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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:20 am
by 14PowerWaggy
adeluca73 wrote:
RamGentry wrote:
Good luck eliminating fake shit on modern cars...vents that don't vent, spoilers the provide more lift than downforce etc.

Well if you look at the splash graphics they went with the window vinyls are right in place. At least there is the option to remove them. I love the look of Laramie PWs and would go that route if I had the coin. I don't even care about the leather interior I just like the clean painted flares and monochromatic look. That being said I still love my two tone but I think the less "busy" I make it look the better it gets.
I'm getting there as well. The only vinyl I have left is the window black. I'm not that overly offered by it & don't think it's all that big of a deal on or off. I looked at how it's wrapped, id guess it wouldn't be that big of a deal to remove if it starts bubbling or wrinkling.
the only reason it bothered me on mine was because it began to wrinkle at the bottom on both sides... I actually liked the look with it because I have dark tinted windows... I have new vinyl they gave me but for now I like the look just as good with it off...

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:31 pm
by RamGentry
Update:

Bought some alumness sliders from ram4roks! First choice was WK but this being a budget truck, the used slider market is virtually non existent, and these being about 1/3 of the price it was too hard for me to pass up. I'm pretty sure they wont be wheeled as hard or as often as Morgan so they should be up to the job. They were a little beat up but after refinishing I'm pretty happy with the results and the fiance loves the step. :rockon:

Clean 'em up:

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Sanding:

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Priming:

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Bedliner:

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Install:

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Glamor shot:

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I also did something out of character and bought a new part!

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:51 pm
by Colibri
That'll tighten the front end up for sure. You did a really good job on the sliders, came out looking great!

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:55 pm
by TwinStick
Nice !

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:43 pm
by adeluca73
Looks great, congrats on the great budget find . Impressed again!!

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:00 am
by 14PowerWaggy
You've done a great job on that truck... I'm impressed... Lookin great!

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:32 am
by Juday
Looking great, man! Welcome to the Aluminess slider family, even if we are hated on here by some :D

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:31 am
by RAM4ROKS
They came out looking great!!!! Nice work! That truck is looking awesome!!!!!
:cheers:

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:09 am
by NovA ProspekT
I like the slida's, trucks looking great!

Now you need an Aluminess bumper...you know...just to match :D

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:06 pm
by RamGentry
Juday wrote:Looking great, man! Welcome to the Aluminess slider family, even if we are hated on here by some :D
I'll be quite honest, WK was my first choice, but after installing these I have no doubt they will suit my needs perfectly. Very happy with the end results. :D

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:07 pm
by RamGentry
NovA ProspekT wrote:I like the slida's, trucks looking great!

Now you need an Aluminess bumper...you know...just to match :D
:cash:


this is a budget truck my friend, but if you find something on the used market you know who to call :wink:

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:08 pm
by RamGentry
RAM4ROKS wrote:They came out looking great!!!! Nice work! That truck is looking awesome!!!!!
:cheers:
:cheers: very happy it all worked out, thanks again!

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:44 am
by Juday
RamGentry wrote:
adeluca73 wrote:Looking good. Is that black grip tape on the door sills a 3M product? Mine's get pretty beat up with my hunting boots & uniform boots.
Sure is. Seems pretty dang tough and is not going to come off without a fight. I'll double check what the product is called after my shift but I know its 3m
Did you ever find out exactly what you used? I know mine looks like crap and I'd like to cover it up.

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:26 pm
by RamGentry
Well I'm back! Had 4 months in Fort Benning for my OSUT infantry training. Now that thats over with I can get back to driving my baby! :winchmob:



Next up is a custom bed rack build to hold my RTT and keep my tonneau cover covering the bed. Should be a cool build with the help of a local shop guy. I'll post up some pics once it gets going.

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:16 am
by RamGentry
Had this fabbed up this week :D The thing is stout... I brought a crappy hand drawn design and the guys @ Zeus offroad took it from there. Talked to Chad the owner, great guy, did the work himself and kept the budget truck on a budget. It has about 5" going into the stake holes and then 1/4 20 bolts bolted down into factory locations. To keep costs down I am coating it myself, going to use the same product I sprayed my bumper and rock rails with. Its heavy so it takes 2-3 guys to get it on/off. I am going to build a pulley/storage system in the garage (like a jeep top) to get it on and off in the future.

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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:39 am
by DamageWagon
Wow we have the same truck. Very cool man! That's simpler than mine was. I did the same thing and went way too heavy duty on the rack. I could take it off myself but it weighs about 180lbs. Way too much. Smoothed the ride out though lol

Good work keeping it on a budget!


Mine (currently for sale)
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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:02 am
by RamGentry
Damn we do have very similar trucks! The two main things I wanted out of my rack is for the tent to stay under the roof line and I wanted it to be compatible with the tonneau cover. This way my gear can go in the bed and stay out of sight and dry. The way its configured it will actually stay just below the 3rd brake light and still allow the tonneau to roll all the way back. Its also wide and long enough that I'll be able to clamp on tools to the side, in front of, or behind the tent. I'm really excited to test it out this spring!

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:51 am
by DamageWagon
Very cool, I like that you could use your tonneau. The low profile is nice too. Mine site below the roof but blocks the brake light.


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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:07 pm
by olyelr
DamageWagon wrote:Wow we have the same truck....

Mine (currently for sale)
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No no no, not quite... yours has the 4x4 off road package :lol:

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:10 am
by DamageWagon
Aaaaah, I didn't notice. Gentry must have the 2wd Power Wagon model. [emoji6]


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Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:58 pm
by RamGentry
DamageWagon wrote:Aaaaah, I didn't notice. Gentry must have the 2wd Power Wagon model. [emoji6]


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Mall crawler wagon

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:55 pm
by Juday
olyelr wrote:
DamageWagon wrote:Wow we have the same truck....

Mine (currently for sale)
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No no no, not quite... yours has the 4x4 off road package :lol:
Now that's funny right there!! :rofl:

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:09 am
by olyelr
In all seriousness, did some of the pw's come with those stickers? I guess i have never noticed them on one before.

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:41 am
by Juday
olyelr wrote:In all seriousness, did some of the pw's come with those stickers? I guess i have never noticed them on one before.
To my knowledge, all Power Wagons came with the 4x4 Off Road decal that goes on the bed.

Re: 2nd Chance PW

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:05 pm
by RamGentry
Juday wrote:
olyelr wrote:In all seriousness, did some of the pw's come with those stickers? I guess i have never noticed them on one before.
To my knowledge, all Power Wagons came with the 4x4 Off Road decal that goes on the bed.[/quote

Yep, they all came as part of the graphics package. I had them on my '10 along with the POWERWAGON on the hood. I debadged those as well as my hemi badge.