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Old 03-22-2009
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B4000- from hoopty to hotness

Well i hope i can post this in the project logs section. This thread will be:
De-ghetto-ing my truck and building it up to some "Next Level" whatever that may be...

I have gotten a few things ordered and on their way to add to the truck.

As of lately, I have found myself spending more time in solo mode. Subsequently I am working on my ride a lot more.
Instead of trying to add multiple threads i will post most stuff into this one. I like taking pictures so it should be informative to some extent.
The following mods waiting to arrive or to be installed:

2002 sport track gauge cluster
amp and wiring kit
trim paint color and clear
3in Body Lift !!!

I also plan to repair the body damage i have acquired, hopefully doing all of the work myself from panel repair to paint. I would also like to add a set of edge flairs because Mazda's are stupid looking.
So for a few days this thread may suck but i believe once it gets going it should be cool. thanks
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Old 03-22-2009
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What are you painting the trim for?
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Thank you for not posting 80 threads.... lets get some NOW pics!!
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Old 03-22-2009
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Post up the what is now before the change man
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Old 03-23-2009
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Forgot to mention a few things about this build,
Like most peoples the truck is my daily driver, so it will have to be a combination of working on and off.
Also i am going to be modding in a way to get the absolute best bang for my money (since i have a lot of other things to put my cash flow towards) So fare i have gotten really good deals on parts. hoping to keep that up

this is the trim i was talking about painting, i have not done any more since then
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I decided to get a clear coat spray, basically going to try and match the tinted windows sheen effect to give the illusion of an all black window piece for the cab.

I returned the taller can, bought at Home depot. and kept the automotive based duplicolor clear.
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In my rush to jump in, i was painting on a windy day and got tiny over spray on my front windshield and hood So i got some of this too fix that-Name:  IMG_1033.jpg
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cleaned the window great! did not leave any after effects either.
also got this
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More pics tomorrow of the body damage in question..
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Old 03-23-2009
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After the body lift i would like to have my cat back re worked to exit the pass side before the wheel, I want to have a really really big diesel sized tip put on 4-4.5 angled to the back of the truck. i would like to have a custom y pipe made to delete those resonators ^.
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nice fender carnage, i have some myself but it just looks like my truck had a stroke lol (passenger headling slightly drooping)
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dont go with 4-4.5 thats fing huge more like 3.5 is a nice size
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You're going to need a little more then this:

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When we say, "That'll buff right out", we don't always mean it....LOL

j/k man. Just thought I'd trailer your thread.
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When we say, "That'll buff right out", we don't always mean it....LOL

j/k man. Just thought I'd trailer your thread.
nah, either some adams, or zaino should fix that right up

good looking truck
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haha thanks guys.
I guess my BL arrived at my uncles house, im in the middle of moving back to live there. Being younger and living on your own sucks monkey *****. Ive sorta made up my mind that i will be in the market for a used welder and that means some custom crap is gonna go onto this bad girl.
Ps: i know this thread is boring, im gonna try and work on that!
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dont worry captain we'll buff out those scratches for ya!

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Good news everybody !!!(in professors Farnsworth's voice) got the Body lift and gauge cluster !!! This sounds so dumb but when i was thinking about a bl I was like "man $200 for some spacers and bolts! rip off" but when i saw how much crap is included ie: brackets billet extensions hoses & thread Lock, i now know where my 119 went ! the gauges are very very nice, looks like Friday i will have a little time to work on them. Im going to find out the cost of a shop installing the bl. because i do not have a very good jack/time/friends to help HAHA.
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looks good man! i like the silver/black theme u went with. u should try and find some black housing clear corners, and do the headlight mod, and it will look really badass. imma tell you right now, if i were you i'd really try and do the BL your self. you and your uncle could do it, because a shop is going to charge you a arm and a leg to install it, possibly both arms. but keep up the good work man.. lookin good!
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Thanks Shane for the write up! Thanks everybody for your comments and ideas!
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Body Lift Question>

if you have a bl or the knowledge please chime in ! thanks so so much

I am wondering if the steering shaft extension will interfere with my headers. the reason for asking is because; for whatever reason the JBA headers on the driver's side are a closer fit than the stock manifold, my headers actually rub on the rubber grommet at full lock, subsequently the rubber ring is almost toast. thanks again.
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Try and find some members on here that live by you and have done body lifts before. Im sure they will help you out without a problem.
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Old 04-05-2009
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well i ordered some night shade yesterday , i got it from summit because true or not i was told that ca had a run on the stuff and they are not really selling it any more, probably a legal issue. and i noticed i have too many pics takes days to load , sorry
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Not to be a thread jacker but i just got a instrument cluster for my 99 ranger out of a 99 explorer. I read the how to on odometer change but does it have to read 70mph when you calibrate the speedometer thanks
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