8 procomp extreme alloys 1069 with about a half inch off set.
brings the tires just uot past the fenders.
got the exact look i was going for.
I also had to buy new lugs to fit the wheels


there is also 5 KCs 100w lights on the back, the two outers are dummies. i get plenty of light from the three. i got them free from a friend. sanded and painted them. im not a fan of chrome, or fake chrome. whatever it was...
the lights were made on a bar i made to bolt to the back rack, 2 lengths of angle bar welded together, very simple


fresh paint & all cleaned up


i have since cleaned up the wiring


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STX grille swap + tinted corners & tails

those 2 mods cost a total of 12$
only did 3 light coats of VHT on my lights, didnt want them blacked out, just tinted. for the clear i used krylon plastic outdoor paint. also about 3 coats.
sand between each coat of vht and clear. mine turned out great, just as smooth as they were stock.




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messing around in some puddles haha
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:43 AM
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Nice truck
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:44 AM
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Good looking truck
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:50 AM
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and heres some more whoring....



hope my ford lasts this long. our families 57' fairlane column shift, 3 speed


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turtle wax black box, love it


will have a 3inch body lift and 33inch A/ts by summer, not sure on tire yet. but probably some aggressive A/T tires
also gathering info on tube bumpers

cant wait! definitely more to come.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:52 AM
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Good looking truck. You need the headlights mod to match your corners though!
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:57 AM
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Good looking truck. You need the headlights mod to match your corners though!
i bought spare headlights to do it on, theyre sitting ontop of my fridge painted haha but the lenses are yellow, ive been sanding and polishing forever lol.
im to big of a wimp to uses the lights on my truck...
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:03 PM
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new toys!
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:25 PM
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body lift and shifter extension is here! and a sticker sheet for more hp.
going to wait a couple weeks to get tires. then everything is going on! hope it doesnt get to snowy..!
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:16 PM
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kijiji find! midland cb and a 4' glass no name whip. 35 bucks!

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Old 01-22-2014, 05:21 PM
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How in the hell did I miss this thread?! Sub'd truck looks good!
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You smash her like 35's into a fender?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:22 PM
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super nice truck! sub'd
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:31 PM
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Sweet truck man! did you crank your bars all the way?

I have an 07 version of of the same truck and I'm going for a very similar look when I get it finished.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:45 PM
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Sweet truck man! did you crank your bars all the way?

ive got lift keys lol but dont waste your cash just crank your stock ones.
theyre cranked pretty good. no issues yet..

and thanks, I got a lot of projects to do when winter decides to go away
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:48 PM
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Very clean looking truck. Have you put the body lift on yet?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:50 PM
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Very clean looking truck. Have you put the body lift on yet?

its minus 35c out haha, no.
ill be out there as soon as its above freezing though
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