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Old 09-01-2012, 10:53 PM
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My goodness Tom! I sure hope you are still able to say you had a good holiday though. I know if I had all those things happen to my truck under similar circumstances I'm not sure I would feel good about the holiday experience.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:17 AM
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Believe me, i had a great vacation, even with the mishaps

the front portion of my Ram looks as good as new
a door dent was taken out by a PDR guy

hopefully the body shop will be able to get a tailgate & bumper at wholesale cost, then paint them too

I am driving the Ram tailgate less until at least Tuesday
looks good without the dent tailgate
took the soft cover off it too, it is ripped a bit
i may repair it, or have a new one made, maybe both
the windshield still needs to be replaced
i will get the windshield hardened after it is installed
i had it done with the hardener just after i bought it
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:25 AM
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The door RAM emblems were removed, they will Not be going back on
The front & rear Ram head emblems will not be going back on
ordered POW/MIA emblems to replace them
having BILLET BADGES do a rush order

i watch 2 shopping carts sniffin the new paint job & got out of there quickly

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:27 PM
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OK, hopefully these images will show up, or i will have to again to Flickr & do another slide show
the front bumper, both fenders, hood, both front doors, & just above the front doors were all repainted, some of it was just blended in

Damaged & Fixed
this was the worst of the paint damage








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Old 09-02-2012, 07:40 PM
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This damage to the rear end has not been fixed yet, if you look at the bumper, near the license plate, you will see some damage



what it looked like yesterday



what it looks like right now



the bed of my Ram, soft tonneau removed

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First image is for Stacy to guess what the background is



How much can i haul ?



the reason that i have trouble parking, besides my foot slipping off the brake pedal


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Damn. Hated to see those last pics, but the others in slide show were great. I guess from what you said, that was your sisters' house? Wow! what a beautiful place! If it were me, I would have never been able to leave a spot like that.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:29 AM
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I really like going to her lake house in Connecticut
i sit out on that deck for hours at a time
really mellows me out
once a year of visiting there & i can take anything for a year or more
no one is there during the day & some nights
i just watch the people & wildlife, smoking my ciggies & drinking coffee or beer
what a life
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Oh yeah looks like it is turning out real well. I think I may have some of what you had done, done to my truck. My upper part of my bumper has a lot of touch up paint from scratches and it bugs me slightly. I wonder how much it would cost to get that repainted and then the hood/fenders blended so it would look flawless like yours.

Glad everything is working out for you! Just gotta watch out for those people and carts that can smell a fresh paint job from a mile away...
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