Project Dirty Stripper

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  1. unclejames1

    unclejames1 GMFS Member

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    This is gonna be my build thread for me to show progress and ask questions. I have had the truck for a year now (got it in January 2014). went through everything and swapped new front end and fixed any major problems i could find over the first winter. now on my second winter I am bodydropping it. currently in the process of the bodydrop now....

    Most people will ask why I picked the name for this project.....the answer is because when I got the truck the body was completely shaved and clean but the front was ugly. butter face!!! And plus I like dirty strippers.......haha

    here is what I started with
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  2. unclejames1

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    here is a few pics of the work I did the the first winter when I traded for the truck

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    did a little more over the summer

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    added a tablet
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    Sprayed some bedliner
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  3. unclejames1

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    And a few from Camp N Drag

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    And a local show
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    unclejames1 GMFS Member

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    And where I'm at now

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    Where did you get your Plate bracket?
     
  6. unclejames1

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    I had a buddy make them but I saw them on facebook for cheaper. just ask on one of the mini truckin pages and someone will pop up to sell them.
     
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    Good turn around. Saved the truck
     
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    Like where this is going! reminds me of a local truck built back in 05.
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  9. unclejames1

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    This truck originally came from Texas. The original work was done by ekstensive with the 22"wheel kit. Then updated with arms to lay on 6s. IMG_20140302_010805_zpse9i8xwl0.jpg
    That pic is after I cleaned it up of course.

    This is what it looked like after the front was redone to run the 6s. received_m_mid_1388188495278_920de787108d1af028_0_zpsk7vhegtm.jpg
     
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    very nice save man.. any other current plans besides the body drop?
     
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    I have lots of plans. Lol but currently trying to trade the bed for a stock one to start fresh and I would like to have a functioning tail gate. I am wanting to change up the paint but not sure if money will allow for a permanent solution to that for a little bit longer. The paint now looks good in pics but it's not salvageable.

    Here is what I traded for the truck IMG_6396099497189_zpsqgivue4q.jpg
     
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    Deleted garbage posts. Keep the thread on topic.
     
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    Hey phillipsjt here is one of the guys selling those types of brackets on fb.
     
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    I'm with you on changing that front end. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should... loving the work thus far.
     
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    Was able to work on it some more. Dropped the front frame horns. Still need to add gussets and fillers. Here r the pics
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    And the guy that owns the shop where my truck is at is working on this pretty based in my opinion 20150112_225317_zpssmsxnp1j.jpg
     
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    Thanks
     
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    No problem.


    And here r some in process pics of what I did yesterday

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    Some more work I did tonight
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    I had to do away with the fan and need some recommendations for efans. I know about the 2500hd version radiator and efan that u have to buy the harness for and have the ecu programmed but I'm looking for a cheaper/ simpler route. Anyone have any suggestions and pics?
     
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    I used a two stage Ford Taurus fan and a cheap fan controller that uses relays and a thermometer shoved into the the rad blades on my race car. It keeps it quite cool.
     

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