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Senior Project Re-paint

I decided for my senior project in highschool to fix all my dents and dings and repaint the entire truck.. I have worked for an autobody shop for 2 years now and thought it would be a fun project to take on.

the truck was pretty much perfect when i bought it 3 years ago, but S happens and now almost every panel has some form of minor damage. luckily none needed to be replaced, making it fairly inexpensive to do. as for the color its going to stay black, but with a whole buch of blue pearl in it. (factory o3 subaru wrx color) all the work has been done by me with the help of a professional bodyman. hopefully i will have it sprayed within a week!







Tailgate and fender emblem holes have been filled, body is 100% straight.
Just need to block sand, prep and spray!

I have also finished painting my wheels, pictures will be up soon along with custom roll pan being built.

other than that im waiting on 8k HID's to arrive
smoke lens headlight covers
dual 18" tips for my sidepipes
and alot of other things im forgetting!
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good work nice to see a younger kid getting out there and doing something productive
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That's awesome! Nice excuse to finish a project!
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Looks like a great start. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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lol that was the first mod i did to my truck , paint the ugly grey grille glossy black haha
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looks like a fun project but if was goin to all that trouble i would do some custom stuff like shave the door handls and tailgate handle
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Looks good man, nice work. I love working on vehicles but the one thing I hate is body work. I am glad you like it and are good at it. Wish it was something I could do.
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Yeah, I gotta do this dumb senior project too. Im might do something like this.
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looking good cant wait to see it finished
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We didn't have senior projects in HS... well... we did but it was a "here's your assigned country now write a book, bake some food, and set up a display table".... I would love to get to pick something to do...
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sweet dude! I just finished rebuilding a boat for my senior project..
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looks like a fun project but if was goin to all that trouble i would do some custom stuff like shave the door handls and tailgate handle
I did shave the emblems but money is tight being 18 with 2 tickets.. so over time i will get door poppers and shave it all. my next project is to do a mild build on a 2.3t and swap it in

Today i installed my miller lite beer tap shifter!
and the HID's came ao i thrw them in.. finishing up my custom roll pan and a few other things this week and im painting on saturday!
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One of my favorite vehicle colors, the Suburu blue pearl on STi's... That and the new dodge's have it... I love it... Gonna be sweet!
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So I finally got around to taking pictures out in front of my house since i havent been able to drive it :(

more will come when this darn pinion issue is solved..






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And for the record, my primer bumper and fog light valance came today! Just have to finish up the Roll pan and throw some paint on them. atill have exhaust tips to weld on as well!
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Looks Great! Love the color!
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So what color is that again? Looks like DWB to me!
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It's black with a blue flake and pearl.

Paint looks good dude, but I gotta say, I'm not a fan of the wheels.
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HA! me either, I NEED something bigger. i wither want chrome 18" cobra wheels or some black 20's
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That turned out great. Love the color!!
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ya man thats awesome. good job
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