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Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 PM
Bwad Bwad is offline
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Default Brad's Gen 3 Build thread

So, finally since I've gotten enough progress completed that I can post a build thread, I will. It's come a long way, and working part time making no more than 9/hr hasn't aided in getting this truck looking the way I would like it to.

Anyways, on with the pichers:

My dad bought me Truk in July of 2007. Modding didn't begin until midway through 2008 after I got my first job.

Closest to Stock I can find:




Then I put a system in it. 2 15"s.



Tinted windows:


Then my Grandpa helped me flip my shackles:




De-mudflapped


Added a tonneau cover: (soon later took it off because i didnt like it)


HID's


New headlights



Billet grill


Tinted front windows:


Niteshaded taillights:


Depinstriped:


$20 Flowmaster:



06 tails:


Then threw a coat of niteshade on them:



Painted grill black:


Black euro headlights:


Painted rear bumper:




Sold the 06 taillights because I'm an idiot:


more cool shots:



Bought 01 taillights:


Badges:


Added a fog valence:




Traded system for stang wheels:


Mock up:


Junkyard steal! 100 bucks for Dream Beams with spindles


Lowering in process:


All done:






Painted my current wheels black: This is how he sits today:


Hopefully soon I'll come up on an 01-03 XLT bumper that I can throw on as well as some tires for the Stang wheels. Any comments are appreciated and compliments are always welcome!
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:31 AM
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I like it. And if it makes you feel any better, the tail lights don't look niteshaded.. they are pretty hit or miss. and i'm sorry. haha.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:36 AM
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dude i cant even get my grandpa to support (verbally) the buying of bigger tires or even all terraiins. wtf ur grandpa is cool helping u lower it
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:37 AM
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i thought you already had the stang wheels on.. or was that just tom fooler?
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:50 AM
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i really like the way your truck looks with the black wheels.. kinda makes me wish i had painted mine.. lol
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:32 AM
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i thought you already had the stang wheels on.. or was that just tom fooler?
Just a mock up. They've got tires, just not ones that I would feel comfortable driving on.
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i really like the way your truck looks with the black wheels.. kinda makes me wish i had painted mine.. lol
Yeah, the black wheels are really, really growing on me haha.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:14 PM
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Super clean look man i love it
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:10 PM
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Looks great. The only comment/suggestion I have is, don't put a 01+ bumper on it. They look ugly on Gen 3's.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:07 PM
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Ehh, to each his own. I like the way mikesturbo94's truck looks. Either way, if I don't like it I could still sell it. Everyone's looking for those bumpers nowadays.

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Picture with the bullitts on:

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:48 PM
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Ehh, to each his own. I like the way mikesturbo94's truck looks. Either way, if I don't like it I could still sell it. Everyone's looking for those bumpers nowadays.

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Picture with the bullitts on:

Mike's truck is a breed of it's own, the pictures don't do it justice. I've spent plenty of time around that truck, as he and I are close friends and grew up together, I'd say go for the bumper, I like Mike's no reason yours won't turn out well either
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:56 PM
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dude im torn, i think the black rims looks pretty effin sick, but so do the stang wheels...
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:20 PM
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stang wheels all the way man. toss those stockerz
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:22 PM
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Love it man especially that color! Whats the name of it?
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:45 PM
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dude im torn, i think the black rims looks pretty effin sick, but so do the stang wheels...
I feel the same way! I love the look of these black rims but they're so tiny! I want some 17x8 and 9 inch staggered soft 8s.
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Love it man especially that color! Whats the name of it?
The color code is DA, the name is Cayman Green Metallic. I believe 1997 was the last year of that paint code so I've got a pretty rare truck, haha jk.

Thanks for the comments guys!
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:24 PM
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Shimmed my carrier bearing today:

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