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Old 08-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Jbirsch12 Jbirsch12 is offline
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Default 2003 edge build

here is the list of thing i plan to do:
- cb radio/whips - DONE
- plasti dip grill - DONE
- tint corner lights - DONE
- tint the windows - DONE
- torsion bar crank - DONE
- rain guards - DONE
- wheels and tires - DONE
- plasti dip badges - DONE
- tint tail lights - DONE
- lights behind the grill and LED reverse lights - DONE
- new stereo - DONE
- tow hooks up front
- dual exhaust cut before the right rear tire
- custom rear bumper
- prerunner front bumper
- aftermarket headlights
- 3 inch lift
- spare tire mounted in the bed

the day i got the truck

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Old 08-16-2012, 07:07 PM
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good lookin truck!
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:30 PM
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cb radio installed where the ash tray flips down and whips mounted on the tool box

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plasti dipped the grill. Made it look a lot better





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tinted the corner light with a spray on tint pretty easy to do





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good lookin truck!
thanks i just decided to put a build thread up of what I've done so far so it looks a lot different now

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got the torsion bars maxed and the ultra 164 wheels came it and 31's fit perfectly




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went out and got acerbis rain guards. real easy to install




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tinted the front windows 20% to match the back



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BFG rugged terrains came in and the new wheels were installed




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went out and took some truck pictures with a buddy






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thought this was a good looking picture



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went to country thunder and got a little muddy




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got around to tinting the back windows 5%




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plasti dipped the badges



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tinted the tail lights with the same spray on tint. didn't want to go too dark




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Old 08-16-2012, 10:15 PM
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Looks good man, really like the rims.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:33 PM
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Okay, you just maed up my mind for me... We have the same truck, except yours is ext cab and 2 years newer.

I'm painting my wheels, grill, badges, and I'm digging those cb poles on the side. I might just have to get me some of them.

How does the plastidip hold up?
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:44 PM
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Ok how did u get the emblems to stay on once you pulled them off and what spray tint?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:13 AM
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Ok how did u get the emblems to stay on once you pulled them off and what spray tint?
Don't think he ever took them off. Check Youtube.com search dipyourcar.com and they have their own channel on how to plastidip. Emblems are annoyingly easy lol.

VHT nite shades spray tint. Used it on my truck as well. Again very easy to use. Dries quick and dries darker then when you spray it on. Just a heads up. I didn't want mine as dark as they are but I'm ok with it. Easy to take off too though.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:17 AM
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Where can you buy vht
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:22 AM
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I want to say auto zone or the like but I can't recall. I just used some of my buddies. One can has done 5 different trucks front and rear. I know you can order it but if you're like me I hate waiting.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:26 AM
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Yah i jist seen that advanced has it im going to try it
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:22 AM
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Okay, you just maed up my mind for me... We have the same truck, except yours is ext cab and 2 years newer.

I'm painting my wheels, grill, badges, and I'm digging those cb poles on the side. I might just have to get me some of them.

How does the plastidip hold up?
yeah the whole thing turned out better than i expected and the plasti dip works great i just a couple extra coats on to make sure it stays but i took a pressure washer to em and it didnt peel at all

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Ok how did u get the emblems to stay on once you pulled them off and what spray tint?
i didnt pull them of i just used painters tape and a razor blade to cut around the edges and i just went to an auto store and its a basic headlight/tail light tint i dont remember the name of it.

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Don't think he ever took them off. Check Youtube.com search dipyourcar.com and they have their own channel on how to plastidip. Emblems are annoyingly easy lol.

VHT nite shades spray tint. Used it on my truck as well. Again very easy to use. Dries quick and dries darker then when you spray it on. Just a heads up. I didn't want mine as dark as they are but I'm ok with it. Easy to take off too though.
yeah i think i did use the VHT. Make sure you wet sand before and after tinting and put a clear coat after youre all done
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:26 AM
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[QUOTE="Jbirsch12"]

yeah the whole thing turned out better than i expected and the plasti dip works great i just a couple extra coats on to make sure it stays but i took a pressure washer to em and it didnt peel at all

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Isent the point of plastidip to pull off if you want it to?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:31 AM
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yeah the whole thing turned out better than i expected and the plasti dip works great i just a couple extra coats on to make sure it stays but i took a pressure washer to em and it didnt peel at all

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Isent the point of plastidip to pull off if you want it to?
yeah once it dries it stay on unless a rock chips it or something and if you want to get it off you take a razor blade and make a cut in it and it peels off without leaving any marks or anything its really nice
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:02 AM
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Here's what the tail lights look like on the truck
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:15 PM
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tinted the top of the windshield


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