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Its no where near finished but here are some before and after pics of the wheel wells.I need to finish bolting up and painting but you can get an idea of the improvement(I think so )I only know how to do one at a time so bear with me....BEFORE!

 

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Here is the AFTER..As I said I still need to finish the wrinkle coat then green over that.Im using 10-32 button-head screws which will also be painted.

 

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Sorry the AFTER pic is a little dark but I had to stop because there is a nasty storm about to soak me. Anyway heres one more for ya. Remember when the rear bumper matched the rest of your truck?

 

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I am a little confused? What exactly am i looking for?

How does it feel to be beaten by a sewing machine?
HUSQVARNA WXC610
 
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Sorry we discussed this in another post. Anyway I got 6.5" wide stainless to fill the gap in the wheel wells from the body-lift ,painted with a wrinkle coat and about to paint green over that. Also installed rear bumper brackets to raise it where it belongs.

 
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Ok. Your rigs is looking superb. I made a custom prerunner bumper for my 1/2 ton with a 2" body lift and i welded it to the mounts so that it was flush. I hate the incomplete look of a body lift with bumpers still in cowcatcher position. I need to make something to cover the gap in my frame though. But hell, its been 4 years since i installed the lift.

How does it feel to be beaten by a sewing machine?
HUSQVARNA WXC610
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You know about the "Lift Lips " dont you? I was going to buy them but opted to try my own idea.The lift lips sell for $50 for front and back i believe>

 
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Yea but i kinda think that they aren't worth the $50. I have an unlimited supply of aluminum/stainless sheet metal so i think i will try to rig up something myself.

How does it feel to be beaten by a sewing machine?
HUSQVARNA WXC610
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cool whitetail - id like to see some pics in the daylight if you can get some. those pics are really too dark to see anything. anyways - heres a pic of what i did to fill the gaps. i took an old tailgate mat from the s10 i had and cut two strips and screwed them to the bedside in the wheelwells. i also got that textured black undercoating and sprayed the wheelwells (they were silver). overall i think it looks really good and isnt an obvious body lift with the gap under the bed. now for the rear bumper brackets - i decided im gonna make my own. i have 3 weeks off of school in august and im going to weld some up. i have to weld some brackets to mount my new seats anyway (i ordered em last thursday!!! YEA)


Mike ~
* Earnhardt Forever *

89 Chevy K1500 - 350TBI/700R4/NP241 - 3" lift - 33's - other goodies, but not enough! /wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif
 
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Beleive it or not that was daylight.A nasty storm was about to nail my area and I hurried up to get one side finished before I got hit by lightening.Ill get some better pics soon.I think Im gonna leave it black also. Yours looks damn good.

 
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I fabbed my own gap covers out of the $1.00 rear floor mats from Wal-Mart. Just screwed them in up top and used small fasteners that just clamp then on to the inside of the frame rail. I decided not to relocate my rear bumper because I didn't want the towing receiver to hang down lower, I just went to work and got the guys to cut and form a piece of aluminum diamond plate that would cover the rear gap. Looks good though Whitetail.

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98' GMC X-Cab Z-71 w/ 2" Body Lift, 33 x 12.50 BFG MT's on 15 x 8 Eagle 054 Gambler Rims, Custom exhaust & stereo.
 
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