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[email protected]'s 2002 Silverado

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:09pm
I figured I should probably just start a build thread now that I could update as I get bit by the Mod Bug instead of starting a new thread every time something new gets done to the truck! The idea I have for this truck is sort of a "budget" build, for now. I do not plan on going crazy with a 7" lift or anything like that, but want to see how far I can get with a $7,000 budget including the $5,000 I paid for the truck; for you math wizards that leaves me with 2K :D. I will be including any DIY projects too which leads me to the first two updates on the truck......

When I purchased the truck 8/10/2013
$5,000
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When I purchased the truck the key fob didn't work and the seller said the battery needed replacing. When I came home I pulled the battery out to find that the part that holds the battery in was actually broke. After seeing a $90 price tag for a new one at my local AutoZone I figured I may as well try and fix it....and that's exactly what I did...
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Took about 15 minutes and as you can see there are 3 different points that needs solder. Easy fix and kept $90 in my pocket! $0
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Next up was the grille, I plan on getting a billet style or speed Grille in the future but like I stated I am trying to see how far I can stretch the dollar. Went down to my local hardware store and picked up my first can of PlastiDip, yep I entered into manhood :lol:
First was prep and as everyone knows this is the most important step.
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Then took about 8-10 light coats, about 3/4 of the can $6.00
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And Finished product!!
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Before and After.....
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Should be a fun project and can't wait to see where this project takes me, balance $1,994.00
AJ

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:12pm
by 05sierra1500
Coming along very nicely AJ! cant wait to see what you do in the future!

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:17pm
by MikesZ71
Aj, send me the number of the key fob you have, I MIGHT have one in my tool box. If I do, I'll send it out to ya.......as a new truck gift haha!

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:25pm
Just sent you a PM Mike! Thanks for checking
AJ

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:29pm
by MikesZ71
Got it! Thanks, and no problem!

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:31pm
by WaterBoy1
Looking good!

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:38pm
by Voodoo
This is way cool! Subscribed!!!!!!

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Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:44pm
by KBacon
Cool AJ... What all do you have planned???

I love lifted trucks... but for some reason I can't help but picture that truck lowered???

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 4:58pm
So I am kinda the same way, I have always had lowered trucks and love the look of a dropped Silverado with 20's especially in Red. However, having so many lowered trucks I think I am ready for one that is a little lifted plus I really needed a truck that I can tow the Jet Skis with onto the beach and sand. So the plan is to do a leveling kit with 33's and just a few other exterior products. Then I'll focus on the interior.

Re: AJ's Build Thread 2002 Red Silverado........... Pictures

PostPosted: Aug 14 2013, 6:06pm
by rodcheapo
Never been so excited to see another blossom into a man......the Plastidip V Card.........

So far you're at $5. $1995 to go, I'm keeping track!