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Old 09-03-2008
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Fugly Duckling ( Don't get excited Dave! )

I'm not going to answer questions. Ask if you want, you'll just stay guessing.

I decided I'm finally tired of driving around with dents, dings, scratches and 5 years worth of street racing damage. Clear coat chipping/peeling off.. Nobody elses truck is on the ' agenda ' right now so.. I started in on mine.

The bad thing was the local ' Throw Down ' was tonight at the local track. Brian scored 4 wins agains't an Evo, A turbo neon, Lost to a Cobra/Terminator and beat a Z28.

My new clutch isn't broken in yet so I couldn't have run anyway. So instead..

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Tomorrow I start grinding on the filler in the doors and on the bed. I'm hoping Tearlock or Bri will stop by.
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nice you have to start somewhere. cant wait to see some full body shots when you get this done
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D i think i heard the color u're painting the truck i'll keep it hush hush though
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D i think i heard the color u're painting the truck i'll keep it hush hush though

DWB?
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SONIC PINK!! lol at least that's what D always wanted to do...we will see though.
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SONIC PINK!! lol at least that's what D always wanted to do...we will see though.
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( I forgot about this thread.. )

I just knocked the dents out and re-shot the Sonic Blue. I have like a gallon of it here. Its been raining all week so.. with the humidity, can't really do any quality painting. Still learning as well so.. Why not waste paint I won't need for now and wait till winter when I can rip the whole thing apart as I won't be driving it?

I'm starting to get decent with paint.
From today's meet.. in the rain..

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I re-did the clear coat from the doors back. Didn't touch the fenders or hood. I DID however do the piece that runs in front of the windshield.
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Stinking rain!! Still a good job!
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Looks great D.! I hope to get some experience doing body work someday.
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D. Dude. Your truck. It's fantastic!

MORE PICS!
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D. Dude. Your truck. It's fantastic!

MORE PICS!
Thanks.

Gimme 2 hours and I'll post some more in the snapshots section. I need to take some ' fresh ' ones. Its still raining here so.. might not be the best of pics.
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I'm interested in car painting, just curious, do you have your own booth?
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I'm interested in car painting, just curious, do you have your own booth?
Nope. Shop/garage and my backyard. I plan on setting up a booth in a friends ( FMD ) shop here in the future and doing a good paint then.
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Old 09-10-2008
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i was always told humidity is good for painting, keeps the dust down and helps the paint lay better. is it true? not a clue.

BTW, ur truck is cute because is so little LOL. na its nice man.
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Never noticed before how you have no gap between the bumper and grille, was it as simple as drilling out the bumper mounts on the forks?

Looks damn good, I know you said you wouldn't answer questions.. worth a shot, lol.

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Never noticed before how you have no gap between the bumper and grille, was it as simple as drilling out the bumper mounts on the forks?

Looks damn good, I know you said you wouldn't answer questions.. worth a shot, lol.
I'll answer that!

I actually modified the bumper itself. The tracts where the connecting bolts slide up and down. I lengthened those runs instead of the bumper mounts.

Your method would work as well thought. If not enough material is on one, some could be extracted off the other to make up the difference.

It all works
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BTW, ur truck is cute because is so little LOL. na its nice man.
I wish it were a regular cab.
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Truck looks great D! The gel coat on that searay in the driveway looks good too! lol....
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what all mod you got on that beast
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what all mod you got on that beast
Lemme run that one through the ' nek-o-nator ' and translate it.

"What have you done to it?"

Most of it is in my profile. Theres a few things left out but they aren't anything ' major '. More is going to be done in the very near future.
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Most of it is in my profile..
Where Dat at?
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Old 09-13-2008
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your truck is looking amazing d.! Sonic blue on black wheels looks amazing, i just want my truck to be as low as urs.
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I like your bumper mod... surprise no one else has done it...
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I like your bumper mod... surprise no one else has done it...
I just don't want to hit curbs. It was done more for function then fashion.
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i love those wheels on your truck! looks great!
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