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12-18-2009, 12:44 AM #1
my '95 silverado! just bought her, and wanna do some customizing...
hey everyone, i introduced myself in the new members forum and now i would like to start asking for opinions and help and what not.
I just bought this a few days ago, 95 chevy silverado, im 19 and its the first truck i've ever bought, i had my grandparents help me on my first car, a '58 ford fairlane, but this is something new that i worked hard to buy!
anyways, i know nothing about customizing trucks or what not. but i'm workin on it! i really dont like those moldings along side the bottom of the truck! ive been searching on here and i guess i can take some fishing wire, and a magic cleaning wheel and a little wax and buffer and take those suckers off??
what about that chevrolet sign on the tailgate? is that the same as the moldings? it just comes off using fishing wire?
down the road i'd like to get some black tail lights and clear headlights, and a chrome grill, and maybe a chrome gas tank cover? who knows! anyone have any websites or magazines they reccomend getting parts from?
finally a proud owner of a silverado :]
12-18-2009, 12:51 AM #2
check out other members profile pictures- most of them have done a lot of work to their rides, and you can get some great ideas from them.1995 chevy 2500:fighting0040:
1931 model a
1975 H.D. sportster
1986 Monte Carlo SS
Many rusted , half finished projects- want to buy one? Cheap?? Please?!!
12-18-2009, 01:31 AM #3
There's tons of stuff for that model year range... A very huge aftermarket that is fairly cheap...
Yes, the mouldings come off fairly easy... When I did my '95 Tahoe, I used a heat gun. That took most of the adheisive off. As far as the remaining adheisive, I used what's called an "Eraser Wheel"... It's a rubber disc that you put on a pneumatid drill and it takes the adheisive right off... My dad works at a body shop, so I have access to all kinds of trick tools... LoL
What type of embplem is on the tailgate...? Is it the 4" strip that goes across the whole tailgate, or just the bowtie...? I know that the large strip is help on by moulding tape, so that same procedure goes for that as with the side mouldings... If it's just the bowtie, I believe it's held on the same way, but theyre might be a couple small alignment holes...
As for other things to do...:
Diamond clear or black headlights
Diamond clear of black marker lights
Diamond clear of black corner lights
All 4 On High Headlight mod
Color match the grill
And the list goes on...
Here's a couple of pics of my '95 Tahoe at it's most modded... (Click for larger image)
Tim a.k.a. Da' Boulder
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71 - Custom Emergency Response POV
Firefighter, Fire Policeman, Ambulance Driver, Rescue Tech, Emergency Lighting Installer
Tint, 20's, Bull Bar, Intake, Exhaust, Billet Grill, Stereo, Custom Console, Emergency Equipment, and the list goes on...
12-18-2009, 06:09 AM #4
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12-24-2009, 10:45 PM #6
great looking truck! super clean for a 95!!!
2009 Silverado LT1: All Star Edition
5.3 Liter V8 4x4
Locking Rear Differential
3.73 Rear Axle
Factory Remote Start
Rear Wheel House Liners
Molded Mud Flaps
Stainless Nurf Bars
Driver Information Center
20% Tinted Windows
Low Profile Diamond Plate Tool Box
GM Bed Liner
Silver Birch Metallic Mirror Covers
Silver Birch Metallic Vent Visors
Flowmaster Super 40 (knock off)
Bed Rail Protectors
Extang Tonneau Cover
12-24-2009, 11:16 PM #7
Can we get a close up of the rims?2010 Equinox LT
2.4, 6 speed auto, power lift gate, remote start, bluetooth, xm.
1995 Cheyenne C1500 ext. cab(my baby, my first truck)
5.0, 5 speed, Silverado appearance package, power nothing, bucket seats and console Silverado, painted black interior, eBay halo headlights, eBay chrome tails, eBay cai, dual Flowmaster 40's w/no cats, 15x7 American Racing Hopsters, Walmart fog lights, SS mirrors
12-25-2009, 07:45 PM #8
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I have always loved seeing those style trucks with a full rollbar, I am talking the five lights on top and everything. Those trucks also look nice with the full brush guards, or a lift kit looks sweet as well. Definately the clear lenses in the front, that makes a huge difference in an older truck.2004 Chevy Colorado
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