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Some paint work on my 98

I don't post too much, but I'm too giddy about the paint work being done to my truck to not post! Sorry about the crappy pictures...I forgot my camera and took them with my phone. I bought the truck last year. It had racing stripes. I hated these racing stripes. Here's how it looked.



I picked up a red tonneau cover. So essentially, my truck was red, white and blue with stripes. Coworkers started calling it "Captain America". Luckily, Patrick's (01_ranger_4x4) dad is an expert body guy and agreed to make the truck all one color. I picked up a Powerdome hood off craigslist for 70 bucks! I sanded the stripes off the tailgate and roof with the help of 320 grit on a DA. I decided at the last minute to color match the grille as well, so we ordered up a paintable grille. Here's where the truck stands as of yesterday. It'll be getting final paint/clear today and I should have it back Monday!














And I also picked up some 06 emblems!


I can't wait to get it back! Hope you guys like it!

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very nice!!
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sweet! you didnt tell me about the grill, thats gonna look bad ***! BTW, get back to work!
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sweet! you didnt tell me about the grill, thats gonna look bad ***! BTW, get back to work!
I'm a master at multi-tasking.

The grille was a last minute decision...but the chrome one wasn't doin it for me anymore. I like the monochromatic look. The chrome one will be up for sale later today.
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I'm a master at multi-tasking.

The grille was a last minute decision...but the chrome one wasn't doin it for me anymore. I like the monochromatic look. The chrome one will be up for sale later today.
are you going to be at the shop today? i may stop in after work to check out the progress.
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No...he said he'll just be painting, so there's not much I can do.
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hey steve i got a pic of the new hood all painted up with the stripes and everything on it. looks good!
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I.
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YOU.

ha. I saw your text after waking up from a way-too-long nap and had to stare at it for a minute to confirm that it wasn't the Powerdome hood. Dick.

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ha ha ha i kid, i kid. heres the real ones. still needs to be rubbed out but it turned out great!

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and just because, one of my F-150 because i thought it made this 3500 duraloose look small. lol
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shoulda told me steve and i would have brought my camera to work with me, now youre stuck with crappy cell pics. ha ha
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Even in crappy cell phone pics, you can still tell how much of a pro your dad is...they look great!

For the first time ever, I'm actually looking forward to a Monday. I'll give your dad a ring early in the day and if he thinks it'll be ready, Gregg said he could give me a ride over to pick it up. That means you'll get to drool over the Mustang again if he drives it.
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Even in crappy cell phone pics, you can still tell how much of a pro your dad is...they look great!

For the first time ever, I'm actually looking forward to a Monday. I'll give your dad a ring early in the day and if he thinks it'll be ready, Gregg said he could give me a ride over to pick it up. That means you'll get to drool over the Mustang again if he drives it.
sweet! maybe i can sucker him into trading vehicles for a day or two. would he mind driving my living room on wheels?
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Good luck with that...his Cherokee is pretty damn sweet
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Good luck with that...his Cherokee is pretty damn sweet
yeah but its no F-150! ha ha
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looks good. racing stripes just font do it for me either
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looks good. racing stripes just font do it for me either
I don't mind stripes if they're done well...but these were not. It looked like someone applied them with a roller and left a huge edge. 320 on a DA took care of them quickly though! Also, the color was too contrasting for my taste. No more of that!

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What happened? A few weeks ago we were gonna trade trucks. Now the trucks in the body shop getting the stripes removed.

Im gonna have a talk with Meredith about the stripes. Lets see what she says.
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What happened? A few weeks ago we were gonna trade trucks. Now the trucks in the body shop getting the stripes removed.

Im gonna have a talk with Meredith about the stripes. Lets see what she says.
ha ha !!
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Im gonna have a talk with Meredith about the stripes. Lets see what she says.
I think she'll be ok with it.
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And the finished product!

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Grille, hood, roof, tonneau and tailgate all painted! I'll take some pics with the real camera tomorrow...
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And the finished product!



Grille, hood, roof, tonneau and tailgate all painted! I'll take some pics with the real camera tomorrow...
beautiful!!
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