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I like it, very simple and clean :)
 

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How's the wheel-well tubbing progressing @Silver_rado09?

I have a call in to Brent, left a message to line up some shop time.
I'm gonna be eager to see your new wheel-wells if I may..

I'm after a '08 standard-cab, on my way to Greensboro to take a look at it in a few minutes. If I can snag it then I'm gonna want to tub the front wheels also, no question about it.
It's great knowing there's a shop in the area to handle that.
 

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Got the '08. standard-cab, 3.7L automatic, 52K miles.
They're gonna deliver it to me in Greer on Friday.

The incredible thing for me is I've never been able to have a project vehicle that wasn't my d-d.
And, I have shop space available to me where I'm working up near Chesnee. Never had that before..

Not automotive shop space, no lift, but a huge fab shop with drill press, bandsaw, bench grinder, etc. that I can use evenings and weekends.


I am so gonna build a "sport-touring" street truck toy!
Gonna be super-busy with work, but I hope I'll be able to have her done by Spring.

And getting those wheel-wells tubbed is high priority.

Through winter, I gotta..

get wheels and tires
Paint the dash and rear-wall panel in black
Install dynamat and carpet (got rubber mats now)
Build a grille
install (have installed) a QA1 front suspension and Belltech front sway bar
do something with the rear suspension (say no more on that for now)
install some audio
repair the fan motor controls/resistor
install a custom 3rd brake lamp (got a blank one made of Lexan plastic waiting on some LEDs)
install some seats
install low-profile cross-member
install electric windows and power locks
install Redline hood props
install hard tonneau and a Bedrug
install an efan
 

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Got the '08. standard-cab, 3.7L automatic, 52K miles.
They're gonna deliver it to me in Greer on Friday.

The incredible thing for me is I've never been able to have a project vehicle that wasn't my d-d.
And, I have shop space available to me where I'm working up near Chesnee. Never had that before..

Not automotive shop space, no lift, but a huge fab shop with drill press, bandsaw, bench grinder, etc. that I can use evenings and weekends.
I've never had that before.

I am so gonna build a "sport-touring" street truck toy!
Gonna be super-busy with work, but I hope I'll be able to have her done by Spring.

And getting those wheel-wells tubbed is high priority.

Through winter, I gotta..

get wheels and tires
Paint the dash and rear-wall panel in black
Install dynamat and carpet (got rubber mats now)
Build a grille
install (have installed) a QA1 front suspension and Belltech front sway bar
do something with the rear suspension (say no more on that for now)
install some audio
repair the fan motor controls/resistor
install a custom 3rd brake lamp (got a blank one made of Lexan plastic waiting on some LEDs)
install some seats
install low-profile cross-member
install electric windows and power locks
install Redline hood props
install hard tonneau and a Bedrug
install an efan
Might I also recommend:

Tilt switch inside the tailgate
String of weather proof LEDs under the bed rails, hooked to said tilt switch
Resonator delete
Tune [get rid of Passlock and torque management]
And the hi/Lo mod for the headlights

Some are very cheap and easy. Most expensive is the tune really. But I have to say; I like the list you've got as well. Congrats on the new toy! Can't wait to see!

As some of you know, I got a new truck myself....ironically an 08 as well.



I just finished my Hi/Lo mod the other day and got my resonator delete installed along with Denso Iridiums. Just need to swap to the old style airbox now so that I can run my K&N filter too.



I have more plans for the pipe, but it'll be a little bit before it happens.



Not the prettiest job, but it works! I did cover it in tape after the picture so hopefully it'll last :)
 

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Might I also recommend:

Tilt switch inside the tailgate
String of weather proof LEDs under the bed rails, hooked to said tilt switch
Resonator delete
Tune [get rid of Passlock and torque management]
And the hi/Lo mod for the headlights

Some are very cheap and easy. Most expensive is the tune really. But I have to say; I like the list you've got as well. Congrats on the new toy! Can't wait to see!

As some of you know, I got a new truck myself....ironically an 08 as well.
Congratulations on your new toy also..
A man needs a motor toy of some kind. And I've never really had one myself.
I am so psyched..

