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Panther's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Panther, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Aug 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    Panther

    Panther [OP] Gecko Breeder

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    A.R.E. Z-series camper, anytime fogs, Black/silver sport wheels, blacked out tails and 3rd brake, Hankook Dynapros 265/70R17
    Despite being a poor college student, I have some plans for this one ;)

    I picked her up 2 months ago (kind of a steal for $14,500 and only 86,000 miles!). She came with a tonneau cover and running boards, both of which are off now. The tonneau cover wasn't on in this picture because of the kayaks. Right before hitting the dirt roads in Maine, and pretty much how I got her

    [​IMG]

    Then we went camping and off roading a little bit. It was dark while we were looking for a place to set up camp, and when we pulled in, I ran over a stump which dented my skid plate and took off the plastic power hitch thing by the tow hitch :( Showing the jacked up skid plate:

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    Since then, I've taken the mudflaps off, thrown a GrillCraft billet set on and done the fog light mod. Both the tonneau cover and running boards have been passed on.

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    I did the BHLM mod last weekend, which looks awesome now! When I got it, there had been some damage to the passenger side headlight, so I Gorilla glued the plastic arms for the bolts on after, just to make sure the glue that had been used to fix them wasn't impaired. There's a little tilt to the headlight, but I'm planning on getting new Halos at some point anyway. I decided to wash the plastic lens when it was apart, then I used a hairdryer to clean it off, but I didn't get it dry enough so there's a little fogginess in one of them. It's been definitely decreasing, since I pop a bulb or two out after driving to work while the engine's hot, and then sometimes just using the blow dryer to get some air in there. I think they look better than the big stock eyes, especially next to the sleek billet.

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    I decided to deal with the skid plate, so I took it off and hammered it back into it's original shape as best I could. Primed it, painted it red, decided I didn't like it, sanded it off, re-primed it, and ended up with this:

    [​IMG]

    Heh, if anyone wants some custom painted skid plates or whatever for a small donation to my future modifications.... ;)

    Today I got the windows tinted and threw the skid plate on, so more photos to come!

    Future stuff:
    - Cold Air Intake
    - Suspension Lift - something under 3" I think
    - Wheels - I was thinking Raceline Raptors and BFG's
    - Magnaflow exhaust

    Closer future stuff
    - Painted bumper valance
    - refinish the stock rims for now, they're bubbling.
    - Seat covers because my girlfriend likes chocolate, which doesn't match grey seats.

    Let me know your thoughts!
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    Jerez

    Jerez SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Half LT dont count
    so let me get this straight.....you made your build thread 2-3 weeks ago n not one comment??? :eek: thats messed up lol


    nice truck. cant wait to see the next step in mods :rolleyes: ;):D
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    :O nice truck! im getting satoshi done to mine as well! i think it's gonna turn out great :D
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    sytfu510

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    pretty cool what you did with the skid. Good work.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    Panther

    Panther [OP] Gecko Breeder

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    The most recent update:

    I was driving home from lab around midnight on Tuesday (1/17) during our snowstorm. It wasn't snowing all that bad, but since it wasn't supposed to, no one was plowing or throwing salt down. I was driving slow up the hill on Rt. 2, coming out of Cambridge toward Arlington in 4WD in the far right lane, and managed to hit a patch of ice. I spun across three lanes and hit the center guard rail. The air bag deployed, I called 911, and they didn't send an ambulance, just a state trooper, despite me saying I was confused and my head hurt (smh).

    I checked it out yesterday, and it looks mainly like cosmetic damage, or so I'm hoping. I'd hate to lose the truck since I haven't even had it for a year yet! Anyway, here's her 'Scarred' snap shot.

    [​IMG]

    Fml.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    ffbartlett

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    Dang! glad u r ok brother.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Eagledynasty

    Eagledynasty The White Knight

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    Oh noooooo. I just got my new headlights a day ago I was going to see if you wanted to do a swap and take my OEM's off me. Sorry for the accident man.... Hope its not totaled. Good luck with repairs if it isnt :(
     
  8. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    GregLee98

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    Damn, that sucks. Like the BHLM, just not confident to do it to mine.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Eagledynasty

    Eagledynasty The White Knight

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    X2. So i bought mine for pretty cheap :)
     
  10. Jan 18, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Panther

    Panther [OP] Gecko Breeder

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    BHLM is pretty easy, the biggest thing you gotta be careful with is scratching the lenses. I suggest sticking them in the oven on a tray with a wet sham on it, preferably two. It's all about patience ;)

    I think they're gonna let me know either way by tomorrow. Just sucks about the awesome Grillecraft, it looks pretty dead to me.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    GregLee98

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    Yeah, patience. What is that?
    That is more my problem. Just don't feel like buying them. If someone was in the NYC area and would do them for me....I buy beer.

    Anyway. Off topic.
    I like the skid plate.

    Hope the fix goes well for you Panther.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Panther

    Panther [OP] Gecko Breeder

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    Maybe I could do yours for you next time I'm in the NYC area - probably in a month or so.

    Just got the auto appraisal - $8,415.31

    Most of it is just body work, except the radiator, radiator support, crush bar/bumper reinforcement, and the front crossmember. Not too bad, actually. Only thing that sucks, is the car I was borrowing died from a bad serp belt/hose to the radiator and I had to have it towed. Maybe this is God's way of telling me something... hell if I know what it is though :confused:
     
  13. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    GregLee98

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    Sounds good, just PM me and let me know what your schedule looks like.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    focotacoma

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    Im getting there......
    Glad your ok, hows the weather out there heading back tomorrow for 2nd semester!
     
  15. Jan 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    Panther

    Panther [OP] Gecko Breeder

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    Lol snowing for the third time this year, and none of the roads are cleared all too well. Are you driving up? And where do you go? I'm at Tufts in Medford/Somerville.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Eagledynasty

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    Tufts is niceeee you must be smart! I'm at assumption college!
     
  17. Jan 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    I didn't think it would be that expensive!!!
     
  18. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Sad news about the truck. Glad you're ok, though.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    I go to Harvard and yeah I drove out from CO
     
  20. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Eagledynasty

    Eagledynasty The White Knight

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    WOW. Nice school haha
    Whats your major?
     
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