jQuery not supported.



Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Forum rules
Please read the stickied announcement PRIOR to making any post to fully understand what and why this forum exists.

Re: Project "BlueStreak"

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » May 31 2020, 11:43pm

NARDA1 wrote:That's a lot of work! Looking good! I'm assuming you got it for a good price to make all that work worth it.



I got the truck for $2,200 because it ran and drove. I knew I could fix it so it was a good deal to me.
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » May 31 2020, 11:47pm

I forgot to mention that I also replaced the entire core support and radiator. Installed a 160° thermostat, all 3 cooling fan relays, the coolant temp sensor and put some freon in the a/c. Still only have my fans coming on when the a/c is on so not quite sure what the deal is. And yes, I made sure the fans come on by using a jumper 12v.
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Larry-Cleveland » Jun 01 2020, 1:33am

A man after my own heart. It will be better than any other truck because YOU built it!!

Great job!
User avatar
Larry-Cleveland
Firing on 5 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 5 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 54
Topics: 8
Joined: Dec 18 2019, 9:09pm
Location: Ohio
Year: 2009
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 2500 60L 4X4 Flatbed
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » Jun 01 2020, 1:40am

Larry-Cleveland wrote:A man after my own heart. It will be better than any other truck because YOU built it!!

Great job!



Thank you Larry! And yes, no other better satisfaction than that of doing it all yourself.
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » Jun 29 2020, 7:50am

New pics of BlueStreak sealed, painted and cleared.
Attachments
20200620_023913.jpg
20200620_023928.jpg
20200620_023950.jpg
IMG_20200620_145932_373.jpg
IMG_20200620_145932_373.jpg (33.79 KiB) Viewed 80 times
IMG_20200620_145932_375.jpg
IMG_20200620_145932_375.jpg (44.67 KiB) Viewed 80 times
IMG_20200620_215008_991.jpg
IMG_20200620_215008_994.jpg
IMG_20200620_215009_007.jpg
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » Jun 29 2020, 7:56am

2nd round of pics...
Attachments
IMG_20200620_215009_008.jpg
IMG_20200621_025938_447.jpg
IMG_20200621_025938_450.jpg
IMG_20200623_132807_525.jpg
IMG_20200623_132807_527.jpg
IMG_20200623_132807_545.jpg
20200622_141558.jpg
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby roorancher » Jun 29 2020, 1:41pm

The truck looks great, and you've sure done a tremendous amount of work! Congrats on a well executed project!

Just curious as to why you didn't remove things like badging, tailgate handle trim, side mirrors, etc. Before painting?
Image


2015 Silverado LT Texas Edition

100,302 miles 7/1/20

Diode Dynamics-Hi-6/Cargo Mods-Boost Auto Mirrors-Elite Catch Can-AMP Power & Bed Steps-Bilstein-Carhartt-Swing Case-Vitesse-Camera-Source-Kicker-Winjet/DD HIDs


Diablew Tune
User avatar
roorancher
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Posts: 2628
Topics: 89
Images: 27
Joined: Nov 20 2017, 2:52am
Years of membership: 2 years of membership2 years of membership
Location: Central Texas
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: Texas Edition
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » Jun 30 2020, 3:22am

roorancher wrote:The truck looks great, and you've sure done a tremendous amount of work! Congrats on a well executed project!

Just curious as to why you didn't remove things like badging, tailgate handle trim, side mirrors, etc. Before painting?


Normally on my own stuff I don't remove all that, plus removing of the gaskets, seals, trim and badges can a lot of times lead to damages and more money spent. I am on somewhat of a budget so there are certain areas that you can skimp on. Taking off the emblems and mirrors is not really all that necessary because you won't ever see behind them anyways and the paint behind them is worthless because it is never seen. Lol. The SILVERADO badging and rear bowtie will be painted black while on the truck and once again, the paint behind them isn't of concern. This isn't a Lambo or a show truck, it is functional with a lot of style, class and power. It will be daily driven and when I feel the need to Gaptize someone I can. 650RWHP isn't anything to sneeze at on these trucks. I have a lot of goodies on the way including the full single turbo kit and Caltracs. I still have a few loose ends to finish up on the truck, but it is nearing 100% completion in it current form. Lol
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby GBSierraSLE » Jun 30 2020, 2:46pm

Wow, what a difference from the day you brought it home!! Awesome work!
Image
'13 4x4 5.3 6L80 3.42 G80 Z60 Fire Red-Bought new. 2" level-Michelin 275/60/20-DiabLew-Webasto Moonroof-Borla Touring 32 dmp-Bedrug-Helwig-Rosen-Denali grille-Extang-Raptor-Boss plow-SL1 LED's. 20,300 mi
User avatar
GBSierraSLE
Staff Member
Staff Member
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Posts: 3636
Topics: 17
Images: 7
Joined: Aug 16 2015, 8:58pm
Years of membership: 4 years of membership4 years of membership4 years of membership4 years of membership
Location: Michigan
Year: 2013
Make/Model: GMC Sierra
Variant: SLE
Extra Info: 1500 4x4 Ext Cab
Group Membership:
Supporters
Global moderators
Registered users

Re: Blu3streak Project BlueStreak 2011 Silverado build

Postby Blu3streak [OP] » Jul 01 2020, 11:35am

GBSierraSLE wrote:Wow, what a difference from the day you brought it home!! Awesome work!


Thank you very much.
Original Poster
Blu3streak
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 17
Topics: 2
Joined: May 28 2020, 9:26am
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 4.8L extended cab
Group Membership:
Registered users
Previous

Return to Under ConsTRUCKtion

 

  • Similar topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Common search terms

silverado work truck still bluestreak project make rear streak build

It is currently Jul 12 2020, 5:26pm

  • Sponsor
Login  •  Register
Under ConsTRUCKtion Forum
This forum is designed for members to post a timeline of events for their "truck build". What have you done to your truck? Keep a log of everything here.
To create a new topic in Under ConsTRUCKtion, click this button:
Previous topic Next topic
Sitewide News Sitemaps & Feeds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: scottlscottl is online! and 4 guests