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  1. I've been wanting to open up the grill. I've got some mesh that I'll install behind the grill.
  2. 1999 - 2002 is the same front end. Chevy updated the front end styling in 2003 and then again in 2006. My current truck is a 2004. Honestly, its more than a scribed rear door on the driver's side to make it a 4 door extended cab. You'd need to make the rear inside door panel match the opposite side (key item being the inside door handle. Personally, I'd like to see a 2003-2005 Silverado. I haven't found one of these, not even in resin.
  3. his is Cassie; she'll be 15 in May. She is a Shih Tzu.
  4. Also, remembered that I had some parts in Purple Power. I tossed them in a couple of weeks ago and forgot about them until today. Oh well, it did the trick. On my truck, a couple of these parts are more silver than chrome.
  5. Muffler is from an old Cutlass; color will be changed. Also, decided not to do the gray. My current truck is maroon with tan interior. This is what I think I'm going with on colors.
  6. Made some progress. I didn't like the way the exhaust mounted under the axle versus over like every truck I've seen. Working on changing this to resemble the Flowmaster single in dual out that I'd installed on my 1:1. Also, I didn't like the transmission pan. None of mine had that dimple, so I've shaved it off.
  7. I'm using this kit since it is close to the 2002 that I had. Since I wanted to lower mine (but never got around to it), this gives me a chance to do it. Mine was Gray Metallic (which I happen to have some touch up paint left) with gray cloth interior. I've own 4 of these extended cabs (2002 through 2004) and some of the things that I've done to my trucks will make it onto this one, like removing the body molding. I don't like the fact that the exhaust runs under the axle instead of over it but since my truck had a Flowmaster single in dual out cat back; it'll be close. The one thing that I've done on all of my trucks has been a bowtie 3rd brake light (this might be an interesting feature if I can figure out how to do it). Since I can't work on my truck right now, this will give me an opportunity. I'd like to find a stock flat hood and the regular mirrors. Oddly enough, I noticed that the mirror glass for the stocks are in this kit, but the base is not.
  8. I've got 3 sets of running boards. 1 set of diamond plate and 2 sets of extruded aluminum. I also have a set of chrome mud flaps. Most of my parts are 80s era.
  9. I also used a section as a coil spring. Injector stacks, off road shocks, Coke cans. I started collecting them earlier this year. I've got a decent supply that is growing daily.
  10. I was going to use the wheels & tires from the 99 Silverado on a Jeep J10, but I needed to step the axle size from 5/32 down to 3/32. Oddly enough, one of those tips is the correct size.
  11. Thanks for all of the welcomes. After looking through some of the forums, I'm finding a lot of ideas.
  12. Idea was to convert it to 2wd and add a 440 Six Pack. I'm using a Monogram 1969 Dodge Charger as a donor. I've sprayed some parts in Testor's Extreme Lacquer Fiery Orange. I'm not sold on the color just yet. When mocking up the rear axle, I noticed that the center section was offset to one side. Decided to drill out the springs and center section to 3/32 and add aluminum tubing for the axle. I'm using the Charger K-member to get the front end low. The rear springs are mounted in board for tire clearance. I modified the Jeep hood for the Six Pack scoop. Removed rear window louver for a true back window.
  13. I'm a diabetic and use a dial-a-pen for my insulin. One of the parts to the needle (which is normally just thrown away) is just right for exhaust tips. They are 5/32 inch diameter X 9/16 inch long. They look good when painted with a Molotow pen. I used one of the larger caps for an air cleaner on a RM Crusader motorcycle.
  14. After a 30 year or so break, I'm getting back into building models. When I was a kid, my dad owned a hobby shop. He did it to feed his train addiction and it helped with my models. Over my younger years, I'd build primarily in 1/24 & 1/25; with a couple of exceptions - 1/16 Monogram semis and a 1/20 AMX. I started Kitbashing when I was younger. Over the years, I've kept loose parts in 2 tackle boxes. I have 4 truck kits that a started 30 years ago. This year, I've completed 4 - Rubicon Jeep, 66 Suburban, RM Crusader chopper, and a Monogram S10. The S10 was started but never finished due to a botched paint job. I learned this year how to strip paint and not damage the plastic. I pulled most of it back down to repaint. I just finished it yesterday (still have to do bed cover).
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