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Well, truck is ten years old and wanting to go with a little different look. Picked up a grille to paint from a wrecked truck, complete for $150 today. Also, going to order smoked lights for the front and back instead of painting the original ones. Going to keep all the stock stuff in case taste changes down the road. Also going to black out the chrome bumpers and trim along with swapping out the steps for black ones. Here is what she looks like now before the work begins.

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thatd be a lot of fun im excited to see what it looks like finished.. are you gonna get new wheels? i am in the proccess of powder coating my stockers black
 

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Yep, looking into wheels, tons of choices, thinking about the same with a set of stock wheels and caps.
 

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I look forward to seeing the results...I need to full on black out my truck
 

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also get some tow mirrors...them hoes look clean on our body style
 

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Thats what im doing too. Mine looked just like yours in april. this is how it looks now. Still need to black out some stuff.
 

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Well, truck is ten years old and wanting to go with a little different look. Picked up a grille to paint from a wrecked truck, complete for $150 today. Also, going to order smoked lights for the front and back instead of painting the original ones. Going to keep all the stock stuff in case taste changes down the road. Also going to black out the chrome bumpers and trim along with swapping out the steps for black ones. Here is what she looks like now before the work begins.

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Did my tahoe a few years back...

so much fun, every time i would turn around i would see something else to blackout.
got a little carried away with the lenses and got pulled over for it repeatedly- be careful there....

put up some pics as you get it done
 

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Checked the laws in NC. You can do whatever you want to the fronts, but you can't do ANYTHING to the rears! They have to be red and can't be smoked! Not the end of the world, but I drive a lot and don't need johnny law bothering me.
 

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I decided to black mine out too. All I had done was full paint job including the lights. I also had the wheels and exhaust tip painted flat black, ordered a new stock grill, and also had liner sprayed along the bottom of the of the whole truck

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Curious to see how this transformation goes. Sometimes less is more. Looking forward to the pics. See what ideas I can steal from you for my next exterior mod =)
 

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cruzerjosh, great looking truck. My son loved the blue flames!
 

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Put down first coat of paint this evening. Letting it dry over night and then another coat tomorrow. Hopefully, I can put on the new grille and lights tomorrow night. Thinking about going LED for the parking lights and turn signals. Any suggestions? Pictures to come.
 

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Can't wait to see pictures, those 2002 Chevy HDs have to be one of the best (if not THE best) style truck chevy has ever made. I had a 6.0 and loved it!
 

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Prep and paint. Little more work to do, but hope to be done by the weekend.
 

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use lots of coats on that, I learned the hard way and only put 3 on it and it chipped in one spot bad.
 

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Got two coats of primer and going to hit it with about 5 of the top coat. Went with a Flat Black. Thanks for the info.
 
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