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I traded a 94 Nissan pickup in for this beauty....I think the dealer had no idea how well she runs....so his loss....

I have since replaced the rims....new tires....

Just got her out of the body shop last week....and some woman rearends me....oh well I hated the bumper the previous owner put on....so I get a new one.

I PLAN to put a 4bbl intake and carb....new headers....flowmasters....fresh paint job....

This is how she started and tomorrow I'm taking pics of her current state
 

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No I had two....this one and an 85 in horrible shape....I was parting out the 85.....I got it first...and was going to fully resore....and a friend called me and told me about the 89 for sale at a dealship....and I went and got it...and decided to part out the crapy one...

Well to make a long story short...I got off the 85 what I needed...and gave it to my body guy....and he only did my body work for $200....and he is doing my paint job for $800....

I say not a bad deal because the guy does excellent work...my father-in-law has a 68 Chevy Corvair in his shop now and it is looking sweet...

 

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I just got the money from the rear-ending....and I have a friend who can get me good prices....looking into a new chrome bumper....new chrome grill assembly....Haven't decided weither to get a chrome grill....or paint a plastic grill the same color as the paint job....any thoughts...???

The paint will be the same color it is now....I like the blue...

I also thought of painting the grille black to go with the black side trim....

 

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lookin' forward to seeing the final pics!
 

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Suggestions ? :)

Shave all of the body trim, have all of the holes welded up, paint it with a mettalic type paint in either a silver or blue. Paint the grill the same color as the body and have them paint the engine compartment the same color as the exterior while they are at it.

I guess what you do depends on what you plan on using the truck for. ;) I have an 88 that I am modding out. It should look pretty good after I am done.

Oh and the TBI will prevent you from doing too many upgrades to the engine....

Marcus Neto
 

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I just bought my new grille pieces....I got them dirt cheap....paid $280 for new rear bumper...grille surround....chrome grille...chrome left and right head light pieces....chrome tail light set....

 

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What I'm going for now...is a nice looking truck...compared to what she looked like when I got her....I will be doing all of the show truck mods in 2 years when I graduate and have a job making 6 figures....then I'll have the cash to have her done professionally...

 
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