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oh my jolly Rodgers i cant decide if i want to get these 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-body-lift-blocks-10-blocks-/181363933621

 

(will they fit?) and i would get the hardware at lowes or homo depot

 

and lift my truck up to better fit my big tires or....

 

lower it and have to pay for small tires

 

any opinions?

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after deciding i am the most indecisive guy i know i have decided to lift my truck with a 2 inch body lift and today i got a set of 30x9.5x15 wildcat ext radials for FREE from my neighbor they have very little tread but are still good will post some pics tomorrow if i get a chance 

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So today I did some actual work on my truck

I put my fenders/hood on

Removed front apron(valence)

Raised the front up more

Chopped of the bottom parts of the fenders (they where all rusted and bent)

And got her running....again

Had to taken air filter off for it to run...will trouble shoot that tomorrow

And also here is a pic of the tires I only have 3 :(

If anyone has a 30x9.5/15r wildcat ext radial or a tire of the same size with offload tread and are willing to part with it please pm me

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I was thinking about getting some 180 75r14 tires and throwing them on my stock steelies. I feel like my 15s look too big. Any input? Or anyone looking for some rally's?

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So today I got some work done. Painted half of the inside of my bed, and found like 5 small rust holes....kinda sad about it....but they are small so it's not that bad. I used rust-oleum gloss almond and love it!

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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Why did you only paint half the bed instead of waiting and prepping the whole thing and painting it all at once

Two reasons

 

1.i am short and can't reach all of it at once

 

2.i also wanted to see how it turned out to see if I need to change methods

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I finally have the plan for what I am gonna do with my truck, and I am sticking to it. No matter what. I have made a deal with jacob (jastrunk97 aka my big brother) that if I change that plan I owe him $5. My plan is for sure flat bed with the wheel wells on the sides. I want my tires sticking about 2-5" above the deck and I am going to c-notch my frame and either 3" or 4" blocks with 720 4x4 leafs. And don't try and can change my mind unless you have a good reason or suggestion.

 

Mike,

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You just spent time and money painting the inside of your bed and now you are going to go flat bed. I think I would pay my brother the $5 and keep moving. I think these trucks look better low, and I am not sure why you want to go flat bed. A flat bed is more for a work truck to haul stuff.

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I would rather have a flatbed because it makes hauling a quad or a couple dirt bikes a lot easier. Also I prefer the look of the flatbed. as far as the paint goes I mainly wanted to see that color in person I want to paint my cab that color. And as far as time goes I have like 5 months before I have my truck driving

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I like it! You're back to your original plans if I'm recalling correctly.

I say do it how you like it, just keep at it. Half finished projects are the worst.

 

That bed looks easy enough to make and you can probably sell you stock bed for enough $ to cover the materials.

And driving around low is worth the extra bumps and angled driving for speed bumps and driveways. In fact I think it makes a better driver since you need to pay attention to the road all the time to keep from breaking your truck.

 

Get that bed off of there and start cleaning and painting the frame now! Plus that'll make you spring conversion easier

 

All that said, your truck looked cool sitting up high Baja style

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I like it! You're back to your original plans if I'm recalling correctly.

I say do it how you like it, just keep at it. Half finished projects are the worst.

 

That bed looks easy enough to make and you can probably sell you stock bed for enough $ to cover the materials.

And driving around low is worth the extra bumps and angled driving for speed bumps and driveways. In fact I think it makes a better driver since you need to pay attention to the road all the time to keep from breaking your truck.

 

Get that bed off of there and start cleaning and painting the frame now! Plus that'll make you spring conversion easier

 

All that said, your truck looked cool sitting up high Baja style

Thanks! It did look good like that but I prefer lowered and yes they are my original plans. I will be taking my bed of Saturday....i hope....should I just cut the bolts off? And I will certainly clean/paint my frame while the bed is off!

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