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First Time My Truck Has Seen Daylight In Six Months

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, May 22, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I finally got my big dumb truck outta the garage today. I ended up airing the tires down to almost nothing, and having my dad stand on the front bumper and two of my friends stand on the rear bumper, it cleared the door by about a half inch, but the important part is it made it. :D

    I then proceeded to run the rear window off the track and broke some things, so I need some parts now if anyone wants to donate to charity. A friend came over and helped me find the short that was killing batteries, so hopefully that's fixed now. I moved the rear shocks to the front for the time being, so there's no rear shocks at the moment but I'll have everything set up soon. Unfortunately I don't have insurance right now so all I did was go on a two or three mile loop a couple of times to make sure everything was roadworthy. Man do those boggers howl. :D Hopefully I'll get everything squared away and be able to really test it for what it was built for very soon. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures. :D There's a before pic in there just to give you an idea of what I started with.

    This is my first buildup and I'm extremely happy with how it has come out so far. It's not going to be the flexiest or best built rig out there, but at this point I really don't care. There are plenty of plans in the works for next year. And, living in my stuck up subdivision, it gets so many of those OMFG, what is thaaaaaaaaaaat looks, that it's entertaining to see people drive by and gawk.

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    I like it. Someday we'll post up pictures like that. Now hurry up and go get it dirty.

    Take some pictures while you're at it. ;)
     
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    NICE-NICE-NICE-NICE-NICE-NICE-NICE!

    Excellent work! Boy that looks good.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    looks good man.. :D

    i dig the orange and black...
     
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    damn, i love that fender trimming. extreme, yet well thought out.
     
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    Looks great man.


    I see you've joined the 4 lug crowd too, are those some trick new super strong 4lug axles? :haha: :D
     
  7. mikey_d05

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    I knew somebody was gonna say that. Actually, the truck has 16 old lug nuts and 16 new ones, the only ones you can see are the new ones because they're still shiny. Nice try though. :p:
     
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    That truck is awesome. Didn't you say you only have like 6" lift total, or are you running any type of body lift? Any how, that is a sweet looking ride, and i'm sure it will perform well too.
     
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    I think it turned out pretty good but I should have cut the rears a little bit lower. It makes the truck look like it sits way higher than it actually does.

    Yeah, 4" springs in the front with a zero rate that moved the axle 1.5" forward plus the added height of the D60 spring perches. A 4" shackle flip in the rear plus 2" add a leaves. No body lift.
     
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    Looks awesome Mike!
    Do you think there will be any problems with heat inside the rig with the black hardtop?
     
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    The original top was a faded dark blue (I think) so I'm not sure it's gonna be much worse. Besides, I'm hopefully gonna have the top off most of the summer, I just put it on today to get it out of my back yard for my graduation party.
     
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    dude, when did you come steal my truck?! give it back now! :D

    looks good though
     
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    i too like the way you trimed the fenders, did u use a plasma cutter?
     
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    Wow, that's scary as hell. I wish you woulda posted when I did the front clip, I'd have changed the color or something. Sorry man, I was trying to be different. Don't worry though, it'll have flames in a week or two.

    Haha, nope. Cut off wheel for the thin stuff and a good old fashioned sawzall for the rest.
     
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    I am in no way worried about it bro. It's hard to be original, and I especially know I wasn't the first to come up with an orange and black k5.

    I applaud you for your truck. It is far more capable than mine is right now...
     
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    that thing is nice! :eek1:

    What paint did you use for the hard top?
     
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    your rig looks great, i am tryin like hell to get mine there. very nice job!
     
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    Krylon satin black :D

    Nothin fancy here. The body was done with Allis Chalmers Orange that I got from my local farm store and brushed on.
     
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    Nice rig...I too like the fender trimming. I have been trying to figure out how I wanted to do mine and now I think I know :hack: :grind:
     
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