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This will be my first ever build thread. I've been doing this for a long time now. What I am working with this time is a bone stock 05 Z71. In really good shape for a truck with 160k miles. I will be repairing all of the wreck related damage, doing some maintenance items and several mods.

Here are some pics of what I'm starting with.

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The mod list as of now:
06 grille and hood
Fully colormatched
RCX level kit
Long tube headers
Custom exhaust
K&N intake
Changing gears from the 3.42 down to some 3.73
Pioneer Double Din
HID's
Sierra Tails

I'm sure the list will grow as I get into it.
 

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Thinking about these wheels in a 20x10 wrapped in some 295-55-20 trail grapplers or some toyo r/t's
 

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Got a little work done on the donor frame this past week. Had it sand blasted and got some nice paint on it. No more greasy frame for me.
 

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Plans sound Nice. In for the build
 

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Sub'd, keep it coming I love reading builds like this.
 

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Ordered the Motos today, gonna be a wait on them, but I don't need them yet. lol
A local accessory shop beat Mr. Wheel Deals prices suprisingly.
Ordered a complete front suspension rebuild kit, new a-arms, tie rods, idlers, etc.
Bilstein 5100's ordered, got a set of painted handles today. I have to disassemble and get them painted.
I'm almost ready to start disassembling the truck. I want to have everything I am going to need here before I get started.

Has anyone used the Rugged Liner rear wheel liners?
 

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I read thru your thread last night Will_i_am. You have a very nice truck. I love the look of the quadrasteer beds. I always wanted to do a rc with that bed and some meats under the back.
 

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Got a shipment of shiny parts today. Stainless Longtubes, y-pipe, and magnaflow high flow cats.


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need more pics of rebuild, I wanna see sheet metal work lol.
 

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Got a shipment of shiny parts today. Stainless Longtubes, y-pipe, and magnaflow high flow cats.
same headers I have, make sure you use exhaust joint sealer, or copper silicone on all the joints or theyll leak bad.
 

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I was planning on welding everything up, and using v-band flanges on the header to Y joint.
Thats overkill x5000 imo. Itd be difficult to remove transmission if you welded it

Edit: V bands are expensive and stainless sucks to weld. Exhaust sealer all the way, imo.
 
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