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04palass

2003 SS- Building my dream truck

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Hello, I picked up this 2003 SSS about a month ago. It has 115k miles 1 owner. I have wanted one for many many years and was finally able to get one! It does need some TLC.

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First thing was a good detail

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Then I did some tint which is a must!

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Also fixed the missing tailgate handle bezel

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Time for rust repair and a 06 front end swap

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Now for the big stuff. I found a 2006 HD hood locally I then purchased some rust free fenders out of state which I am currently in the process of installing, just waiting on the grille to get painted

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Fenders are rough

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All torn apart

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Here is how she sits now

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Congrats on getting your dream truck!   That is some major work you are doing!  They must use a lot of salt on the roads in Minnesota. I have never seen that much rust on an SS. But then I live in Southern California. 

Any plans for upgrades?

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On 4/11/2020 at 11:56 AM, dcairns said:

Congrats on getting your dream truck!   That is some major work you are doing!  They must use a lot of salt on the roads in Minnesota. I have never seen that much rust on an SS. But then I live in Southern California. 

Any plans for upgrades?

Thanks! Unfortunately they sure do but it will be fixed! For now just rust repair and a drop kit but I'm sure it will go from there haha

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6 hours ago, 04palass said:

Thanks! Unfortunately they sure do but it will be fixed! For now just rust repair and a drop kit but I'm sure it will go from there haha

Well, if you have the budget, I can highly recommend a supercharger :)  I have had the Magnacharger Radix on my truck since new and it really wakes up the truck. I think they don't make this exact Radix now, but a redesigned version is on their website.  

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I hate everyone with a supercharger on their SS (in a good way) 👍

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On 4/13/2020 at 3:20 PM, matslp488 said:

I hate everyone with a supercharger on their SS (in a good way) 👍

😄 But seriously, if you can afford it, or find a good used one, it is the most fun mod you can do. It totally changes the character of the SS

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On 4/13/2020 at 12:26 PM, Tim713 said:

Looks nice! Where are you located? I have an 03 SS in Waconia, MN

Thanks! I am in Maple Grove

On 4/13/2020 at 2:09 PM, dcairns said:

Well, if you have the budget, I can highly recommend a supercharger :)  I have had the Magnacharger Radix on my truck since new and it really wakes up the truck. I think they don't make this exact Radix now, but a redesigned version is on their website.  

 

That is my goal eventually haha, just not sure when.

I got the grille back from the shop yesterday! Now just waiting on the headlights in the mail.

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8 hours ago, dcairns said:

😄 But seriously, if you can afford it, or find a good used one, it is the most fun mod you can do. It totally changes the character of the SS

I know! I’ve been wanting a radix or tvs 1900 and every time I have the extra cash for it none come up... and every time ones comes up the funds are not available lol

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Looking good.  Congrats on the purchase!

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Well going alittle further that I had originally planned this early into having this truck but, the fenders I bought from Texas didn't match quite which turned into basically painting the whole cab since I am at it so now it will only need a box. I also have a aftermarket intimidator spoiler getting painted too.

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All back together!! I am so happy with how it came out! Next is a box

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Also got a "Vortec Max" cover and did a quick clean of the engine bay

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