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Old 02-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #101
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Too bad your not closer I could do your Hud. I did mine and hopeing to upgrade to the zl1 hud. I'll have a maggy soon. I'm thinking you should be able to pick up boost with the hud. that would be a nice feature. opps didnt mean to jump jack your thread
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #102
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Tackled more of the Fog light relocation today!

I used a Dremel and Cut out a portion of the lower grille to make way for the Fog light. The light is actually a bit bigger then one of the spaces so had to cut into alittle to the left on each side but it does fit right in nicely.



The lights are just resting in place right now, I still need to line them up straight and make a bracket to hold them in place to the crush support bumper.






In order for this to work the black plactic support frame behind the bumper needed to be cut and the support frame it self needed to come off the car and its going to be notched out and weld in a new peice of metal to allow the fog light to fit all the way inside as they sit in the photo above.






More photos to follow in the next few weeks as i attempt a trial and error method on the brackets
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #103
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Keep working Tim, we're watching and waiting.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #104
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Keep working Tim, we're watching and waiting.
Haha...thanks bud

Unfortunately I have to have surgery tomorrow that will put out of commission for a little over a week so nothing more until after next weekend
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #105
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Well i decided that my Camaro needed a newer friend so i fell victim to the presidents day sales and picked up a new 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 BigHorn.

Will be picking up the truck tomorrow (tuesday)
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #106
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Ok i was able to get about 2hrs of work in last night and so far everything seems to be coming out great. Alot of trial and error involved but i almost have it done perfect. I think one more solid night and should have a finished product.

Here is what i used, If you go to buy a T3 set there is an optional Bracket you can buy to house the DRL inside the Port, well i happened to buy that bracket shown below. (this bracket can be bought without buying t3 ports)




From here i decided i would use this as my mounting hardware, what i did was cut off all the unneeded parts, i chopped off the rounded edge and the angled part and came out with this.


I sanded down the edges to match nicely. then did a trial fit onto the fog light.



Then did a test fit in the Spot i made for the DRL, i had to notch out a bit more of the Black plastic shield.


Then this is how im going to connect the bracket to the car. I took a thick peice of diamond plating, cut it down to size and placed it behind the drl bracket. What i did is cut the holes in the diamond place and then enlarged the holes on the diamond plating only to make sure the clips on the DRL had plenty of room to fully seat into the Bracket.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #107
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Once everything was drilled out this is what i came up with




The Diamond plate was attached to the DRL Bracket by two small nuts and bolts as seen above.


From here the above Bracet will have to be measured exact to the top of the crush frame and the Diamond plate will be bent at the correct 90 degree angle and that top part will be bolted to the crush frame.

In order for the fog light to even have room to sit in the lower grille the Crush frame just be notched out as seen below.

And here is the final for the frame.


This is what i have for now, over the next few days we will be bending the brackets to fit into the notched out portion of the crush frame and should line up perfect with the lower grille. The top part of the diamond plate will be drilled two elongated holes. We will drill two holes through the notched out portion of the frame and put a long stud through holding it on with a nut and washer, then put the crush frame on the car. When i go to put the bumper on i will slid the bracket onto the two studs and then once everything is lined up tighten down the nuts and should be done. I will show that process with pictures when i tackle that part either tomorrow night or over the weekend
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #108
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I'm glad I'm not the only one with his front bumper in the family room I'm doing a SS emblem install. If I was married I'd probably be in the garage doing it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #109
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I'm glad I'm not the only one with his front bumper in the family room I'm doing a SS emblem install. If I was married I'd probably be in the garage doing it.
Haha my wife would kill me if i did this in the living room, thankfully i have a very large 56x26 family room in my basement, which is my man cave!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:09 PM   #110
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Haha my wife would kill me if i did this in the living room, thankfully i have a very large 56x26 family room in my basement, which is my man cave!!

Niceeeeee size man cave 56 by 26! grunt grunt Got to give your wife credit at least she allows it in the house at all!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #111
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With a big bulk head door you could get the Camaro in there.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #112
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With a big bulk head door you could get the Camaro in there.
haha, ill keep it in the garage!!!

Only reason i use my basement is cause its heated!!
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:44 PM   #113
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Let's see the finished product.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #114
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Took a break from the fog lights and got to the main bumper modification this weekend. T3 Ports with ACS Mesh inserts

Ive got to say, this Mod is a bit more difficult than i anticpated. thankfully my buddy that helped me runs a body shop.

Here is step one using the template peice. I did not like how cheap the paper was, took me almost 10min a side to get it centered correctly.




From here i used a black magic marker to draw the outline.

Then the cutting begins






From here we used a edging sander to make the fit perfect




Both of them cut out!


Test fitting one side


Now glueing them in place, wasnt that bad, pretty straight forward




Here is how i held everything in place, i used paint sticks and clamps, the paint sticks are pushing in on the back peice squishing everything together and the clamps helped hold everything while the adhesive cured.




Below is a picture showing the installation of the ACS Mesh, which sits right over the back of the port. Instead of using rivets that they gave us we used the same adhesive that we used to install the ports. Also in this photo you can see the Shims that were needed to make the ports sit nice and flush against the outside of the bumper leaving no gaps!!


And Finished T3


T3 Mesh


Thanks for viewing.....Now back to my garage to continue with the DRL Relocation!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #115
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Nice work, Tim. That must have been painful making the first cuts in the fascia. It came out perfect.
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That's going to look hot Tim !!
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #117
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Thanks guys, it definately is going to look awsome.

That first cut was horrible, i probably stood there with the cutter in my hand for about 5min before i could get enough balls to start cutting!!

The bumper is now back at my buddies garage where we are working on the fog lights, we are both busy the rest of the week but looks like we will be finishing it on monday night! So stay tuned
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #118
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looks great !!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #119
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looks great !!!
Thanks bud, i should have more photos tonight!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #120
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Fog Light Relocation Update...

Had to notch out the crush fram all the way for more room, plus makes things alot more easier.


Finished up the bracket, got it at the perfect angle!


This is how the brackets attached to the crush frame!


we drilled two holes and will be putting two bolts to hold it in place.

Tested them, DRL's are just resting in place right now.


And then Test Fitted on the car (DRL's are not attached) im waiting for more parts for other things before i put bumper fully back on car!






From here i will be taking everything off and painting the brackets black so they blend in better through the grille, and then this saturday i will be putting the car back together and hopefully get it out of the garage for its first start up since December
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #121
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Test fitted the bumper again today with the fogs actually attached to the brackets and hooked up all the lights. And was very surprised that everything fit and worked. Will be taking it off and doing minor adjustments tomorrow and should be in one peice by the weekend



(ss emblem is crooked in photos....has been fixed)






And it was a nice day yesterday and actually got the car out of hibernation. First time car had ran since december. Let it run for about and hour

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #122
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Nice journal, very well organized!!
Congrats of the Truck! shoulda got a Chevy!

Kidding, great job bud~
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:12 AM   #124
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And after a long winter Build the front bumper modifications and tail light mods are all complete. The car is back together and on the road!!

here are the finished Pictures

(Photos are taken with IPhone 4s..Still Good but will get better ones soon)













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