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Old 02-19-2011, 12:37 PM
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Default Finally, my truck looks like a real truck!

Well, after a few months of Craigslisting, driving around, painting, sanding etc, I finally have my truck looking the way I want it to!

All in all, I went from bone stock to this new look for waaay less than I expected. There is of course more to do, but I'm pretty stoked on the deals I got and the overall look now.

I got 30x9.50 BFGs with 2000 miles with brand new ProComp Series 52 Black wheels from 4wheelparts all for $300 installed. (after I sold the rims that came with the tires)

I got my truck cap for $100 on CL. It was in great shape but the paint was green and peeling, and the weather strip was shot, but I sanded and painted it, re-sealed it, and got the yakima racks all for another 100 bucks.

So $500 and some elbow grease gave my truck a new lease on life, and after owning it for 5 years, I'm not proud to call it MY truck!

Here's a before picture and a couple afters...more to come after my trip to Tahoe to shred the 9 feet of new snow they got this week.







Thanks to everyone for the tips and advice!
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:39 PM
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truck looks good man.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:40 PM
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It looks great
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Finally, my truck looks like a real truck!

I can't wait for the sun to come out so i can polish it up and see how it looks all cleaned up!
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: Finally, my truck looks like a real truck!

Truck looks good man you need to tint those windows tho lol
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:09 PM
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Looking good. It feels good to personalize your truck the way you want it doesn't it?
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:18 PM
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It does!!!

@Brett, part of that look is the rain, and unfortunately you can't tint driver/passenger windows in CA
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:37 PM
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It does!!!

@Brett, part of that look is the rain, and unfortunately you can't tint driver/passenger windows in CA
yes you can but up to 15% i think it is ...ill ask my sister she did this to her car lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:40 PM
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The truck looks much better now!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:45 PM
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love them Mazda's... nice truck
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:48 PM
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nice mazda man
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:20 PM
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Nice look.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:41 PM
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That looks really good man! Love the wheels!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:04 AM
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Looking much better man, congrats!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:45 AM
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Looking real good!
Have you considered blackening out your window trim?
I say " murder out" your truck!
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