Congrats on your new ride. Looks great for the mileage. Id fix that pond on your tonneau cover.
Thanks! It's definitely been kept pretty well. It was used as a truck and needs a little tlc, but that's my plans for it also. The pond was because those were dealership pics and it had just been washed off. I've already had the cover off and put it back on better than it was.Congrats on your new ride. Looks great for the mileage. Id fix that pond on your tonneau cover.
Didn't know he was making those, I'll have to check them outGlad to see those are still available. I just added a tailgate assist dampner today that I got from Badland industries. No more slamming tailgate.
That's pretty slick, I dig itI updated a thread today with pics. Check new post
Thanks and good luck on your hunt for one!!Congratulations on finding a unicorn. Extra bonus points for bringing it to NC. I'm in Wilmington and have been searching for a CC 4wd v8 for going on 3 years now. Of course, they can be found just as you found this one - hundreds of miles away. I settled on an '11 Canyon CC SLT 4wd that popped up locally and frankly I have enjoyed it thus far. However, I still search for that V8 to come around a bit closer. Happy Trails!
Yeah, it's from all that gravel/mulch soaking up water and holding it on the welds. There's a bit of surface rust underneath, but nothing like that at all.Hard to believe the bed is in that bad, which isn't that bad of shape. Truck from outside looked so clean
I'm honestly surprised it was packed up under there with how the rest of the truck has been kept.I have the factory bedliner and I don't understand how all that crap could get under there without being noticed. Shame on the previous owner. It is easy to clean out underneath too. While unloaded, just prop up the rear center edge, spray out with a water hose, let drain, and remove prop.
I did try that actually, didn't budge...Isn't there a 4x4, the board that can be used between the frame and rotor using the steering to pop the hub loose?
08 Z71 hub removal... HELP
I've got a black 2012. I bought mine when we found out we had our second kid on the way. It had more room in the back seat than anything we had at the time but now that our kids are 7 and 14 it is a little cramped back there. I took the factory bed liner out and put herculiner bed liner on it myself. Bought it at PepBoys. It was one of the easiest things I've ever done on any vehicle! I sanded and prepped one day and put the liner on the next day. I live in upstate SC and don't have a garage. I did it in the summer so I could (hopefully) do it without any rain. If you aren't going to be hauling a lot of stuff, I'd suggest using the liner once you get the bed repaired and then put a full shell on there. Those mats will hold moisture, not as much as the factory bed liner but it will still be there. I've got an ARE full cover on mine now and I couldn't be happier. I wrestled with choosing between tonneau and camper shell for months then decided that the camper shell gave me the most bang for my buck with a lot less hassle when hauling something taller than the sides. Hauling kids means hauling a lot of other stuff and having a watertight cover on the bed is fantastic. I had a tonneau on a 94 Z71 that looked great but was a pain any time I had to get into the bed.Thanks and good luck on your hunt for one!!
Ok, new bed mat got here. I pulled out the plastic factory bedliner to find a bunch of gravel/mulch packed under it. Got all that washed out and found a couple rust spots in the bed because of it. Only one is really actually bad though. I'll get it fixed up temporarily soon, then to a body shop as money allows for welding in a plate. It's structurally sound though, I can jump right beside the hole which is the worst spot and it doesn't move at all. The new bed mat should let the bed stay dried out way better than that plastic garbage...
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Also, brakes showed up for all four corners as well as the ventshades. Coated rotors and drums, ceramic pads and good shoes, should make a ton of difference stopping. Will also do a fluid flush most likely.
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