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Old 11-18-2014, 09:16 PM
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Don't know when exactly is a good time to start. So why not now?
The basic plans for big ugly, make it a reliable daily driver, and an even
better offroadin' partner. And not break the bank.

Oh yeah, by the way. In a couple years she won't be running on gas. It'll be a short n stout little half ton diesel. Hopefully I can keep my IFS with a big ol Cummins in there. We'll find out sooner or later...

To start? Here's an image from day one.


2 weeks ago, after a bath, and after fixing the hood latch and adding wind deflectors


This weekend I'm planning on plasti-dipping the badges. Going to do black for sure, going to try digital camo. The grille will hopefully be done black as well.

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:11 PM
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So I made a $14 upgrade. Best one yet in my opinion. Plasti-dipping tomorrow!




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Old 11-23-2014, 09:57 PM
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I finally got around to plasti dipping my truck. Unfortunately my phone died before I could get any pictures, so tomorrow after work I'll get some photos up. If I can budget it right, I might have 4 wheel drive and a new tire come friday. One step closer...
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pictures?
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:58 PM
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First chance to get some decent pictures. I was only able to do the Dodge, 4x4, and the 2 Ram 1500 badges. Hopefully if I find some time I'll do the grille this weekend if I stay in town. Here's the goodies...



P.S. I know, it isn't perfect. It's a workin' man's truck. Nothing on it is perfect.
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I know it's been awhile but seeing as a $1000 visit to the local shop drained me, I haven't been able to do much. But I did add a piece of 'Murica to her. It's not much, but hey. It's progress.

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Even though I'm flat broke, me and a buddy decided to do a needed upgrade. $60 and 2 hours later, fat folks(no offense, I'm a fat person myself) can get in my truck again.



Maybe when I have light tomorrow, I might plasti-dip them black...
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Bad news. The Ballin' On A Budget build has ended. There's too many cons and conflicting issues for me to do what I want to this truck. After the first of the year she will be traded for a Gen 2 Reg. Cab long bed 12v. And I've got two in my sights. It was a bit of a learning curve, this being my first truck. Hopefully the next one will be plagued with less problems and more, larger ideas. This'll be it for me until I get my ol 12v. Until then, this is not good-bye, but see ya soon.
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Alright so that last post was a little harsh. I think my truck reads the forums when I'm sleeping, because soon after my last post, that truck started leaking antifreeze again. And I think it's my heater core... But I've decided I'm not getting rid of that thing asap. The plan is to fix it up, bring it back to 100%, and slowly upgrade it until either I find a donor 04.5 Cummins to swap, or I find a good straight up trade. My Tax return check is soon to come, so with that will bring new rims(hopefully). The next thing I'm doing is getting x2 21.5 MICTUNING LED light bars, cutting out part of the honeycomb grille inserts and mounting the led bars in the grille. They're $109 a piece on Amazon, so that'll be a few months. But it'll come with time.
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I must say, this whole Black on Silver theme is coming along nicely. Sooner than later will come my new wheels...
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