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2003 SS- Building my dream truck


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  • 6 months later...

Long time no updates! Just have been enjoying the truck!  It is put away for the winter to I intend to do a few things to it. First of which is a Trans cool 40k cooler which I installed yesterday.

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So much bigger than the stock cooler

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Also looks super cool behind the grille!

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  • 3 weeks later...

I spent many hours detailing under the hood of this truck. I also added a AEM cold air intake and Holley valve covers to clean up the look. In addition to that I also added a new chrome alternator.

Here is how it started

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Here is the valve covers and the intake tube I have powder coated red to match. 

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I also painted the alternator bracket when I added the new chrome alternator.

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Holley value covers really clean up how the coil packs look with them mounting directly to the coil packs.

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Came out so nice I am very happy 

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I came across these Rough Country wheel well liners online . I have always thought the rear wheel well looked unfinished and these make it look great! https://www.roughcountry.com/chevrolet-rear-wheel-well-liners-4299.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9AWhTYQ0aFvstANnCoxpZfklTzsZRO-1CnHfDMtnoXX4RoR-74CGlhoCMS0QAvD_BwE

 

Before, kind of unfinished looking in my opinion. 

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I also made sure to put a thick layer of Fluid Film behind them. Not that this truck will ever see salt but it can't hurt

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Installed! Looks fantastic!

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this is awesome. I will need to do some similar work on my 05. No rust, but the roof, hood, and bed are peeling. Plus will need to do the headliner, leather repair, and then next up will be a motor rebuild. It runs well, but has 170k+ miles and I want to do a cam at least, if not possibly a blower.

 

I like that tailgate spoiler, where did you get it?

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4 hours ago, christobear said:

I like that tailgate spoiler, where did you get it?

That would be an Intimidator SS spoiler (or repro) missing the bed corner pieces.  Rare as rocking horse shit..  I mean, the repro's are out there, quality is so-so.  Original parts - good luck

 

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On 3/3/2022 at 6:50 PM, christobear said:

this is awesome. I will need to do some similar work on my 05. No rust, but the roof, hood, and bed are peeling. Plus will need to do the headliner, leather repair, and then next up will be a motor rebuild. It runs well, but has 170k+ miles and I want to do a cam at least, if not possibly a blower.

 

I like that tailgate spoiler, where did you get it?

Thanks!! Yes it is indeed the Intimidator spoiler as stated by @someotherguy I found it on ebay a couple years back

I'm getting the itch to drive it sooo bad. But in the mean time I detailed the front inner wheel wells and put the 22s back on the front just to drool over 😍

 

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I had forgotten about those Christmas Ornaments... Now I want one too.  <runs off to ebay and places bid on one>

I have a couple of the Hot Wheels type cars they made.

 

 

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On 3/19/2022 at 10:07 PM, christobear said:

What did you use to repaint the fender wells?

I didn't repaint them I cleaned them and applied this stuff

https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR-Protectant-Plastic-Fiberglass/dp/B00KN0UOEE

I finally got my rear sway bar I ordered back in November but has been on back-order since

 

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And.....

 

 

She's out for the spring!

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Hard to believe how much rust you had to remediate.  I did not have that much rust on my 64 Impala restoration I did 10 years ago.  That road  salt must be a real killer.

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