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Madjik Man's laugh-at/with-him "build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Fender flare restoration in process.

    Deliberated on whether or not I wanted to color match them or not. Aside from deciding the black would look better with the grand scheme, it's also a fraction of the cost in materials.

    My flares are all chewed up. The 98-00 flares are fiberglass so the only way to do it right would have been to repair with fiberglass, sand, etc...

    Way too much for my blood.

    Decided I'd try filler+primer to see if I could fill the nasty gouges then sand them down. After a few coats in selected areas I realized this process would be more than I'd want to deal with.

    So I embraced my "fuck it, good enough" philosophy.

    Clean with soap/water, dry, mask, wipe with prep wipe, let dry, 3 light coats self-etching primer and about 4 or 5 light coats Rustoleum semi-gloss black enamel.

    Here they are just before primer:

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    Here they are drying:

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    I'll put them on tomorrow afternoon/evening.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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    dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Well-Known Member

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  3. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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    m3bassman

    m3bassman Professional Web Wheeler

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    No build. 883s and no bumper, winch not skids.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I'll translate:

    He's on 883s with stock bumper, no winch and no skid plates.

    :confused:
     
  5. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Well-Known Member

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    We have the same exact lift. I'll be installing a set of RAT skids in a few weeks so we'll see if the 881's handle the weight.

    Eventually, I'll replace the bumper and add a winch which will require 882's or 883's but I'm hoping to keep the 881's as long as possible.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    Look at build thread
    congrats on getting that lift on bro. looks good :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    883s with Dakars no AAL, at the moment though.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Thanks man.

    So excited. Love it.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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    yes
    why not budbuilt skids?
    i need to get my back to match the front. bad. why not the AAL
    $20 says you keep looking at it over your shoulder every time you park and walk away from it.

    get me that $20 later.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    I went with RAT due to price, the fact that he can deliver right to my front door and that they look like a quality product.

    I went with the 1/8" to save weight.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    This isn't my first lifted truck ;)

    And yes, I keep doing the over-the-shoulder glances after parking. And can't wait to walk up to it when coming back.

    Tomorrow I'll have the newly painted flares, newly painted wheels and new tires on it. My nipples are already hard in anticipation.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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    DirtyDTaco Talk slow, shoot fast.

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    There's a mental picture..
     
  13. Jul 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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    Cool thanks for the translation. Was lost for a sec there.
     
  14. Jul 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Discount Tire wouldn't use the black lug nuts 45acp gave me because they were meant for the steel wheels, not the alloy wheels. So I placed an order for the correct black lugs.

    Anywho... here's the truck all dialed in, lest those black lug nuts. Discount Tire also put fucking tire shine on without telling/asking me. I fucking hate glossy tire shine.

    Just have to refinish the front and rear bumper and he'll be looking young again.

    Painted rims and new Goodyear Adventure All Terrains 31x10.5 r15

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  15. Jul 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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    Looks really good!
     
  16. Jul 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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    Looks good! :thumbsup: but why only 31's?
     
  17. Jul 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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    That's as big as I can go without regearing.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Thank you. To answer your question:

    Practicality.

    I drive 97% on road, 2% off road and 1% other :anonymous:

    So I kept the tires geared towards the vast majority of my driving. I like the balance of on-road and off-road capability while maintaining nice driveability and fuel efficiency.

    On a sagging 182,000 mile stock suspension I've gone everywhere I've wanted to go in this truck.

    It's my only vehicle so I treat it as such.

    In my semi-advanced age I'm no longer in the market of bashing the shit out of my truck and dealing with the consequences.
     
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  19. Jul 15, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    I see. Makes sense! I must say I do miss my old 32's. I love the look of the 33's but like you said, when it comes to whats practical, it all depends on what you actually do with your truck. You have a good balance going on. I like it.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    Truck looks fantastic with new tires and everything cleaned/painted up.
    Nice job!
     

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