In order to keep things all in one place here I decided I would do one thread with all I am doing to my truck.
First a little background and reason for my sudden motivation. I bought Ole Blue the day she hit the lot, in fact my salesman called me when the transport truck pulled in and I said I will be there soon. It was the first 2005 this dealer got and no one else even got to look at it, thatīs how quick I bought it.
She is a 2005 Quad Cab SLT in Patriot blue with the 4.7L V8. I have been very happy with the truck and she has treated me well, but here lately I have been looking a new trucks and modern technology and I sort of got the fever for a new ride. The one thing holding me back is the fact that you canīt find a mid size truck with a V8, and I donīt need a full size, honestly, I donīt need a V8, but hey, its fun to drive.
Anyway, I have been motivated to make some upgrades and changes to Ole Blue, and have some ideas for the future and would like some feedback on some of my ideas.
The week I bought it I did a spray in bed liner, and as soon as parts were availble I got the vent visors. It didnīt come with tow package, so I had a hitch and wiring installed, all I pull is a 4x8 utility trailer with my bike and atv.
Recently added toolbox, I installed new seat covers, aftermarket radio with blue-tooth, back-up camera, usb input, dvd player. I did the gutter guard grille with a hint of plasti dip, and I experimented with some plasti dip on my radio bezel.
In the future I would like to experiment with making some bed stripes or some sort of markings on the bed with plasti-dip, maybe either dipping the bumpers to get rid of the chrome or getting them painted blue. I am really interested in adding a hood scoop(non-functional, just decoration), a led brake light bar for the tailgate, some led lights for daytime running lights. I would like to find a way to get some mirrors with turn signals in the mirror housing (my wifes 2015 rav4 has this and its a nice safety feature), and something that may never happen but I would like to get,is change the ignition to a push button start.
If anyone has any input, good or bad, or any other ideas feel free to speak up, I can take it.
And I konw, this thread is worthless without pics, so here we go. In the future, any changes I make I will add to this thread.
Ole blue and my other project.
Not a great pic, but plasti dip radio bezel
gutter guard with some plasti dip on cross bars and emblem
Seat covers getting installed.