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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » Apr 28 2020, 6:00pm

I’ll go measure them today. Probably a good idea to do some cleaning as well....
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » Apr 28 2020, 10:55pm

Those bump stops are two and a half inches tall
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » May 07 2020, 2:47am

Well I did this whole paragraph and then it got removed by the site so I am restarting but shortening.
Bought a 2018 bumper, guy didn't explain it was off of a 2500 very well. 2500 has different mounting brackets than a 1500. Bought new mounting brackets to put on bumper from friend at the dealership. Swapped them out. Took about an hour for two people to take off all the clips without breaking a single one and put on the new brackets and then 30 seconds to pop the top pad back into place. I had taken the original bumper off the day before which is when I learned the brackets were wrong and I thought I was going to have to sell the bumper and that I had royally screwed up until I found the schematic for the 2500 vs the 1500 and learned that the only difference was those brackets which meant they are interchangeable. Lifted the bed up for install and slipped the bumper in the frame and got everything bolted up. I broke a part of the tailgate as the bed dropped back onto the frame I think, it could have happened before but it is an easy fix just gotta grab a part out of the junkyard.

This was sort of a pain in the assticles. I may do a write up for the whole project because I could not find anything about this online really, although my searching skills are absolute trash. I think that in photos it looks a bit goofy but in real life it looks incredible.
Hope you enjoy!
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Cleaned it up a little bit not too much though
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby nealinator » May 07 2020, 3:00pm

Not bad if that is the look you like. Does the hole for the spare tire crank tube line up with the new bumper outlet?
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » May 07 2020, 5:25pm

nealinator wrote:Not bad if that is the look you like. Does the hole for the spare tire crank tube line up with the new bumper outlet?

Yup! GM hasn’t changed anything really
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » May 11 2020, 6:40pm

Had to lower my bumper a little bit because it sat so high that the tailgate popped out. One of the tailgate hinges actually was broken so I replaced that as well as finally got a GM side mirror to replace my Chinese trash that I had on there earlier. Replaced the rear license plate lights to some LEDs to match the bumper and because I have wanted to do that for a while now.

My truck also has begun to leak and water pools on the floor which is due to some bad weatherstripping so I soon am going to have to replace all the weatherstripping which should not be too bad.

I feel like I am missing something that I did recently but I cannot remember :roll:
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby nealinator » May 11 2020, 6:42pm

Check the third brake light seal. It flows all way down to the floor and along the side channels to the front if on a slight incline.
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » May 11 2020, 6:46pm

nealinator wrote:Check the third brake light seal. It flows all way down to the floor and along the side channels to the front if on a slight incline.

This has been on a flat but the leak is coming in from above. My weatherstripping is not at all attached in some areas and it is leaking from the glove box. I will check that seal though because that makes more sense to a different theory I had.
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » May 23 2020, 12:58am

Oh Boy here we go lots of goodies to talk about.

First off my bumper was too high so I lowered it but it still caused the tailgate to pop out. Originally I planned on bending the center of the bumper frame ever so slightly, it is higher than the sides anyways so it would not look bad. I bent the middle but it still sat too high so the plan is to put washers between the bed and the frame to do a slight bed lift so that the tailgate can clear the bumper.

Second I got my drip mold in today for the passenger side so that should fix the leak problem I am hoping.

Third I got the latch arms for the rear two windows this should help the wind leak issue I have been having. If not then I will put another deck screw into the panel :cry:

Fourth I got my new climate control lights which I will have to solder in. This is the experimental portion of the post other than the bed lift. Originally the lights that are in there are 4 6 volt and 4 12 volt with a different size 6 volt being 5 mm and 12 being 3 mm iirc. These original lights are yellow and just basic fluorescent bulbs. I bought some white led lights because I find the light to be more aesthetically pleasing. This will be interesting because the only LED lights that I could find that were going to be the 3 mm and 5 mm sizes were all in 12 volts. I do not think this will be bad but I probably will need a resistor. These lights have resistors in them already so I won't need to put one in the bulb area.

Should have all this done shortly. Check a few things off my list and be happy with it :D
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Re: shakenfake's 1999 Silverado Build

Postby shakenfake [OP] » May 24 2020, 10:05am

Got the mold on today and got the window latch arms on. We will see how the mold works it is supposed to rain today or tomorrow but the latch arms work incredibly! I am very impressed and it is the best $35 I have ever spent
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