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Updates to my new truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by deere615, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Well spring is almost here9as this site is almost complete dead! But I decided to do some things to my truck I bought back in November. I did/added a couple different things to it. I brought a new tailgate(other one worked/looked fine but it was bowed just a bit and I wanted to get it lettered so I wanted a nice one)
    new tailgate.jpg
    took off the chevrolet
    new tailgate front.JPG
    spray bedlinered the part that will show after a put the plastic bedliner piece on
    new tailgate back painted.JPG
    old tailget off bed coated.JPG

    new tailgate.jpg

    new tailgate front.JPG

    new tailgate back painted.JPG

    old tailget off bed coated.JPG
     
  2. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I also put "chip gaurd" down the sides-I used herculiner bedliner and rolled it on after sanding the paint off. I also did the back side of the bed, like behind the wheels to prevent rusting.
    bought this to help its a nice sander
    new air sander.JPG
    sanded
    driver side sanded.JPG
    driver side backbefore bedliner sides.JPG
    taped off
    passanger side taped.JPG
    passenager side inside door taped.JPG

    new air sander.JPG

    driver side sanded.JPG

    driver side backbefore bedliner sides.JPG

    passanger side taped.JPG

    passenager side inside door taped.JPG
     
  3. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    bedlinered
    sides bedliner-driver bed 2.JPG
    sides bedliner-driver down whole side-wheels shiny.JPG
    sides bedliner-pass bed side.JPG
    sides bedliner-pass door.JPG
    sides bedliner-driver inside door.JPG

    sides bedliner-driver bed 2.JPG

    sides bedliner-driver down whole side-wheels shiny.JPG

    sides bedliner-pass bed side.JPG

    sides bedliner-pass door.JPG

    sides bedliner-driver inside door.JPG
     
  4. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Then I added cab lights
    drilling holes:dizzy:
    cab lights center holes.JPG
    cab lights right holes.JPG
    cab lights done.JPG
    cab lights done on.JPG
    parking lights on.JPG
    I will get pictures up of the lettering and mirrors tomorrow

    cab lights center holes.JPG

    cab lights right holes.JPG

    cab lights done.JPG

    cab lights done on.JPG

    parking lights on.JPG
     
  5. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    truck looks really good
     
  6. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    Nice, the cab lights make the truck look so much better. How come you only did part of the rockers?
     
  7. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Thanks before I did cab lights the truck was just white/black all I needed was a clear lens on the whelen and it looked like an undercover cop truck or something lmao
    thanks, because thats the main part you step on and the body sorta dipped down and those points so I sorta just went with the line of the body
     
  8. plowmanben

    plowmanben Member
    from MI
    Messages: 95

    Looks great! I have a list of things to do to my truck this spring/summer too.
     
  9. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I agree the truck looks good. Did you do the light install yourself? How long did it take, and how easy was it? Also do you have them wired into your parking lights?
     
  10. EXTREMEV

    EXTREMEV Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    wow im gonna have so say i liked the way it looked before. That bedliner dont look right on the side of the truck.
     
  11. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Looks nice Brad. Should have gotten the led cab marker lights. Got a set of them on my truck and they are pretty cool looking. Drilling the holes in the cab was a pain at best.
     
  12. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Im getting a new truck this summer and was planning to get something like that done as well i was thinking about line-x because they can color match for a little extra. Just an idea based on that style of truck i had before, take the fender flares off and do the same under them, they have a tendancy to chafe the paint and the rust starts there and works its way up.
    and get some outside pics so you can see the entire truck from the side etc etc
     
  13. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    those cab lights look good Brad ;) hahahaa
     
  14. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Looks good man. I would like to see a pic of the whole truck outside.
     
  15. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks great
     
  16. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    looking really good man!!!!
     
  17. SawHoss

    SawHoss Member
    Messages: 89

    Looks Good deere, Make it the way YOU want it. Very practical for a work truck. Nothing like plowing with a regular cab long bed!
     
  18. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    thats nice, that will be so much more durable now
     
  19. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Thanks, I still have thinks I want to do like shocks and a bunch of lights but that can all come later this summer
    Thank you, yes it wasnt to bad. I got the factory wiring harness so it was basically plug and play once the holes were drilled-I used gromuets around the wires and siliconed every hole. I had directions on exactly how to do them with measurements that I got off the net so that helped.
    To each his own. I was really concerned if I would like it or not I even colored the area in on a picture on the computer once I started sanding there was no turning back and once I finished one side I was really happy with the way it looked
    Thanks, yeah I just wanted the plan ones since this is a work truck-they are gm ones I got off someone who put leds on. When I get a personal truck someday they will have nice leds though!
    This was way cheaper than paying for line-x and plus I wanted it black so it was more 2-tone, I would think color match would look weird because that area would just look rough but thats JMO, Yes I really should have took the fender flares off and did behind them-maybe someday I will do it.
    I will be getting some outside pictures up here in a bit with the lettering
    thanks
    thanks, I will be getting some outside pictures up here in a bit with the lettering
    Thank you
    thanks!
    Yes I like my trucks setup a certian way especially in the cabs. Yes they are the perfect truck I actually liked plowing with my 1500 beter than this truck lol
    thanks yep and looks cool!
     
  20. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I like it looks good!!, can you post a pic of the whole truck?