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Discussion in 'Interior and Exterior Body & Chassis' started by 4CFED, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    started stock.

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    added rigid lights - will be moved to windshield/hood brackets when i get new bumpers put on:

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    adjusted the front coilovers/struts to the mid perch

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    have also retinted the windows with a higher quality film, filled the stock subwoofer box with polyfill, and added a stubby antenna.

    mod list also includes:

    Alternative offroad hood hinge mounted light brackets
    Addictive Desert Designs front and rear venom series bumpers with rigid lights
    painted factory flares
    invisicord/blendmount for my valentine v1
    Bakflip F1 and Bakbox. may also do a bedrug on top of the crappy ford bedliner.
    SDHQ frame reinforcement kit
    possible wheel/tire change for street use and factory ford beadlock rings for offroad excursions
     
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  2. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    bakflip f1 installed.

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    not too impressed. had to readjust one of the latches because the last panel of the cover wouldn't come undone when it was closed. also - looks like one of the panels is coming loose from one of the aluminum crossbars. time will tell if the glue fails.

    it came highly recommended, as did staying away from the retractable rolling covers (if you use your truck offroad) - but i liked my truck covers usa cover a lot more than this thing.
     
  3. Fish27

    Fish27 New Member Established Member

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    Very nice, I'm gonna be putting my rigid on my windshield when I get my brackets. I took them off my JK that I traded in, which by the way, nice JK. Would love to have both
     
  4. DriftwoodSVT

    DriftwoodSVT Raptor club member Established Member

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    Hell of a garage you got there! :D
     
  5. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    good news - corsa exhaust showed up today.

    bad news, well not really - dropped the truck off this morning to get the flares painted.

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    buddy works at a toyota body shop here in town - only guy i trust really to work on my truck and they were able to remove the flares without breaking a single clip. keeps the cost down!!
     
  6. MDShelby

    MDShelby Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ditto! I wish I had that much room, my wife woudl never see me. And probably not complain..

    Nice mods you got going. I think I am done until spring. Spend the winter mulling over my options.
     
  7. MKSVT

    MKSVT Dosen't Wheel Hop Established Member

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    Would do grill and flares black...

    Looks great thoug
     
  8. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    more flare work in the booth....

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  9. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    well.......body shop effed up and the paint didnt match. dont know how they didnt catch it. they pulled the truck around half in the sun, half in the shade, and you could obviously see the shaded side the flares were a lot "whiter" than the truck.

    so im going back tomorrow to meet with the crew and see if this can be rectified, and done quickly. if they cant match it the second go around, im going to demand they replace the flares with all new factory flares and clips.
     
  10. MDShelby

    MDShelby Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That sucks. Hope they get it right for you.
     
  11. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    me too - there wasnt enough gray in the paint. was just a real stark white against the oxford.
     
  12. Stroszek

    Stroszek You're a flower, you are. Established Member

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    I look forward to seeing the end result. I could go either way but myself but every truck I've seen so far with paint matched flares looked pretty damned good. The white should look especially good.
     
  13. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    flares painted:

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    back home safe

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  14. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    the color on my truck is odd. a lot of gray in it. you can tell a lot especially in sunlight - the drivers front fender is a lot grayer than the doors. but then you switch angles and the color is perfect. the flares are about a 97% match. look great at certain angles but then theres one certain angle that the color is off. im gonna try and polish out some of the orange peel in the front fenders to see if that helps smooth out the color transitions.
     
  15. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    installed a few more things today:

    Corsa exhaust - love it. really like that i can drive around with no drone whatsoever, but its more pronounced than stock esp. at wot

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    DeeZee tailgate assist - no more dropping the tailgate and having it slam down:

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    JLT oil seperator: keep some of the oil out of the intake track. ran one similar to this on my 2002 harley f150 and it kept a ton of oil from reaching the blower.

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    also done - but didnt take pics - drop-in k&n and factory bed extender.
     
  16. MKSVT

    MKSVT Dosen't Wheel Hop Established Member

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    Very nice man, looks great!

    Keep it coming!
     
  17. GOTSVT?

    GOTSVT? Coming back to life Established Member

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    Looking good!
     
  18. MDShelby

    MDShelby Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It all looks good!
     
  19. 4CFED

    4CFED Member Established Member

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    Plastidipped the ford oval on the tailgate.

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    then i thought that looked kinda cheap

    so i busted out the exacto knife and some patience:

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    looks a lot better to me - even if its still chrome.

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  20. MDShelby

    MDShelby Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That is some mad cutting skills! I think it looks good, matches the rest of the black theme.
     

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