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Woohoo! My V3500 facelift is DONE!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nvrenuf, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I finally finished the facelift on my crewcab! After 6 months it's finally painted, has a 6" lift, 35" BFG's and Weld wheels. I will admit, it's a poser right now - no front driveshaft until I can get the exhaust redone. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    This is how it looked when I bought it in looked in October

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    Here it is today

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  2. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    oh hell, that is SWEET!!! my dream rig...cm'here!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif
     
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    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    THAT THING IS SWEEET!!!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    That is just too damn clean
    I like it alot, good job on the facelift /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  5. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    well dun /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Those truck look 100% better when you get them up on 35's or bigger because there SO long
    I really like yours and your looks really good no make it LOUD /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Muddytazz

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    Very nice job /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Now can I please have my truck back /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looks awesome very nice job /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Dude, that looks awsome /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Is that an old airforce truck ???? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  11. laketex

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    Did you repaint it or just re-wax the old paint?
     
  12. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Yeah, it's an old Air Force truck that I won off of Ebay from a dealer in Pheonix Az. I got lucky because it was in pretty good shape when I got it and it runs really good (I just wish it had a 454).
     
  13. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I had it repainted, the original paint was flat in areas and peeling (peeling but NO RUST! You've got to love the west coast!). I had to have a bunch of body work done to the bed and fenders, it's not perfect but I real happy with it.


    Thanks for all of the compliments, I really appreciate it! I'm thrilled to death that I will finally be one of the guys you see running around in a sweet daily driver. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That's cool we have one just like it at work that has a 4-spped I'm assuming yours has an auto ? I really like the one we have at work does yors have a/c ? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  15. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Mine has a TBI 350, 4L80E auto and a 205. I wish it had a 454, the 350 runs good but it definitely needs more power. I'll be swapping in some 5.13's in a couple of months to help the motor.

    It does have A/C but that's about all as far as creature comfort options. No complaints though, I figure the simpler the better in the long run.
     
  16. loudnowlouder

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    wow what a difference!
    nice job, like the color, never seen that before on a chevy /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Nice Job!!
    Your Crew looks awesome!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  18. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Thanks again guys!

    The color was a little hard to match because it's an Air Force color. I finally was able to make a 95% match (at a local paint supply store) with a blue from a 95 C1500.
     
  19. Ryan B.

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    Very nice job, man.

    Well done.

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  20. K5DRAGER

    K5DRAGER 1/2 ton status

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    That is sweet! I can't wait to get my trail rig done so I can start on my 88 crew cab. I was going to go with a 4 inch and 33's so I could pull a gooseneck, but now you have me thinking about the 6 and 35's. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif What brand lift did ya go with and did ya use blocks in the back or new springs?
     

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