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Old 03-27-2012, 08:29 PM
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Hey guys i have been kind of been hiding in the shadows around here looking at everyone elses build threads and i think its about time I start mine. to start i bought my jimmy in March of 2011 and i've had it for 1 year now and it has been great to me. I'm in high school and work at my local Applebee's so money is pretty tight. its a steady but slow build.

Things completed
-2.5 inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
-2 inch Zone Offroad body lift
-Stereo System
-Blacked out GMC logo
-undercoated frame
-new cat converter

Things in progress
-Building roof rack at my high school out of 1" OD square tubing, walls are 1/8" thick
-Saving for Soft 8s and 31" GY MT/R tires

Things in the future
-Bull Bar
-Auxillary lighting
-CB radio
-k/n CAI
-Flowmaster exhaust

any comments or suggestions???

Well here are some pictures....



its sagging a little in the back from my stereo system....

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pic of the body lift spacers



RC upper control arms and ball joints



RC arms and shocks



Shackles



Front ride height



front blacked-out symbol



my home-made distrubution block



stereo system



front battery with 1/0 wire



high output 280 amp DC alternator
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:42 PM
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Nice truck! Have you thought about blacking out the gray Part on the side? Just an idea, what kind of stereo system is in it?
 
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Nice truck! Have you thought about blacking out the gray Part on the side? Just an idea, what kind of stereo system is in it?
yeah i have thought about it alot....i just want info on how hard it is to remove the trim, or if i paint it while it is still on the car? but my stereo consists of two fi btl 15's, two AQ 2200d's, a rockford fosgate 400-4, alpine type r components, two kinetic batterys and about 150 ft of 1/0 wire, haha i saved for quite a while for this.. but now im working on making it a proper 4x4 vehicle haha..
 
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What county is 7, I dont' remember... I used to live in Hastings, Geneva, and Blue Hill
 
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Madison County, about 40 min from Geneva
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:41 PM
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Ah, ok.

Like what you've done so far with the truck, keep it up.

What are you wanting to do for CB? Mount it on/under dash, try to mount in dash, or are you still unsure?
 
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I want to try and mount it in my center console, I hope it can fit
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:54 PM
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You can try and paint the trim with plastidip so if you don't like it you can peel it off
 
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:29 PM
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well as you can see in my pic of my shock and control arm, my upper cv axle boots are throwing grease, so i scheduled it to go into the shop on monday to get new cv axles. Im getting pretty close to finishing my roof rack at school, just need to get some more metal and paint/finish it. has anyone ever used something to actually secure a spare tire to the roof besides tie straps? i was thinking some threaded rod with a large wingnut attached to a round peice of metal that would go through the center of the tire? sound like it would work? and im also looking at adding a super lift long AAL in the rear to get a little bit more lift, thanks for the comments guys
 
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well i picked up some more metal today so i can finish my rack on monday, i hope it wont be too heavy for my poor jimmy, one question, when mounting lights on your guy's racks, how do you run the wires into the cab? i dont really want to drill a hole in my roof, i was thinking running it through the third "up-top" brake light if there is a hole in it?
 

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