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Hey everyone, figured since a lot of things will be coming together soon I should put together a build thread for my truck. Haven't really thought of a good name for it since I really don't know where I am going with it. Maybe you guys will come up with something relative to where it's going haha.

So, on to the truck.

Its a 2005 GMC Canyon. I got it my Senior year of High School as a college truck. I found the truck doing AutoTrade searches on the internet to find trucks in my price range. I found this particular beauty in Alexandria, MN at Certified Auto Sales. I have got some dealership pictures back at home and will upload right here (next week):


It had 144,xxx miles and had two previous owners and then it was sent to auction, when Certified Auto Sales bought it. It had a bed extender, line-x bedliner, aluminum running boards, onstar, 6 speaker audio, 6 disk changer, 31x10.50R15 Nexan Roadian MT's (dealership put these on!), and the 3.5L. Everything was bone stock, and from what I can tell it was a highway commuter.

My Dad and I drove out there on a Friday morning at the wee hours of the morning. I was sick and slept most of the way there. After test driving the pickup I instantly fell in love, having never driven one. I knew I always wanted one, after owning a 98 S10 with 200k on it as well. I drove it home, still sick one of the most miserable drives I have ever had, and it got 21 MPG on the trip home.

My Dad and I have always been in to repairing vehicles together, and it is our main form of hanging out together. We got the truck home and diagnosed a few problems with the truck.
  • Faulty fuel pressure regulator
  • Clogged vent tube to gas tank (overflow at pumps)
  • Leaking water pump
  • U-Joints
One thing to note about this truck, is damn near everything is original on it. No greasable zerks, no scrapyard yellow marker on anything, and everything is painted and stained the same color.

All of those things have been replaced/fixed and now on to the MODS :D
 

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Performance
  • Homemade CAI
  • Remote Tune from SuperMod
  • NGK Iridium Plugs
  • SuperSparks
Suspension
  • 2.5" Rough Country
  • AAL's
  • Ball Joint Flip - 1/4" Spacer
  • Rancho RS5000 Shocks all around
Exterior
  • Debadged Tailgate and "Offroad" stickers
  • Blue "trim" on headlights and DRL's
  • SPEC-D tuning Halo and DRL's
  • Rockstar 20 inch rims with 305/50R20 - Approximately 32" - Summer
  • 33x12.50R15 tires on stock rims - Winter
  • BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover - Lined with Line-X
  • Front and Back bumpers lined with Line-X
  • 7.5% Rear Tint 20% front and brow
Interior
  • Sony GT90BT Double Din Stereo
  • LED Gauges
  • LED Window Switches
  • LED HVAC
  • LED 4WD
  • LED Map, Cargo, and Dome
  • LED Footwells
  • Homemade Phone holder
  • 300W crappy amplifier, powering doors
  • RAP Stereo Mod - bypass BCM
And now for some old and new pictures (from oldest to newest)

So basically first thing I did was put on the BakFlip G2 cover and the Spec-D headlights/DRLS. Mine were badly faded.




Cold Air Intake


Next I did a homemade high four mod.



Next was LED clusters :)





2.5" Rough Country and Rancho RS5000 Shocks


Testing it, of course.


Volkswagon MKIV Needles - Scraped off red paint




Cooper S/T Discover 33x12.50R15


Testing, of course :)



AAL's Before and After



Painted grille black. Emblem anodized blue, anodized blue gauge bezel, black interior plastics, anodized blue "trim" on headlights and drls, Line-X bumpers, and cover






Switchbacks with Relay mods, LED fogs, blinking fog mod


Rockstar 20 inch rims! Running 305/50R20 Cooper Zeon MT's



Grille swap with @ryley911 painted black, emblem anodized blue, LOTSA Clear!







Debadged and Painted intake tube and cover BLUE






I LOVE IT :D
 

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Upcoming Mods:

Center Caps for my Rockstars (back in Pierre)

20/30 Satin Powdercoating for the rims from Joe's Sandblasting (gathering funds)

Looking in to a Rancho lift kit and a SOA possibly...(dont expect this to happen soon, collegelife)
 

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Nice work on the truck! I liked the meatier tires and I really like what you did with the VW needles.
 

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Nice work on the truck! I liked the meatier tires and I really like what you did with the VW needles.
Thank you!

I really like the tires too, so I am going to drive on these 305/50's until they are bald. I wanna keep the miles off the good tires, because God knows I can't afford to put new tires on 20" rims :ugh:

VW needles are by far my favorite mod. Everyone on here mainly sticks with H3, Extreme, Stock needles, but the pin hole is all that really matters when fitting different needles. The VW needles fit perfectly without modification. PLUS, they are a clear lens with paint, so you can scratch off the paint and paint them whatever color you want and they will glow.
 

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Great job so far! The needles definitely stand out from others I've seen in our trucks. Looks great and love the use of colour throughout your truck, keep it up!
 

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Great job so far! The needles definitely stand out from others I've seen in our trucks. Looks great and love the use of colour throughout your truck, keep it up!
Thank you! I enjoy painting and taking things apart
 

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Looking good man! Keep up the good work!
 

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Looking sick, Instrument cluster looks so clean
 

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nice man. i like the blue. now get some ssk in that bad ass interior, lol
 

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nice man. i like the blue. now get some ssk in that bad ass interior, lol
Hey hey, I am ALWAYS open to donations :D
 

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Really like the needles!
Seems to be a common theme!!! I would do a how to, but they are no different to put on than any other needle you can buy.
 

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OP updated everyone with the new grille and HDR function on my new HTC M8 Windows Phone
 

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Interesting, why the bowtie?

I've been struggling with differentiating my GMC with colorados while keeping badging to a bare minimum.

I know different strokes for different folks, but the chevy/gm cross made me double take. It does look great though, it looks like its got much more metallic to it than the old gmc logo.
 

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Interesting, why the bowtie?

I've been struggling with differentiating my GMC with colorados while keeping badging to a bare minimum.

I know different strokes for different folks, but the chevy/gm cross made me double take. It does look great though, it looks like its got much more metallic to it than the old gmc logo.
I honestly just think the Chevy grilles look better imo. I want to debadge the tailgate and do something cool with the canyon badges on the doors too.

I can vary how much metallic shows by how thick I make the blue coat. The paint is designed to be somewhat translucent so that the metallic case can done through. I did 2 coats of blue and 5 coats of clear, and I think the results are what I wanted.

I'm like being different, never seen anyone paint trim around the lights and I thought it would look good so I went for it.

I like hearing everyone's thoughts on the truck, keep em coming!
 
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