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Old 02-19-2014, 06:55 PM   #61
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Looking good...a diamond in the rough! You found a nice van with lots of potential
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:01 PM   #62
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

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Those are Bushwackers in the plastic. Possibly the most overpriced accessory I've ever bought for a vehicle. I have no idea how they can justify $400 for a set of these.
No kidding......I just installed a set on my rig and was thinking the exact same thing. What's even more amazing is that they don't drill the holes or install the rubber trim. Waddya want for $400?

Cool project....
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:08 AM   #63
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I think I'm gonna need some spacers!
id only buy spacers if they dont offer the correct offset in the wheel you want.

all the new stuff looks great! how do you like those steps? i like how you blacked out the billit grill. looks nice
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:00 AM   #64
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I think I'm gonna need some spacers!
id only buy spacers if they dont offer the correct offset in the wheel you want.

all the new stuff looks great! how do you like those steps? i like how you blacked out the billit grill. looks nice
Thanks. I would love to avoid spacers. Gotta go talk to the tire/wheel guy today.
Here's what's going on this morning

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Old 02-20-2014, 09:18 AM   #65
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...Here's what's going on this morning
Not rusty enough, it looks out of place down there.


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Old 02-20-2014, 10:00 AM   #66
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...Here's what's going on this morning
Not rusty enough, it looks out of place down there.


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LOL! It's less rusty every day. I may have to name it 'Less Rusty' in the end. I've got almost everything done except the shocks and springs which are being replaced, the exhaust heat shields, and the catalytic converter (the REALLY rusty thing you see in the pic). Oh, I'm gonna pull the drive shafts and paint them too eventually but it's lookin' better by the moment!

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Old 02-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #67
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Looking good! I'll be curious to see what kind of wheel / tire combo you end up with. It always amazes me how much of a transformation changing those out makes. I agree with Shenrie - you should easily be able to get some wheels with the correct offset to avoid spacers.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:57 PM   #68
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

I'm strongly considering the black American Eagle 100s (like rionapo has) with Cooper Discoverer AT3s 285/75/16.
I've been shopping today. Man, it's a huge cost. It's killing me but I'm about ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #69
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Ahhhh, the sound of a large motor............



Here's the tip, I'll post a better pic after I raise it tomorrow. I think it's hanging a little low but hard to tell really with the small wheels/tires, and I had to leave clearance for my rear fuel tank.



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I'm strongly considering the black American Eagle 100s (like rionapo has) with Cooper Discoverer AT3s 285/75/16.
I've been shopping today. Man, it's a huge cost. It's killing me but I'm about ready to pull the trigger.
See if they'll throw in a flat repair on that Jeep!
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