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Old 10-07-2011, 12:20 AM   #176
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Re: How about some pics of 88-98 Part II

Yea, I like the "first model year" body style too.

This next year it's getting a repaint using all original colors and the stripe will be hand painted, then clear coated, so no bump. I might "jazz up" the front of the Champagne color, by curving it downward at the front wheel well.

I have a friend who creates NHRA Funny Car paint designs, and assist in the shape.

Photos show an earlier view, and a new photo with 360,000 miles of Sunshine beating on the paint.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:44 AM   #177
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^ Skin cancer...mine was repainted sometime before I got it. Death, taxes, and fading GM clear coat...
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:02 AM   #178
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^ Skin cancer...mine was repainted sometime before I got it. Death, taxes, and fading GM clear coat...
Yea... I'm putting on REAL paint next time..... I used a razor blade & removed the clear, since it was lifting....

(How do you like the ladder rack I fabricated?) You barely notice I have ladder racks. I can strap anything on them. It's extruded aluminum that curves with the top.Only 1 1/2" above the shell surface. 3/8" S.S. bolts through the double laminated w/ honeycomb roof. I can put a 40' extension ladder on it ..no prob.

My wheels..... I powdercoated them when I got them, they were polished aluminum, but I didn't want the chrome look. The wheels were the ones that look like truck wheels.

I will buy "fancy-shmancy" wheels when I get a low-rider '71 Caprice.

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:51 AM   #179
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Those Minnesota road salt treatments are brutal on the sheet metal. You've got it headed in the right direction though.
It's the same way in Ohio. My sister lives there, and I've seen trucks newer than mine that are rusted solid.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #180
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Here is a quick peek of tonights purchase... 1988 Chevrolet.. these are the ad photos.. it was too late to actual but I will post some of my own soon. Oh got it for 3500...
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:14 PM   #181
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................... SNOW??????? ....................
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:24 PM   #182
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Nope these are the AD pics... but its coming soon though... and yes it will be driven in it as the last lowered truck I had did...
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:35 PM   #183
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This is my old bucket of bolts...





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Old 10-10-2011, 01:54 PM   #184
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Here are my

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:50 PM   #185
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I am newb to this site but a long time member of gmfullsize/fullsizechevy, I just love the obs's here's mine
when I got it




right away I started to update it
stickers remove

running boards off

different wheels 18's

different wheels again went with 20's this time

lowered 3/4

later sold the 20's because I needed money,

and now I am working to do a 4/6 drop, I got the flip kit in, come income tax I'll buy the spindles and hopefully wheels


future plans is finish lowering it of course, wheels(polish coys 5) paint
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #186
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Quite a turnaround. Looking good.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:51 PM   #187
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If you do get Coys, I'd like to see how they look on your truck. I got a blue step side and want to see how they look on a blue truck.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #188
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................... SNOW??????? ....................
northern Utah i heard got 3 inches last weekend... but go figure up here we have yet to drop below 40 degrees. send your snow to me! i want it desperately.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:14 AM   #189
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northern Utah i heard got 3 inches last weekend... but go figure up here we have yet to drop below 40 degrees. send your snow to me! i want it desperately.
(Alaska??)...... I'm sure you will get your fill of snow soon!!

Uh,.... Me..... I'm moving to Bradenton, Fla in December!! 85 degree ocean temps!!
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #190
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this I my 93 ext cab not a show truck just my daily driver but i need a paint job rolling on 17 inch original boyds
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:26 PM   #191
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Quite a turnaround. Looking good.
yeah and far from done, thanks

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If you do get Coys, I'd like to see how they look on your truck. I got a blue step side and want to see how they look on a blue truck.
here's a pic that sold me on those wheels, it's my comp wallpaper at work lol
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:17 PM   #192
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(Alaska??)...... I'm sure you will get your fill of snow soon!!
not soon enough. but you guys can have it after im sick of it. (like a month, tops)
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:38 AM   #193
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here's a pic that sold me on those wheels, it's my comp wallpaper at work lol
GREAT looking truck..... I like how simple a good look can be.

The color.... it reminds me of my old '70 GTO color.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:14 AM   #194
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yep simple and clean
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #195
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Put 2 inch blocks in the back end.
Should have put new u-bolts in BEFORE I ever put a lift in the back; the bolts rusted in half, I put an impact gun on the first nut, and it rusted in half.


Total tire clearance: 7.5 inches on the back from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender. Front: 5 inches on the passenger side and 4.5 on the driver side. When the front end was dropped, they did it wrong, so one side is lower by half an inch.

I might take pics of the u-bolts and how bad they were rusted.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:24 PM   #196
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heres my 89 chevy 4wd





its rhino lined all around bottom including bumpers, fogs on front back and sides, 350 4wd beast. may not be lifted high but i can go through anything with it.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:20 PM   #197
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Scary thought: This was holding my rear end:




All four u-bolts looked like this.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #198
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Dub X....

I call it a good day......... You found it & repaired it before it failed!

"No news to report"...... Just a repair.

I can imagine..... You take a slide to the left, the U bolts fail & your axle falls half off. Your back end slips down the 6' embankment. The cab lays on the muddy water... passenger side. Your buddy raises the beer can up by the rear view mirror to keep the brown water from getting into the Miller Lite.

But, I prefer the "No news".....

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:16 PM   #199
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BadBowtie......

Now, that's a truck to use off the squeaky clean highway!!

You set it up well!!

(Where's the wench?)
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:37 AM   #200
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Dub X....

I call it a good day......... You found it & repaired it before it failed!

"No news to report"...... Just a repair.

I can imagine..... You take a slide to the left, the U bolts fail & your axle falls half off. Your back end slips down the 6' embankment. The cab lays on the muddy water... passenger side. Your buddy raises the beer can up by the rear view mirror to keep the brown water from getting into the Miller Lite.

But, I prefer the "No news".....
Yeah lol. From, the looks of things, it's been like that for years, so i needed new u-bolts regardless of the fact that I was lifting the rear end.
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