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Old 11-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #101
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I got them from tire discounters. They ordered them in but it only took a couple of days.
I wouldn't think they would have discontinued that size already but who knows.
I just checked them again and they are 285/40/18 so I am not sure why you cannot located them.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #102
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Thank you, i believed you when you listed them as 285/40/18 but i can't seem to find them anywhere maybe i'm not looking hard enough lol. The thing that i don't understand is that they don't list that size on their website maybe they discontinued it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:23 PM   #103
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Thank you, i believed you when you listed them as 285/40/18 but i can't seem to find them anywhere maybe i'm not looking hard enough lol. The thing that i don't understand is that they don't list that size on their website maybe they discontinued it.
That's what I am thinking they must have discontinued that size. Sucks for me in the future! I had to take the pic to reassure myself that is what I have because I couldn't find them on their site either.

Maybe someone will chime in on this and give us some insight.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:44 PM   #104
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Ok, I have some updates for you guys and gals.

I received my smoothie bumper from Top Banana and installed it this morning. I really like the look of it but had some issues with fitment and I am not sure if it the bumper or me.

It looks great but the driver side hangs out about an 1" or more than the passenger side. I have loosed every bolt and pulled and pushed but cannot get it pulled over anymore. I am thinking that I may have to bow the bumper a bit but then the mounts would need to be moved.

I installed my battery box in the bed (no pics yet) and the truck will be shipped to my buddy's house after the 1st of the year to get wired.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:51 PM   #105
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sweet!!!! can't beat them, look super clean, easy install, looks great
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:16 PM   #106
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sweet!!!! can't beat them, look super clean, easy install, looks great
Yes they are easy to install and look great. I just wish I knew why I cannot center it better.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:19 PM   #107
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i know you have probably checked this but is the front end centered ??
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:20 PM   #108
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by front end i mean the sheet metal and cab
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #109
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by front end i mean the sheet metal and cab
How's it going 67cheby.

I thought about that also. I am going to double check but everything lines up great except the bumper. What is the best way to check for square. I have measure the cab to the frame on both sides at the front and at the rear and the measurements are right on.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:45 PM   #110
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Looks good! Sure hope you can get the fitment taken care of.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:55 PM   #111
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Looks good! Sure hope you can get the fitment taken care of.
I hope so too. I guess I am going to loosen up everything and see if I can close the gap with out causing issues at the bed line. Right now everything lines up very well.

Thanks for the kind words Alvin.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #112
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Lookin Good!
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #113
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i think i would measure under the cab from the frame to the rocker backing panels, and maybe even use a square off of the frame to make sure it is setting on the frame square and even from on side to the other. That might be as clear as mud , hopefuly i explained it right
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:44 PM   #114
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the bumper looks AWESOME by the way
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:12 PM   #115
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Great looking bumper ...That flat black still looks great!
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:44 PM   #116
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i think i would measure under the cab from the frame to the rocker backing panels, and maybe even use a square off of the frame to make sure it is setting on the frame square and even from on side to the other. That might be as clear as mud , hopefuly i explained it right
Yea you explained it correct. That's how I installed it but who knows I could have had to many adult beverages that day.

Anyways I am going to double check this weekend and see what I need to do. It just the thought of having to take everything loose again that has me filling a little sick to my stomach but it shouldn't take long at all if that is what's wrong.
Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:52 PM   #117
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Great looking bumper ...That flat black still looks great!
Thanks a bunch guys! I want to get this thing going under it's own power so badly I can taste it, but patience will make a nicer truck in the end.
I just want to get it mobile and moving under it's own power, it would help me over come this massive urge to get it completed yesterday.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:52 PM   #118
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if you just back off the cab bolts and rad core sup bolts a little you should be able to shift the cab, without doing anything else, if that is the problem !
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if you just back off the cab bolts and rad core sup bolts a little you should be able to shift the cab, without doing anything else, if that is the problem !
I really hope so. I think you should take a road trip to Ohio and lay some of those metal skills on to my truck! I could use a set of wheel wells like yours.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #120
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what if i just made some fiberglass ones like it ?? i am talking about having some moulds made to make fiberglass ones but there is a little firewall mod, and i dont know if the firewall mod would scare off most people ?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:07 PM   #121
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what if i just made some fiberglass ones like it ?? i am talking about having some moulds made to make fiberglass ones but there is a little firewall mod, and i dont know if the firewall mod would scare off most people ?
Doesn't scare me but I would want to do it before I finish paint. I am thinking about taking it to a sheet metal shop and let them fabricate something for me. I would like it to be removable also, but that's next years budget
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:28 PM   #122
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Well I am happy to report I have everything lined up well with the bumper. I loosened up all of the cab bolts and core support bolts and was able to bump everything over a bit to line up with the bumper.

Also trying to heat up the garage so I can get my sound proofing material down. Looks like next weekend it will be shipped off to get wired .

The goal is to have it drivable by this spring so hopefully everything goes as planned. I will post more pics when I can.
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well congratulations !!! im glad it worked out , someday i will get one of those bumpers also, looks great on your truck
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:48 PM   #124
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well congratulations !!! im glad it worked out , someday i will get one of those bumpers also, looks great on your truck
Thank you! I recommend them, they are very nice and the installation was very easy.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:16 PM   #125
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Very nice!!! keep up the hard work, keep on truckin''
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