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Old 10-01-2014, 08:47 PM
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Well, not sure how many of you remember what my truck looked like before, but I have spent many weekends and late nights doing a bit of bodywork and I got done painting her Monday. Now to get her back together.
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damn man nice work, that paint looks amazing too. i love that calypso green.
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A few more....and I have literally hundreds more, plus video if anyone cares or wants advise. Yeah, I kinda think I know what I'm doing at this point. LOL
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Originally Posted by f150cam View Post
damn man nice work, that paint looks amazing too. i love that calypso green.
Thank you very much! This was a Heck of a lot of work....and oh no...not done yet. More changes coming over the winter....lift.....wheels...tires....and more.
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Originally Posted by f150cam View Post
damn man nice work, that paint looks amazing too. i love that calypso green.
They call it calypso green when they look up the paint code, but on my window sticker it was called Tobago green. And the paint code for the oxford white doesn't come up for a 94...had to bump back to 93. Weird.
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Does anybody know what Moog springs you need for a 4" lift on the front? Before I did ask the bodywork, I put all new suspension on which raised the back up....after I just leveled the front with new Moog 824's I believe....already bought extended radius arms, drop pivot axle brackets and all the goodies from broncograveyard.com ... but the from needs to be raised 4 inches if I remember right. Need to measure again after I get the bed back on, but does anyone know what Moog spring would do this? Don't want spacers, just don't like em done that way...personal preference...
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Does anybody know what Moog springs you need for a 4" lift on the front? Before I did ask the bodywork, I put all new suspension on which raised the back up....after I just leveled the front with new Moog 824's I believe....already bought extended radius arms, drop pivot axle brackets and all the goodies from broncograveyard.com ... but the from needs to be raised 4 inches if I remember right. Need to measure again after I get the bed back on, but does anyone know what Moog spring would do this? Don't want spacers, just don't like em done that way...personal preference...
Moog doesn't make a coil for 4" of lift on your truck.
Buy a lift spring from any of the suspension manufactures that offers the correct lift your truck.
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Originally Posted by mrslyfox View Post
A few more....and I have literally hundreds more, plus video if anyone cares or wants advise. Yeah, I kinda think I know what I'm doing at this point. LOL
Really nice work man. That color is super nice. I can't wait to see it when it's done.

As for me, I was going to clay, polish and wax but looks like rain is headed my way. I ended up cleaning my auto hubs, soaking them in tranny fluid and putting them back in. Work like new!
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rough country 4" if you want to be cheap, BDS if you want to spend some coin. also did you paint it yourself?
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rough country 4" if you want to be cheap, BDS if you want to spend some coin. also did you paint it yourself?
Will check out the BDS... don't want to chap out on parts.. I imagine there are several others as well just haven't looked really as of yet. Any recommendations for shocks for a 4" lift? Don't want cheapest, but also know with shocks, the sky is the limit it seems, so probably a good mood range or upper mid range.
Yep, did every bit of bodywork and painting myself. Had a buddy that does bodywork going to help me, but could never get him to actually show up, always busy doing something else. I imagine if you do it for a living you don't want to spend your weekend doing it also do I understand.... Heck of a learning experience that's for sure. Never done any kind of bodywork before. Got to know a guy online on another site fairly well, bought quality materials and I think that helped. A lot of work, long late hours, sometimes all night, learned at least a new guy, an amateur if you will can't rush bodywork....patients patients patients....that's the hard part sometimes. I used patch panels on the bed and welded them in.....turned out great.....but if I ever do it again, or another.....might just go the beside route. In the end, not sure you really save a lot with patch panels. All the sanding, high build primer, etc.... but she turned out awesome. I bought a new DeVilbiss Tekna Copper spray gun...which is a sweet gun....used a harbor freight gun out of their two gun kit with a 1.8 tip for the high build primer and it worked just fine for primer. Used a 1.3 for the base and clear with the Tekna Copper.
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