Resurecting my truck

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Resurecting my truck

Post by twomanymontes » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:55 pm

It's finally done!!! Well, for now anyways. The cap is back on and the bug deflector arrived and was installed today.

Considering it took 5 months in the driveway, the way it was painted and took less than $1600, it came out really nice!
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Makes huge differance than what it looked like a few years ago. 18 years and 113K miles of abuse, it deserved a makeover.

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Almost wish I had taken pics along the way, but decided it wasn't that important.

Next year's plans, some gauges, larger tires and possibly some rock and brush bars.
And maybe get the seat recovered.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by mustang » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:17 pm

Hey looks really good is he doing side projects yet?

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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks, He did a great job. But as far as side jobs, he has a few projects to finish up before he takes on any more. Plus we need to buy a new compressor, ours blew up in the priming stage of the truck, LOL!
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Post by mustang » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:18 pm

Thats sucks I still have the little air compressor at ruie I'm selling it for 50.00 if you are interested.

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Post by battmann » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:33 pm

did you use the same rims and just paint them? they look good not being so dark.

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Post by twomanymontes » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:47 pm

Mike, Were going to pick up a larger compressor this Spring. Probably like a 80 gal, 2 stage. With me and him doing side jobs and him needing constant air pressure, it just makes more sense.

Clint, the Sumemr rims are silver and the winter rims are rusted painted black ones. The winter rims are driving me nuts right now, I keep finding little rust specs everytime I wash the truck. It comes right off so I know it's just rust dust off the rims. I'm going to try to get new rims for the Summer with some new more aggressive tires this year, and then my current Summer rims and tires will be used in the winter. We'll see what happens.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by 95gts » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:25 pm

good job, looks good!

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Post by twomanymontes » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:52 pm

Thanks Joe. I'm quite happy with it. The winter was a little harder than I thought on it. You can see spots where rust has made it's return. Now that the nice weather is upon us, I will have to do some touch up work and Matt wants to hit it with the buffer again. Plus I still have the 4X4 decals and the new style Sierra badges to go on. Still need to get some new tires, but dropped that cash ona 2011 Jeep Liberty for Diana, so its back to square one again!
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Post by twomanymontes » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:47 pm

Spent some time this weekend finishing up the compass/temp rear view mod. Had it all wired a month ago, but had a bad sensor that I finally grabbed last weekend. Works great now, so I cleaned the interior. LOL!

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Post by petegee77 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:02 pm

You and Matt did a nice job on the truck Dave. Looks great.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks Pete. And it still isn't done yet. I have to get some new tires for the rims I bought. Plus there is a light bar and step bars I want. Oh and I still need to clean up under the hood and install the storage box and the spare tire mount.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by battmann » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:05 pm

That truck has come a long way in not a lot of time.
What year is that thing?

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Post by twomanymontes » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:44 pm

It's a 94, I bought it in 98. Funny thing is I kept that truck looking great until Matt took it over for high school and college. When I got it back it was a mess. SO Matt had to do the repairs. Now I can keep ahead of it again.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:09 pm

Forgot, I never posted pis of the new rims.
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They came off a 2004 Chevy truck. The chrome is like new, just a little surface rust on the backside. That can be fixed with a little sand paper and black paint.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by battmann » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:15 pm

Those should look sweet. When they going on?

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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by petegee77 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:48 am

New rims are REAL nice Dave. Should really add to the truck.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by twomanymontes » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:08 pm

they will go on as soon as I get the $890. for new tires! Going to go with a set of aggressive mud tires a few sizes large than whats on there now
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Post by petegee77 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:16 pm

twomanymontes wrote:they will go on as soon as I get the $890. for new tires! Going to go with a set of aggressive mud tires a few sizes large than whats on there now
I hear ya, with raising oil prices tire prices are thru the roof.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by twomanymontes » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:00 am

Ok, time to do some updating on this thread

Found time to do some more work on the Truck this week.
Last Sunday, picked up a transfer case skid plate at the junkyard for $5. Cleaned it up and bolted it on.
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My wife Diana bought me a set of tube steps for my Birthday. Had to get universal ones that mounted to the frame, did not want to take the chance of body bolts breaking. A little bit of cutting and drilling, but they fit nicely tucked up above the frame and closer to the body.
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And I bought a light bar from Off Road Warehouse. It finally arrived today! Took a whole 20 minutes to install. Now I just need some lights to mount on it.
The plain old front end.
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The light bar
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The new look!
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And it doesn't stick out too far or sits too high.
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I have a few cheap lights I will mount Sunday, but as soon as I can, I'm ordering a set of Summit Racing 8" round lights.
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Re: Resurecting my truck

Post by twomanymontes » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:02 am

And the Lord said "let there be light!!!!"

Managed to get the fog lights wired up today. It was raining when I finished so I didn't get any pics. but I'm happy. I hate things that don't work on the truck. Except the AC, never used it anyways.


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