Another one! K2500 Suburban build

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  1. Suburban1500

    Suburban1500 I'm Awesome

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    Got the barn door trim on the truck. I would like to eventually change all the interior trim to that tan color. Also wired up the power seat. I painted the spare grill i got from the pick n pull, and put it on. 20190217_123256.jpg 20190217_124026.jpg 20190217_133322.jpg
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    So, change of plans with the paint. I was originally going to have the whole truck re painted down the road. I decided I did not want to spend that kind of money, so I decided I was going to put Monstaliner instead. I am moving back to Arizona soon, so to fit in with the desert landscape, I am going with their "desert sand" color, with black trim. I started prepping the truck today.

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    Got some more prep done today. I think i am going to order the monstaliner tonight. However costing me almost $700, I am going with Rustoleum, same color. As long as the prep work is good, it'll look good.
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    I got the tan paint and I started on it today. I still have do do more, obviously. Any over spray will be cleaned up and other smaller pieces will be removed and painted separately. I am going for a military/desert look for this rig. Down the road, I am going to get offroad front and rear bumpers.

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    I have a buddy that did that color on his Bug-out Suburban. An '83 6.2 diesel. He used a roller and laid it on thick. It actually turned out looking pretty cool.
     
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    Nice! If done right, it will look pretty good. There are a few minor imperfections on mine, but this one is going to be used offroad in the desert once I move back to Tucson and have the funds to have it transported down.
     
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    Well the paint is done! Giving it a few days, then I will start the clean-up of removing overspray etc. I am thinking about painting the roof rack black with the same type of paint, or finishing it with tan. What do you think?

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    This will make an excellent desert rig. Have you ever run through Box Canyon up by Florence? I did my first wheel stand in the rocks there in a '72 K5. That was a good time!

    Since you left the door trim on, I think the rack would look better black.
     
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    I have, amazing trail. Had to do the bypass around the waterfall as my 4Runner was not lifted yet. Down in Tucson we have Reddington Pass which branches off to a few awesome trails- Chiva Falls, Chimney Rock etc
     
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    Ordered a few things!

    -Interior carpet from Stock Interiors
    -Smoked third brake light
    -20 bright white LEDs for the interior (will put in my 1500 as well).
    -Lund cab visor with lights
    -New mirrors
     

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