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congrats man!!
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paint

What kind of paint job you putting on that thing?
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Good to hear! Good luck! What are your paint plans?
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tell your uncle to put a dana 44 front and a new tranny and transfer case and driveshaftso and some 39.5 boggers
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Thats some great news. Just hope it isn't too different after fixing everything. Should be sweet to get some custom paint on there.
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as hard as it is to swallow a truck is replacible you are not...looks kinda bad to me and prolly is a total but maybe you can get the insurance to give it back to you kinda cheap so you can at least get your mods off it.. it sucks when something you put your heart and soul into building gets destroyed like that but hey pick up your chin find a new project and go for it good luck dude
Um i almost hate to say this but id love to get my hands on that 73 olds behind your truck even if it is pee green lol
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Paint is nothing big and fancy but adds a custom touch to it, probably have the same color striped across the tailgate between the tail-lights. I was pretty devastated that everything I worked on was down the drain for a while, but now I'm happy I got it back. And as for the D44 and 39's with a SAS, that'll come after I find some way to stick a 351w in it.

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I have to find some more of that material for the grill inserts too, I had a pine tree go through mine lol.
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if you have the rental car still... jump em.. those neons take one hell of a beating when ya jump them haha. we did that in my friends rental neon in this parkin lot by the movie theathers... got about ehh 2ft of air and the wipers came on haha.
but we did manage to scratch the hell out of the uner side of the bumper haha..
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They actually drift very well too. But for some reason, if you give it too much gas the brake light in the dash comes on and it likes to bounce around a lot when hitting small bumps. It's a strange little car. I hate it.
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Nice to see your beast is back in action. Looks better then it did before. Damn good job on the body if the picture is your truck today.
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Nah man, I wish that was my truck today. That's a photoshop of my avatar pic.This is my truck today.
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That's after the frame, cab, and bed straightened.
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O wow that looks like alot of work ahead of you, GL.
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i hadnt read through the whole thread when i made my post.. good to hear youll be able to rebuild it..sorry to see not a ton of progress thus far but hey all good things take time.. good luck
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at least your ok, hope all go's well and you back in the drivers seat of her again soon.
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any progress?
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I'm so happy that beast isn't a gonner. Can't wait to see her pics raiding this site.
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I'm so happy that beast isn't a gonner. Can't wait to see her pics raiding this site.
Ya man, that PS looks good too.
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Well, the last week we've had quite a bit of progress. We had a time finding bolts for the BL but once I found them they bolted and welded on the new front clip. So, the front clip is on. Everything is already straightened out with a frame machine so now they're just reconnecting all the cooling system and prepping for paint. The WHOLE truck has to be painted so the bed's off and trim and everything. Looking to be back in it in around two weeks or less. Bumper brackets are on their way and now I get to start looking for some diamond plate for my skid plate. Does anyone know if winks is still making those grill inserts?
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HOLLA! glad to hear but...keep up the good work....when you get it back..pay REAL close attention to how it drives...when i got mine back from the wreck..i had to take it back like 3 or 4 times b/c thre were little things here and there that were wrong with it...
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o5edge nice avitar man
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o5edge nice avitar man

Ha ha, you like it? I thought I'd take some measurements and photoshop 'em on there to "see" if they'd fit. I think the scale might be off a little. But it's still a possibility. I'm more than likely going to wait and see if Roach2004 ever puts his on. Then I'll know for sure. As for the paying attention to how it drives, most definitely. It's going to have to be aligned anyways because even before I did this, the steering wheel wasn't straight. I don't want to have to mess with the tie-rods myself so I'll get someone else to do it for me. Other than suspension components, the cab and bed are in perfect alignment. The guy spent a good week and a have pulling and straining my truck to get it just perfect, and it's a family owned business so they aren't gonna slack off on me. I'll stop by tomorrow and take some pics and post 'em up tomorrow night, just to give ya'll an idea of what's going on.
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good to see it getting fixed, i know how it is..
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Ha ha, you like it? I thought I'd take some measurements and photoshop 'em on there to "see" if they'd fit. I think the scale might be off a little. But it's still a possibility. I'm more than likely going to wait and see if Roach2004 ever puts his on. Then I'll know for sure. As for the paying attention to how it drives, most definitely. It's going to have to be aligned anyways because even before I did this, the steering wheel wasn't straight. I don't want to have to mess with the tie-rods myself so I'll get someone else to do it for me. Other than suspension components, the cab and bed are in perfect alignment. The guy spent a good week and a have pulling and straining my truck to get it just perfect, and it's a family owned business so they aren't gonna slack off on me. I'll stop by tomorrow and take some pics and post 'em up tomorrow night, just to give ya'll an idea of what's going on.
dude they will fit. one dude is running 38s
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Yeah one guy with a Mazda was running 37x13.50 Baja Claws, but it looked tight.
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Yeah one guy with a Mazda was running 37x13.50 Baja Claws, but it looked tight.
Wouldn't happen to be that one with the avatar looked like he was in a parking spot and that sat real low in the back would it? Kind of a darker color, black or green? I think I'm going to end up waiting a while till I get those, or atleast till these 33's run out. If I do find a good deal on some 37's or 38's and find some Jeep guy who wants to step up a little I'll definitely do it. But, I can't just fork out another~$800 for new tires when these have maybe 2,000 miles on them.
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