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Old 10-30-2013, 05:00 PM
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Here are picture of my truck after I put the lift on and the 37 inch tires. At this point I was still stock on the axle and running 4.56 gears

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During the middle of the axle swap, renamed the truck "The Beast" and it needed to sport some new colors. So I gathered the supplies necessary and started the process

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After I got the base coat done, then I used stencils and started the layering process

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Alternating patterns

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And it finally started taking shape

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Then after the axle swap was finished and the new fender flairs on this is the final result

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The birth of the "Camo Beast"
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:06 PM
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Very unique! I like it man!
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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Certifiably badass.

Though you should have taken your door badges off. lol
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:55 PM
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:01 PM
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Its not something I would ever do to my truck, but damn I like it a lot. Good work!
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:04 PM
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Ditto what red said. I think you should find some 3500 badges!!

Well done and that takes some great time with the painting.

You really should have posted in this thread though: http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...lowed-136.html
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:26 PM
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Where did you get your flares from, and did they require cutting the fenders?

Sharp Truck. I am suitably jealous.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. I found the best price for the flairs on amazon and with Prime they were free shipping in two days. Yes, I had to cut them. they hung down too low for the 37's to clear. 35's would have been no problem. I picked up a plastic welding rig from harbor freight and plan to get some black plastic plates and seal the bottoms where I did the cutting. One thing I also did as part of the install was put some rivnuts in the truck so not all the fake screws were fake.

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Every hole that does not have a fake screw in it, I marked to install a 1/4-20 Rivnut.

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The fender flairs are on very solid. I have had the same kind on my 04Diesel and I hadn't like the way they flapped, just kinda lose. I plan on going back and doing the same to it. Just having too much fun with the Camo Beast now
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:57 PM
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You Can see here how much I had to cut off

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:17 PM
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Great looking rig and love the Camo paint job. You did a good job on it. What paint did you use? Is it all rattle can or?
Like your write-up on the 1 ton axle swap too. You're making your truck into one tuff beast.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:29 AM
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Looks awesome man! I would love to put 37s on my truck like you did yours, but I'll just stick to some 35s when I get the cash.

Love the camo job on er!
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It was all rattle cans wildman. Rust Oleum camo paints, they had 6 colors and I picked up a few others that were satin, just to get the variety. The first camo job had some primers in it and they faded real bad. When I did it the first time, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it and feel it was a mistake. It has always atracted attention from young and old and even women. The new camo job has been no different.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:10 PM
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Man that looks awesome!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:26 PM
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Looks badass! 2 thumbs up, especially on the rivnut mounting idea. Imho, just cut the bottoms of the flares parallel to the ground and leave them. It'll look fine and any moisture that get behind them has an out.
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Thanks guys! Thats a good idea Jimythefan, I think I will chopped them off parallel. There is fastener on each side of the back that I was trying to keep on there, but with the rivnuts, I suppose I have plenty of fastening strength
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