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Old 05-01-2011, 09:06 PM
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Okay, so I have been on here for a while now but I was waiting to post pics of my truck until it could live up to it's name. Well, I think I am there so now is the time. I got a little background story to share and then on to pics..

The whole reason I am doing this is for my dad, Ernie Downs. He was my hero when he was here, and he's still my hero now that he's gone. On Sept 23, 2010 he lost his battle for his life. He beat non-hodgkins lymphoma twice but in the end his body just gave out on him. At 49, he was gone. I wanted to do something for me,28, and my sister Jaclyn, 16, so that we would always remember him. I came up with building a tribute truck. When my dad passed away he owned a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 white qc 4x4. I thought my sis should have it so I gave it to her. Oddly enough both of his brothers have white Rams also, a 2004 qc 2wd and a 2006 2500 cc 4x4. Well, I sold of my 08 Chevy and took a build sheet to my local dealer and said find it. I took possession of my 2011 CC Sport 4x4 on Nov 17th. I wanted it to become a father/son type project but I had no idea where to start. I found this site and I was hooked. I wanted to do it all. So far I think I have built a pretty strong base and some unique pieces that hopefully dad would like. Everything about this is for him. My screenname is his initials and his number. Most recently he was a member and cofounder of the 2008 and 2009 45 & over world championship softball team Touch of Gray. I hope you guys enjoy. Here is a list of mods that I have done so far and I hope to be adding write-ups soon on them all...

I bought the truck with the sport hood and had matching tint on the fronts done before I picked it up. I have since done: debadged, Mopar fiberglass tonneau cover, Mopar bedrug, LED bed lights, bushwacker pocket flares painted to match, Procomp 20s, Hankook 305/55/20 AT tires, billet shorty antenna, smoked LED tails, brake light bar, reverse light bar, bilstein 5100 leveling shocks front only, weather tech floor mats, Volant CAI with painted top, BT catch can, BT engine dress up kit, BT cigarette lighter delete, Mopar stainless steel door sills, custom 4x4 emblem(got tired of people asking if it's 4 wheel drive), Mopar T-handle shifter custom painted bright white, painted interior, B & I carbon fiber dash kit, Oracle accent lighting, Mopar carbon fiber door bolsters, Oracle interior LED upgrade, LED licence plate lights, cabin air filter retrofit, ARH long tube headers with Borla Turbo XL muffler, reso delete, 5" tips powdercoated satin black, satin black shoulder stripes, T-Rex billet grill and bumper insert powdercoated satin black, custom Oracle lighting halos with HIDs in the lows and fogs and the housings painted satin black with the reflector smoked, AMP powersteps to replace the stock nerf bars, and custom BT badges with my dads number. I think I remembered everything...

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:10 PM
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:14 PM
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Dude, i think your dad would be very proud. Gorgeous truck!!!!
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:21 PM
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:23 PM
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Wow, great story man, thanks for sharing that with us. Your dad seemed like a cool guy. And, your truck has come a long way. All the mods look awesome. Any plans for a lift?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:28 PM
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looks good....I bet he's looking down with a big grin on his face
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Where did you get the dash trim kit and how much was it...thanks in advance
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