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Old 09-14-2013, 03:33 AM
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So i've always loved the GMC Typhoons. They are one of the most bad *** stock SUV's of all time IMHO. That being said, I know they can never be truely recreated, but i've decided to be inspired by them.

So these pictures are already Step 2. Step 1 was to get rid of all the rust that was on the bottom of the doors. I stripped everything below the trim on the doors down to bare metal and repainted them in a weekend in these pics.
 
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:37 AM
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Simple things to start this project out with. After body corrections, next came front-end corrections. Repainted the grill, it was really faded, replaced the turn signals with clears, and rebadged the chevy logo in white.
 
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:40 AM
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Next came some other random mechanic stuff; I replaced all the oil lines under the hood, replaced both front end hubs (4x4), did the ABS module solder job, replaced the radiator, and did some other tune ups under the hood.
 
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:48 AM
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Picked up a set of 96 Firebird rims today for $150 bucks. They are in amazing condition. Some minor scratches, but nothing to crazy. The guy that owned them took them off the car in 98 with only 25k miles on them. They've been in his garage attic ever since. Plan on running 235 65r 16's on them. Found a couple of different styles of street tires for the rims. Those will be coming next week.

Also next week, i'm dropping the front 3 and the rear 4. (I know dropping is tantamount to blasphemy around here, but hey, not everyone off roads) The GMC Typhoon is my inspiration, so i'm feeling good about this.

Future mods coming are exhaust, a ton of engine work, and the Mitsi TD06 turbo that the Typhoons ran. But those are going to be up to a year out.

This is just the beginning.

 
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Looks like you got a good start keep up with the pics and updates. You may look at finding some ground effect off the xtreme blazers and put them on, but I believe they will require some work to make it work on a 4dr.
 
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nice work so far.
there is someone around here doing extreme 4 door body mod. cant remember who.
i know it was completed over at s10forum.com...again cant remember who.
 
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Looking forward to seeing your progress. Nothing wrong with dropping your ride if that's your thing. While I like lifted trucks I can still appreciate a dropped truck if it's done clean and nice.
 
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So spent 4 hours yesterday trying to hammer the torsion bars out with no luck. Sprayed half a can of BP Blaster on them and am giving them 24 hours to soak. Hope that helps get them out so I can get my new keys on.
 
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So, i'm making another attempt at the keys and the TB's starting Thursday, and I have a full week to attempt them. Yay, vacation! So the plan is 3/4 lower this weekend, and my new F-body rims the following weekend. Thinking 235/60R/16s for them. Anyone else run this size on their truck?

In the meantime, I felt weird not doing something to the truck today. So, I pulled the headlight trim, sanded all the chrome paint off with a dremel tool, primed, and repainted them black. It amazes me how something so simple silly can change the look of a vehicle.
 
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That thing is clean, and I hate white! Looks real nice.
 

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