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Old 03-09-2009
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Sounds good man! This truck is going to look good!
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pics or it never happened!
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looking great men, like what ur doing. screw pics i wanna a vid performing
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is that the dbr bumper?
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is that the dbr bumper?
Yes sir.
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I got some new toys in yesterday:

I got home and some packages from Kartek arrived with:

Urethane bumpstops
Bed-Mount spare tire holder for my 32" Yokohama at/s on a Teflon Mojave that will be coming soon when I get my new tires.
Drop and flip shackle hangers



Also went to the welding store and got a Lincoln 120v welder model PS 140T (140 amp max, 5/16" steel thickness max) and rented a fuel tank...haven't set it up yet or tried it. Will do soon to practice then weld my front limit straps on so I can put my new shocks on.


I'll post some pics of the new toys after work today.
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Put on my new bumpstops today:

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what about the shock upgrade kit???
truck looks great by the way
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what about the shock upgrade kit???
truck looks great by the way
x2 Love the fenders!

Where are the Fox's!!!
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The shocks may go on this weekend. I need to weld on the limit straps, that's what's holding me up. And I want to paint the frame and limit strap tab and bumper all at the same time and that takes tons of time. If it's warm out this weekend i'm definitely doing it.

Should I paint the bumper flat black? Or does anyone like the white enough for me to keep it. I originally go the bumper powdercoated from DixonBrosRacing the white color but I need to touch up the paint every spring because of the bad winters in PA. The white is pretty ridiculous but looks good against the green at the same time. I'm not sure what to do. It would be sweet looking and totally murder out the entire truck if I did paint it flat black.
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Keep it white
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truck looks good how exactly did you pull the rear quarter panels?
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truck looks good how exactly did you pull the rear quarter panels?
There's writeups all over the web on dezert truck websites if you search...but here's the overview:

-I cut with sawzall the sheetmetal under the bedside which holds the bedside to the bed
-remove both lower beam supports
-put stock bottle jack perpendicular to the ground and put a 2x4 against the bedside and the jack against the inner bed in the fender well, jack the jack until satisfied with pull...I did about 2" and around 3-4" the paint will probably start cracking and panel may crease
-screw/weld in metal plate or something to keep it pulled
-I made new lower supports out of aluminum angle and cut and bolted it near where the oem supports mounted
-remove jack
-I had to remove the jack from the upper location and jack the front and back of the fender well on the bottom out to flare them more before I put on the lower supports
-done
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Old 03-22-2009
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Welded some tabs onto the bumper yesterday for my Hella 500's and brushed the BFGoodrich sticker off the bumper skid and put a Camburg one on:

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nice bumper. did your's come with the tabs for 4 lights? or did you mod that yourself? mine only came with the 2 in the middle. that shock upgrade is sick. i'm thinking about doing resi's.
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love that front end. the whole truck is lookin way better
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nice bumper. did your's come with the tabs for 4 lights? or did you mod that yourself? mine only came with the 2 in the middle. that shock upgrade is sick. i'm thinking about doing resi's.
Gotta love the DBR bumper!
I welded the tabs on myself...total custom.
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that looks sooo soooo good! I love it, especially your power dome hood/glass combo, The front makes the 32's look small. Hurry up and add those foxes! you know you want to!
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oh btw do not "murder it out with primer" For one a guy in my work parking lot has a s10 "pre runner" primered and no offense to him but it looks like trash. Also the whole primer things that arnt rat rods is very played out, Black paint is nice tho, if you like washing/waxing.
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that looks sooo soooo good! I love it, especially your power dome hood/glass combo, The front makes the 32's look small. Hurry up and add those foxes! you know you want to!
Those are still only 31's right now, my new 32's will be on this week or next.

I think i'm keeping the bumper the white color for now, it looks sweet and like you said the 'murder' theme is overplayed I think.
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Bump.

I updated the original thread post with the current status of finished and to-do projects.

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I put the Fox 2.0 shock on the passenger side yesterday after work; I didn't have enough time before it started raining and getting dark to do the driver's side...will do asap. I plan on mounting the reservoir differently too, I used the supplied hose clamps and it's sort of shady.






After I installed it I went driving around town and the country and tried hitting the biggest bumps and potholes I could, the Fox Shox side definitely seemed smoother and not as rough at all. We'll see for sure once they're both on. They just look kick a$$.
I'm going to paint the bumper, frame, and suspension parts once it gets warmer out too, so don't mind the semi-rusted/beat frame and stuff.

I'm getting my tires on today too.
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Lookin good! I like it.
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Coming together nicely. The glass fenders totally changed the look of your truck. Badass!!
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