So here it goes... I convinced my parents to buy this wholesale from the dealer after test driving it before it went through their shop. They paid $6500 out the door. The truck was in real good condition with like 161,xxx on it. A local one owner who had done all his maintenance at the dealer (Which they provided) Had just had its service. I drove it to school for about a quarter of the year putting 2000 ish on it...maybe. Then it sat all year. A year later and my old truck is gone I came asking for the truck I planned on driving a year ago.
Truck Details: It is a 1999 Access Cab with the 3.4L V6. It has the rear locker and of course 4x4 (A Colorado Must)
The only thing I had done in the last year was black out the emblems with good old Plasti-Dip.
Here it is the day I "Claimed it" as we are still waiting on a final price from Mom and Dad.
No the engine light is not on haha, The key was just turned on.
Now on to the things that it needed. Aside from some paint that I touched up last year I found that the passenger tail light housing was cracked, the valance was dented in and repainted, the grill had started to crack on one of the clips (probably due to age) the passenger rear fender flare is very shot, and the driver side corner was loose. The driver side window went out when I was driving to college (Paid $100 for the stealership to get the window up and disconnect it
) The original owner also rattle canned the grill emblem black and that started to fade. Lastly it has three very good tread tires and one that needs to be replaced soon
. Call me thorough but thats what the truck has wrong with it haha.
So I started to go to work replacing parts.
So far I replaced the corners and the grill which is all black. I also removed the black paint off the grill emblem and color matched it before re install.
I also went ahead and "De-chromed" the bumper with Plasti-Dip. I also put on Sockmonkey emblems instead of the factory TRD ones.
The valance is on order and I still need to do order my tails but then the only fixing that is left would be the window (Scheduled for Friday) And to decide what to do on the fender flares since they are nearly impossible to find at a decent price)
Feel free to leave suggestions etc I appreciate all the info that you guys bring.