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Capote

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Dude, if you put those freaking eyelash gimmicks on your truck, you'll be banned from the forum!! :crackup: :dielaugh:

Oh hell no lol, it's a surprise. I dunno if i'll post it until it's complete.
 

Capote

Platinum Supporter
Nah, the only product I like from Street Scene for the Trailblazer is there wiper cowl that has no vented slots. I'd like it, but it's kinda expensive for what it is. You'll just have to wait and see :wink:
 

Mooseman

Moderator
The permanently mounted surf board goes with it. It was on a TV show on Speed. I think it's fugly.
 

Capote

Platinum Supporter
I'm not a fan of the flame job but that's a nice looking tb.
Looks very early 2000's style lmao.
The permanently mounted surf board goes with it. It was on a TV show on Speed. I think it's fugly.
Permanently? That....that is just so asinine.... It makes no sense why it's even there.
That bumper is @#$#%@#% I would prefer stock over that :blinkhuh:
I think it can look decent depending on your build, they match these builds:


This guy has their wiper cowl too(I want it):

Kinda looks like a modded Rainier bumper cover
They probably really really modified a mold of one and got theirs as a result??They are very similar where the curves are.
 

Tiggerr

Well-Known Member
The lights are a bit higher up than the Rainier I think though
Looks good though..

That wiper cowl looks sweet., I wonder how it affects airflow to hvac though...

Wish someone made a nice hood for the Rainier... something GS-ish
 

Capote

Platinum Supporter
Ohhhh man I just came up with two more cool mods that'll let me use LED's (been craving an LED mod for MONTHS!!!!). I think i'll let these be a surprise as well, especially since one is something that would have to be custom made.

I will say this about one: Acrylic is your friend:cool:
 

$ Khalid ! 9130

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Ohhhh man I just came up with two more cool mods that'll let me use LED's (been craving an LED mod for MONTHS!!!!). I think i'll let these be a surprise as well, especially since one is something that would have to be custom made.

I will say this about one: Acrylic is your friend:cool:
You've got me hooked. Looking forward to see what's coming down the line. Meanwhile I've got my secret projects coming soon as well :2thumbsup:
 

Capote

Platinum Supporter
Ta-daa, excuse the dirt & millions of scratches.
No, I'm not gonna leave the ghetto headlight gaps. I'm gonna either sacrifice my SS grill's vented portions or find the motivation to go drive to a pull-a-part and chop off the ends of an LS grill crossbar.
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Its a shame how dark and glossy of a black this LT grill is compared to the 50 shades of friggin' black my truck has, smh.
 

$ Khalid ! 9130

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Ta-daa, excuse the dirt & millions of scratches.
No, I'm not gonna leave the ghetto headlight gaps. I'm gonna either sacrifice my SS grill's vented portions or find the motivation to go drive to a pull-a-part and chop off the ends of an LS grill crossbar.
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Its a shame how dark and glossy of a black this LT grill is compared to the 50 shades of friggin' black my truck has, smh.
Mind if I take the SS grill off your hands :biggrin:

Anyways I was thinking has anyone thought off or done this before:

Remove the armrest bucket that has the slots for CDs and replace it with a custom built one. Those CD slots are useless and take up space!
 

Capote

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Blckshdw

Moderator
Anyways I was thinking has anyone thought off or done this before:

Remove the armrest bucket that has the slots for CDs and replace it with a custom built one. Those CD slots are useless and take up space!
One of our members, who installed an iPad in place of his radio, relocated the HVAC controls to sit in the console. Just had to extend the wiring and fabricate a mount for it. Maybe @Decembersend can post some old pics for us.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Need to decide what kind of drill attachment to polish wheels with...mothers powerball or something else.
 

Capote

Platinum Supporter
Need to decide what kind of drill attachment to polish wheels with...mothers powerball or something else.
I've heard good things about the Mother's one.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
Its the only one I have used and it did pretty good. Not sure if the regular or mini is better for wheels. Also did not know how many more options there are in the past few years since I looked at options
 

Capote

Platinum Supporter
Its the only one I have used and it did pretty good. Not sure if the regular or mini is better for wheels. Also did not know how many more options there are in the past few years since I looked at options
I would imagine the mini would be best if your wheels had a lot of tight spaces or a lot of spokes that you couldn't get your hand in between easily. Regular would probably be great on a larger wheel with a big face like the TBSS wheels.
If I had chrome or alloy wheels I'd look into getting one myself, but the gloss black part of my wheels just wipe off easily and the brushed aluminum portion doesn't get dirty.
 

