Sorry BB, couldn't think of another thread title so I just stole yours.
As I had stated earlier, my truck was gonna take some changes appearance wise in the form of a new paint job.
- Color will be factory, it's called Pewter and is a light tan/brown metallic color.
- New grille; Old one was charcoal in color, new one will be a chrome grill from a Tahoe.
- Color matching. Black mirrors, bumper cap, and charcoal lower valance will all be Pewter now. All door moldings were removed and not coming back on.
- Removing rear bumper and installing roll pan
- We are getting a custom Y-Pipe and new cats as well with some electric cut outs for the hell of it too.
- My friend who is doing the work is also ghosting his shop logo on the passenger side tailgate corner, it'll be small
Progress so far:
He's pretty much sanded old paint off and fixed all the small dings the bed & cab had.
First picture; if you look closely to the car in the background, it's the same Mustang, I posted photos of in the photo forum. Owner got bored with the 351 in it and they just removed it; What's being dropped in? A 427, I believe the block arrived earlier this week from New York. The car was scary with the 351, I can only see it now.
Another shot of the truck after prep work has been done to it.
I was originally thinking of going with an SS bumper up front, but decided against it as I would have lost my factory fog lights and ram air. Although the truck would have looked pretty neat.
Another picture of the truck, I think I need a bigger intercooloer. The one on there looks to small.
He also removed the bed as he wanted to remove some imperfections on the rear of the cab. Yeah he is a perfectionist at this, that's why he is so good.
Back of the truck, he said he drove it around the shop and immediate area and he told me, if you thought it got loose with the bed on, it gets way loose without it.
haha Good times at the shop I guess.
Pic of the bed, you can see the lower portion of the bed were he removed the dent it had. I really hated that dent as it not only damaged the bed and bumper, but it made the truck look really tacky. Inside of the bed is not being painted as it has Line-X on it already, which is a spray on bed liner, that's really good!.
We got the new hood in, it's an HD hood, factory these come on the 2500 Silverado HD's, I believe. More aggressive hood, from the factory. He painted it Friday night.
Last pic for the day, truck in the paint booth ready to get painted. You can see the difference in hoods here, stock one on truck and the one that got painted above. Truck should be ready by the end of the month, hopefully.
As of Sunday March 23rd, the cab has been painted however the bed is holding him back. My roll pan which was to arrive earlier this week, did not come in and he cannot continue his work on the bed until it gets here. The dent it had needs the roll pan so that he may align it correctly. I'm praying for it to get here by Monday.