My first truck....

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

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
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  2. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More pics after the paint....
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  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
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  4. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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?
    Mike
     
  10. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's looking good man, its a decent first work truck to have
     

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