$ Khalid ! 9130

Well-Known Member
One of our members, who installed an iPad in place of his radio, relocated the HVAC controls to sit in the console. Just had to extend the wiring and fabricate a mount for it. Maybe @Decembersend can post some old pics for us.
That sounds awesome!! Would really like to see it in action. Are the pics anywhere on the site??
 

littleblazer

Gold Supporter
Need to decide what kind of drill attachment to polish wheels with...mothers powerball or something else.
I did the vette with the mini and they came out pretty good.
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Capote

Platinum Supporter
Murica'
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
The vette did come out nicely. Prolly just buy a mini and stick with what I know. I got Barton picking up some well used chrome TA wheels for me today and I am going to try to save them since they are the stock 5 spokes that just look right on these cars. I figure if they don't polish out, I can ghetto black paint them and still sell for a profit :wink:
 

littleblazer

Gold Supporter
I got very lucky, they are supposed to be clear coated. They looked horrible all oxidized and everything. I used a clear coat compound and it turned black and I was very happy it was bare aluminum. I didn't like the big ball since it seemed too big and loose packed for the 16s. Aka I could keep the side walls clean easily.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
These are pretty wide open but lots of my wheels are not so the mini is prolly best. I kinda like some of the cone ones, but reviews are only so-so on most.

For 100 I will take a chance on getting these


to look more like this




Cause they do fit these cars right
 

Sparky

Moderator
They just need a better center cap logo like the arrowhead or something. That "ABS" sticker is just lame!
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
I think you can swap the WS6 in there, but I will likely do something custom if they clean up and I use them in the future. I did the clone thig with my 97, but don't want to with this one
 

littleblazer

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I think my friend had similar rims on his grand prix.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
GM uses a ton of similar 5 spokes. I happened to get the twisted spoke silver ones stock and hate them. Good for the snow tires, but the twist ruins the 5 spoke to me.
 

littleblazer

Gold Supporter
I remember the abs sticker on them. The twist is a miss.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
I see a couple Pontiac grand prix/am's daily in the parking garage with the ABS center. Not sure why Pontiac thought that to be a good idea at all.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
Got lucky...they should clean up well except of a ding in one lip, but I think for the price I dun gooood.
I picked up this set of factory wheels for $100 to try and save.


A bit of water and 5 minutes with a microfiber did wonders. Can't wait til I get the time to really work on them and see if they will be saved.
 

Blckshdw

Moderator
Welp, since all foreseeable mod money will be getting poured into the house, instead of the EXT, the mod bug will have to make due.

I was gifted a basic washer and dryer set when I got the house, for which I was grateful for. But the washer uses a ton of water, and I can't wash my comforters in it, which means laundromat trip anyway. Don't have the funds to get the big capacity style that I want, but another friend offered to sell me the front loader set that was in the house he bought a few months before I got mine. Did some Googling, and the manuals state, for a garage installation, they have to be no lower than 18" above the floor! :confused:

The manuals also gave the part #s for the pedestal drawers you can mount them on, but even then, they weren't tall enough for the garage requirement. Besides that, it looks like they were discontinued, so can't even find them anywhere :mad:

So I ended up going to Home Depot, getting three 8' 2"x4"s, a sheet of plywood, some 4" wood screws, and some roof ties (cuz I have boxes of nails laying around) and got to work.

Cut 2 of the studs down to size to make the frame, and used the wood screws.IMG_20170714_200753.jpg

Cut the plywood down to size, and nailed it to the frame to make the platform

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The leftover pieces from the studs was enough to make 6 roughly equal length legs for the stand. 2 were just a hair longer than the other 4 for some reason, threw those on the back side. Used the roof ties to hold them in place, and for the 2 legs on the ends, they are adjusted to sit slightly off the frame to make solid ground contact.

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Sits nice and sturdy, and ready for the new (to me) appliances that I'll get tomorrow.
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In retrospect, probably should have used screws all the way around, because the plywood was slightly warped, and the front corner likes to pull itself up a bit. Won't be an issue once the appliances are on it though.

And if I ever feel the weird need to move it for some reason, I can use my floor jack on the center frame rail to lift it, and move it as needed. :biggrin:
 

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
Saturday morning I played with the DD and stuck 3 of the 4 sets of wheels on it so i can figure out what to keep and what to sell.

18 inch Vette copies in black chrome
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17 inch BMW aftermarkets in silver paint
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16 inch stock chrome
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Some half n half pics
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Wish the chrome 16s were bigger diameter and I think the 17 or 18 would be better in chrome with the cars color.
 

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