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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RAM4ROKS » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:30 pm

Looks great!!! Awesome to see how you are bringing it back to its prime!!!

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by Stickman » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:10 pm

Awesome, thanks for the info. Guess I'll start prowling around ebay for a set.
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:59 am

Another small installment on the PW

My old man surprised me with some new cab lights and the rear vinyl that I was putting off purchasing. I wasn't sold on the rear vinyl but he was so confident about it that he bought it. So I had to give it a shot and, actually, i like it. The cab lights and some wax on the roof made a huge improvement over the dusty and sun beaten old ones. Also, while we were at it he started restoring the paint on the hood and brought the vinyl back to life and I decided to shave off the hemi and 4x4 badging. Thats it for now, but expect another update shortly...Onto the pics

Old vs. New cab lights

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Vinyl before & after

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4x4 vinyl removal before & after (thought it looked like something that belonged on a ford)

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POWERWAGON vinyl added

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:03 am

w2dodge wrote:nice skates
a MN necessity
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by vanished » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:51 am

Dang - you're really doing a nice job on this truck! I would have just beat it... Lol


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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:51 am

vanished wrote:Dang - you're really doing a nice job on this truck! I would have just beat it... Lol


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Thanks! She will still wear some trail damage and will continue to collect more but i'll do what I can to keep it looking nice and make it mine. Plus it gives me some re-sale value. I think, if i had to, I could turn around and sell it for a little profit. :D
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by gun45boat » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:24 pm

Looks great!!!!! If you don't worry about "resale" value, the truck becomes WAY more fun off road:):):):):):) Just saying;)

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:01 pm

Added a uni-brow

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by gun45boat » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:04 pm

THat thing is CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!! Nice work man,,, it looks amazing

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by adeluca73 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:03 pm

Impressive work, that's awesome you saw the potential in the Govn't beater, and restored it to it's original glory. Well done.
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by Black Pearl » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:59 pm

Very sharp!
The snow pic looks like its should be on a 4x4 mag cover.
And I too am not a fan of the 4x4 on the rear. Ranger looking thing.

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Black Pearl I just need to shop out the power lines and swap the houses in the background for mountains and she'll be good for the next 4wheelin mag! :lol:
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:54 pm

Managed to rip the front valance off of the truck while wheeling...that was just a matter of time :rockon: Also a small addition, AVS window visors

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by gun45boat » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:37 pm

Didn't need it anyways:)

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by Stickman » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:46 pm

I chose to remove mine before it did that just for that reason, lol.
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by 2wagons1driveway » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:27 am

Colibri wrote:Great job, you've really put a lot of work into that truck! It's looking good!
I was going to say this wow he's put a ton of work I to this thing and it looks awsome!!


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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:28 pm

thanks all. I wish I could come up with a better place for the license plate, though. Its a good thing its pliable because it gets banged up on a pretty regular basis.
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Fri May 06, 2016 10:19 pm

Awesome job on the truck and build thread, I'm inspired! :idea:

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Fri May 27, 2016 12:52 pm

UPDATE:

Made some more progress and a couple changes on the truck. Had some ghosting from the government vinyls so the old man and I got to work wet sanding, polishing, and buffing them out and taking some of the pin striping from brush. The truck is far from perfect and I am not worried about scratches but the ghosting always bugged me.

I also decided to remove the black B pillar vinyls, remove the power wagon hood decals (tough decision but I like it), and paint the wheels black (trial run with plasti-dip).

Off with the old:

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Old man going to work:

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Close up on wheels:

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Final result:

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A little interior upgrade (RBZ 430N from the old basic 130). Ebayed it for $230 and sold the old for $100, keeping it budgeted!

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Fri May 27, 2016 12:54 pm

For some reason the images are large and cut off on my screen, is it like that for anyone else?
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by Mr.Smith » Fri May 27, 2016 4:56 pm

Looks way better! I love this build, it's like reading a budget build in Petersons 4WD. :cheers:

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by Stickman » Fri May 27, 2016 8:55 pm

Pics look perfect on my phone. Those vinyl pieces between the doors must be on there just to blend the windows together, Ram must think that looks more appealing. Definitely looks better like that on some trucks, especially white ones like yours. That plasti dip is good stuff as long as you sprayed it on thick, takes a beating, unless you're running it through rocks.
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by olyelr » Sat May 28, 2016 7:22 am

RamGentry wrote:For some reason the images are large and cut off on my screen, is it like that for anyone else?

On my phone, large pics are always cut off to the right side for some reason,like they are here in your thread. On my computer they will show up full though... Never figured that out.

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Sat May 28, 2016 6:25 pm

olyelr wrote:
RamGentry wrote:For some reason the images are large and cut off on my screen, is it like that for anyone else?

On my phone, large pics are always cut off to the right side for some reason,like they are here in your thread. On my computer they will show up full though... Never figured that out.

Looking good man! Plugging right away!
Weird, on my computer they are cut off to the right and on my phone they are fine :roll:

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Post by RamGentry » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:47 am

UPDATE:

The Budget Build gets some upgrades!

Came across a deal on 37 KO2s that I couldn't pass up. Long story short the upgrade only set me back $75 (including mount & balance) with a full sized spare bonus (spare has a tread lug chunked but otherwise in great shape). Also decided to pickup a hypertech speedo calibrator/code reader. For $149 it was worth it for the speedo and code reading ability.

In with the new:
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Selling the old, they lasted on CL for less than 24 hours:
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ALso bedlined my bumper. I really like how it blends the black on the rockers now:
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