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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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This is my first 4x4 truck. My dad bought it maybe 6 years ago as his daily driver. I learned to drive manual on this truck. When I graduated from college my dad was getting ready to sell it. When I told him I would buy it he just decided to give it to me. So its a freebie kinda like Monster Garage.

Currently its stock. I am in the process of rebuilding the NP241 and putting new U-joints on the driveshafts. My plan is to make it a mild trail rig that I can use to trailer a camper and ATV up north on the weekends without having to worry about breakage.

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- 4" Rancho IFS Lift Kit (with my 50% discount)
- 35" tires
- Rebuild 5 speed and install Hurst short throw shifter
- Find a late 90's 350 with multi-port and Vortec heads to swap in
- Upgrade to a 14 bolt rear end
- Rhino line the lower 3-4" of the body the whole way around
- Steel bumpers front and rear with brushguard and winch.

Basically I got a long road ahead....

The cap is going away.


200,000 miles and it still runs strong as hell.


The start of the long road. NP241
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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Thats's going to be a fun truck when its done Jim.

Ive got a few more ideas to chew on for your wishlist-
-Something with the exhaust
-Work truck front end, with the 200mm euro headlights
-Front and Rear hitch receivers... for easy parking of trailers, for a multimount winch setup, for using as a recovery point


Definatly a good deal for a freebie.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thats's going to be a fun truck when its done Jim.

200mm euro headlights


It's a truck, not a Civic.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #4
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Front and rear winch mounts are a good idea. I hate the way the work truck front end looks, I will just throw some extra lights on the front bumper for improved lighting.

Of course I am doing something with the exhaust. How could I show my face at work if I didn't. Probably Dynomax headers and some sort of custom fab dual exhaust with X-pipe.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:33 PM   #5
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It's a truck, not a Civic.

Dont knock'em till you use them.

Ask FrischJ what he thinks of his.
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It's a truck, not a Civic.
Well he has that setup on one of his blazers if I remember correctly. It definately makes for much improved lighting. Unfortunately it also requires swapping to a crappy looking front end.
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Yep, one set on my winter blazer, one on my brother's dodge. Its a night and day difference over the stock sealed beams.
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