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    I was able to put some work in on the truck over the Holidays. I fabricated these bumper brackets, shaved mounting holes, to a a smoother looking bumper. Now I have to find a good chrome shop.




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    I have done this before. the smother you get it the better the platers can work miracles with these
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    That's going to look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    That's going to look good.
    I hope so, because I know to have it chromed is not going to be cheap.
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    And you don't want a cheap chrome shop, I had some valve covers done at a shop some years ago and they developed little rusty spots afterwards.

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    Eliminating carriage bolts is always a good thing. I usually find they have to be drilled out, regardless of applying heat and penetrating oil, holding the heads with vice grips, etc.
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    That smoothed bumper looks killer Bam!
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    All those little details make the difference between a nice ride and a killer ride. My ride is only nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    And you don't want a cheap chrome shop, I had some valve covers done at a shop some years ago and they developed little rusty spots afterwards.
    I don't go cheap on anything, I believe you get what you pay for thats way I said I know its not going to be cheap.lol

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    That smoothed bumper looks killer Bam!
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    All those little details make the difference between a nice ride and a killer ride. My ride is only nice
    Well I'm just shooting for something I'm proud of.
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    Well I was finally able to get her back on all 4's since I painted the cab and the front clip.*


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    It's starting to look like a truck, cool. I like your choice of wheels too.

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    Well once again I could not leave well enough alone. The more I looked at the truck the more 20x12 in the rear kept on calling me. So I decided on new shoes for the project. I thought 20's in the rear would look better with the Fleetside bed. So I went with 18x7 front, and 20x12's rear.



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    The 20/12s look AWESOME, Bam!!!!
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    Thanks man I really like the way that 7 inch lip looks back there. I wish there were more choices in tire sizes, I would have liked more meat. The only other choice was Mickey Thompson Sportmans 29.15.20 but $414.00 a tire will have to wait.lol I will be getting them at a later date for sure.
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    That does look a lot better! Not that it looked bad before. I just put some 18s on my 71 Camaro and I really wanted to put 20s in the back but the tire sizes were sparse unless you wanted to spend a lot so I stayed with the 18s.
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