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My first truck....

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Mikegyver, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Right now I am at 206XXX I think.
    Ya i need better mirrors. Its on the list.
    Here's what the truck looks like post paint and graphics. Ill get some more pics up later.
  2. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    More pics after the paint....
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Thought I had some more to post but I didnt. Will try to put some more up later.
    I didn't actually do the painting I did a lot of the prep though. Had a buddy help me on most of it. He had painted several vehicles in the past. It has a few drips, dust spots, and a bug or 2 but it's better than it was. We painted it in an open job building and not a booth. For the budget I had and for the effect I was going for it turned out fine.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  4. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Looks like your buddy did a real nice job on the paint, and the graphics look good on it also.
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I use to have a 99' 4x4. Man did it love to drank the fuel! I sometimes wish I still had it.
  6. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks to be a good work pickup for you! Hopefully it serves you good for years to come
  7. ryan41

    ryan41 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    Love the older Dodges! Your truck looks great. I have a 97 1500 5.2l v8. no major problems at all!! I have 166k miles on it. Just had a body shop fix all the rust, took the cap off & will be getting a drop in bed liner in spring. [​IMG]
  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Ya. He really helped me out. There was no way I could afford a professional paint job at a body shop.

    No kidding. Think this 5.9 gets around 10-12. Running mileage tests right now. I can literally see the gas gauge going down when hauling a bobcat tracked machine. Well its not that bad but some days it feels like it.

    Your truck looks good! I am going to roll in bed liner one day this winter if I have a spare moment. Don't see that happening though. Crazy busy.

    Hopefully this summer I will be purchasing a second truck for a crew to run. I am getting tons of work right now and cannot even imagine what march/april will be like.
  9. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    This week I have been pulling the window tint out. Its been a mess.
    Need a new bumper, do y'all think think something like a ranch hand bumper would be too heavy?
  10. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,067

    It's looking good man, its a decent first work truck to have

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