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Old 05-28-2018, 03:09 PM   #201
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Re: 97 3500 454 4x4 project

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Not a lot going on right now, it's cold, well, by Arkansas standards at least. I've been gathering a few parts though, the metra dash, a back bumper, it's a black powder coated westin bumper and since the under dash panel had holes drilled in it, I picked another one up. I cleaned the dash and panel up, wiped them down in alcohol, and dyed them to match my dash. My radio is on the way!
Have you had any problems with the fitment of the vent on the left side of the dash? I have the same dash plate out and the left doesn't mount as cleanly as the right side vent does. I think I'll have to take a pic of that.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:21 PM   #202
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Have you had any problems with the fitment of the vent on the left side of the dash? I have the same dash plate out and the left doesn't mount as cleanly as the right side vent does. I think I'll have to take a pic of that.
Let me check. I haven't noticed anything odd about it yet, but it isn't snapped completely in yet either. I'm not entirely happy with my bezel lights so it's coming back out.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:19 PM   #203
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Not much going on waiting for the painter, but I did take advantage of the 15% off memorial day weekend sale from super bright led. I picked up the clearance lights for the cab and the under hood light shown here. I'll have to wait till after the paint to see how much brighter the cab lights are.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:53 AM   #204
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Re: 97 3500 454 4x4 project

And hopefully your painter is getting close. If not, have you thought about just having him paint the tailgate and just touching up the rest of the truck? The white should come back really well with some compound, etc. The nice thing is that it doesn't fade like some other colors do.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:50 AM   #205
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And hopefully your painter is getting close. If not, have you thought about just having him paint the tailgate and just touching up the rest of the truck? The white should come back really well with some compound, etc. The nice thing is that it doesn't fade like some other colors do.
Actually I'm checking on painter #3. I'm taking it to have the trans checked out and probably rebuilt next week, it won't stay in OD, then if I haven't heard from painter #2 It's going to #3.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:20 AM   #206
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Yes, get the greazy work done before shinny new paint!
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