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Old 02-09-2009, 01:36 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, 01:46 AM
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Before... (May 2006)

The accident... (August 2006)

Now (in the garage).
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:50 AM
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Before... (May 2006)

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Old 02-09-2009, 01:58 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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Old 02-09-2009, 02:25 AM
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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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Decided I've been lingering and bugging you guys long enough and i should put some pics up. They go from when i got it to how i drove it for the winter and a few pics of the new tires and rear axle. still need to get the front one but its in a garage that has not been shoveled all year soo it will be a little while. the bumper was straight when i put it on but pulling out a 3/4 ton dodge and the chain came off the frame and caught it

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Default Fender and Tailgate Paint Job

Fender Before

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I'm jealous of your bucket seats 95_318SLT!
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I'm jealous of your bucket seats 95_318SLT!
Thanks! I lucked out getting a truck with those! I could be wrong, but they don't seem very common. I wouldn't mind having that hurst shifter of yours!!! Did you put that in or did the truck already have it when you got it? (if you put it in, did you notice any difference in shifting speed, smoothness, etc?)

I'm glad you took off that bug shield and camper shell. It looks a lot better without!
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I just put the Hurst in a couple days ago. Shorter throws and a lot less slop. Only problem I had is that I bought it used, and in 2nd gen trucks the dash changed somewhere around 2001 so it needs a 1/4" spacer between the shift tower and tranny, since the spacer was RTV'd on I installed it with it, everything was fine till I went to the drag strip Saturday night and kept missing my 1-2 shift. It turns out the shift "Ball" was able to pop out of the "Cup" for the shift rails in the tranny when you push the stick over hard enough because of how the spacer lifts up the shifter, and since I was being pretty aggressive with my shifts (barking tires on my 2-3 shift ) it was popping out. So the next day I removed the spacer and it's fine now. It does transfer more noise into the cabin since it's not rubber isolated as well as the stock shifters are.
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Sweet! Even the stock shifter transfers a good amount of noise! I noticed a huge difference in noise when I went from the auto to the 5 speed. I'd love to get one of those shifters but I have so many other projects going on with that truck that it's gonna have to wait a long time.
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Before.. Bought it for $300
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Removing rusted cab
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Thats a good one! What else did you do beside remove rust and paint. Why was the dash torn apart? Or was it all to remove rust?
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Every body panel was replaced... i bought another cab and the guy gave me the bed... The original fenders and doors were all dented up, so I used the ones from my 90 dakota..The cabs were 2 different years, so I had ti use the original dash..
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well thought I should share mine.. first pics of the tear down, and body work.. then last is lift.

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out of shop , new rims.

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