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Icon6 Stevens 01 Ranger Frame Swap And Paint

Well to condense many threads into one i began this year wishing to paint my truck..i got to the point of sanding it and started body work but shortly got ticked because the panels didn't line up worth a crap so i looked into getting my frame straightened and the first bid was 700 bucks because the entire frame rail was bent up 1 inch on the passenger side..also had random popping noises coming from the front end and wasn't ball joints and such so i looked into replacing the frame and which john (wvcat) hooked me up with a entire 98 rolling chassis as a trade for my 8.8 4.10 gear rear end and front differential complete.. so i drove 1600 miles to west Virginia from Georgia to pick it up..soon after i had he entire truck put together in like a week and has sat dormant for about 3 months due to lack of funds..well finally this week i got back on it and where it sits not is the bodywork is done and sanding is done and its ready for primer tomorrow(aug 2nd 2008)

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3-16-2008
Well The Time Has Finally Come! shes getting Paint! stripped her down and started the never ending job of sanding...

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3-17-2008

Only Thing Left is hand sanding the bodyline and smaller areas the air sander couldn't get to and also patching 3 areas on the truck with bondo
Remove the Bed and sand cab wall and bed edges
Remove Train-horns
Patch Bodywork
Spray rattle can primer on the bare metal areas
block sand
hand sand tag box, bodyline, V in the hood, cowl panel, around windshield

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3-18-2008

all the close up shots are spots that need bondo repair..
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4-9-2008

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8-1-2008

All body work is done...it will be primmed and painted saturday

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8-2-2008
got the truck primmed and then sanded with 400 then cleaned and wipped down and sprayed the paint...it looks great! finally the truck is all one color!
27 pics here total...click the thumbnail to make the picture bigger
THE COLOR IS REAL CLOSE TO THE STOCK TOREADOR RED...YOU CANT SEE THE FLAKE IN THE PICS BUT THERE IS ALOT..LOOKS REALLY GOOD IN PERSON..THE CAMERA DOSENT DO IT ANY JUSTICE




























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its about time lol just messin its looking good though
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man i was wondering about this truck like a month ago...since i havent seen any up dates....every thing is looking good....good luck on the body work and paint.
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Im really curious to see just how good its going to look.. you have been putting ALOT of time into it. I remember when you got that right after you bought and built that little garage for it :-) Not bad man.. not bad at all!!
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woooohoooo shes painted!!
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woooohoooo shes painted!!
And.. I am guessing yoru in the stages of uploading lots and lots of pictures?


I need to see this! :-D
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And.. I am guessing yoru in the stages of uploading lots and lots of pictures?


I need to see this! :-D
yes i have alot ..lolthey are uploading off the card now..check back in 10...i will update the first post
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WoW looking good Steven!!!!
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damn good work!
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Look Sick Man What Color Red It That
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nice man.

can you do mine next?
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nice man.

can you do mine next?
nope i wont do another...its worth it in the end but damn its alot of work..lol
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nope i wont do another...its worth it in the end but damn its alot of work..lol
haha, add a bunch of rust to the truck and then ask me why mine hasn't been painted.
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looks good man


did you get any dirt and stuff in the paint being painted in a dirt floor garage?



paint the jams? looks really good tho cant wait to see it on the chromies and put together
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looks good man


did you get any dirt and stuff in the paint being painted in a dirt floor garage?



paint the jams? looks really good tho cant wait to see it on the chromies and put together
no dirt got into the paint...we wet the floor so that nothing would get kicked up from walking...i examined the entire truck and couldnt find any trash in the paint..i was expecting a little but none got in it..jams were not painted because the colors were close..if i decide to paint it i will rattle can them
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rattle blah dont do that -- looks good tho

so i take it your going to lift it i saw the Wtb thread
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rattle blah dont do that -- looks good tho

so i take it your going to lift it i saw the Wtb thread
still undecided...i might just leave it where it is
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lift it, it'll look killer in the air
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looks awesome love the paint color

Did you spray the inside of the doors or just the outside of the truck
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looking good you sure work fast LIFT IT!! lol
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Awesome work. I love that color.
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I'll be the odd man out and say drop it. You swapped over to a two wheel drive frame. Why not?
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oh yea last thing now that its painted NEW AVATAR!!!
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