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Blue Ribbon 4x4 Build Thread

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BlueRibbon4x4, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Jul 28, 2022 at 7:30 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    After sanding the powder coat and spraying the self etching primer, I sprayed an under coat of metallic blue, then the 8T5 Blue Ribbon. I need a little more Blue Ribbon for another coat or two and then the 2K automotive clear can go down. Then the tubes will get done in black Raptor liner.

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  2. Jul 30, 2022 at 7:28 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Clear is on and unmasked. Tomorrow I’ll mask off the Blue Ribbon and hit her with Raptor liner. It’s overcast today, so that blue isn’t popping right now.

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  3. Jul 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM
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    HulkSmurf14

    HulkSmurf14 ...Weighted Average...

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    Tastefully enhanced...
    Looks sharp Geno! It's going to finish the look!
     
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  4. Jul 30, 2022 at 7:54 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thanks!!
     
  5. Jul 30, 2022 at 8:12 PM
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    That’s gonna look sharp. I applaud your attention to detail.
     
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  6. Jul 30, 2022 at 8:17 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Jul 30, 2022 at 8:22 PM
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    GODZILLA ASCM#1 Douchebag formerly known as 50 Buck

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    I expected more bats.

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    It looks great so far. Can't wait to see it on the truck!
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: Thanks Adam!
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Masked up, Raptor liner down!!
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  10. Jul 31, 2022 at 10:13 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Here she is!! After a few days of curing, I’ll get the plates installed correctly, and the brackets for the license plate are already painted with Rustoleum Professional black. The bumper install will have to wait till next weekend, unless I get impatient.

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  11. Jul 31, 2022 at 10:23 AM
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    RobertD ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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  12. Jul 31, 2022 at 12:53 PM
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    Looks great.
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2022 at 2:19 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thank you!
     
  14. Jul 31, 2022 at 3:29 PM
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    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    I foresee a front end redo before 2023 gets here
     
  15. Jul 31, 2022 at 3:50 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Duuude, I’ve been trying to stop my brain from going there. It’s inevitable.
     
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  16. Aug 4, 2022 at 6:41 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Just some wiring and a refresh on the reverse pods on the bumper. The bumper came with CaliRaised light pods, but they’re pretty beat up and I don’t like the seal on them. They look just as cheap as my old ones, so I’m keeping the old ones. I’ll throw the CaliRaised ones on the old bumper of I sell it. The pods are getting painted Rustoleum Professional matte black. That’s right, black!

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  17. Aug 5, 2022 at 2:26 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Getting things ready for the bumper install. Officially can’t drive the truck until the new bumper is on. The license plate has to be installed with the lights since the LEDs have a wire running through the nut and mount the plate. Tapping into the power is kind of a bummer. I don’t wanna cut into the wires, and I don’t wanna use these janky bulb adapters, but a matching harness is a crazy amount of money. I’ll have to really insulate them while connected, if I use these connectors.

    The backup LED pods will still light up with reverse, they are tapped into the trailer harness, that is the single harness clip you see under the bumper. The ground will just get grounded to the bumper.

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  18. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:43 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Threw my back out a few days ago, so I’m going slow. Bumper is off, just a couple scratches on the tailpipe suffered.
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  19. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:45 AM
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    TRDFerguson It’s funny because it’s bigger than a normal hat.

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  20. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:52 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    I did! Then welded the tips back on for the sound. One day I’ll swap for a Bam and get my HPs back.
     
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  21. Aug 7, 2022 at 10:15 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Here she is!! Came with the optional hitch, too, which hides behind the license plate. 059F07E3-871D-418A-ACE7-88E1EC21F730.jpg2DCDB9D9-4484-4286-AD18-DB97BA2682DC.jpg
     
  22. Aug 7, 2022 at 10:18 AM
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    RobertD ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    DAMN!!!!!! That looks so good!!!!!
     
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  23. Aug 7, 2022 at 10:24 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thanks Robert!!
     
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  24. Aug 7, 2022 at 10:54 AM
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    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    Can you show a photo of the hitch in action?
     
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  25. Aug 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Connectors for the license plate lights are getting delivered today. A11BA10C-C6B4-4D75-94FA-372D1AC9EE8B.jpg
     
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  26. Aug 7, 2022 at 11:02 AM
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    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    Very sharp. Where’s the trailer plug socket?
     
  27. Aug 7, 2022 at 11:05 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Supposed to be underneath. My used bumper was missing that bracket. Supposed to be in the same shipment today. Just to the left of the plate are two square holes for carriage bolts to mount it behind the panel, facing downward.
     
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  28. Aug 7, 2022 at 12:05 PM
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    That feeling when you need two of the same damn bolt. And find them. 76F5E6D1-226B-4EF7-9493-9DDED9A4931A.jpg
     
  29. Aug 7, 2022 at 5:14 PM
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    GODZILLA ASCM#1 Douchebag formerly known as 50 Buck

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    :drool:

     
  30. Aug 7, 2022 at 5:26 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    :rofl:
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