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    Default 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 :]

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    Sr. Apprentice brianj's Avatar
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    New Hampshire


    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:
    1996 tahoe
    1946 plymouth
    1946 ford
    1931 model a
    1975 H.D. sportster
    1986 Monte Carlo SS
    Many rusted , half finished projects- want to buy one? Cheap?? Please?!!

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    Master Mechanic TritonBoulder47's Avatar
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    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
    Tail 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...

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    check out LMC truck mag

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK-Z71 View Post
    check out LMC truck mag
    x2 on LMC..ive ordered alot of stuff from them over the years and ive always been satisfied with my results.congrats on the new truck by the way!
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
    4.3L Vortec

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    Legend s5belford's Avatar
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    Kalamazoo Michigan


    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
    Fog Lamps
    Factory Remote Start
    Locking Tailgate
    20" Wheels

    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)
    20" Wheels
    Bed Rail Protectors
    Extang Tonneau Cover

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    Legend Mean_Green_95's Avatar
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States


    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

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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
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

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