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Did some much needed re-painting...

Title says it all :)

I bedlined my grill, valence, flares, and hitch...again! After about a year or so it has become faded, from all the pressure cleaning and such.

I also had a fair amount of wax on the flares.

Anyone have any input as to any exterior mods? I had the two lights on the front, but dislike the way it looks, I used them 2x and they barely helped, btw. HID's are bright enough for me...

I want to do 06 tails and tailgate setup, maybe window deflectors...

















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Looks great! You should pull the amber corners apart and paint the back black.
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Looks good. Looks better and higher in person tho.
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Lookin good Ricky.
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[QUOTE=Roach2004;1024570]Looks great! You should pull the amber corners apart and paint the back black.[/Q

seems like a required mod with the headlights.
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Thanks guys!

I am not going to do anything with the corners, I was thinking modded 06 corners :)
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Line-x the rocker panels now! Flares look good.

Hey, how did you get the hitch on the front? Is it welded to the frame?
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Line-x the rocker panels now! Flares look good.

Hey, how did you get the hitch on the front? Is it welded to the frame?
I want to line-x it all. The valence, flares, grill, bug guard, bumpers, and lower rocker...that would be expensive!!!
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just curious what kind of bed liner did you use for the lower valance? you said you re did it because it faded, did it chip at at all, or did it hold up pretty good? I have tried painting mine a few times, and it just does not want to stay on, especially with high pressure washers. I am about ready to buy an edge valance and have it painted and be done with it.
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just curious what kind of bed liner did you use for the lower valance? you said you re did it because it faded, did it chip at at all, or did it hold up pretty good? I have tried painting mine a few times, and it just does not want to stay on, especially with high pressure washers. I am about ready to buy an edge valance and have it painted and be done with it.
I used duplicolor bedliner spray. It worked great, it did not chip on the valence, flares, or anything I put it on. It did wear away, but not chip. It did get very faded, and don't even get wax near it...stays on there.






Sorry, I didn't answer the hitch question before, it's just a draw tite front hitch, I did weld it becuase I only used 2 bolts...it is supposed to be held in with 4. I could easily grind the welds though, it's more or less just tacked in.
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Rick u're truck looks great man i'm digging it! Wanna ship me your 35's asap!
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lookin sharp
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Rick u're truck looks great man i'm digging it! Wanna ship me your 35's asap!
for the right price, yes :)
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So lets see it might be 100 bucks 2 ship em so what do u say 100 shipped haha
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That looks really nice man. I like it.
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Scott, worth a shot, haha.

Thanks everyone, I'm still looking for some odds and ends though.
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Nice work, i think your truck would look the sex with black wheels.
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I want either the procomp black alloy's, or rockcrawlers...I'm undecided. but thats my next "big" mod...and 6" superlift springs.
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Looks really good. I like the bedliner on the valance idea. Could revive me beat up one!
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Is that an extra black billet i see sitting there? you sell? yes? Tell me about your front hitch w/ the 3" bodylift....is that just the hidden hitch one?




Here's what i suggest.....

DITCH THE BUG GARD!
Talk to Scotty about the 06 tailgate restyle...he'll hook ya up!
Get 06+ corners and join the black 06+ corner movement!!

Tell me about your hitch!!
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it looks good. what about if u put a rack on top of the bed cap?? i like that look
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fudge...nevermind on the billet. just realized.
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Yea, just a hidden hitch.

I want to do all the 06+ stuff soon, but I want 6" springs and wheels first...
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Thanks Ricky.....ok...i'm ordering that thing up here this week!
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Thanks Ricky.....ok...i'm ordering that thing up here this week!
Yea, I love it!

Make sure you get the regular one, that goes between the valence, not the reese one that goes below the valence.

I had to weld mine...I could only get two bolts in, I didn't want to drill at that time, and I wouldn't be able to get the bolt in any way. Either way, it's strong as can be!
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