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Old 11-19-2008
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man just fix it your self with junk yard parts and paint the truck since you want to you will still have crash left and a better looking truck..
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thats my plan man

new bed w/o flairs
8.8 with 3.73s and l.s
new front fenders w/o flairs
and new paint the colors beard has on his truck that blue and silver the blue will be where the teal is on my truck and the silver will be where the black is
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its up to you what you wanna do with your truck... i think id try and keep some of that money towards repairs tho if your truck is that old... but in any event enjoy your new found money
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its guna get a sas some time in the next year hopefully so the front end im not worried about the front end or the repairs it just body work so im guna get it the way i want with free money
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Sweet cant wait to see it fixed up!!!!

How about a stepside box?!
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no i hate them and i haul wood all the time so cant loose space
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well i went and got a new estimate today and they put a new bed side in it and it is now 1900 to fix my truck
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You're doing good....just keep going with those estimates....I think $2500 has a nice ring to it!
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I had a classmate rear end me. It destroyed ONLY my left rear taillight and bedside. My 98 is 2-tone though. Every shop I talked to said around 25-2600$. I turned the quotes in to his insurance company, got a check for 2614$, and put it in the bank. My classmate then tried to talk me into believing that it was "both of our faults" and that I should share the money for him to put parts on his car, esp if I was not going to fix my truck.

IMO, drive it dude. Its a truck... I realize you want to do this and that to it, I wanted to do the same stuff to my 98, then it dawned on me I had around 8k planned to go into a 10 year old truck that'd sell for MAYBE 4500. I realize you don't like the advice, but you can invest that money in a savings account, CD, or just waste it on the bedside. I would just drive it, looks good enough as is. Its a truck, trucks have dents, so what..

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Not to jack the thread, but that spot there where I threw some darker colored paint on, was 2600$ in damage. Now, I could've had the truck look really damn good for 2600$ into it. But realistically man, just drive it. I know you don't like the advice, but 1900$ could be better spent in a savings account or something else. If you're like me, you'll grow up some and realize that money is better off invested in a savings account or something, not thrown away on paint. I think the truck looks good, as is, with the dents. It gives it character. I guess I should post pictures of my old 2000. :) I think your truck looks good the way it is. A body lift and 33's would look good.

You might as well just put a stepside on it if you're going to throw the money away painting the whole thing. You said you do firewood, but seriously, you're gonna haul firewood in a truck that's freshly painted? WHY?!? Aren't you worried about scratches? Dude if you really, actually, honestly use it as a truck, there's no need to have it painted. ROck it with the dent!!

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I would just drive it, looks good enough as is. Its a truck, trucks have dents, so what..
I would just pocket it. I understand wanting your truck to looks it's best. But if you were really worried about the way the truck looked you wouldn't be running around with paint like this.

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Chicks dig body damage!

Ok, I know I already posted my advice once, here's another reason I'd just rock it the way it is...

I started my new job, made good money. I decided I wanted something fancy. This was my 2000. That truck rocked. However, it had body damage, it was a REAL TRUCK, and was used as one, not babied. It was beat on, but after 180k of *** whippin, it still could handle everythign that was thrown at it. I bought my 01 for 8k. My 2000 was paid off, so all I had to pay for was insurance. Now I have a 180/month payment on my 2001. To tell the truth, while the 01 is cleaner, and has more room, I miss the **** out of the 2000. I could drive it ANYWHERE without being worried about scratches. I hauled firewood in the 2000 all the time, I lived in the woods with that truck. My 01, yeah, sure, nice clean paint job, I'll take it in the woods every now and then, but I stay away from briars, etc. If I were you dude, hang on to that check. You get a nice spiffy paint job, and you are afraid to drive it anywhere, or to use it as a "REAL TRUCK". IMO that new paint job will make your truck lose functionality, you'll be afraid of scratching that pretty paint. Thats what I did, now I have a payment, and a truck that I am afraid to use as a truck, because I'm afraid of scratches, etc. If I could, I'd hang on to that 2000 I had, no matter how beat up it was, hang on to it, wish I'd have kept the superlift kit I had for it too. I wish I had lifted that truck, and I know I could buy it back, and the thought has crossed my mind, but there are too many parts I'd "have" to swap over to the 2000 if I did

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I had a classmate rear end me. It destroyed ONLY my left rear taillight and bedside. My 98 is 2-tone though. Every shop I talked to said around 25-2600$. I turned the quotes in to his insurance company, got a check for 2614$, and put it in the bank. My classmate then tried to talk me into believing that it was "both of our faults" and that I should share the money for him to put parts on his car, esp if I was not going to fix my truck.

