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    I decided to pimp my ride . . .

    Still kicking myself for not getting my truck undercoated/rust proofed when I bought it but that's water over the dam. I tried to repair the rust holes in the rocker panels last summer and it rusted more in 6 months than it did in the first 15 years. So I bought a Realtree Max 4 camo kit that looked the best to go with the wheel and bumper trim, and I added some 1/4" gold pinstripe along the top for a finished look. If it keeps rusting hopefully I won't notice it!

    I ought to be able to park along a fencerow when there's snow on the ground and the deer will never see me. I assume standing up thru the moonroof and shooting a crossbow would be illegal . . .
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    Looks good ... from here.
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    Now all you need is sum 20's with spinners, then it will be pimped.
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    I like it :-)
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    Looks good. Now it needs a black brush guard.
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    Looks good
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    now add a 5000 watt booster and a couple of 10,000 watt bass thumpers to beat all the screws out of her ...lol
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    Nice, I did the same on my old chevy, only used bed liner. In the end I got a few extra years of a nice looking truck before the rust took over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Baker View Post
    Looks good. Now it needs a black brush guard.
    I'll pass on that but I wouldn't mind having a big Scorpyd decal like Cole Whitt.
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    Good job on the truck, looks great !
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    Looks pretty good for a Furd!

    JK! I have a 93 Ford in the barn with around 250K that could be brought out of retirement at any time. It still gets used for moving stuff (wood, dirt, gravel, etc.,) around the yard. It's been rode hard and put away wet more times than I can count. Never had a wrench to the motor, and still has the original exhaust, if you can believe that?

    I'm not a white truck type of guy, but you pulled that one off nicely.
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    Rust on a truck? Not on my '99 4Runner....

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie View Post
    Rust on a truck? Not on my '99 4Runner....
    It's a Michigan thing! They use more salt / brine than any state in the nation. 22.9 tons per lane mile annually. You can't even see 99 Toyota's up here, they disappeared a long time ago.

    Rustproofing, undercoating are a must if you want to keep a vehicle over 10 years here. And then it just slows down the process, nothing completely stops it.

    If you live in the boonies like I do, you get it year round. The gravel roads get the brine spring to fall, and the paved roads get it all 6 months of winter. So yeah, 15 months a year. LOL

    Pavement Queens last a little longer, since they don't have the trapped dirt up in the tops of the wheel wells and rocker panels to hold the corrosive moisture. This gets reactivated every time it rains, or gets washed.

    I see 5 year old Rams with rust through above the rear wheels every day. Fords & GM's as fast as 8 years. Yota's and Nissan's are not very popular up here. Back in the 80's and 90's, most rotted away before the payments were a distant memory. Not many bodies / frames that outlive the motors (maintained) around here.

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    Yep you got that right Vent!!! And this past winter was a real killer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by beervo2 View Post
    Yep you got that right Vent!!! And this past winter was a real killer.....

    Mike
    Yep, all 9 months if it! LOL

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    Truck looks good TP, I was thinking about doing that to mine, was it hard to keep the air bubbles out while putting it on???

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    Looks good. Down here, people just roll down the window to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beervo2 View Post
    Truck looks good TP, I was thinking about doing that to mine, was it hard to keep the air bubbles out while putting it on???

    Mike
    If a bubble did come up, it was easy to smooth out. The backing had a strong silvery texture look to it and it could be pulled a bit to erase bubbles and wrinkles. I just started at the top from one end to the other and just worked it down evenly across the width until I was at the bottom.

    Vent - not only does the salt tear up the vehicles, it does the same number on our roads. After a couple of years you see patches over the patches over the patches until the roads look like a mogul run in the winter olympics. I should have invested in road paving years ago - they know every couple of years that they'll replace the same road again - perpetual employment . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpcollins View Post
    If a bubble did come up, it was easy to smooth out. The backing had a strong silvery texture look to it and it could be pulled a bit to erase bubbles and wrinkles. I just started at the top from one end to the other and just worked it down evenly across the width until I was at the bottom.

    Vent - not only does the salt tear up the vehicles, it does the same number on our roads. After a couple of years you see patches over the patches over the patches until the roads look like a mogul run in the winter olympics. I should have invested in road paving years ago - they know every couple of years that they'll replace the same road again - perpetual employment . . .
    Nice road repair they do here in MI, I love it when I see them doing the pot hole repair either when it's raining or just after a storm and they throw the patch work in the hole when it's full of water and expect it to stay there, oh well I guess they look at is as job security.....Than they can do it again the following week......

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    Looks great!

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    Lol

    The 70's vehicles rusted the same year they were made if you didn't rust proof them. My dad's 73 baby Lincoln the rear floor would flood when it rained because the carpet was the only thing between you and the road after a couple years.

    As far as the roads I noticed Saginaw had to dig up the roads last winter because I'm guessing that buried water and sewer lines were freezing up. Its hard to patch a road in that cold weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpcollins View Post
    I'll pass on that but I wouldn't mind having a big Scorpyd decal like Cole Whitt.
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    I like it!! Maybe I should do that to my 2003 Corolla

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    I'm camping with the grandkids at a Yogi Bear park in Indiana, and riding around the park I saw this guy's truck - kinda made mine look rather tame. (WiFi is a bit hit and miss here).
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