So Iíve been lurking for a while and done a ton of work on my 2006 F150 SCREW XLT mostly based on the ideas and threads from this site. I have a problem leaving things alone, and I hate seeing the same truck as mine rolling down the road past me. Those two ingredients make for an expensive habit, but like most of you on here I wouldnít trade my little addiction for anything.
A little background on my ride, Iíll be brief I know people come for pics not text. I live in Alaska and I bought it straight out of college in 2012, from a ford dealership for an outrageous price that still haunts me. I had been looking for MONTHS for the perfect truck, so when I found her my poker face looked more like a kid who just heard the ice cream truck. FINALLY!! These car salesmen are good and knew as soon as I cracked a grin that they had me on the hook. Well lesson learned. When I bought her she had only 47,000 miles and every bit of aftermarket chrome she could handle. Towing package, bench seats, sliding moon roof, etc.
Iíve included a picture of the day I got her, and a picture of how she sits now. A lot of you chrome lovers will say Iíve erred by even touching her, but after one Alaskan winter I can tell you that chrome was hurting and I have never looked back after ripping it off.
The day I took her home, you can see the chrome bug deflector, chrome headlight things, and chrome taillight things, chrome grille surround, chrome step barsÖ You get the point.
This is essentially how she sits now, Iíll chronicle my MODs in the next couple posts and either as they happen or as I remember them. These pictures are missing a second light bar but they are the most recent.