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Entering Car Show.....Thats right i NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Alright....

The story is, last night Firday the 9th, we went to a classic car show. While we were there i was looking at the mustang booth, and picked up the 12 Annual All Mustang And Ford show flyer. Well ive been wanting to put my truck in a show this whole summer and never got around to doing it.

So the show is the 18th, and i have this week for Prep work. I talked to (gary) meatloaf about painting my bumper white....I am probably going to paint the front and rear plastic part of the bumpers, and my mirrors Oxford white, Then get everythig professionally clear coated. (i think i'll be able to do it before the show) (i think). Any comments on that?

Cleaning should'nt be too hard since my truck NEVER gets dirty, and i am going to paint the whole underside of my truck with black paint, and undercoat the rest.

So i have my work cut out for me.....And i'll be making alot of phone calls today to get ready for this project.

So i need everyone's opinion on what im doing, and i need pointers about ANYTHING to make my truck look that much better in the show, i dont know what kind of competetion im up against, but im entering in the "trucks - modified" class. So yeah this outta be fun.

Thanks everyone.

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good luck....

that truck is a winner in my book....there's no other midsize out there that could compete w/rangers anyways
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is this car show just for fun, or do they give prizes out?
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ummm clearcoat has to be added after you get the paint done theres flashtimes that paint goes by.
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I think you need roll pan, but that probably wont happen this week other than that just make sure everything is polished and the tires are shining
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good luck....

that truck is a winner in my book....there's no other midsize out there that could compete w/rangers anyways
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is this car show just for fun, or do they give prizes out?
Thanks, there is going to be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize in EVERY class.


I have decided to paint everything myself.....We have a good paint gun, and im going to be picking up the paint monday. The only thing is i called the paint place, and gave the guy my Paint Code (Y Z) and all that he could find under my code was "WHITE". and didnt stock it...Now i thought my truck was oxford white....

So i looked at Dupli-Color's website, and for 2001 model year ford apparently has 4 different paint codes for oxford white....they are---

- Y Z what i have
- 9 L
- A 9
- Y 0

So i wonder if i got an Oxford white paint, if it would be different....?

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hey wheres this show at...somewhere in michigan right?
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I put mine in a show and came home with best in class 4x4 mini :)

Clean the door jams and underside.
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Mark, check the classes. Modified generally means body kits, bagged, or some other crazy mod. Make sure you fit in the class that applies or you will be outdone. Clean Clean Clean. The engine bay needs to look BETTER than the day it came home from the dealer. The same with the interior. The same with the wheels wells, etc. There are people that spend 20-40 hours just detailing their truck and still lose. Once you get there, clean some more. Something like Meguires Quick Detailer or the ION stuff from waterless carwash on the vendors forum is good onsite.

I'm gonna stretch my boundaries here, but check out www.HoodQuickLift.com. This is my website and these lifts really stand out. If you are put in line with other mini trucks, this will help it stand out when they are lined up as the others are gonna have hood props. If budget or time doesn't allow it, think of a creative way to lift the hood. In the import world, they might use a coil spring from the car to hold the hood up.

Good luck and post some pics up. Trevelyn, skyjacker, and I were at a car show today. It can be brutal, but it's also a good way to meat like minded people.
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mark you cant just paint it and have them clear it later...man just take it all to a GOOD body shop
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paint u're truck pink...

i dunno

make everything shiney....thas all i did...i won...
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The class i entered in was the only class that my truck qualified for lol......

"modified" and thats it.

The show is Sunday Sept, 18.

And i'll be there rocking it.
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Good luck Mark! What kind of stuff do you have in the interior? A black and white interior theme would look great!
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Good luck Mark! What kind of stuff do you have in the interior? A black and white interior theme would look great!
i think he has silver it looks good..


btw mark what city is it in this year?
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Thanks Kyle, i have DK. Gray int. with silver painted items....

Its in Birch Run, which is like 1 mile from my house....
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Thanks Kyle, i have DK. Gray int. with silver painted items....

Its in Birch Run, which is like 1 mile from my house....
burch run really I might come up if am off hell i might enter haha!
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Yah, come up for the day!!! its 15 bucks for day regristration, and $9 for pre-regristration.....it starts at like 9, im getting there at 8:30......and Ends at 4.

So its cool that its not all day........It would be fun.

Give me a call tomorow after 12:45 if u wanna come.....
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make sure your wheel wells are very clean. paint metal parts in them black don't paint the plastic parts in there won't look right instead clean them with tire cleaner and spray them with a tire foam like no touch or whatever product you use looks alot cleaner. also if you have a jack stand that is in good shape clean it and paint it the color of your trucke then when you get there pull off one of your front wheels off and set it next to your truck and put the stand under it. this might look kind of cool and show off your suspension and detail work.
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make sure your wheel wells are very clean. paint metal parts in them black don't paint the plastic parts in there won't look right instead clean them with tire cleaner and spray them with a tire foam like no touch or whatever product you use looks alot cleaner. also if you have a jack stand that is in good shape clean it and paint it the color of your trucke then when you get there pull off one of your front wheels off and set it next to your truck and put the stand under it. this might look kind of cool and show off your suspension and detail work.

Yepooo Correctooo, i am 1 step ahead of u....lol
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thats cool. i use to detail cars out of my house for awhile, did mostly custom cars and trucks. where at in birch run, if i don't work maybe my girlfriend and i will come up. also use the low shine foaming stuff on your engine just don't get it on your belts.
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Its at the Prime Outlets....
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thanks might see you there. if not good luck.
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Saweeeeeeeeeeeet! You are going to win!!

LIke people said clean the door jams and under neath ... a clean truck wins:) lol

that is going to look awesome with everything u paint white ... but u are going to have to have it cleared when u get it painted .... otherwise it all might get messed up .... good luck and let us know!!
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Yah, come up for the day!!! its 15 bucks for day regristration, and $9 for pre-regristration.....it starts at like 9, im getting there at 8:30......and Ends at 4.

So its cool that its not all day........It would be fun.

Give me a call tomorow after 12:45 if u wanna come.....

Hell no! I am going to be in Frankenmuth from Thursday until Sunday witch is right next to Burch run! I will have to stop by and check it out! I most likely wont have my truck though, just taking the girlfriend's new hoopty Tracer since it gets good mileage lmao!
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Sweet im going to have a parade of people coming to see me lol !!!!!

And jared - i just picked up all my paint and supplies from an auto-body shop......I have everything from paint to primer to paint sticks, so im going to actually start the process tomorow.....Today is prep work again.....
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thats sweet!!! did you photoshop it with all that white?? that sounds sweet but then again like the way the black contrasts the white, but im sure this is too late to keep your black stuff, but that white should be sweet, and different!
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