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Old 07-05-2009
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Finally some progress!

the last few months have been a real drag with my truck.. the body work and paint process was alot, then I did a rear end swap that didnt fix my horrible noise issue, later to find out my carrier bearing was going out and just blew up going 45 down the road one day. searched all over and found a junkyard shaft and swapped it on the side of the road LOL

I finally got my new bumper painted and installed, along with fog lights and custom brackets, smoked out lights in the back and covers up front. crystal clear headlights with 8kHIDs And power bucket leather seats from a mounaineer with a custom consol. Also had my twin 18x 3.5" side pipes installed, along with a knew shifter! SOO much time and work has gone into this thing lately but its finally coming along.. let me know what you guys think!














these are just some quick pictures, still havent installed explorer overhead console, or finished my roll pan. Pictures of hids to come after work tonight when its dark!
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I'm diggin it...all dark and menacing lookin'. You comin' to the Portland meet on Aug 22???
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i wasnt aware of a meet but yeah i can probably make that.
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Got a bunch of rigs comin'...you should join the convoy comin' down that are meeting up at Tacoma Mall Krispy Kreme.
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Nice truck! Very clean. Not a huge fan of the tips or the headlight covers but other than that, thats a very nice '97!
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Not bad. I want your seats.
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dude.. you posess my favorite gen 3. your truck looks **** man. get some black cobra-r wheels and leave it be. murdered out is sex.
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That looks ****ing **** man!

If I had a black 3rd gen, it would be really close to that.
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GEN THREE FTMFW
and clears + 8k FTW
i bet your gonna get a rollpan before me tho lol
those brackets do seem easy as hell to fab, that wouldve been my option if i hadnt found those brackets here.

soon i will have the same pimpin front end, just in chrome

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Needs a rollpan and some aftermarket black rims! Truck looks damn good.. I dig it. Nice work man
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Old 07-06-2009
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thanks for all the compliments guys. hopefully i can find a set of wheels here soon and get that rollpan on!
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ahh what the **** you have a tach?
is that the stock cluster?
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haha nope! its from an explorer, but i swapped out the odometers so its still got my miles accurate.. should have done white face sport track ones :(
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Looks awesome. Loving the shifter!!
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Nice work, I can't believe how well those HIDs shine through the headlight covers.
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haha nope! its from an explorer, but i swapped out the odometers so its still got my miles accurate.. should have done white face sport track ones :(
dam, you do the same mods i do and want to do the same ones, and drive a gen 3 woohoo lol
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Rude!
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looks sick bro, looks like a stealth bomber!
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the pictures of the HIDs are without the covers on.. they're about half as bright with them on and i dont like how it looks so i take them off most of the time.
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Looking good, but you gotta get rid of those rims, it really kills the look of the truck.
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I kinda like it with those stock rims on, gives it that hot rod look, just change the tires around and i think it'd look sick!
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either way somethings gotta happen with wheels/tires. because these are flat out funny looking and i know it. looking around for something just not sure what yet. plus money is tight :(
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snag some off a heep lol, we have the same bolt pattern
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I like the black stockers with chrome centers...very cop-car-esque...haha

my only suggestion is get the newer blocky center cap...those would look killer on there
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