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Old 07-19-2009
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Out of sheer boredom Friday night, I decided to try out this stuff I've had sitting in the garage for quite some time.

Honestly, I don't really remember where I bought it from now (Jusnes or Stuffforyourranger or someplace like that). Anyway, like I said it's probably been in my garage for over a year now. It was an impulse buy, but now that I have much more open wheels, I figured it would help clean the look up a bit.



Wheels removed, truck up on jack stands.



Picture of the old caliper after I had sprayed it down with the brake cleaner that came with the kit and lightly sanded it down with some 60 grit.



It was at this time that my girlfriend showed up, so she took over picture duty. Me painting the passenger side drum.







Fully painted



Caliper painted. I went somewhat half-*** on the front calipers because it was getting late and it was a big pain painting with the caliper still attached. Either way I just wanted to get what was visible from the outside.



At this point, I had to let it sit over night. The instructions actually say you only need to leave the wheels off for 4 hours, but you can't drive anywhere for 24 hours. I just left the truck up on jacks for until Sunday morning.

Picture behind the rear passenger side wheel. All dry and purdy and yes I know I really need to clean my wheels/truck.



Before I re-installed the fronts, I put in my new Hawk Brake Pads that I've had for awhile. My old ones were squeaking major despite the fact they were in good shape, so I just figured, what the hell.

The red stuff is some anti-noise goop that came with the Brake Pads. Said to apply it to anywhere the Pad comes in contact with the Piston or Caliper. We'll see how it works.





Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I know I could have just simply rattle-canned them and saved myself quite a bit of time, but like I said I had the stuff so I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm hoping it will be able to hold up to the winters a bit more.
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Nice! That cleans things up a bit.
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cut you hair! holy **** lol. looks nice!
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cut you hair! holy **** lol. looks nice!
Haha... yeah... the mop is getting pretty ridiculous.
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Old 07-23-2009
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Love the build. Finally a month after it was posted, i'm finally introduced to those 1piece black heads from a real person not a ebay seller. lol.

Keep up the good work.

When's it going in for hole filling, handle shaving, emblem shaving, and a paint job?
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Love the build. Finally a month after it was posted, i'm finally introduced to those 1piece black heads from a real person not a ebay seller. lol.

Keep up the good work.

When's it going in for hole filling, handle shaving, emblem shaving, and a paint job?
Basically whenever I can find time.

I was going to take a week off of work in August and just finish it all up... but the woman convinced me to go on a vacation instead. So not sure at this point.

Maybe before Christmas. Haha...
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Ok guys... so I've been thinking more and more about 4-linking this truck and I'm curious if anyone has done anything similar to this. I'm not talking a big triagulated setup like Beards.. basically, I want to run a Parallel setup with a Panhard and QA1 Coilovers.

It doesn't seem horribly hard either, but to me, it seems like I have to be missing something.

Total Price: $935 and some change for bolts, unforeseen mounts, etc.

I mean is this really all I need to get this rear linked up with a great suspension? What am I missing?

I mean I knew Parallel link setups were a little bit easier because usually it's on a road car, so the setup is more in the shocks then 4-link, but this seems too easy.

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It's really not that hard.
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Old 08-03-2009
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Washed and waxed the truck this past weekend. Currently only 2 photos... more to come. Nothing great... but it's the first time I've washed it since the new wheels.



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slick! now update the red truck! oh and the 4link would be balln
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slick! now update the red truck! oh and the 4link would be balln
Should have something for that truck this weekend. At least a 44 Diff put together.... maybe even a Bender moving under it's own electrical power. We'll see though.
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Dude those headlights look badass on your truck! I wasn't a fan of them at first but they look amazing on yours
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Should have something for that truck this weekend. At least a 44 Diff put together.... maybe even a Bender moving under it's own electrical power. We'll see though.
awesome, I'll have to stop by and see it in action sometime
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Old 08-04-2009
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Dude those headlights look badass on your truck! I wasn't a fan of them at first but they look amazing on yours
Appreciate it. I still have to figure out a way to close that gap a bit. I'm actually think when I fill in the bullet holes, I may try and find a way to "extend" the hood. All depends on if I can do it cleanly. If not, I'll just fill it with some plastic or weatherstripping.

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awesome, I'll have to stop by and see it in action sometime
Yeah... right now the actual bender is at my place in Minneapolis, and the stand and motor are back in WI. I have everything assembled as far as the hydraulics go, but I need to actually do the electrical wiring now, and the little diagram they give with the motor sucks. So not sure how I'm going to pull this one off. We'll see though.
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those light look good man!
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Old 08-05-2009
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truck looks real good man.

