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RJFguitar's resto-mod - went offroad

I haven't been on the board much in the last couple years so for the noobs, I'm Bob.

For some quick history on my K5, I believe it to be a fish and game government vehicle original due to the special paint scheme, and being that forest green was never a stock option. I bought it when I was 16 and it was stock as a rock.

I have no pictures of when it was completely stock and this is the earliest picture I have of it.

Stock drivetrain, 3.73's, 6" lift, 33's.

next I built a mild 406 small block. Edelbrock performer intake, Qjet, hooker headers, 9.2:1 comp., stock big valve heads, mild cam. Made about 320HP and 425ft lbs or so at the crank. This is still under the hood today.


Next came a built to the hilt 700R4 and freshened up 241. Next came a 14BFF/8lug 10b, 3" body lift, custom built drive shafts, and 35x16 boggers with Weld 16.5x14 scorpios.

A few wheeling shots


Fixed the bumpers to where they look correct with the body lift and here it is right before I got bit by the Dodge Cummins bug HARD, bought a new diesel, and parked the 'ol girl for the next 6 years....

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So fast forward to 6 weeks ago. I decided I had to do something with the K5 or it just needed to go down the road to someone else. My wife convinced me to keep it and so..... paint was on the to-do list. (talk about a honey-do to look forward to!:thumb:).

Started getting it torn down....
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got the undercarriage rust blocked and sprayed gloss black.
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Here is what was the end result of a "backyard" paint job.... wanted black with a red hughe in the sun....OOPS! Came out purple....:haha:
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sand it back down.....
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So at this point I say screw it and take it to my local body & paint shop and let the pros have at it.:thumb:

brought her home this morning...
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Now THIS is how paint is supposed to shine....:woot:
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time to start putting the truck back together...
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Got the mirrors, door handles, key holes, side markers, hood, and wheels/tires put on today.... I'm done for the day.....

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is it just me or is that pass fender to far back and going to chip the paint on the door edge when you open it up ? that gap looks real tight.

looks pimpin tho. :pimp:
 

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Truck looks great :waytogo: :waytogo: the color really seems to "fit" the truck !
I'm diggin the mega cab too !! :bow:
 

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is it just me or is that pass fender to far back and going to chip the paint on the door edge when you open it up ? that gap looks real tight.

looks pimpin tho. :pimp:
It's tight, but doesn't touch. New door pins and bushing wouldn't hurt though either. It's on the list.:D
 

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The color is GM sunset orange metallic. I see a lot of Corvettes , HHR, and that other "PT cruiser" looking car GM makes??:doah:

I would really like to find one of the old Skyler soft tops used, but in mint condition. If one doesn't turn up I think I might try to have a tarp shop that I work with a lot try to make me a "skyler" style soft top. I still plan to get my K5 top sanded and painted the same color, but I think it will mostly collect dust as I plan to go topless here on out.:pimp:
 

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I got a buddy with that color on his late model Vette....looks really good in the sun.

Nice job Bob....glad to see it getting back in action.
 

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Cool, I've seen older pics of your rig but nothing updated. Glad to see ya' around.
 

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the quality of the first paint job looked good, just not a fan of the purple either. Keep us posted!
 

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Hell, all three colors looked good on that thing. I like the final one best though, but something about that color green was badass.
 

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Hey buddy, good to see you back! The K5 is looking really good, keep the pics coming. Any other changes for the K5?

I'm diggin the Megacab too. :pimp:
 

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the quality of the first paint job looked good, just not a fan of the purple either. Keep us posted!
It looks better in the picture than it did in person. Had a few spots where the metallics weren't even and I got a LOT of dust in the base and clear.
 

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Hey buddy, good to see you back! The K5 is looking really good, keep the pics coming. Any other changes for the K5?

I'm diggin the Megacab too. :pimp:

As far as other changes, I did buy a bunch of new exterior trim and planed to reuse some of the better outside trim. After how good this paint job turned out, any of the old emblems, trim, etc that even after a good cleaning still looks dull and old when put up against the new paint. So..... I'm going to go ahead and replace ALL the exterior trim and will be putting all the factory siliverado trim back in place.

I see a lot of guys do a great paint job, but don't put any of the chrome molding, wheel well trim, or any other silverado trim back on. To me, their trucks look like Scottsdale base models with nice paint.:doah:

All new interior will come sometime this winter, going to replace EVERYTHING inside. I plan to redo my stereo system too, I had a big ass box in the back with 3 ten's and two amps and I am definantly going to do something different because that big stereo sub box is NOT going back in.

As far as the drivetrain, I do plan to regear to 5.13's eventually, and who knows, I might pull the 406 eventually and get it cranked up to 400-500HP. Was thinking about one of those smaller single carb Weind blowers or what not. Smog is not an issue so basically cash is the only limit for under the hood.

My main goal with my K5 is to get it to like brand new "showroom" condition. But... I am obviously not into the whole numbers matching stock as a rock thing. I want it to look like I bought it brand new off the lot, and modded it with 100 miles on the clicker. Like you see with guys today that buy new trucks and mod the living crap out of them, and then notice they have 300 miles on a 3 month old truck.:thumb:
 

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Oh hell I'll subscribe buddy


And keep a watchful eye on this and do new rim dance so you can get rid of those weld wheels:whistle:

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-shawn
 

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Oh hell I'll subscribe buddy


And keep a watchful eye on this and do new rim dance so you can get rid of those weld wheels:whistle:

:popcorn:


-shawn

X2, always loved the truck, and have always hated those rims...or maybe it's just the extra 4" of extra rim width I never liked. :dunno:

Either way, it's not my rig...it's yours. Glad to see you back, and very nice job so far on the rebuild/restify! :bow:

Rene
 

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X2, always loved the truck, and have always hated those rims...or maybe it's just the extra 4" of extra rim width I never liked. :dunno:

Either way, it's not my rig...it's yours. Glad to see you back, and very nice job so far on the rebuild/restify! :bow:

Rene

I always liked the color green he had, colors just went together.


That orange is something though. We need a "joe dirt daaaaaaaaaang" smilie :pimp:
 
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