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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Finally starting to look like a normal truck.

What's up guys. I don't post a whole lot but recently had some paint work done that's been long overdue. My stock trans had given up on me so paint work got pushed back. It now has a brand new JLP transmission and Circle D converter. The customer service from Circle D is outstanding and I would definitely use them again. Yesterday morning I picked it up from the body shop. I'll give a day 1 pic and current. Sorry about huge pics I'm using my phone.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 01:52 PM
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Now that the wing is gone it doesn't look as fast lol. Truck looks a lot better.
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Now that the wing is gone it doesn't look as fast lol. Truck looks a lot better.
Lol the wing, hood tach, and stickers definitely made it faster but I made the hard decision to sacrifice speed for looks.
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I believe I traded you a seat for those wheels or something a few years ago? I couldn't remember the deal lol. My lightning was down at the time and met you at a gas station. But I remember seeing it the first time you got it. What a difference it looks like now!!! Very nice!
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I believe I traded you a seat for those wheels or something a few years ago? I couldn't remember the deal lol. My lightning was down at the time and met you at a gas station. But I remember seeing it the first time you got it. What a difference it looks like now!!! Very nice!
Thanks buddy. Still using that same seat I got from you lol.
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I can't believe you removed the handles on the cab. Those had to be worth 75hp.

Looks waaaaaay better now.

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Thanks buddy. Still using that same seat I got from you lol.
Awesome!!!
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Now it looks like it should.
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Why is the first pic upside down? Is that to prove a point that wings on the back improve traction so much, you're truck will stick to the road even when inverted?

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Came out very clean, much improved. Those handles on the cab looked hideous!
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I love seeing these trucks restored to their former glory!

Were the handles just stick on? I hope?! lol
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I love seeing these trucks restored to their former glory!

Were the handles just stick on? I hope?! lol
The handles were not stick on lol. 3 holes top and bottom which is why I had that primer on the truck pretty much from when I got it. But the hood pins were stick on lol.
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Mr original here.
Looks much better! !!!!!!!
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