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i call her the FIGHTING PANDA

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      bnizzel2000 New Member

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      yep thats her name its a 98 xlt that i got for 400 bucks that i been working on no for about 2 months

      so here is what i have done so far,
      first i did a complete led swap inside and outside all new leds love they way they look ( sorry no pics on these yet)

      the turn bulb in the headlight
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      second i built a box in the back for me to store my ar and some supplys
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      third i added a new radio its a pioneer avh 400 dvd double din i also added new kicker 6x8 in the all the doors and a 12 inch kicker sub to the back
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      forth i did the spray on bedliner to the hood and roof area and plastic dipped the rest of the body
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      and also took off the emblems the back still needs to be painted when i shave the wiper arm hole
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      filth i added a 40 inch led light bar on the roof and 2 4x4 led lights to the front bumper
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      sixth i did the cluster swap with a 2001 sport and love how this cam out
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      so whatca guys think?
       
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      Very cool!

      Nice mods! I really like the AR/storage box, do have any plans you can post?
       
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      yea i can post some stuff for you it will take me abit to get them for ya
       
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      Really looks good. Are those TuffLED 4x4s on the bumper? They look like a set I have on the rear roof as work lights, and holy crap are they bright! So I have been wondering how they do on the front as driving lights?
       
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      no they are Masione 5" Flood Beam led lights they are bright but not great for driving bc they arnt focused
       
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      Very nice. Would like to see the lights in action...especially the light bar.

      Looks great though.
       
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      how expensive was it to plastidip your whole rig like that?
       
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      Looks good, the rear storage is a great idea. Keep up the good work.:thumbsup:
       
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      thanks guys

      slaughterrt ill take a pic for you soon as i get my console put back in

      RED 97 it was about 40 dollars to do the whole thing wasnt to bad
       
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      Really loving the rear storage deck you built. functional and still lets you set stuff on top of it, reminds me of a smaller version of FR-425's custom storage deck he has in his 1st gen.
       
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      Paint the wheels and mirrors white so it looks like a panda!

      I'm interested in that LED light bar and the other LED lights in the front.
      What's the penetration like?
       
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      flash im going to get some pics of the lights up and running this weekend when i go to my buddys house
      the light bar is from amazon from the ledstore i love it so far its as bright as my buddys 40 inch rigid light bar and 1/10th the price
       
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      i also got all the coms up and running just waiting on my screw antenna to come in 2m/440 is up and running and s is the cb
       

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      What kind of headlights are in the panda?
       
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      here are a few pics from in the truck of everything up and running

      just the halos on the headlights
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      just the small 5 inch masionite lights that are on the bumper
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      just the 40 inch light bar up top
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      you can see how much glare you get from the garage door its stupid bright


      kinda a side front view of everything on
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      and you can barely see my com antennas in that pic lol
       
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      What I'm interested in is how far down the road you can see with them.
       
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      flash sorry it took so long to get you this info
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      that pole is about 100 yards way from my truck and i was facing down hill. the back of the lot is 257 yards away and i can hit the back well just fine to see the trees
       
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      Sorry to dredge up this old thread but do you have any photos that aren't on photobucket? I have
      an idea what she looks like but would love to see a photo...

      Jerry
       
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      Gotta love photobucket o_O
       
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      Someone mentioned a plugin/addin for browsers would defeat this problem. Not sure how that would work as the photobucket policy must be
      administered at their sever layer before the content is built and sent back down the wire... I tried this just to make sure I wasn't
      overlooking something. It didn't work, no surprise there...

      I'll just have to imagine a white EX like mine with smoked or blackened headlights. Panda-esque.

      Jerry
       
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      I have a website where I can host images but that's not going to solve the problem of images that are part of this thread which are lost to the wasteland that is now photobucket...
       
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