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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Bed and camper back on, still need to get all my shit back in the bed. That was a bigger project than anticipated - three pretty solid weekends and lots of evening time too. Added another tie in plate, painted all sorts of stuff, raptor lined the bed, tossed in a new carrier bearing (old one was shot!), and probably some other stuff. Fingers crossed I can start getting out for the summer without too many more headaches.

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  2. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Looking good! Would you go with raptor liner again? The Chevy needs a new liner
     
  3. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    I'm very impressed with how it came out. We'll have to see how it holds up though.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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    Night Eagle

    Night Eagle Aka Mountain Goat or mr. Clean

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    Enough to make it a lot of fun!
    I can attest that raptor liner gets a 10 out of 10. It looks good and tough.
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    Reh5108

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    I'm guessing you sprayed it on? Been thinking about doing the lower quarter of my truck since the paint is starting to flake. Not worth buying a compressor just for that though.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Id bet an electric gun would do it, might have to thin it a bit but should work.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Sprayed. It wouldn't take that big of a compressor to make it work.

    I think a lot of the reason it comes out well is the spray gun included with the kit. Plus you could probably get a compressor cheaper than an electric spray gun.
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    :thumbsup: I think you got your money's worth out of the factory paint.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    cynicalrider

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    That raptor liner came out great. Looks like a brand new bed.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    4x4spiegel

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    Mr Penquin , how many miles does your ride have on it now ?
     
  11. Jun 21, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    297k

    Engine has like 65k less though.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2020 at 4:58 AM
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    The raptor liner is nice but don’t be surprised if it chips. It will eventually will. But for the most part it holds up bud.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2020 at 10:58 AM
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    DethSpork

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    Who makes those bed stiffeners? I'm noticing some less than square line up along my tailgate these days.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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  15. Jun 25, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    For 1st gens, one option is
    @ greengaint97 installed them last June. Looks like you have to drill 10 holes through the bed to bolt them on and there's no backing plates, just washers that aren't that large. They may help, but how many 1st gen beds have cracked (unlike the 2nd gens, which is pretty much guaranteed with a RTT/top/camper and driving off road)...
     
  16. Jun 25, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    Lots of 1st Gen beds are cracked.
     
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  17. Jun 25, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Yeah mine is torn on both sides just past the tail lights on the bed rails.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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  19. Jun 25, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    I did, I have a couple of uncoated sets if your interested.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    jubei

    jubei would rather be doing something else

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    I’m interested, Tim. My bed isn’t splitting or tearing in the back yet, but maybe this would help prevent or delay it for awhile.
     
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