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Finally painted truck, Check it out!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bablazer73, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    more pics of truck. pic 3 has my kid in it. the one who painted it!!
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    That looks sweet! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif I like
     
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    Looks great Henry! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif Looks like each paint job gets better with experience. I think next time you are in town I'll bring some ratchet straps and you can haul my K5 back and give it a transformation from plain jane white to hot rod in the mud!
    BTW I would want it back and not added to your collection or scrapped /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Looks awsome! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    Bill C /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Looks slick! I like it! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Either you have bigger than 6 or I have less than. I cant decide which it is. I just dont look like I have that kind of clearance on mine (going off the pic of the profile of it.) and I have it set up the same way w/ 6 and 3. What does it measure from the bumpstop mount to the Ubolt plate? I am just curious. Rene measured his 4 in. there and I had 2 more than him.
     
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    looks great you did a good job /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I looked again and I see you have a longer shackle on the front too. That may be whats messing me up. I still have stock shackles till I rip it all apart again. (Which will be soon.)
     
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    as it sits in pic, there is still 6" rear, 5" front and 3"body. on the 44's. I am thinking of going up 8" or 10" suspension. front tires are tight. and would hit when flexed.
     
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    Oh great that makes me feel soooo much better knowing its actually an inch lower than mine in front! LOL! Here I am doubting my 6in., and you tell me you have a 5in. in the front! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Just messin around. How long are the front shackles?
     
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    how did ya do the flames?? looks great!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    Bryan
     
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    I taped it off with 2 rolls of pinstripping tape, masking tape and paper. took 3 hours. then let the kid loose with 2 krylon spray cans of red, 1 orange and 4 yellow! this is NOT the first truck she painted. this is the 3rd flamed truck. She has the hang up on the flames. I had a beater chevy that I painted when she was a kid( 6 anyways) it was all she talked about! daddy's fire truck!!
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    this was the other truck she painted for me.
     
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    front shackles are 2" longer than stock.
     
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    ahaha awesome!!
     
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    Thats about what I thoght they looked like. How does it handle that way? You have taken away quite a bit of caster angle. I ask because I was thinking of fabbing up some that were 2in. longer too.
     
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    surprisingly it handle quite well!! with no front sway bar, 40's single steering stabilizer, single front shocks. I could drive it all the time!! steering was always on track!! ran the roads better than my 87 with 2" lift and 33's did!!
     
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    Thats what I was hoping for. I was thinking that adding some caster angle would help. Mine has a tendency to drift some. I dont have bumpsteer, but it does wander around a bit and everything is tight. It has a shim built into the spring pack that takes away some caster, so its not quite as willing to just ride along, it tries to run the ruts in the road.
     
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    When is she coming down to do my 75? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    My 75 will be a little different twist though.
     
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    looks real good.i need one of those.then maybe the wife would ride in it ands not call it ugly.maybe ugly is a good thing /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     

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