Question on painting the calipers, i painted my brothers drums on his ZX3 with black caliper spray paint, and I only waited an hour before putting the wheels back on, Then I drove it 2 hours later, it was dry to the touch when i put them back on. Will I have a problem with the paint flaking since I didn't let the paint set for 24hrs? :/ end hack
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truck looks real good man.

Question on painting the calipers, i painted my brothers drums on his ZX3 with black caliper spray paint, and I only waited an hour before putting the wheels back on, Then I drove it 2 hours later, it was dry to the touch when i put them back on. Will I have a problem with the paint flaking since I didn't let the paint set for 24hrs? :/ end hack
No idea really. I doubt it as Spray Paint usually tries much faster. The stuff I used was somewhat wierd in that I actually put something into the paint called "Hardening Agent". So I'm guessing that's why it was supposed to sit so long (needed time to harden whatever the hell that means. ).

Who knows. If the can didn't say anything about waiting more time, I wouldn't worry about it. I would think the wait time would more be for getting paint from the calipers onto the wheels (not fully dry) not flaking issues.
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No idea really. I doubt it as Spray Paint usually tries much faster. The stuff I used was somewhat wierd in that I actually put something into the paint called "Hardening Agent". So I'm guessing that's why it was supposed to sit so long (needed time to harden whatever the hell that means. ).

Who knows. If the can didn't say anything about waiting more time, I wouldn't worry about it. I would think the wait time would more be for getting paint from the calipers onto the wheels (not fully dry) not flaking issues.

the spraypaint will be more apt to peeling/flaking/chipping simply because it wont harden as much as 2 part paint does. if i remember correctly aerosols dry by air, where 2 part paints dry from a chemical reaction to eachother.


sort of like elmers glue vs 5 minute epoxy.
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x2 what he said.
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the spraypaint will be more apt to peeling/flaking/chipping simply because it wont harden as much as 2 part paint does. if i remember correctly aerosols dry by air, where 2 part paints dry from a chemical reaction to eachother.


sort of like elmers glue vs 5 minute epoxy.
Thanks for that. Makes sense.
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you could try this method
Street Source -

idk if you have a street source login, but basically they used mouldable plastic to make "eyelids"......now inistead of making eyelids, you could just use this method to fill in that hood to headlight gap you have.

if you dont have a login, pm me and ill let you borrow mine...its a kinda clever idea
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Old 08-07-2009
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you could try this method
Street Source -

idk if you have a street source login, but basically they used mouldable plastic to make "eyelids"......now inistead of making eyelids, you could just use this method to fill in that hood to headlight gap you have.

if you dont have a login, pm me and ill let you borrow mine...its a kinda clever idea
That's awesome. I'll definitely be checking that stuff out. There'd be a ton of uses for something like that. Thanks for the link. Granted I can't find that "Repartout" stuff anywhere.... :(
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That's awesome. I'll definitely be checking that stuff out. There'd be a ton of uses for something like that. Thanks for the link. Granted I can't find that "Repartout" stuff anywhere.... :(
not a problem. the instant i saw this and your problem....i knew it'd be a fix.

but im guessin like maybe home depot or lowes? i know my auto shop teacher got some plastic crap like this off of either summit or possibly harbor frieght, but idk..
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Matt - Can we get a night time shot of the projection beam pattern on your truck? Curious to see what it looks like coming out of it.. and it runs H1 bulbs right, or H3's?


Always curious about these lights.. and really wanting ot get into a good projection setup if my current plans dont work out too well
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not a problem. the instant i saw this and your problem....i knew it'd be a fix.

but im guessin like maybe home depot or lowes? i know my auto shop teacher got some plastic crap like this off of either summit or possibly harbor frieght, but idk..
Yeah. I'll check out some places and see what I can find.

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Matt - Can we get a night time shot of the projection beam pattern on your truck? Curious to see what it looks like coming out of it.. and it runs H1 bulbs right, or H3's?

Always curious about these lights.. and really wanting ot get into a good projection setup if my current plans dont work out too well
Sure. Not totally sure what you're looking for, but I'll snap some pictures maybe tonight or tomorrow.

In all honesty though, the lights seems almost identical to standard headlights with the exception of the halos, IMO. But not really sure what I'm looking for.
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