Great suggestions, thanks!
I will be fabbing LEDs for everything inside and out, no question about it.
The bed will be covered with a Snugtop lid, so I'll need LEDs in there to give me some illumination.

And LED tails, LED license-plate lamp, LED everything.


And hell yes, I am going to install an 18-wheeler air horn... underneath, facing the rear.
Damn tailgaters piss me off.
I've been up and down I-26 between SC and Asheville for months.
Seen three ugly 3-car pile-ups in less than 3 months, all in the left lane..
Idiots.
 

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-oops-, going to private message
 

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How's the wheel-well tubbing progressing @Silver_rado09?

I have a call in to Brent, left a message to line up some shop time.
I'm gonna be eager to see your new wheel-wells if I may..

I'm after a '08 standard-cab, on my way to Greensboro to take a look at it in a few minutes. If I can snag it then I'm gonna want to tub the front wheels also, no question about it.
It's great knowing there's a shop in the area to handle that.

@Rick_crew It's going along nicely. Make sure you tell him i referred you. Hes hopefully gonna have me done in a few weeks pm me yuour number and we can meet up unless you go to his shop first call me and I can meet you there. My truck is still at his shop.
 

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Great to hear.

He won't return my calls.
Business must be really really good.

I left a message telling him that I'm interested in minor front-suspension work on my '05, tubbing the front of my '08, a front suspension complete rebuild and QA1 conversion on my '08, and something major on the rear of my '08.


That sounds to me like it could be $$$ boat payments for him...
I'm not in a rush, so maybe he'll get around to me.


Phone inbound by PM....

Glad to hear the tubbing is going well for you.
Can I ask what he is charging for it ballpark?
 

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Been a while since I've done anything to Colleen.. :kiki: But this past weekend I drove down to Florida to pick up some new goodies. Hood, grille, front bumper, mirrors and roll pan. They need a little work, but thankfully only paint. So I may try my hand at some of that duplicolor color match stuff on them before SESM. Does anyone know if it's the Arctic White or Olympic White on our trucks?
 

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Been a while since I've done anything to Colleen.. :kiki: But this past weekend I drove down to Florida to pick up some new goodies. Hood, grille, front bumper, mirrors and roll pan. They need a little work, but thankfully only paint. So I may try my hand at some of that duplicolor color match stuff on them before SESM. Does anyone know if it's the Arctic White or Olympic White on our trucks?
@ChevyNOOB Check this link out: http://www.355nation.net/forum/exterior/382-oem-paint-codes.html

But to answer your question, its WA8624 / 50 Olympic White
 

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I'm due for a post here, it's been a while :lol: I got some small led light bars to mount for fogs a couple months ago. Hopefully I can get them installed in the a.m. (weather permitting)
 

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Been working on my truck, little by little. So far I've managet to flip the 3rd brake light, which cured a bad leak and finally put the lip to use that I got from YellowStreetRod.
 

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One more mod off my list of hopes....Refreshed the old res delete, 3 coats of high temp white and 4 coats of high temp "clear" over the vinyl decal. Just need to either install an older airbox or mod an older one so I can run my K&N cone filter.



Minor update: swapped out the 08 airbox with an 07 airbox....runs happier now, but keeps throwing a random P0171 code when it gets colder than 55°F outside.



And a future project...

 

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H3 console reinstalled, but NOT connected. Needed the cup holders ;)

I'd post up more pics, but recently replaced my phone, so naturally all of my build pics are on the old phone.
 

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May as well pull the plug on the Carolina Chapter...
It's done.
 

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May as well pull the plug on the Carolina Chapter...
It's done.
Sorry, I'm still around, just extremely busy thanks to my work running us 6 days a week.

No real progress has been made on my truck...unless you count fire damage as "custom"
My neighbor decided to burn leaves on a day where wind gusts were over 15mph. In short the woods next to my home caught fire as well as the ground beneath my truck. No visible damage, but I now have a constant airbag light on.
 
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