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Old 07-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #51
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How about free mods... like ripping and tearing all the BS $50 mods off that the PO did.
You should see the huge ball of wire I have thrown in the bed of my 74. And numerous brackets, wood and plumbers tape. All found under the dash.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #52
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$2 - Original 1980 Presidential Campaign Bumper Sticker for what was my truck's first election cycle...
Free - "Cisco" flat magnet cut to fit the bumper sticker and make it removable
Goes great with the vintage Texas license plates w/ 78 Registration sticker. Get tons of compliments on it. Draws historical parallels without being obnoxiously political. All in all, a great mod.


That's awesome! Makes me wanna find a perrot sticker for my '90!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #53
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Peel & Seal for less than 50 bucks you can add some sound deadening to your vehicle. has do be one of the best mods ive done to both my trucks
More info on this, is it like sheets of insulation? i want to paint my floor board but i need to get rid of the factory padding because it just holds in water...
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #54
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its like dynamat...

comes in big rolls from rona or home depot w/e used for sealing roofs n crap
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #55
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Nice keep it coming guys
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:06 AM   #56
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Re: Your Favorite Budget MODs ($50)

3/4" PEX tubing as a replacement door striker bushing. Works incredibly well. I only had 1/2" and it wasn't quite big enough to wrap all the way around the striker, but the doors still shut oh so much better.

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #57
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^ I may need go try that. I really got to give the door some force for it to lock all the way
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #58
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The pex tubing is the best 5 minute $2 mod/repair you could ever do...
I'm still yelling at my wife 6 months later to stop slamming my door!!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:52 AM   #59
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Pick up a roll on nylon screen wire at the hardware store for less than $10. Remove the cowl. Cut two strips of the screen wire to cover the air inlet. Put the cowl back on and trap the screen wire. No more leaves blowing in your face.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:24 AM   #60
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bought a piezze buzzer for €1.20 and connected it to the conveniencecenter, because I just need it for the headlights and not the belts:

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Old 08-03-2012, 03:38 AM   #61
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My whole build has pretty much been budget but out of all of the "upgrades" I've done on my truck I think the Hella conversion lights and HD relay harness has been the best. Now my headlights are better than those on my mom's 05 F150 and I can actually freaking see the road at night.

Stock sealed beams suck.....alot.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #62
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uhm? so you got Hella headlights for UNDER $50,-?

and a HD relay harnas for UNDER $50,-?
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:30 AM   #63
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uhm? so you got Hella headlights for UNDER $50,-?

and a HD relay harnas for UNDER $50,-?
Relay kit will enhance stock sealed beams.
The Hella conversion lights are better than stock beams with regular wiring.

When both are together it is a great sight.

I think I payed maybe 75$? Not completely sure.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #64
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Relay kit will enhance stock sealed beams.
The Hella conversion lights are better than stock beams with regular wiring.

When both are together it is a great sight.

I think I payed maybe 75$? Not completely sure.


You can get the Relay Harness from LMC for $29.99
You can get Hella like replacement H1 Bulbs from Amazon for $30 as well..

Thats what I did Much better
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #65
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Re: Your Favorite Budget MODs ($50)

Mine was my LEDs on my wheels, not everyone's taste, but thats ok because I like them and I hit up a lot of cruise ins and shows and they are always a big hit! I bought the lights off eBay for 38.00 and bought some 1/2 wide 1/8 thick metal for 12.00 and made the rings... So right at 50.00




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Old 08-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #66
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bought a piezze buzzer for 1.20 and connected it to the conveniencecenter, because I just need it for the headlights and not the belts:

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http://www.elektronica-online.nl/?content=8078

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My free mod $0.00 dollars was to find the annoying buzzers and slam my hood on them and crush them to pieces haha.

But my 50 dollar mod was IROC gauges $25 per gauge and five hours time

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #67
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My free mod $0.00 dollars was to find the annoying buzzers and slam my hood on them and crush them to pieces haha.

But my 50 dollar mod was IROC gauges $25 per gauge and five hours time

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I HATE the seatbelt buzzer. Wish I had a headlight buzzer though, could have saved 1 jump.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #68
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Was the gas gauge the same ohms of the original one
or did you have to wire it different
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Don't know. Just know it works like it should and leaves two gallons in the tank when the gauge bottoms out
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I bought a gallon of gas.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #71
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Insidious, those are awsome, was it easy to do? any pics would be great. Looks stock but better.
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Same era gauges. But they are kinda a pain to do.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:40 AM   #73
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Was the gas gauge the same ohms of the original one
or did you have to wire it different
They are tha same ohm..being they came from another g.m.
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rust-oleum bed liner in a spray can. also comes in tan. 2 cans will do both dors and a little extra. i think it was about $8-10 a can
The Bed Liner in a Can also works very well under the hood. I did the radiator support, battery box, inner wheel wells and fire wall in black! Cheap and easy.
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