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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Figured id start a build thread too just to show where my truck started out up until what it is now. Let me know what you guys think. I bought her used in 2010 with about 63,000km. Im the second owner.

2007 Ford F150 XLT 5.4L 4x4

The Day after i got her..
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Shortly after I bought a Silver tool box & a plastic bed liner since it didnt have one in the box.
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next thing was getting the windows tinted.

Limo tint(5%) on the rear window & two rear passenger windows. 20% on the front windows & limo tint(5%) on the brow up front.
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Sorry i actually installed my sound system before i had the windows tinted. I have two 10" Alpine Type S sub-woofers with a Bassworx sub box which just goes underneath the back seat. Powered by my Alpine 650 AMP. Which i have had since high school. It hasn't let me down yet.
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Next was upgrading the stock tires to something a little beefier. I went with the BF Goodrich All Terrain tires. Upgrading to 285's on my 17 rims which equals about a 33" wide tire. Went with the white lettering on the BFG's
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Had to test out the new tires in the deep snow once we got a good snowfall.. Not the biggest fan of these tires in deep snow but, they still get the job done.
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Next was getting a leveling kit. Ordered a 2.5" Level from Hell Bent Steel. Huge difference once you get in the truck after it has been leveled. Definitely worth the $80.
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Next thing i did was ordered some black headlights off ebay. Ya i know ebay brands arnt the best but i took my chances. I lost & later had to reseal the lights better since they started fogging up & having condesation. I should have resealed them before i even installed them in the first place but like i said i took my chances. One of them still fogs up a little bit the odd time to this day but its not major.

New one on the left vs stock on the right.
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Looks good man, I was always a fan of that two tone paint job.
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Next was to black out the taillights as well. I bought a can VHT Nightshades, with some Acrylic Gloss to give them that shiny look in the end. Process for the nightshades was pretty easy. Cleaned the lights up with rubbing alcohol, then wet sanded them. Gave them about 3 coats of nightshades & about another 3 coats of gloss. I also did the third brake light on top of the cab. I taped off the reverse light & the two cab lights on the third break light, that way it still shines through nice and bright without affecting when i back up.
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