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Back together! Aside from the rear bumper I didn't have time to put on. First I POR15'd the brackets for the cladding Made sure to test fit everything before I drill any holes

Thank you lol! Thank you!! Got everything back on including the cladding, I need to give it a wash but I love it! It has come a long way in the 3 months or so I've had it

I just love how this thing sits

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23 hours ago, WantaSSS said:

what was the ebay led interior kit you bought?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/18PCS-White-LED-Interior-License-Light-Package-Kit-For-Chevy-Silverado-1999-2006/252008749683?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

They are great quality especially for the price! 

18 hours ago, Standing_Arnold said:

New rims Looks great! Are they  20s? 
what kind & size rubber you putting on?

Pioneer ?

Very clean interior! 
Glad you posted up!

They are 22x10s. Not sure on tires yet I'm going with 285/45/22 based on what I've read. Thanks!

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Started the headliner repair. I was able to find some suede that closely matches the stock color

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Typical sagging

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Took me awhile to scrape off all of the old glue. But be carful not to damage the fiberglass headliner

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New material all laid out! I'll let it dry for a few days before I re install everything. I also still have to re cover the sun visors.

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On 11/30/2020 at 8:40 PM, matslp488 said:

Nice job ? my headliner is also starting to sag and my plan is also to have it reupholstered in tan suede 

Thanks! Unfortunately I haven't had time to finish it yet I because I came down with COVID. But yesterday I did test fit a wheel and I cannot wait to see them all on come spring!

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On 12/13/2020 at 7:54 PM, matslp488 said:

Truck will look great with 22s on

Thanks! I can't wait to see all of them on in spring!

I got alot done over the last couple weeks! I finished the headliner. I also ordered the full corsa exhaust. I had the custom made side exit for awhile but I never was in love with it, but this Corsa kit is amazing!

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Then I got some diesel led front LED switch back turn signal bulbs. The best thing about them is they have a build in resistor so there is no need to chop up the factory wiring!

https://dieselleds.com/collections/chevy-2500-3500-1999-2007/products/lumenex-switchback

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I also got a K Designs 3D printed lower honeycomb grille and the matching oem air duct inserts to complete the 06 front end swap

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And to finish off this post I got this awesome ornament for Christmas

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Coming along nicely!

I got the Corsa cat-back (traded another forum member for it) and dig it; it's a nice middle option between the ugly-loud Magnaflow I had on there and the too-quiet stock muffler.

Have you tried those switchbacks with the engine running yet?  I had some (totally different brand) in mine that worked great with the engine off but once it was running and system voltage went up a couple volts, the white running light function started strobing like crazy and eventually turned off.  I've got some little voltage regulators I was gonna try to hack in but it seemed like I was having to do too much to make switchbacks work so I just put regular LED's back in there.  No hyperflash on my truck as I've got the Novita flasher unit.

Richard

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On 12/28/2020 at 10:01 AM, someotherguy said:

Coming along nicely!

I got the Corsa cat-back (traded another forum member for it) and dig it; it's a nice middle option between the ugly-loud Magnaflow I had on there and the too-quiet stock muffler.

Have you tried those switchbacks with the engine running yet?  I had some (totally different brand) in mine that worked great with the engine off but once it was running and system voltage went up a couple volts, the white running light function started strobing like crazy and eventually turned off.  I've got some little voltage regulators I was gonna try to hack in but it seemed like I was having to do too much to make switchbacks work so I just put regular LED's back in there.  No hyperflash on my truck as I've got the Novita flasher unit.

Richard

Yes I have and they work just as advertised! I would defiantly recommend them!

I got my 06 lower grilles in yesterday to officially finish the front end swap

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With the K Designs lower Honeycomb grille

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Then I cleaned the air ducts really good and replaced the inserts with the OEM Honeycomb ones

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Sooooo much work has gone into this truck recently. I knew the rockers and cab corners needed attention but after taking a closer look one day i realized they were much much worse than I had thought..

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So that meant it was time to get them done. I was hoping not to have to do this so soon but I can't leave it like this.

Major dismantling

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Old junk cut out

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The inner rockers were toast too

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All the old junk out

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New inners going in

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New outer rockers on

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All painted! Too bad this will all be covered up by the cladding

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Painted the rocker cladding too.

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And that's where its at as of now

 

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Back together! Aside from the rear bumper I didn't have time to put on.

First I POR15'd the brackets for the cladding

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Made sure to test fit everything before I drill any holes

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I felt bad drilling into these nice clean rockers haha

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But I did make sure to spray lots of rust proofing in the holes even though it will never see salt

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All riveted back on

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Back together!

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?? backed it out of the garage to see if outside

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On 11/21/2020 at 6:33 AM, 04palass said:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/18PCS-White-LED-Interior-License-Light-Package-Kit-For-Chevy-Silverado-1999-2006/252008749683?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

They are great quality especially for the price! 

They are 22x10s. Not sure on tires yet I'm going with 285/45/22 based on what I've read. Thanks!

Bought the light kit, poor quality and couldn’t finish my set up, even though they sent extras, most were useless.. 

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On 3/13/2021 at 8:18 PM, Grumpytony said:

Bought the light kit, poor quality and couldn’t finish my set up, even though they sent extras, most were useless.. 

I haven't had any issues with mine

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