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I'm calling the interior done. I'm sure it's not to spec but close enough. Had to notch the wheel humps a bit to get the rear seat to sit right. Also can't find the decal sheet so I'll be printing a copy of the instrument cluster.

 

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I cut the chassis down to size. Again, sure it's not exactly like the 1:1 but it works. I'm waiting for a couple of sets of wheels & tires I ordered from Scenes Unlimited before I touch the suspension. If they're to large for the stock set up I'll lift the suspension. Or I may just leave it stock and use the Silverado wheels & tires.

 

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You did a fantastic job on this conversion! As a builder of primarily emergency vehicles, I like the stock mock up! I can see some emergency lighting, creative graphics and gold leaf lettering...  AWESOME!

 

 

David

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Thanks for the kind words guys,  I appreciate that. I prefer the 2 door over the 4 door Tahoe and even the Suburban.  It looks good stock, lifted and outfitted for emergencies. 

I agree, the '99+ alloys look better than the stockers.  I think I'll de-chrome them, paint them silver and add some wash to them and see how that looks. 

And since I have a spare chassis, I'll leave one at stock height and lift the suspension on the other. 

Thanks again

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Wow, can't believe it's been almost a year. This project got pushed aside for other projects and I got hung up on making the side windows. I put some paint on it earlier this week. I have the windows cut just need to figure out how to tint them.

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Wow! That is premium work you've done there! I love the two door versions of this truck, and you are dead on with your work! Keep the pics coming!!!!!

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Wow! I love the conversion that you did on this. You should get back.on this and finish it up. 

Later- 

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I can't believe I missed this build the first time around.  Nice work - love to see this finished!

Very surprised that no one ever made the 2dr kits - such a popular truck among the enthusiasts! 

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Oh, that is remarkable work, my friend.....Extra nice....Makes me want to break that old Tahoe I have and get to cutting, myself.....What a great idea.....

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, that is remarkable work, my friend.....Extra nice....Makes me want to break that old Tahoe I have and get to cutting, myself.....What a great idea.....

I say go for it. It's not too difficult as long as you have the correct dimensions and get your cuts right.

Thanks for the compliments guys!

For me the big challenge was the side glass but I think I have that solved. I used a clear plastic package with four sides and a flat top and made a cut just where the plastic curves. It took many tries before i got it close to correct. 

The tint was also a challenge for me. Since the top of the glass is curved, 1:1 tint film didn't hold too well and there were a few air bubbles. That stuff works best with heat but of course plastic doesn't. I settled on spray paint that's used for tinting tail lights I wouldn't suggest using it on your 1:1 but it worked ok for this application. It made the glass a little cloudy but rubbing it with Weiman's helped a bit. 

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That looks pretty good.....Thanks for the tip....I'll have to look for some of that stuff....I would have thought it too caustic for styrene, but now I know....Totally gonna try that....

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FYI-I use peel 'n stick vinyl window tint "samples" or cuts for headlights sourced from eBay. 

Cost probably the same, but lot less mess. Plus-guaranteed even coverage every time. 

Bought a $7 roll 3-4 years ago, probably will last me a lifetime 

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FYI-I use peel 'n stick vinyl window tint "samples" or cuts for headlights sourced from eBay. 

Cost probably the same, but lot less mess. Plus-guaranteed even coverage every time. 

Bought a $7 roll 3-4 years ago, probably will last me a lifetime 

Do you have a link for the peel n stick tint? 

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wow Jay great lookin work..doing well.I never thought about doing that...nice work........Chris

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Do you have a link for the peel n stick tint? 

search headlight tint on eBay. Thousands of hits & vendors. "metrorestyling" is the seller I bought mine from.

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    Jay,

        You've done a bit of work on this one since I last checked the thread. Looking good from here . Looking forward to seeing it finished.

 

 

 

    Be Well

    Gator

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That is some excellent work!!!! There was a one-to-one 2 door Jimmy at the shop where I get my truck serviced. It looked to be in pretty good shape. If only I had the cash, I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat.

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