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PNW New Years 2011 Upgrades

This weekend was pretty busy, Especially for Dan (Fourliter Dan) and I.

It started with Rob sending me an email, with a link to a craigslist ad. Dan and I drove up to battleground thursday night to pick up these.

One 06 XL Valence, 2 Fog Lights, 2 06 Corners, 2 tow-hooks, and 1 Driver Side 06+ Power mirror.
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we were going to wait till Saturday to start working, but as anyone with new toys, we just had to install it. So, Thursday at midnight, we started working on his truck.
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Test fitting the fogs, proved that the mounting brackets were broken.
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While Dan was dicking around with the fogs, I was soldering and shrinktubing a new fog-light harness on.
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We then bolted on the new bumper (for the first of a few times) and put the fog-light hole covers in till we could figure out a way to get them mounted.
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After that, we threw the un-modded 06 corners in for ***** and giggles. The chrome looked so out of place, we didn't even take pictures of it. (That I know of)

Fast forward through Friday, and a few drinks, people arguing, girls making more drama than ever, 3 bottles of Diet coke, and a couple packages of Mento's, Tossing a nerf football around, a very interesting game of apples to apples, and some damn good food.

Saturday morning. While everyone else was hung-over, Me, Dan, and Rob went to the store for painting supplies, and started working.

prepping the 06 Corners
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Pulling Grill off and prepping for paint
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paint.

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Halfway done.

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At about this point, Rob and I fixed the massive bumper gap on his truck. Looks a million times better now!

We got everything put all back together, and tested out the lighting.

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Sunday morning, Shane and Carl met Dan and I at my place in Tigard, and Carl bought my toolbox off of me, and mounted it. Shane and Dan swapped rear bumpers.

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Carl was complaining about some play in the steering, and Dan rocked his tire a little just for kicks, and discovered that all of his front u-bolts were loose. one nut was about to fall off. Needless to say, those got tightened.

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You have no idea how huge and beefy this truck is until you've seen it. I'm 6'3, taking this picture fairly level. His stinger is up at my chin.
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Dan saw my little brother riding this thing around, and bet me that I couldnt ride it. I very quickly proved him wrong (not often that happens lmfao)
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Dan mounted the DSG bumper on his truck, and that was the finale to the weekend.
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I know rob has some more pictures, and it would be very nice if I could convince him to post them... haha.
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Haha my brother has one of those ripstik things too, I bust my *** on it all the time.

Looks good guys
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i have more, gonna upload them now
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here is one of them, the others are still loading


dan texting, and McLovin working
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nice mudflaps carl lmao


truck looks so sick in this pic
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nice mudflaps carl lmao


truck looks so sick in this pic
They're removable too! haha. Just to cover the law so he doesnt get pulled over lol.
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super awesome truck we spotted at walmart, i already submitted it to "youdrivewhat.com"
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fiddes doing the bumper gap mod
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no after shot just yet, that one is coming
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my ingenious fix to the broken fog light brackets :D
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my ingenious fix to the broken fog light brackets :D
hey as long as it holds, nothing wrong with it
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hey as long as it holds, nothing wrong with it
I dont think those things are going anywhere! lmao.
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Nice pics.... I love the tires on the red truck!
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Nice pics.... I love the tires on the red truck!
Me too! Those are the ones I wanted on mine before it decided it wanted to tackle a Mercedes S class!
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my ingenious fix to the broken fog light brackets :D
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I dont think those things are going anywhere! lmao.
they dont even jiggle the slightest, there on there. its not pretty but it works damn well

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they dont even jiggle the slightest, there on there. its not pretty but it works damn well
Only not pretty from the back side that you can't see. Even then it's not terrible. I've definately seen worse! hahaha. I just hope those nuts don't come loose cause I forgot to threadlock them! (DOH!)
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lmao at carls mudflaps .... but oregon is bad on that ****!!! i thought california sucked but my friends cousin who was down here from corvalis for christmas told me she got a $200+ ticket for tinted windows, non correctable!
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