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Old 11-13-2011
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Gave it the best wash I've ever given it and had a buddy take professional photo's of it. :)

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Cleaned every window and mirror with "streak free" windex. Well they lied, I still see streaks. Also used tire shine on the window trim, looks alot better!
go over it with a clean, lint free cotton rag.
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I picked-up a Power Dome hood off of an '02 that got t-boned. I'm going to modify it to fit my '04 for my "Winter Project". I paid $65 for it , but i had $46 worth of scrap metal that I turned in, so the net cost was $19! Deal of the week for sure.


It's got a couple of scrapes on it, but nothing major, and one of the supports on the underside has a crack in it, but I can fix that with some 'glass and resin.
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65 bucks is still a good deal for a newer hood that looks to be in good shape. I don't get it though what do you mean a winter project...what are you going to do that you couldnt do to your hood? or I guess I should word it better. I know your using this hood so your not messing with the stock hood but curious as to what your doing???
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Old 11-14-2011
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Blacked out my corner lights and washed and waxed. Also ordered my CB with a 4 foot antenna
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^^ I want to get a CB too, but I don't know if its worth it as I have no one to talk to...

Today I installed my UltraGauge EM
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65 bucks is still a good deal for a newer hood that looks to be in good shape. I don't get it though what do you mean a winter project...what are you going to do that you couldnt do to your hood? or I guess I should word it better. I know your using this hood so your not messing with the stock hood but curious as to what your doing???
His stock hood wasn't a powerdome and the '04 front end is different then then pre '04. The way the grill meets the hood is different.
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Old 11-15-2011
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Yea I understand that/both the difference between both the powerdome and regular hood from up to 03 and the updated front end in 04. Thats what I dont get. What is he gonna do to get the 03 and under hood to fit on the 04 up? Other than maybe cut out the front section a bit to fit over the bigger front grill??? Or is that what Michael is doing? jw
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New windshield wiper blade.

Exciting....I know.
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Yup--
Trimming the front edge to fit around the '04's grille; I'll probably also open-up the back edge (closest to the windhield) similar to a cowl induction hood. I've seen it done on a couple PDs and it looks pretty good. There IS quite a difference in the heights of the 2 hood's domes. "Winter Project" means its something for me to do when it's 20 below zero or snowing 4 inches an hour. Yeah, we get real winters here.
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Old 11-16-2011
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Yea I figured it was something like that. Sounds cool. Good luck. Oh and hey we get real winters here too. It rains a lot sometimes. :-P hahahaha
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New windshield wiper blade.

Exciting....I know.
What kind? I just got Bosch Icons for $5 each.
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What kind? I just got Bosch Icons for $5 each.
I think mine were $5 as well. I think they are Kleen view or something like that. Its the entire metal assembly b/c one of the clips on my last one broke.
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Replaced all tie rods new shocks up front and got an alignment.
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Today, I dropped pork cracklins all on the floor.

I wanted them cracklins.
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^^ :-( I made a pizza about a month ago and when I was pulling it out of the oven I dropped it on the floor. I didn't even get to try it. :-( I know your pain.
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Finally got the cash from the guy who's buying my old rims--he's picking them up at work tomorrow. Cash is Goooood!
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Finished up the transfer case today. This included all new gaskets, a new range selector bushing, cleaned the bejeezus out of the whole thing, chased the threads, even bought 5 new bolts (with thread locker included) from the dealer. Slapped a new gasket between the t-case and the extension housing, lined everything up and WOW did that go in easy! What a pain in the buttocks... It took 5 hours to get the t-case off and measly 20 mins to put back on.

Also, I was able to salvage my catalytic converter, thereby saving $400

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I got home from work early today, so I taped-off the back of the Powerdome and cut it out. I also did a bit of 'glassing in a couple of spots where the supports had some hairline cracks from when the donor truck was hit. Pics to come tomorrow.
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repainted my front bumper trim, painted a key scratch on my door, cleaned the rims up and vacuumed my interior
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Old 11-20-2011
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put a new transmission in today, A job I will never do again
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looking at buying some snow tires to go on my stock wheels to use during the winter and a 2" lowering kit to put on next spring
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