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Old 03-24-2010
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Operation Black Out

Im blacking the whole truck out this Is the start not doing it all in one day.

Only thing not black yet is the lower valance(havent had time to paint it yet) grille and have to decide on rims. Leaving only the emblems and hitch ball chrome.

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doing the tails tomorow it was too windy today.
and i dont know where the oven mit in my driveway came from lol
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its ball hitch :) but i always loved blacked out rangers
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did the rears today. gotta sand my third brake light theres a little run in the corner from my buddy putting it on to thick . i did the tails. (cell phone pics)

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you should do the tails a little bit darker. just my opinion.
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you should do the tails a little bit darker. just my opinion.
im thinking about it . the sun was shining directly on them and its really sunny today and i really dont need tickets.
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yeah. its lookin good though. u planning on doing the black housing headlight mod thingy
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yeah. its lookin good though. u planning on doing the black housing headlight mod thingy
i havent decided ...debating i might just buy some used housings and let someone whos done it before do the mod. been looking at the one piece ones on ebay but then the fogs wont match.
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Doing the headlight mod is really easy. I have an extra set of headlights for sale atm... stock off an 04 if you're wanting a set, I think they should urs tho. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I bought my set off e-bay, ended up having to open them anyway, so I know first hand it's not difficult to do regardless.
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Doing the headlight mod is really easy. I have an extra set of headlights for sale atm... stock off an 04 if you're wanting a set, I think they should urs tho. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I bought my set off e-bay, ended up having to open them anyway, so I know first hand it's not difficult to do regardless.
thanks i will get back to ya . my daughters being born next week so im not supposed to be spending to much money since i have to buy a plane ticket the min she goes into labor to try and be there on time.
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headlight mod is simple as ****! just do it... it was my first mod on my truck, and i did it in like 4 hours... just let the paint dry, and make sure you let the silicone fully cure, overnight, before putting the lenses back in... otherwise you might have fogging... i put it in the garage in front of a small space heater, so there was airflow over the headlight hole

i also use black silicone for mine... that way if you goop it up, you can't see it

i'm almost inclined to trade you mine, because i need a new set for the hid projector conversion
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headlight mod is simple as ****! just do it... it was my first mod on my truck, and i did it in like 4 hours... just let the paint dry, and make sure you let the silicone fully cure, overnight, before putting the lenses back in... otherwise you might have fogging... i put it in the garage in front of a small space heater, so there was airflow over the headlight hole

i also use black silicone for mine... that way if you goop it up, you can't see it

i'm almost inclined to trade you mine, because i need a new set for the hid projector conversion
well send me yours first lol cant drive around without em .
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no, you send me yours first! lol

if i find a set of crappy looking heads, i'll send you mine, i need an extra set anyways, so i can use them while doing the conversion...

if you decide to do your heads yourself, do them as hot and quick as you can (without melting them) one of mine is kinda pixelated... not bad, but you can see them if you look at it... i think it's because that one got hot, i pried it cooled, i heated it i pried, it cooled, and this process repeated several times (5-10) my second one didn't get those little cracks, i did it hot and fast.. i forget exactly how hot though... it's in a thread here somewhere
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Just bought a black base model grille off cragslist for 45. going to pick it up. be back ina hour or so with pics.

seems like a nice dude let me know if yall want anything else from the ad and i will get it for u.
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Its gonna look pretty good. Good work so far.
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What are you going to do with the grille you have now? I may be interested.
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Just bought a black base model grille off cragslist for 45. going to pick it up. be back ina hour or so with pics.

seems like a nice dude let me know if yall want anything else from the ad and i will get it for u.
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Can I buy your Old grille... Its chrome Right?
I really need to replace my cracked grille
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Yes its chrome nothing wrong with it. make offer. KLC has first dibs since i wont have to ship it to get it to him lol.
Got it on and mounted took a whole 27 seconds. Its Dark pics tomorrow. looks better, gonna hit it and my lower valance with same paint i used on everything else so it all matches. getting the GI joe or skull havent decided yet. overlays from here...
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I am about to paint the grille i got with krylon fusion black...cant get the emblem off if no answer in about ten min on how to . its getting painted too. think it would look bad?
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im painting the lower valance too then all the plastic on the truck will be done.
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You are painting the grill too right? I love the black theme
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yeah debating whether to paint the ford emblem since i cant get it off... i was about to but now its raining so have more time to think. and if i dont like it i can just use the emblem off my chrome grille.
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No leave the ford emblem the way it is. It will be the only bright thing on the front end and it will really pop I think it'll look better
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No leave the ford emblem the way it is. It will be the only bright thing on the front end and it will really pop I think it'll look better
i cant get the dam thing off lol .
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There are little rings on the back you cut with dikes then with a small screw driver you kinda pry up on the plastic fingers that hold the alignment post and push out on the prong at the same time... go back and forth between the prongs and work it out... It took me about 35 mins to get it about halfway
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i cant get the dam thing off lol .
What kind of man are you? TRY HARDER!!! Lol
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