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Old 01-30-2014, 03:59 PM   #151
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Lol you should do a heated steering wheel. Could you let me know if the fuse panel is hard to replace and what part number you had to get when you end up changing it?
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #152
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I don't get enough cold weather to justify the added work of doing a heated steering wheel. I will post progress and full detail of anything I do. I'm getting better at taking pics of my progress instead of just the end result. haha.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:50 PM   #153
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Ever thought about painting your handles and mirror skull caps PTM?
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #154
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Handles are staying black, but once I get the rocker panels done, the caps will be ptm.
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I got a set of Retrofits done by a member on here. They are sick, but while they were in production I researched a TON and once my lights showed up, I could have done them myself and been way ahead. Just my 2 cents, if I could do it again I'd take the risk and do them myself. Not a knock against the guy that did mine, but I like DIY projects because I'm solely responsible for quality. That and I'm tempted to take mine out to reseal them and to replace the shrouds, but without knowing how he went about attaching the existing projectors and shrouds that $45 quick change could turn into a $600+ f*** up.

I agree with keeping the handles black, I saw a picture of your truck but with PTM door handles and it looked off, maybe to monochromatic. Rocker panels black and then the mirror caps PTM is going to look awesome! Excited to see where your build goes man.
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I got a set of Retrofits done by a member on here. They are sick, but while they were in production I researched a TON and once my lights showed up, I could have done them myself and been way ahead. Just my 2 cents, if I could do it again I'd take the risk and do them myself. Not a knock against the guy that did mine, but I like DIY projects because I'm solely responsible for quality. That and I'm tempted to take mine out to reseal them and to replace the shrouds, but without knowing how he went about attaching the existing projectors and shrouds that $45 quick change could turn into a $600+ f*** up.

I agree with keeping the handles black, I saw a picture of your truck but with PTM door handles and it looked off, maybe to monochromatic. Rocker panels black and then the mirror caps PTM is going to look awesome! Excited to see where your build goes man.
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Thanks for the advice. I have put some serious thought into it and the ONLY reason I am having someone on here build be a set is because of my patience level with things like that. My fuse is simply just too short or else I know I could do own set.

Yeah the door handles would look odd, I am stoked though to get the truck done, I'm hoping to get it done this summer. I just need another warm summer haha.
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you have some of the best landscape backgrounds i have seen man! jeez alaska is absolutely gorgeous! i live in WA, but man, that pic of the sun and lake and little islands is breath-taking! fantastic build, btw! I have the same year and trim, but a SCREW. keep it up! i have a set of Retros built by a forum member also, insanely better light pattern than stock.
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you have some of the best landscape backgrounds i have seen man! jeez alaska is absolutely gorgeous! i live in WA, but man, that pic of the sun and lake and little islands is breath-taking! fantastic build, btw! I have the same year and trim, but a SCREW. keep it up! i have a set of Retros built by a forum member also, insanely better light pattern than stock.

Thanks man! That isn't a lake though, that's the ocean. It's called Tongass Narrows, I live in Temperate Rain Forest, our average temp is 45* year round. We don't get much snow/cold and we don't usually get really hot, I mean some years are except from that, last summer was in the 80's. So yeah. But it is very beautiful here when it's sunny. Also have some of the best Salmon fishing in the world. Salmon Capital.
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Here are some more landscape pics for [MENTION=118843]Kamison[/MENTION] (Most are before I got a good camera so Cell phone pics.) And yes, I did take all of them if you are curious.
















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Here are just a few more I found on my work comp.

This one is out my living room window.


My little town:


Harriet Hunt Lake:


South of town waterfall:


Wanna vista Alaska now? lol I think everyone should see Alaska at some point, it's worth it.
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