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by Kuchar09 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:55 pm

I think this is where I should post this.

So my goal was to stop the bottom of my doors from rusting out and also to make my front bumper look better since I never gave it a legit paint job. I went with raptor liner mostly since they have a tintable version for color matching and I have heard good things about them. I bought a kit of tintable and a kit of black for the bumper, skids and rock sliders.
Basically I just stripped the TB down and followed the body lines the best I could with my tape line.
Then I had to sand blast the bottom of my doors, skids and bumper.
I roughed up the paint then masked off the the whole truck and went to town!!!
Doesn't sound like much but I spent about 2 weeks non stop on this project.

I wasn't crazy about the whole liner idea but wanted to fix the rust ASAP!! In the end I think it all turned out great and I'm glad I did it!

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These are the Trailgear sliders off ebay that I shortened 4 inches and welded together myself.
Yes I know their mounted backwards, but I liked that style better.
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by Gordinho80 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:05 pm

Nice work! I like how you did the inside of the doors too! :thumleft:

Those are some BIG mirrors!
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by Cable810 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:18 pm

^LOL Your TB Travis looks much better in person!!
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by Gordinho80 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:29 pm

It looks awesome... don't get me wrong.
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by Kuchar09 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Gordinho80 wrote:Nice work! I like how you did the inside of the doors too! :thumleft:

Those are some BIG mirrors!
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Yeah but sure beats getting another ticket for no tow mirrors! No more blind spots is also nice!!
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by stephen6868 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:23 pm

I was thinking of doing something similar as I have rust on the inside rear doors. Was thinking of herculinng it but I like how the raptor liner works. Besides the amount of time it took to do what was the total damage for the kit?
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by Kuchar09 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:40 pm

I'd say around $250 after shipping and sandpaper and what not. It was $109 per kit which I bought a tintable kit and black kit since I was originally going to do the bumper in black.

For tintable
I used one bottle per side, one for rear bumper and side skirts, and 2 bottles (bought and extra) on front bumper since I had to touch up spots.

For black
I used one bottle on radiator and oil pan skid and another bottle on the sliders
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by The Roadie » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:22 pm

That's what I aspire to finish after I get the rear bumper. I'm impressed. :cheers:

The rear view looks like your axle is pushed out to the right. Do you have the stock panhard bar?
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by Kuchar09 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:31 pm

Thanks! Yes I do have the stock panhard bar. Never noticed it until someone said it and I was mocking up the sliders.
I was going to buy an adjustable one over the summer but fried my battery in my phone that I leave in the TB for the torque app. So instead I put that money towards a pillar pod and some gauges so I could keep an eye on a few temps while on the dunes.

Figure I'll probably wait till I need new tires and just buy a whole set from massive possibly.
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by Opeth » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:51 pm

What mirrors are those? I can't see around my boat when I'm towing, even had an officer I couldn't see that wanted to get by but didn't cite me. I think I like the look of those and wanna grab a pair if they just bolt up.
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by Kuchar09 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:57 pm

I believe all the info for the mirrors should be covered here
http://gmtnation.com/f33/tow-mirrors-2541/
and here
http://forums.offroadtb.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3092

You do need to drill a hole which is talked about in both of those links.
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by The Roadie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:06 am

Kuchar09 wrote:You do need to drill a hole which is talked about in both of those links.
Hehe. Like anybody on GMTN is going to drill a hole in their trucks. :shoot: Oh, wait..... :facepalm:
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by Opeth » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:09 am

It's not nice to stereotype Bill... Lol

I'm not afraid of power tools and cutting blades :-P But why cut if there was a direct replacement? I have seen the silverado mirror thread just didn't know if these were the same. Thanks for the info.
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by JCrayton99 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:53 pm

Just finished doing the same thing. My lines are not as nice though......
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by Trail X » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:10 am

I'd like to see this raptor liner stuff in person sometime. It looks a lot better than the herculiner does.

I'll eventually have to redo my front bumper, after almost four years, the powdercoating is slowly beginning to chip in a few spots.
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by steveroche » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:02 am

I'm curious as to how many bottles you went through for this? I'm eventually, when I get time, going to paint the whole truck with that stuff but I don't have a good idea of how much I would need...
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by navigator » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:24 am

Steve, the info is earlier in the thread...
Kuchar09 wrote:....I bought a tintable kit and black kit since I was originally going to do the bumper in black.

For tintable
I used one bottle per side, one for rear bumper and side skirts, and 2 bottles (bought and extra) on front bumper since I had to touch up spots.

For black
I used one bottle on radiator and oil pan skid and another bottle on the sliders
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by steveroche » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:38 pm

Ahh I don't know how I missed that one...thank you.
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by Cody_S » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Oh wow, that looks incredible :) Great work!
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by v7guy » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:27 am

Looks exceptionally good. I really like the attention to detail where you did inside the doors too.
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