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Old 03-18-2015, 12:43 PM
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We started this project off as servicing the top end; doing the intake manifold upgrades and modifications.. Double roller timing chain/sprocket upgrade; new seals all the way around the engine.. Engine mounts.. Front axle service, vent mod for deep water (prevent water getting in the front diff), bumper cover swapped and mod.. Replaced the front half axel ball joints, alignment, new window seals, new 3rd brake light on its way... upgraded exacust system (Magnapak's for the flowmaster) Pioneer radio upgrade, new headliner (Black but looks like a deep char/black color, complete cleaning inside carpet removed; rust prevention and paint on the floors. new carpet installed panels detail cleaned with new clips. Soft 8 Rims 15x10.5 with BFG Mud terrain 32" tires. Finally a performance tune. Only thing left is the paint job.
Various other tons of stuff done also leading up to this point but for this post the following photos's are included.

Before:

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Before/After:

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After:

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Inside:

Before:

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After:

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After the lift:


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Update:


So I swapped out for a new tool box; added step bars very sharp looking...


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Then i swapped out the Ham/CB antanna for a Browning wip on the tool box


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I am finally in love with my truck again just need to do some brake work still I have not gotten around to resolving.
 
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:17 PM
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February of this year:
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This past weekend:
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-A ton of paint and body work to repair rust.
-New OEM style bumper to replace rotted out unit.
-New tonneau cover to replace 10 year old ripped unit.
-coil over shocks in the back to add 3/4"
-torsion crank in the front to add 3/4"
-new shocks up front
-New 265/75r16 all terrains.
-Plasti dipped wheels and grille.

Also a new upper ball joint and sway bar bushings that needed replaced. Replaced spare tire winch that had been cut because of rust.

So far I'm in it about $1200.
 
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:05 AM
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My before and after of my first attempt with a second gen. Clearly the after was not fun to see.
April 2015



May 2015





I never even got to license it before it was attacked by a teenager on a cell phone, however I have found another second gen to start over with, wish me luck!
 
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by dubble0c View Post
My before and after of my first attempt with a second gen. Clearly the after was not fun to see.
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That's not good! Could of been fixed tho lol

I fixed my ram after insurance totaled it
 
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:24 PM
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Heres my 2000 dakota that Ive been working on for the last 8 months. 3 inch body lift, 2 inch rear blocks and 2 inch "torsion bar"lift with 33x12.5x15's on the stock rims with 1 and 1/4 inch wheel spacers......which still rub just a bit sometimes. Built a new rear bumper and a back rack.....which now has a 42 inch light bar on top....next is some body work and paint once winter is over.










 
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I realize this is an old post , but Chuck if you're out there ....
what can you tell us about those seats?
 
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:32 PM
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So this weekend I painted my truck using raptor liner. It took three long days to strip down, fix rusted panels, prep, spray and rebuild. I've had the truck for about ten months now and I've personally resealed the motor and transmission, tune up and added a k&n filter on the already installed aftermarket intake tube. It also already had headers and exhaust. raised it 2.5" , new tires, front end bushings, ball joints, and shocks. I plan on doing another 2" body lift and putting my 33" on it. I'm in the process of building a 4bt motor for it. So like I said it's a work in progress but it has a great home.

 
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by l-loren4 View Post
So this weekend I painted my truck using raptor liner. It took three long days to strip down, fix rusted panels, prep, spray and rebuild. I've had the truck for about ten months now and I've personally resealed the motor and transmission, tune up and added a k&n filter on the already installed aftermarket intake tube. It also already had headers and exhaust. raised it 2.5" , new tires, front end bushings, ball joints, and shocks. I plan on doing another 2" body lift and putting my 33" on it. I'm in the process of building a 4bt motor for it. So like I said it's a work in progress but it has a great home.

That turned out pretty nice.
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:55 PM
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New LED's for the dying OEM ones.
I am trying to find a picture of before, but it was in BAD shape. Rocker panels and wheel wells all rotted out, headliner fall apart, rusty bumpers, leaking windshield gasket, the list goes on and on. Here she is with all rush cut out and new steel. New bumpers, headlights, condenser, etc. To protect it from the Northeast elements I went ahead and Rhino lined the rockers, flares and grill. A few more things to do (replace ball joints and shock) and she be all set.
 

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