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Old 04-12-2012, 06:11 AM   #151
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Thanks!!
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Very clean sir. Its harder and more time consuming than people know to get some tubs looking that good. Strong work fella.
Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #154
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Sorry nfamus10 I havent checked on my thread in a while, but thank you for the good words. Yes it is a pain to get the tubs to come out good. I took longer than most would, but i think the extra time was worth it.

Im still gathering up parts for this. I just got back from Newmarket and Toronto Canada yesterday. Im going to be engineering a new line at work and our customer MAGNA is in Newmarket. So we went a visted them a few days.

I picked up an envoy bumper, and ordered a raceline matching steering wheel for my wheels. I shaved my hood squirters and im about to start on the mud work on my firewall.

As of right now im just going to paint my hood and firewall, but this winter im going to paint my truck. I want to go with a two tone. Cream on the bottom and im not sure what i want on the top. I want to go with neutral colors so it will not be anything flashy up top. Keep an eye out for updates.

Also i have got to give a shout out to my friend Ben Osborne at Buddies Garage. If it wasnt for him most of this truck would not be were it is today. He is a great guy and has really help me out with some killer deals on parts.
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Truck is comin along, def cool to hear you were at Magna, know a few people that used to work there
Old 05-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #156
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From the looks of things they had it going on. They have a lot of new work coming in there. I wasnt really impressed by there welding, or how they are wanting to make us change our tooling that they agreed on and signed a P.O. to start being built, but it is what it is.
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looking good matt
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thanks man!!
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made you truck the background on my phone cause i wanna body mine on 22' and i want dark blue so yours is my inspiration keep up the work its amazing
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Lookin damn good man.
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Thanks guys. I want to drive it really bad!!!
Old 05-09-2012, 12:33 AM   #162
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So here lately Ive sorta wanted to shave a few things on my truck. So far Ive shaved the hood squirters, third brake light, and antenna. I want to shave my doors, and if i do im going to go with the avs prewired kit. When i order the kit is there anything that you would recommend getting with the kit. Of course i know filler plates, but im talking about acessories that would make the kit better. I like the idea of having a hidden button on my truck that you can hide that could pop the doors open. Can i do this with this kit?
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looking good man i agree with wanting to drive it im ready to put my box in the corner wire up some trailer lights and drive without it
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Quote: Originally Posted by mattadams13
So here lately Ive sorta wanted to shave a few things on my truck. So far Ive shaved the hood squirters, third brake light, and antenna. I want to shave my doors, and if i do im going to go with the avs prewired kit. When i order the kit is there anything that you would recommend getting with the kit. Of course i know filler plates, but im talking about acessories that would make the kit better. I like the idea of having a hidden button on my truck that you can hide that could pop the doors open. Can i do this with this kit?
are you referring to a back up button? the avs kit comes with the wiring to wire one up. just gotta hook up the two wires and bam.. real easy!
Old 05-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #165
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Truck looks ill with the 22's! Just a warning, my truck had serious issues with the 22's on the highway (i4 5 speed)... just couldn't stay up to speed on the hills. I suggest re-gearing the rear end if you run into this.
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Truck looks great and billets are still the shit
Old 05-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #167
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Thanks for the heads up Patrick. I hope to put a lsx in it this coming winter, and there really isnt that many hills in between my house and work (3 miles lol). Thanks for the compliments everyone.
Old 05-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #168
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I got a question. If i weld the hole up on the cowl that lets water go into the drains behind the firewall would that cause any problems? The truck will not be a daily, and will only be out in the rain when an unexpected storm comes up. Id rather not have to worry about water getting in my cab, and this would be easier than rebuilding the drains.
Old 05-15-2012, 11:39 AM   #169
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You can weld up the entire cowl area. The only issue that will cause in water possibly going into the engine bay but if its not a daily driver then it shouldn't be a big deal. I personally think its easier to just build the drains.
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That's what I did on my truck. So basically the upper wiper cowl becomes the water drainage.

Make sure that you seam seal it good too!
Old 05-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #171
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thanks guys, Seam Sealer for sure!!
Old 05-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #172
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Damn I love your rims.. sick choice !!
Old 05-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #173
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Thanks man, I wish i would have went with intros now that i got these lol. There is nothing wrong with the wheels, but the day these wheels came in i found a new wheel intro is making that i would love to have.
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wheel decisions are always tough haha
Old 05-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #175
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Im never really satisfied, thats why my truck isnt already finished lol
Old 05-16-2012, 10:34 AM   #176
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While i was at the parts store the other day picking up some filler, I bought the BONDO dent puller. Its the one where you screw in a bolt and pull the dent out with the bolt. What a piece of crap. 15 bucks threw down the drain. Im gonna machine a piece that will be tacked to the panel, and i will still be able to use the puller, just no screws.
Old 05-19-2012, 12:32 AM   #177
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I got some goodies in the mail today. I saw this Clausen All U Need poly primer sealer on Trucks last weekend. Ive researched it ever since. Everyone that has used it really liked it. I have not read one bad review from anyone that has used it. My AVS shaved door kit came in also.

