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Butt Crack Showing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CooknwithGas, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. CooknwithGas

    CooknwithGas 1/2 ton status

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    My truck has other, more serious issues than this, but I decided to throw this out to get some ideas.

    Today, my wife was following me and she had a rare comment about my truck (which she usually ignores). She didn't say anything about how good the paint looks, or how good my new tires and rims look, or the new slider windows, or the new rubber around the windows, etc.

    Her comment was "Why does your truck look like it's butt crack is showing?"

    She was talking about the gap between the bumper and the tailgate. I don't have a body lift, but there is new rubber between the frame and body. Now all the undercarriage is painted flat black and it has the apron installed with the body color behind the rear bumper (on top). I took a look and she is right, there is a small gap there between the bumper and the tailgate.

    Any ideas on what to put there (weatherstrip, etc.) If I was a plumber, I wouldn't worry about it.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Don't know what to tell you, but make some reply back to your wife about her tit crack showing! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Wes...
    Good one.. but I don't his wife would like that too much. !!!!
    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gifYou crack me up Wes..
    How ya been?
     
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    All I saw was Wife and Butt crack....so where are the pics? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  5. CooknwithGas

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    OK. That was a lot of help. So how long has it been since your last divorce?
     
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    Home Depot now sells 'Ass-Spackle' but that is for the other application....

    New bumpers will take care of that gap /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    It's a brand new bumper with new tailgate, new rear apron, new quarter panels, new, new everything.
     
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    I should have said 'custom built bumper' (designed for YOUR truck).

    Do you have stockers or custom? Either way you can probably relocate them up a bit.....
     
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    Thanks, it's a stock bumper. When I installed it, I slid it all the way up. I guess I could cut the holes bigger in the mounting brackets and slide it up a bit. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    NP.

    But do not relocate bumpers inboard - you will need all the clearance you have when you flex it.

    Check this out as an example of frame flex:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=garage&Number=604293&Forum=All_Forums&Words=96C4and91K5&Match=Username&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=602748&Search=true#Post604293

    And as long as you are thinking on this project you can go out and get it flexed and check your tolerances (check where the bumper wraps around, that gap will get smaller if you raise your bumper).
     
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    Scratch that.... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  12. CooknwithGas

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    Ken: That reply was not to you. Your post wasn't up when I replied.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    So how long has it been since your last divorce?

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    WTF? I'm married one time and still married. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  14. 55Willy

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    there is a small piece of tim work that covers the gap. search through a LMC catalog and you'll see it with the bumper parts. it goes bewteen the bumper and the body.
     

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