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Jake
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I figured since work is slow and I have nothing better to do, I might as well put up some pictures of my progress so far on my truck.
About 5 months ago I bought my 2007.5 LMM LT for 23k from some guy in the oil fields. It was filthy and needed some love, but for the price I couldn't go wrong. Since I've got it, I've added a few things:

-5" MBRP straight pipe
-Sinister EGR delete
-EFI Live by Motorops
-AFE intake
-Cleared headlights with HID's and Switchbacks
-Stupid rivit grille since mine had some chrome peeling, but I plan on getting an LML front end
-7" FTS lift
-20x10 American Force Independence
-305/55R20 Trail Grapplers
-1.5" adapters
-Probably other shtuff

Plans:
-Dual shocks with resis up front
-Traction Bars
-Install my AFE Diff cover
-Lift pump
-Amp steps
-Tint ASAP
-LML Front end
-Full detail
-Go fast parts

Here's some pics:
Day after I bought it:
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Got painted door handles:
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Plastidipped the front end, and realized shortly after that I don't live that life.
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Put some OEM Denali 20's on:
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Painted my frame:
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Cleared my headlights:
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Billet antenna:
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Painted tows:
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7" FTS Installed:
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AF's mounted up:
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As it sits today:
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Nice looking truck. I'll have to see it in person sometime this summer.
 

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Not a fan of the grill but awesome progress, truck's looking good!
I second this
Yep, LML grill and bumper should come soon.

Nice looking truck. I'll have to see it in person sometime this summer.
Hell ya man, we should have a mini meet!

Where are YALL getting billet antennas? Do want
I bought mine from [MENTION=25890]jrluz14[/MENTION] on here, great quality and the reception stayed the same, if not better.
 

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Oh hell yea! Nice truck! Great progress. $23k for that?! That's cheap as hell lol. those damn oil workers... Not a fan of the window visors personally but I know they help big time when you want some air flow when it's raining too. The handles & tows w/ the molding removal turned out nice. The cleared heads really bring out that front end with the HDs. Great job. I like the backing plate on the cross member too. Nice little touches here and there.

Your lower valance and rear bumper plastics CM too? Good to see you took off the flaps & running boards. I like the clean all one color look. Makes the body lines all flow together nicely. Amazing what a little removal can do. I bet some chrome tow hooks and some LED fogs would look nice up there. The wheels and tire combo look perfect for your set up. Nice job sir! Keep it up. :shake:

Edit: You know... I bet a 2011+ front bumper would be a perfect fit up there... :secret:
 

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I bought mine from [MENTION=25890]jrluz14[/MENTION] on here, great quality and the reception stayed the same, if not better.
did he change his username? I can't find him

Edit: found it
 

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Beautiful truck man I like your style keep it up cant wait to see how it turns out :waytogo:
 

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Oh hell yea! Nice truck! Great progress. $23k for that?! That's cheap as hell lol. those damn oil workers... Not a fan of the window visors personally but I know they help big time when you want some air flow when it's raining too. The handles & tows w/ the molding removal turned out nice. The cleared heads really bring out that front end with the HDs. Great job. I like the backing plate on the cross member too. Nice little touches here and there.

Your lower valance and rear bumper plastics CM too? Good to see you took off the flaps & running boards. I like the clean all one color look. Makes the body lines all flow together nicely. Amazing what a little removal can do. I bet some chrome tow hooks and some LED fogs would look nice up there. The wheels and tire combo look perfect for your set up. Nice job sir! Keep it up. :shake:

Edit: You know... I bet a 2011+ front bumper would be a perfect fit up there... :secret:
Appreciate it Rocky! Ya I've been looking for some chrome tow hooks, and the window visors were a gift so that's the only reason they're on there. The bumper plastics aren't painted but I'm still searching for a body shop that is willing to paint them.

BUT first I'm gonna try to get that LML bumper :)

did he change his username? I can't find him
I just clicked on his name by the @ and it took me directly to his profile?

Beautiful truck man I like your style keep it up cant wait to see how it turns out :waytogo:
Thanks man!
 

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I dig it:favorites37:I've been eyeing up those grille knucks. On the fence with it.
 

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Awesome looking truck!


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I dig it:favorites37:I've been eyeing up those grille knucks. On the fence with it.
Thanks guys, I got the knucks from tyler booth on IG.

Since you guys really don't like this grille I threw the stock one on today and I'm diggin it, other than the big chip out of the chrome.

I'm pursuing an LML front end pretty hard right now, so I'll have to get a new grille anyways.

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The reason this build has been slow lately is because I'm in the process of buying some property. It's 8 acres and has a shitty old house on it and a pretty nice barn. The house will be burnt down and I'll start building a new house this spring
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the barn will be turned into a shop in time.
Anyways here's some pics of the truck.
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I really want more WIDE, so some 20x14 forces will be in the future for sure.
 

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That old barn looks pretty cool. Would make an awesome shop.

I would say go with at least 22x14 AFs, Maybe even 24s. Would look so good.
 

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Turn barn into house then build a shop . X14s would be nice
Ya know, you got me thinking now...
I was talking to my dad tonight, whose a carpenter, and he said it would be totally doable and the only huge expense would be insulating it. He said it would be about $16k to spray foam it. BUT, I think it would be super badass to live in a barn. I'm going to be pricing out everything this week. Here's a view from inside, the only pics I got.
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