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03-17-2012, 02:54 PM #1
2005 GMC Sierra EXSB w/5.3 SLT by: Sierra owner
I have been meaning to put together a thread for my truck for a while now, and I am finally getting around to it.
Even have some new pics I thought Id share with everyone.
in no particular order-
pic of the truck the day I bought it, had the nerf bars, bug guard, and the roll cover on it. added the following. AVS window vents, flowmaster cat back super 40 series, APC LED light strip (so so quality, gonna get a better one after deployment)
then we have the some pics of the tires and rims I bought off of CL. first is how they looked when I got them, then after I did the test paint job on one. It came out ok, looks good from a distance. I am no paint guru, the first rim did show me a few things to watch on the other three.
the center caps were removed, gonna to sand them, paint them black like the rim, and do the center block letters in red, should really pop out on the black backround. The rims are a work in progress, I dont have alot of patience for the tapijng, so it gets done in spurts.
the next two pics are from this morning, a before and after of the DeeZee bed rail caps I ordered. the tool box and the roll cover were chewing up the rails, so I figured a little protection was in order. Had a set of these rails on my last truck and was really happy with them.
last few pics are from various times and places. the first was after playing in some water holes, then in the parking lot at work one morning, and the last is from my parents place in minnesota, from christmas time.
Future wants - spray in bed liner, shock upgrade, maybe a leveling kit, long tube headers and custom dyno tune.
thanks for looking everyone, Alex
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Aidaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill
03-17-2012, 06:51 PM #2
Alex the truck is coming right along. I really like the "new" rims with the black on them.
03-17-2012, 08:36 PM #3
I agree with the black accents on the rims looking sweet. Nice looking truck!Adam
11 Silverado Summit White Ext. Cab 5.3L Z71 9k miles
RC leveling kit
Jason fiberglass tonneau cover
Superchips 91 octane tune
Front air dam removed
6,000k lowbeams 6,000k fogs
color match bowties
color match mudflaps
20% tint all the way around
20% tinted 6in sunshade
Nitto terra grappler 275/70r17 (winter setup)
Chevy 22s with Bridgestone Alenza 285/45r22 (summer setup)
Kenwood DNX6180 indash
03-17-2012, 08:51 PM #4
Alex.....x3 on the New Rims looking Great with the Black Accents......
03-17-2012, 09:57 PM #5
thanks for the compliments guys. the rims should come out looking good, i just hate taping them. lots of tedious work involved. the areas im taping off have lots of curves and slopes, and tape dont bend the best.
thoughts on the other mods? suggestions? lord knows when i get the rims done I will post pics.
03-20-2012, 08:38 PM #6
Love the truck man! Reminds me of an older version of my own, and I am a big fan of that body style. Keep us posted brother!09 Sierra SLT
- Denali grille, black HALO headlights, smoked tails & brake light, 20% tint, Carbon fiber interior
- Top Gun Customz 2.5" leveling kit, 305/55/20 Toyo Open Country AT's on GMC 20's
- K&N 77 series cold air intake, Flowmaster super 10 series exhaust
Next up: Smoked fog lights
2000 Silverado Z71
- 4" body lift, 315/65/16 Mastercraft Courser AT2 tires
- Stainless steel Excalibur catback exhaust
- Lots more to come!
03-21-2012, 07:01 AM #7
03-22-2012, 05:30 PM #8
well, i ended up with most of today off, so the rim tapping is DONE!!!!
also got the rest of the supplies i need to finish everything.
gonna try to get some sanding done on the center caps yet tonight, and start painting tomorrow. pics saturday maybe? depends on the weather.
if the center caps dont work like i think they should, ill just make them solid black, but i think the red paint i bought should be close to the GMC on the front of the truck.
ill keep ya'll posted. if i can get all this done, i might have to go find a hole someplace and try out the tires.
03-23-2012, 03:19 PM #9
got the rims and center caps painted today, had a few little issues, some bugs got on one, and you can kinda see em. there is also some weird pollon floating around, and that got on the seconed coat of black, made the third coat fairly heavy, i think i got it all covered.
gonna do the red lettering on the center caps in an hour or so, then clear coat them.
03-24-2012, 04:11 PM #10
pircutes, new ones even! (picture heavy.)
got everything finished up last night, and mounted the tires and rims today.
first, starting vs. ending product. I realize the first pic dosnt have the center cap, but you get a good idea. then its the center caps, two pre and two post primer. the ones not primed have already been sanded. next, a center cap after the black paint.
the next picture is all four center caps after painting the block GMC letters with some krylon bright red paint. then its a series of pictures showing the progression from taped, to the finished product. after that, its all pictures showing how the truck looks now that the rims are mounted. i think they look great on the truck. the red on the center caps really pops. if that makes sense.
let me know what you all think. was alot of work, but it was worth it. now, i dont plan on doing this again anytime soon, all the raping was a royal PITA.
thanks for looking.
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