Street Truck

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JeremyJ
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Re: Street Truck

Post by JeremyJ » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:21 am

I've always loved roll pans and I've been pretty excited to put one on this truck. I ordered one last week and I got to install it tonight. I chose a steel pan because it looked better to me than any of the plastic/fiberglass ones that are available. It weighs 8.5 pounds. The bumper and brackets weighed 42.5 pounds. That's a healthy weight loss. Too bad it's on the wrong end.

Here's what the rear originally looked like. Mismatched tailgate and bumper from an accident with a trailer.
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Here it is with the bumper removed.
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And without the tailgate (plus one of my helpers).
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And finally...
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As far as aesthetics are concerned, I'm going to look into having the roll pan and tailgate painted next. So far, I think it looks great. I need to lift the left side up about an eighth of an inch, but other than that, the fit is really good. I'm excited to see it all one color. It came with an LED plate light that I will wire up tomorrow.
02 base -> 05 SRT ACR -> 96 sedan -> 99 R/T coupe -> 02 R/T -> 03 SRT

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Re: Street Truck

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:43 am

coming together nicely. I am sure with a drop it will compliment that rear setup. Not sure on the license plate how it hangs off probably due to the factory ride height

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Re: Street Truck

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:10 am

There are some roll pans that dip down so the plate doesn't hang off, but I think they look goofy. When you look at the side of the truck, those pans dip down low and create a droopy look in the butt and it just doesn't look right to me. The plate doesn't bother me as it sits.
02 base -> 05 SRT ACR -> 96 sedan -> 99 R/T coupe -> 02 R/T -> 03 SRT

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Re: Street Truck

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:29 pm

ahhh yeah that makes sense. dirty diaper butt, you don't want that haha. I remember seeing the plate on the tail gate itself on low rider street trucks. Usually a custom plate. Hope to see it lowered soon and the tail gate painted to match :)

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Re: Street Truck

Post by JeremyJ » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:45 pm

I made an appointment to drop my truck off next week for paint. The tailgate and roll pan will finally match. I wish I could afford to paint the rest of it, but that won't happen for a while. I'm excited to have the rear end match the rest of the truck, though.
02 base -> 05 SRT ACR -> 96 sedan -> 99 R/T coupe -> 02 R/T -> 03 SRT

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Re: Street Truck

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 pm

Sweet! I bet you are excited!

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Re: Street Truck

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:40 am

The drop kit finally showed up. You can see the hangers and one of the control arms here. The arms are super beefy. After the truck gets painted, I'm going to tackle the lowering kit. It's all coming together nicely.

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Re: Street Truck

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:12 pm

nice i wonder if there are other suspension components you can replace "while you are in there"

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