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Camo painted my sixpack

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    No, not my abs ... my truck! /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif (we call 'em sixpacks cuz they're 3+3 ... get it?) Well, it's not that Navistar $100K monstrosity, but it IS over 20 feet long -- and a LOT cheaper!

    Anyway, I'm gonna do a real writeup once I finish moving, but I wanted to show her off a bit /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif (Larger images are in my gallery.

    When I got her, this is what she looked like:

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    Oh, those rims! What WAS the PO thinking??

    As we know, prep work is key for painting, and after a substantial amount of washing, sanding, taping, and ... most importantly ... an obscene amount of paint:

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    ...she now looks like this:

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    Overall, I'm reasonably pleased.

    Bad: I took some shortcuts with the camo pattern (based loooooosely on the later style M1009 pattern) that didn't look so good. There are a bunch of places I have to touch up. I painted her outside (nowhere else to do it /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif ) and it shows.

    Good: She looks a HECK of a lot better than she did when I got her, and dangit, this oughta turn some heads and confuse the geeks at work /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    I ended up choosing the desert scheme as the interior is brown; if/when I do my K5 (less paint, yay!) I'll do the blue/gray thing as it has a blue interior. Must colour-coordinate one's camo schemes /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    -- A
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Thats sweet looking /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you did a great job /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Whered the bling bling rims go? I like those. The paint looks awesome man...
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for the good words guys. The great joy of shrinking pix is that they hide the imperfections -- it's about a fifteen foot good paint job, i.e. it looks good from 15' away /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    The rims, with the 245/50 tires (!) were traded straight across to a guy for these (albeit newer) factory rims with 265/75's, much better.

    -- A
     
  6. Esteban86K5

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    Isn't this Camo already? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    I LIKE IT!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Yeah, that's called salvage yard camo /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What size are the newer rims? I'm looking at new tires for my 6pack and I'm not sure what size to get. Would the 265/75 do well on a 6-7in wide wheel?
     
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    Isn't this Camo already? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    I LIKE IT!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    just like my truck used to be... YES THAT IS ME IN 1990 WITH A MULLET!!! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
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  10. dremu

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    The newer rims are the early 90's ralley style (I removed the trim rings) and are 16x6.5, I do believe. Might be 16x7.

    BFG says a 7-9" rim, so these are a bit skinny -- these rims originally had 235-85's, which are freeeekin narrow tires. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Anyway, they seem to work okay.
    -- A
     
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    Cool I current'y have the 235/85s with two 16x7 and two 16x6(6.5?) and would like to get something a bit wider with the same load index.
     
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    Look's good,but you missed the front bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Look's good,but you missed the front bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Gonna steal the Warn off my K5 and camo it to match /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    -- A
     
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    Cool I current'y have the 235/85s with two 16x7 and two 16x6(6.5?) and would like to get something a bit wider with the same load index.

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    Hmm. It's hard to get wider tires in a D or E load range. I think BFG has the Rugged Trail in a 265/75 E, but not the AT or the like.

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    I actually found some 285/75/16 rated at 3307lbs in the Walmart Liberator A/T (made by Michelin) Their 235/85/16 Liberator A/T is like 3040lbs. I will probably be looking at one of these two because they are 40k tires for under $100 each and since I work there I get a discount. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I actually found some 285/75/16 rated at 3307lbs in the Walmart Liberator A/T (made by Michelin) Their 235/85/16 Liberator A/T is like 3040lbs. I will probably be looking at one of these two because they are 40k tires for under $100 each and since I work there I get a discount. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    Jeeeez... a 285/75 is big, well, for stock. It's a big skinnier than your typical 33x12.5 though... interesting. Hell of a tire by the load rating anyway.
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    Well the 3307 is off thelisting at walmart.com but the 235s are listed on the site as 2700 something and when I looked at the tire it was stamped 3040. I haven't looked at the 285s yet but if they are higher too that would rock.
     
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    dood that looking fawking awesome!!!
    very good work /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    NICE! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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