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Old 03-01-2014, 10:22 PM
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Looking for ideas, She's going to the body shop soon.

So I hit a deer back last fall, after returning two different sets of Bushwacker Cut-outs due to bad QC I coughed up the money for Glassworks Unlimited fiberglass front fenders.
I called Tim, he informed me they were shipped and should be showing up in the next week.

I'm looking for other ideas in the cosmetics department that would clean up the appearance.

Here's a fairly recent pic of the damage I'm fixing and the current bumper(until I can afford another custom bumper it fits with the flares)


Clean base picture I started photoshopping for ideas..


Tint, Debadged, rock chips cleaned up on the door bottoms,
painted to match bump strip & door handles (shaved was a lot easier "shop"), & black wheels (what is the easiest/best way to do this? Plastidip?)


What do you guys think?

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Old 03-02-2014, 04:50 AM
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Looks good maybe step bars or hoops and/or window visors for rain and such.
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You could put a cervinis ram air hood on it.


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Old 03-02-2014, 05:03 AM
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You've got so much front bumper hangin out their it makes the rest of the truck look empty. A nice head ache rack with maybe some lights would look cool. Or even a aftermarket rear bumper?
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:37 AM
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Looks good maybe step bars or hoops and/or window visors for rain and such.
Steps will happen sooner than later, I pulled the oem running boards off because they looked like crap and then the girlfriend complains the truck is too tall.. lol
I thinking along the lines of full length rock sliders that attach to the frame, clean & functional.

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You could put a cervinis ram air hood on it.


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I'm still a little weary on hoods, it might happen but not this run. thanks though

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You've got so much front bumper hangin out their it makes the rest of the truck look empty. A nice head ache rack with maybe some lights would look cool. Or even a aftermarket rear bumper?
All those are in the play book, first thing I need to do there is get rid of the Ranch-Hand.
It's ugly to me, but it's better than running with no bumper and my buddy let me swap him so my fenders would fit..
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:34 AM
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I like it with the shaved handles. On the wheels , get some black ones or pay to powdercoat. IMO , plastidip is a cheap ghetto alternative to doing it right the first time. It comes off , it peels , it doesn't last but a few years , only thing its good for is to maybe see if you like something in a color before pulling the trigger and doing it right.
I think some of those big bolt on looking flares would look good in black , but don't know anything about the aftermarket fenders you have on.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:58 AM
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Right now I'm running stock sheet metal, the fenders I ordered look fairly stock but they're flared out 3" and pushed back 3" to accommodate for a larger tire.

I want to buy some nice wheels, the spyder locks I'm looking at are $400/corner but they're the only wheel with 3.5"bs so hopefully 37's/38's won't rub in the future without being 12" wide..
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If you're looking to get rid of the ranch hand and want an OEM chrome bumper I'll swap with you if you're close enough
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I've had my cervinis hood on my truck since 02 it's holding up good except a little clear coat issue. I really like the look of mine. If your going to paint both fenders you might as well paint the hood too.


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If you're looking to get rid of the ranch hand and want an OEM chrome bumper I'll swap with you if you're close enough
I Have one of those too, but the deer are bad enough up here I need some serious steel up front. It just isn't in my budget to throw $2k+ into a new bumper.
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