1999 Chevy RCSB Build

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  1. Graystone

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    Maybe you should finish your seat project

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    No. The front end you have is much better looking. I would swap the other direction, that is not an upgrade IMO it's just changing something to change it.
     
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    It's done.
     
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    Yeah the only reason I would do it would be to change it up. But I agree I like the 99-02 front much better. So maybe just finish the colormatch and get an HD hood. Maybe a grille insert of some sort
     
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    I've said it before but...

    IMO think bigger. I'd want to bag my truck before worrying about little details. Yank the whole interior out and re-do it in gray leather/vinyl/custom enclosure/suede headliner...

    6.0 swap, gears, tune.

    Then worry about the grille, hood, colormatching things that you may change later.
     
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    I would love to do the 6.0 swap. But this is my daily driver and I really don't want to touch anything motorwise yet because if something happens I'm screwed. I was gonna do the front end, maybe a little more low.. Then save the rest and start saving up for a motor swap
     
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    makes no sense, how can you save for a motor if you're spending it on other crap lol. To build a great ride you need a vision and a plan. It starts from the inside out. Tearing things apart is easier when it's the first thing you do. And a stock motor swap is a weekend affair, not sure why you think it's such a big deal.
     
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    With the right tools and no rust maybe but every damn thing I do on mine is a fight.
     
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    Trying to motivate him...
     
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    I really really need an OBS project truck to wrench on. Lol
     
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    Starting looking around for a 6.0 swap that way you can get an idea of what budget you're going to be working with.
    Save up. But what you need, modify if you want then swap it out. I know it's easier said then done but like Phil said, you'll need a game plan.

    Or chose what you want to do; save up for a nice looking truck or a fast truck?
    Details are gonna burn through your wallet!


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    Update: seats are installed, picked up a tailgate at a local yard sale for 30 bucks. No dents, zero rust, cables are great and all mechanisms are flawless. It is dark green. Going to order a relocation kit and have it shaved and painted. I want some more low though too. How low are you guys going on 285/35r22s with minimal/no rubbing? I don't care to roll the fenders or do some trimming.
     
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    image.jpeg Finished front colormatch
     
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    So you are not painting the bumper cap?

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    I did paint it, for some reason the picture makes it look different
     
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    I am sure it's because you suck at taking pictures

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    I'm sure that's the problem
     
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    I thought the same thing, it's not shiny. Take a pic closer up in sunlight. Looks like you took that one with a Polaroid.
     
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    So today I noticed both my driver side low and high beam weren't working. Normally I would think one of the HID's failed but they are both seperate ballasts and went out the same time. So I checked the wiring behind the headlight and everything was hooked up good. What could be the issue? Also while we are talking about lights, my gauge lights hardly ever work. Then they will flash on and off all across the cluster, like they are having a seizure. Any help is appreciated as always, thanks.
     
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    Turns out it was the HID ballasts. So gutted it all and put halogens back in until I can find a good led setup. The working ballast would actually cause a loud squeak sound when i turned on the lights. I got worried about further issues so now looking for a nice clean LED setup.
     

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