IMO, drive it dude. Its a truck... I realize you want to do this and that to it, I wanted to do the same stuff to my 98, then it dawned on me I had around 8k planned to go into a 10 year old truck that'd sell for MAYBE 4500. I realize you don't like the advice, but you can invest that money in a savings account, CD, or just waste it on the bedside. I would just drive it, looks good enough as is. Its a truck, trucks have dents, so what..

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Not to jack the thread, but that spot there where I threw some darker colored paint on, was 2600$ in damage. Now, I could've had the truck look really damn good for 2600$ into it. But realistically man, just drive it. I know you don't like the advice, but 1900$ could be better spent in a savings account or something else. If you're like me, you'll grow up some and realize that money is better off invested in a savings account or something, not thrown away on paint. I think the truck looks good, as is, with the dents. It gives it character. I guess I should post pictures of my old 2000. :) I think your truck looks good the way it is. A body lift and 33's would look good.

You might as well just put a stepside on it if you're going to throw the money away painting the whole thing. You said you do firewood, but seriously, you're gonna haul firewood in a truck that's freshly painted? WHY?!? Aren't you worried about scratches? Dude if you really, actually, honestly use it as a truck, there's no need to have it painted. ROck it with the dent!!
well im not planning on spending all the money i get and its alot worse under that flair


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You're doing good....just keep going with those estimates....I think $2500 has a nice ring to it!
that would total my truck


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I would just pocket it. I understand wanting your truck to looks it's best. But if you were really worried about the way the truck looked you wouldn't be running around with paint like this.

wtf that supost to mean

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Chicks dig body damage!

Ok, I know I already posted my advice once, here's another reason I'd just rock it the way it is...

I started my new job, made good money. I decided I wanted something fancy. This was my 2000. That truck rocked. However, it had body damage, it was a REAL TRUCK, and was used as one, not babied. It was beat on, but after 180k of *** whippin, it still could handle everythign that was thrown at it. I bought my 01 for 8k. My 2000 was paid off, so all I had to pay for was insurance. Now I have a 180/month payment on my 2001. To tell the truth, while the 01 is cleaner, and has more room, I miss the **** out of the 2000. I could drive it ANYWHERE without being worried about scratches. I hauled firewood in the 2000 all the time, I lived in the woods with that truck. My 01, yeah, sure, nice clean paint job, I'll take it in the woods every now and then, but I stay away from briars, etc. If I were you dude, hang on to that check. You get a nice spiffy paint job, and you are afraid to drive it anywhere, or to use it as a "REAL TRUCK". IMO that new paint job will make your truck lose functionality, you'll be afraid of scratching that pretty paint. Thats what I did, now I have a payment, and a truck that I am afraid to use as a truck, because I'm afraid of scratches, etc. If I could, I'd hang on to that 2000 I had, no matter how beat up it was, hang on to it, wish I'd have kept the superlift kit I had for it too. I wish I had lifted that truck, and I know I could buy it back, and the thought has crossed my mind, but there are too many parts I'd "have" to swap over to the 2000 if I did

My chick doesn't did body damage and it looks like hell and i hate it i have the panels to fix the rust that was there and was planning on fixing it in the spring but i will be getting a whole new bed this way and fixing all my rust problems and will get it painted the way i have wanted it for a long time.



MY TRUCK GOING TO DO WHAT I WANT
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Dude calm down... jesus. We were just trying to get you to do the "smart thing" with your money,, chill out
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it is the smart thing i want to fix my truck and im doing it my self how isnt that the smart way
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wtf that supost to mean
That's "supposed" to mean that if you really cared about how the way your truck looked you would of done a better job painting the flares. No hate here, I'm just saying if you were running around with the bedside looking like that a few dents shouldn't bother you.

Do what you want. I was just stating my opinion.
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dude you should see under the flair it hides so much and you cant get a good picture of it. it is bent all to hell in there and i hated that side of my truck because i was stupid and wished i would of taped it off like the rest of them if i would take that flair off it would show so much more but i cant because i havent had and adjuster look at it yet
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