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Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by X~FACTOR, August 30, 2008.

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    1. Blacksheep Josh

      Blacksheep Josh Slinky+Escalator=Fun

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      Yeah dude, most awesome.

      I wish my first generation hood had a little bit more curve to it, it's just slightly to square for a hood scoop IMO

      Do you do your own painting? How are you getting the front grille and the hood painted? Friend? Yourself? Shop? Free hookup?
       
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    3. X~FACTOR

      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      I have "a paint guy" that does an okay job for a good price. I really can't afford a top notch quality paint job so he will do just fine. :)

      I am planning to get the entire truck re-sprayed. The only thing left that does not need a new paint is the passenger side fender and 2 doors so I might as well. He quoted me $2500 for the same color or $3500 for a new color. I'm thinking I'd keep the same color and do flat black on the hood and bumper (same as the Boss F150) or do a color change to all flat black. I can't decide yet. Any suggestions? :)

      But then again, I've seen that thread where a member did his truck in his own garage and came out great. Its giving me ideas. Pocketing that $2500 is very tempting.
       
    4. X~FACTOR

      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      The rollpan is finally on. Got sick of going bumperless. :D
      I kept the OEM rear side valance to give it a little flair.
       

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      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      I'm actually scared to parallel park now. LOL
       
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      where did you get the roll pan?
       
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      Looks sick good work! :)
       
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      I'm interested to know as well. Looks really good. Where'd you get the hood scoop at also? Is it just one of those lund stick on ones?
       
    9. X~FACTOR

      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    10. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    11. X~FACTOR

      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      New calipers (painted black), caliper brackets, Hawk brake pads, and Powerslot rotors.
      I'm getting a welding machine this Tuesday. I'm gonna try my hands on welding... so help me, god. :D
       

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      Sweet looks good!! Can you tell much difference with the new rotors and pads VS the OEM ones?
       
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      Paint it!!!! o.o

      Ever run the idea of painting them red instead? I've always loved that look. [Or yellow.. or any sport color as long as the body is the same]

      Either way, looks good.
       
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      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      If there was a difference in stopping power between OEM and Powerslot/Hawk pads, its not much... but it sures looks good though. :D Custom paint will come in time. Funds are low right now specially that Christmas is just around the corner. Real life sucks, eh? :(
       
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      Yeah.... I have so much I want to do. Arg..
       
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      how did you get those holes in your hood cut so straight and even????? :eek: they look amazing!!

      .....binging this back from the dead
       
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      what did you do when you took out the cv's and transfer case? I thought the 4x4s need the cvs in...
       
    18. X~FACTOR

      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      After a year of contemplating, I finally decided to try the Roll-On paint. I can't say I'm fully happy with the result but for less than $100 the truck is 1000 times better than what it was before. :thumbsup:
       

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      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      The result: :)
       

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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Looks good, Ray. You should get some close up shots so we can really critique your work. :D
       
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      now thats what you call blacked out...
       
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      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      Haha. I looks really good 6+ feet away. :p: Roll-on paint jobs are reserved to beater cars only. ;)
       
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      chances you could do me a hood like that :D thats awesome love the fenders too.
       
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      hey...i was wondering how you did the drop on this...i know you can do blocks in the rear...but i dont know how to do the front (its for a 99 AWD mountaineer) any ideas?
       
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      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      I have added 14 guage aluminum sheets to the roll pan to help 'cushion' it when parallel parking in NYC. The pictures were taken before they were painted black.
       

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      X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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      Thanks! Come visit me in NY! :D
       

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