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Old 05-02-2008
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Figured I'd start one of these. Drove it off the Carmax lot like this:



Minus those wheels and the jet lol

Met up with a old member from here and took her offroadin for the first time:







First mod! Some grille inserts from Winks:



Then some FX2 decals from another member:



New rims and tires from yet another member:





Line of fire from the same guy:



Then Mustang domelight from another member (great mod!):



Then I tackled the OHC (best mod in the world):



Then got some clear corners:



And the R/F stickers:



Got a free CB from my grandpa:



Another interior shot:



Then bad stuff happened, black ice + pole = more work and less money for me:





But with bad things, also come good things. Started rebuilding the truck with parts from certifit.com(highly recommend!) got a 04 grille, header panel and chrome bumper for 156. Found out I need a new crossmember because mine is too messed up to mount the bumper too. The plans are for a chrome bumper with a black 03 valance with fogs. Newest pics:

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Summer plans are hopefully explorer full console, BL and 33/35s.
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lookin good. you need a bumper asap!
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You have really made that thing look 100x better! Just get that bumper on there and she will be back lookin great....and I def. think you should go chrome..that would look awesome. Man I wanna put an ohc in mine so bad
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looks good buddy!
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word....I cant believe it....but i actually like that 2wd grille on your truck!
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Looks good on ya. I want a bl, but I'm to lazy to put one on right now. Get a bumper asap!
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word....I cant believe it....but i actually like that 2wd grille on your truck!
I know, I was suprised as well. I'll keep it for now, I might go back to the stock 04 grille. Shoot its only 40 bucks from certifit either way.
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i like the grille that on your truck right now, it looks better then the old one.
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i like the grille that on your truck right now, it looks better then the old one.
Yeah without the bumper it makes the truck look tough I guess you can say lol. We'll see what it looks like with a bumper on.
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You should be cool like me....and run valenceless!
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You should be cool like me....and run valenceless!
Don't do that.
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Don't do that.

Paint your grille.







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Looks great man.


Question for you: does the stuff from certifit brand new? Or is it like a huge junkyard place? I want to know if i would have to paint my stuff from them.
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The stuff is brand new. The one in Raleigh, NC is a huge warehouse. The stuff is wrapped in plastic and in boxes and stuff. They let you check it over before you pay for it, which is cool. The header panel and grille I have on right now in the newest pics are straight from certifit on my truck, no painting or anything. Shane told me you were thinking about a edge conversion, it would look sick on your truck. SouthernMudSlinger just did a 01 Edge conversion on his truck with parts from certifit, you can search for it he posted pics.
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Finally you make a log for yourself!
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Looks good man u're truck looks like mine did on sat and sun haha i have my bumper and valance back on now though
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Headlight mod!

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New mod! Explorer center console. Finished the 60/40 mod, recovered the armrest and started painting the console until I ran out of paint tonight. I'll finish it up tomorrow.

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Nonpainted side

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Pile of parts that I took out of my interior and the console:

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60/40 mod:

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What the armrest was orginally covered in lol:

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and how it is now:

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Big thanks to my girlfriend, she did the majority of the work on the armrest and then helped a lot with the 60/40 mod.
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i love the way those lights look, but PLEASEE clean your rims.
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man I was hoping the flower print would stay on! lol looks good keep up the good work!
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Nice trent... your truck is gonna look hot when you get it lifted
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i love the way those lights look, but PLEASEE clean your rims.
I did lol, its been washed twice since then. The need to be polished badddd but it looks better now. They were nasty there for the longest time.

btw PLEASEE paint your truck

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Yeah man I can't wait, but I'm gonna have too

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man I was hoping the flower print would stay on! lol looks good keep up the good work!
Haha heck no, it was really nasty too all dirty and everything. I was looking at getting black suede or something but the fabric store didn't have anything close. Maybe some other time...
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The black suede would look great! Maybe add a thin layer of memory foam for some comfort to! It looks a lot better, BTW what are your plans for the CB to be mounted? In it? Or rig it up by the front?
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Dude memory foam would be so sweet haha, I'll have to steal someone pillow with it. I'm still working on the CB actually, I think I might mount it on the passanger side, but i dont know yet. Inside it would take up a lot of room. I'll figure something out tonight.
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