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Old 02-09-2009, 02:36 AM
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So I've had the truck for just over a year now, and I thought I'd post up a before and after just for fun...

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(All body/paint work and mechanical work has been done by me except the ball joints back when I first got the truck.)


Lets see if we can get some more before and afters going...

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Old 02-09-2009, 02:46 AM
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Before... (May 2006)

The accident... (August 2006)

Now (in the garage).
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Before... (May 2006)

The accident... (August 2006)

Now (in the garage).
What are you working on right now?
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:58 AM
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I don't have a before when I first bought it, years ago.. just imagine a White '95 CC with blue pinstripping and a matching camper cap.


First one is my silly H.S days. Second one is when I thought I wanted to go all white. Third one is the present A12 wannabe look.











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GREAT IDEA!

Here is before and after. One is of my truck stock, exept k&n air filter and custom pain job, and can't forget it was 2wd!

And after with tons of mods. 4wd and 5.9 swap, tons of performance and heavy duty parts.



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and custom paint job
What did the paint look like before?

... and wow, that truck isn't even recognizable from back when it was a 2wd.
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Nice. I have the same color paint as Crazy and it is starting to chip off, flake off. Was this your first paint job you ever did yourself? Looks nice. I would like to repaint my truck sometime after I do some minor rust repair. Did you have any body work that you did before the new paint?
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Nice. I have the same color paint as Crazy and it is starting to chip off, flake off. Was this your first paint job you ever did yourself? Looks nice. I would like to repaint my truck sometime after I do some minor rust repair. Did you have any body work that you did before the new paint?
It was not the first paint job I've done... I worked for 3 years in a body shop, and altough I was not the painter at the shop I got a good amount of painting experience. And yes to the body work... there was not a straight panel on my truck when I got it stripped down to the bare metal (it was owned previously by a contractor that beat it up pretty good). I probably used about 1.5 gallons of body filler and it still isn't perfect, I really should have replaced some of the panels .
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LOL! Yea! I can't believe it is still the same truck. Its been 7yrs since I got it. It was my dads truck first. I bought him a bronco (which is gone now he has a 04 z71), and he gave me his truck. He got it painted when he had it. so its been 10yrs or so since the paint job. It was a deep blue. Now its a teal or turquoise color. The paint is chipping now.

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I got bord and thought I would throw down some more pics. I know its not dodge (Well one is) But It's a good before and after. Keep posting up some more pics, lets keep this one going.

Here is my 1950 Desoto Custom

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Here is my 1977 Yamaha XS650

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