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Old 11-12-2013, 11:16 AM
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So I am pretty much done with my 04 QCSB so I figured I'd write up a little thread on it. Enjoy!

First day I picked it up:





Using it as a work truck (Don't happen often! lol)

Pretty plain, So I at first thought black with chrome would look very nice, so I started with some chrome accents (Bed caps, handles, locking fuel door, and tailgate handle:

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:20 AM
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Then came the level and alignment:





Calipers painted:





Underbody lined:



Then for a really long time I started on performance.. Started with a Spectre cold air intake:

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:20 AM
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Gorgeous truck man, Im a fan of some chrome on black it also helps having the right color of tractor in the back ground as well looking forward to further prgress
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:24 AM
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After the cold air sucking in, I wanted a little more going out, So I did an MBRP Catback single out:
Out with the old in with the new!


Well then I got the idea I would do headers, so I started that:



And a new Y-Pipe:



Some pics coming off:







Then Installed (By myself)



Sensors relocated:

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:34 AM
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Added magnaflow cats with 02 bungs straight off the headers so no check engine lights Also added a Diablosport trinity at this point and had it hemifever tuned:



Then new skyjacker m95 performance shocks and another pic of headers (with level you can see them above tires now):



My girlfriend was getting onto me for spending money, so I tried to save some and plastidip my rims:



I liked it at first, but still not as good as aftermarkets:



After having all this chrome, I started seeing all the blackout threads and such so I began pondering... So I bought some plastidip, some spray on bedliner and a couple cases of beer and got to work...

First I debadged all that chrome:





Bedlined the chrome moldings:



Bedlined and relocated my hemi badges:



Next night I did three things, Tow mirrors, Fender flares, and plastidipped hood stripes:

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:39 AM
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Bedlined my bed caps:



Then, I finally splurged and bought some wheels and tires (Nitto trail grapplers 275/65/20s on Eagle Alloy 079s)



Starting to look like a truck!





Tailgate badges bedlined and re-added:





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I thought I was pretty much done, but I just couldn't stand all the chrome on the bumpers and grille surround, so I fixed it:

Plastidipped grille surround:







I didn't like the flat black, so I got creative, since im going to leave it black, I plastidipped the chrome, bought automotive black paint, and automotive clear coat and another case of beer and got to work:

Pretty dusty down in the tool barn but it was done:



And now, my finished product of all DIY beer drinkin fun!





Only thing I might work on now is the interior (it's fully loaded leather laramie package) and the outer lights (angle eye fogs/ heads and led smoked tails and 3rd)
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TlDr:

Before:



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Nice job on the truck - it looks great! Can't wait to see what you do on the interior.

Great pics too, thanks for that!
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Thanks a ton man, means a lot i'm actually thinking now about 2" wheel spacers but with these aftermarket rims I'm not sure if I should get hubcentric, wheelcentric, or a hub/wheelcentric. Also re-invented my cold air intake to make use of my engine cover so I can paint it and make it sexy looking. Looking to also make an air ram to send more air into the area where my intake is now, any suggestions or tips for my truck are greatly appreciated!

Also wanting to tint my stock lights, and maybe pain't the insides, anyone have a writeup or brand of tint they recommend?
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