Old 05-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #178
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Nothing to update. I went to showfest this weekend to get some motivation for my project. It sorta didnt do it for me. I realized my truck wont be anything to half the trucks there. Im building the truck for me, it might not make everyone else happy, but in the end i think i will love it.
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Sweet bro! Gonna be a badass ride
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jealous that you went to showfest!
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Looks great so far! You Hir us a preview on your steering wheel that matches the wheels?
Old 06-12-2012, 08:18 AM   #182
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I need some help. Paint the truck solid red, solid black, factory blue, or sale it? I was made a great offer this past weekend on the truck that is very very tempting.
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Solid red.

Depending on the offer....consider what you'd build/do next and what it would take.
Old 06-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #184
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You read my mind on the color. The only reason i really need to sale it is i got promoted to head welding engineer at work. With that promotion i will be doing quiet a bit of traveling. Im going to need a nicer vehicle to travel in. My wife has a 05 envoy in great condition, and i have my project and my little for escort zx2 gas saver work car. The car is a 5 speed and my wife cant drive a 5 speed. Im fine with my junky car, but it really dont make a good impression when i have to take potential customers at work to dinner, meetings, etc, and when im having to drive on the interstate at 70 mph in tacking 3500 rpms. The rpms sorta make me nervous.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 1low4x4
Looks great so far! You Hir us a preview on your steering wheel that matches the wheels?
this is the only pic i could find of the matching wheel. I got it in the fully polished version. I dont really think it looks that good, but i think a pic of the wheel that isnt orange would make it look a lot better. the wheel should be in, in the next few weeks.

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take the wifes ride. get her something new. sell project and beater and hold cash for a great deal to come along.
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http://image.minitruckinweb.com/f/36...ring-wheel.jpg

Half wrap, but better idea. Huge pic so I'll link it instead.
Old 06-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #188
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Quote: Originally Posted by nfamus10
take the wifes ride. get her something new. sell project and beater and hold cash for a great deal to come along.

Ill never sale my beater. it gets to good of gas mileage. I got to have a truck.
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Hah, well what works for some doesn't work for others. That piece of advise was based on my situation. My beater is a truck so solves that problem, wife got a new diesel x5, I got rid of my lifted 01 chevy gas guzzler on 37s, kept her old trailblazer, around 130k, great shape. I would def keep the envoy cause resale sucks and they will go forever if kept up. Good luck whatever you decide and congrats on moving up at work. Truck looks awesome.
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Im a pretty lucky guy i guess. My wife hates bills. Her envoy is almost paid off, and she pays for it and loves it. I told her when she bought the envoy as long as she had enough money to pay for car payment i would cover the rest of the bills. When she gets it paid off, she is going to pay the electric and water bill, and ill cover the rest of them.

Im pretty sure im going to paint the truck. It would be a lot cheaper than buying a newer silverado, and I could always buy me a set of 338s to put on it if i ever have to drive a long distance to keep from messing the billets up.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dr. Pepper
http://image.minitruckinweb.com/f/36...ring-wheel.jpg

Half wrap, but better idea. Huge pic so I'll link it instead.

Thank you.
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Just wondering what do yall think my truck would be worth after painted. Its 2.2 auto 151000 miles. Completely finished. If it wont bring atleast $6000 - $7000 Im just going to sale it unpainted, because i want to drive the truck this summer and maybe sale it the first of the year.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mattadams13
Just wondering what do yall think my truck would be worth after painted. Its 2.2 auto 151000 miles. Completely finished. If it wont bring atleast $6000 - $7000 Im just going to sale it unpainted, because i want to drive the truck this summer and maybe sale it the first of the year.
It should bring around that if you could find the right buyer. That's the downfall with minitrucks. I had started mine at $7500 when I was thinking about selling mine, and was all the way down to $5000 before I decided I couldn't go any lower. I had zero offers. Now, your in a better location for the type of truck, with a hell of a product, I see no issue with $7k. Good luck with what you choice.
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I was offered 4000 for it the way it sits right now. I sorta think it would be crazy not to take the cash and run, but i really want to drive it once before i sell it. Im sorta just stuck in between a rock and a hard place. I want to finish it, because it would be the nicest truck ive built to date, but im also sorta scared not to take that much cash while its on the table.
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I'd say you'd be lucky to get $4000 with it being together. I also think if you plan to sell it in the future there's no sense to paint it. Most people want a project that's already got the suspension done, and just have to change a few things to make it their own like painting it. $4000 for the way it sits now, I'd take that and run. If it were bodied I could see it bringing somewhere in the $5000 range unpainted and driving.
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I got a wild hair and put my truck halfway together. Here are some pics of some parts ive been collecting. Ben (BuddiesGarage) and Travis (Lowobsessions) helped me find my newer front end. Also i traded out my Goodmark gen2 cowl hood for a sonoma hood. Billet steering wheel still hasnt came in yet.



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that looks awesome
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Thanks Man!!!!! Im ready to drive it.
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I will kick you in the dick if you sell it. Hell im working on mine with a broken knee just so we can cruise soon.
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I still havent made up my mind yet. I change my mind everyday about it.
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