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Old 05-08-2008
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Put the bed on tonight. Truck is looking GREAT!
Much thanks for your help! I still want to borrow that exhaust fan. I plan on painnting the vailience/bumper this weekend and haviong brian order those parts for me.

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Now he just needs to paint it pink, add a rubber ducky, and he'll be ready to show young punks they should think before they wager....
Well.. I did a couple launches out in front last night. It hooks rock-hard nnow and launches completely straight.
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what that guy said ^^^^
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Pictures, we don't need no stinking pictures... videos?
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Hi big D. looks like you've got an evil track monster on your hands (L.O.L).
How did you do time wise on that first run? and what gear ratios would you recomend?
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Lookin very good D, wish I could say the same for mine... It has become the shop's dust collector...... Havent had time to mess with it lately, except for some odds and ends...
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Nick.. I know that feeling.

I did some looking into something for Shawna todayt and didn't do much of anything on my ride today. Its all good though. I have a lot of small cosmetic rubbish to look into, nothing major as far as mechanical stuff.

She looked good while she was here too
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So when does the pink paint go on?
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Old 05-18-2008
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Put the bed on tonight. Truck is looking GREAT!

Now he just needs to paint it pink, add a rubber ducky, and he'll be ready to show young punks they should think before they wager....
woooooo waiittt for me D you cant roll out in the beast without a hot babe!
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Nick.. I know that feeling.

I did some looking into something for Shawna todayt and didn't do much of anything on my ride today. Its all good though. I have a lot of small cosmetic rubbish to look into, nothing major as far as mechanical stuff.

She looked good while she was here too

haha thx d
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woooooo waiittt for me D you cant roll out in the beast without a hot babe!
Cheek prints on the hood!
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d ur slackin.. no new updated pics?
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naa not slacking really freakin busy... helped me get a stove into my new place.. thx d
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Old 05-22-2008
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Hows progress looking on your ride D.?
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Old 05-22-2008
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Hows progress looking on your ride D.?
Its ' getting there '. I had it on my street roasting whats left of the rear tires off.

I need to stop by FMD's tomorrow to pickup some materials to make the next part. I have the ' misc parts ', just not the materials to fabricate what I need next.

I played with painting and painted the bed and rollpan.. I must admit.. I SUK at painting. It looked ' good ' when primed but all the filled holes stick out sorely. It needs to be re-sanded and painted again. I had 3 quarts of sonic blue here doing nothing so.. I just used that to see how it would ' look ' with paint on it and not to waste the final colors paint.

I honestly don't think all the body work will be done till this fall. Everything else is just a small bit behind schedule or where I would like to be.

I have the interior all back together, tranny tunnel is all done. That rubber floor-mat or vinal floor had a LOT of sound killing material under it. I had to rip it all out to get to the floor itself. There was a small amount of rust under it thats now gone as well.

I still need to buy a fresh set of body bushings for the whole truck as mine are.. dried out/rotting from all the salt they use here in the winter.

So.. ( couple of pics.. )

Interior when I started on it.. ( it sat for 6-8 months like this.. )


Heres the clear coat coming off the door on top where the window thingi goes.. I had to pull the mirrors off to get to all of it. I thought there was a lot of shyt in the fender flares when I took them off..


Roll pan before the clear coat. I HAD to see what it would look like before putting it on. I had to cut-out holes for the plate-lights and such as well ( NYS requires them so your plates will be visable. )


Basically, I'm working from the back end to the front bumper. The front end doesn't have its bumper/valiance on right now. The vail is full of putty where all the chips and cracks were in it. I have my new spindles and coils and lowers about ready to go. I'm doing some math on how to get it all to ' sit ' properly ( with the weight I will be adding ) and still have some ability to corner in a ' half-good ' way.

I need to get ahold of Lee ( diggr/gen edge ) in Rochester and pick his brain over some Buffalo wings soon, get his opinions on a few ideas. I *might* run 2 coils per side up front.. dunno yet. 2 lower rated coils will have a better response and share a load instead of having 1 large one.. again.. doing some thinking.

In the process of it all, I did run a wiring bus along the whole length for the undercarriage lights and other items ( fuel pump , bottle openers/blankets that are going in the bed.. ).

Theres just a bunch of ' projects ' that I'm going through right now to make the ' end result ' one item. I'm also helping Shawna with her truck ( if she would only warm my face in return or ' pull my tire! ' ) and did an engine in my sisters Jeep.

Time is a rarity these days.

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sweet, the paint doesn't look bad in that picture.

you should buy poly body bushings.
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naa not slacking really freakin busy... helped me get a stove into my new place.. thx d
You coming in on Sunday for dinner? I'm doing MY BBQ'ed ribs . Rob has been buggin me all week about em.

I snagged some parts from AJ's as well. Still waiting on that temp sensor socket for ya, then we can put in your OHC.
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sweet, the paint doesn't look bad in that picture.

you should buy poly body bushings.
Energy Suspension makes a set for non-lifted trucks that I want to grab. Like 100$ or so.

The bushing on the rear passengers side corner of my cab has a 3/8ths inch aluminum plate acting as a washer because the bushing is ' scrunched ' and the body lines didn't line up any more.

Its my ' next ' thing I do before I even start on the front half.

Its all these stupid little ' damn, I didnt realize THAT needed some attention as well.. ' distractions..

When its done though, it should ride like new.
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screw new, its going to ride better then new haha.
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i really like sonic blue without the clear coat. looks good D
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Ya know Zach..

Without any clear coat on it.. it looks really more purple then blue. From what Chris ( Gumby ) was saying, SonicBlue is both Pearlescent AND metallic at the same time..

I dunno a damn thing about paint. Its wet, you spray it on, it dries and well-ah! your SUPPOSED to be done.

If only it always happened that way..

This rain needs to F-ing stop already! I need to paint my doors and cab sometime this weekend!
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x2 on the sonic blue without the clear coat, it looks great imo.
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Ya know Zach..

Without any clear coat on it.. it looks really more purple then blue. From what Chris ( Gumby ) was saying, SonicBlue is both Pearlescent AND metallic at the same time..

I dunno a damn thing about paint. Its wet, you spray it on, it dries and well-ah! your SUPPOSED to be done.

If only it always happened that way..

This rain needs to F-ing stop already! I need to paint my doors and cab sometime this weekend!
yeah it may look purple but it appears to me as an old hot rod color, you know like a flat black chopped car or something.

rain does not help paint that is for sure.
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Matte Sonic Blue....i'd rock it!
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Nice very nice...

Nice work D. The gasoline prices just forced me to scrap another project and so did the frame. Plus I wanted to say hello and good bye at the same time. so i'll see you guys around.
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