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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Restoration

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Old 07-19-2018, 11:21 PM
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I don't think dodge ever did the "360" or "5.9L" badges on anything..... but then, I don't look real closely at such things either.

What about painting it on?
I want it to be 3D I make vinyl stickers and thought about a sticker but I want it to be 3 dimensional. I found a company who will make any badge but they want $550 to make 2. I might go that route down the road.
 
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:35 PM
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Find someone with a 3D printer and then paint or put vinyl graphics over it. I like the badges you have. I'm torn between debadging and having cool ones that other people don't have. Looks a lot better painted underneath.
 
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Find someone with a 3D printer and then paint or put vinyl graphics over it. I like the badges you have. I'm torn between debadging and having cool ones that other people don't have. Looks a lot better painted underneath.
Thanks I appreciate the compliment! I wish I know someone with a 3D printer or I was good enough with computers to buy one myself. I thought about custom badges but they get expensive quick unless you order 300+
 
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badges?!

 
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Well pulled the whole interior to give it a nice deep cleaning and to get neediness for the new leather seat covers (replace the factory ones). And sprayed the floor with undercoating and put some heat and sound deadening material in.





 
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I would like to find a 360 badge to put there.
Chrysler did make "360" badges but not the "5.9". They where used on a variety of vehicles from back in the day.


 
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Chrysler did make "360" badges but not the "5.9". They where used on a variety of vehicles from back in the day.


You are correct but wouldn't look right with the other badges
 
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Could be fun to throw people off with them badges tho. ....Ram Duster with a four barrel that year?

I was checking out your floorboard pics and was wondering, is a lot of that rust starting from the inside and not all from the underside?
 
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Default More Pics and Review of Undercoatings

So far here is how the paint is going
Base Coat: Self Etching Primer
1st Coat: RustolRust Professional Undercoating (look below for a review)
2nd Coat: Stop Rust Paint
3rd Coat: 3M Professional (Bondo) Undercoating
4th Cost: Same as 3rd Coat
I'm only on the 2nd Coat and figured I'd post pics.



Here is the review of all the undercoating I could get my hands on. What I did was spray each one on a junk piece of metal, then it was dropped, rocks thrown at it, and tried to scratch it. I also used my paint depth gauge to see how thick it went on. All of this was done after 2 coatings of undercoating with self etching primer and allowing the undercoating to cure for 24hrs.
Rust-Oleum Regular & Professional Undercoating
Thickness: .5mm
Tests: when scratched it turns grey and failed the drop and rock test and flaked off and did not deaden any sound (it was advertised to only on the professional)
Pros: None
Cons: Everything
My opinion: Junk not worth the money
Price: $6.79
Dupli-Color Professional Undercoating
Thickness: 3.4mm
Test: Held up really well and when scratched did not change colors deadened some sound
Pros: Same price as Rust-Oleum but better, really durable
Cons: Stays tacky even when dry
My opinion: Good if you are on a budget
Price: $6.50
3M Regular and Professional Series
Thickness: 5.8mm
Test: Really good at everything. Really had to scratch and passed the rock and drop test
Pros: Durable, Strong, and bonds really well
Cons: price
My opinion: If you can swing the money get this
Price: 12.50
Honestly you can find this stuff cheap online, but this is my love stores at the cheapest I could find.
 

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