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Old November 6th, 2015, 07:50 PM
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My opinion will surely not jive with the purist, but I think if you put a new set of boosts with a nice bigger aggressive(er) tire, take the mud flaps off, take the side steps off, and take those light guards off, it would look more modern to me, maybe not to anyone else. Mud flaps remind me of an 18 wheeler, the side steps are used how often? Nice looking rig though!
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Old November 6th, 2015, 07:51 PM
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I realize this guy catches a lot of sh-- here, but this is the least heinous "modernized" D that I've ever noticed, and he apparently didn't see the need for a Puma hood. I like the roll bar, does anyone know the source?:
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Not even taking into account this is photoshop, let me breakdown how terrible this abortion is:

  • Disgusting bumper
  • Side steps pressed against sills - no clue who makes these but awful and all they do if they really exist is ensure your sills get kicked
  • who would ever put an alloy with a huge tire on the hood. Never be able to open hood or even see out.
  • KBX shit grill
  • Roll bar that almost certainly isn't tied to anything.

And if we are going to take the crap photoshop into account:
  • lights on roof aren't even close to being centered
  • tires are different sizes from front to rear.
  • intakes on sides - not even close to real size.

Whoever did this in photoshop shouldn't quit their day job.
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Old November 6th, 2015, 07:59 PM
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I realize this guy catches a lot of sh-- here, but this is the least heinous "modernized" D that I've ever noticed, and he apparently didn't see the need for a Puma hood. I like the roll bar, does anyone know the source?:
That looks like one of the worst he's done, IMO. Fortunately I think it is just a really bad photoshop.
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Old November 6th, 2015, 07:59 PM
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damn that looks familiar
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Old November 6th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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My truck is a pretty well restored epsom green 110 SW. Even though the truck is freshly painted and in generally very good shape inside and out it still looks like an old truck to me.
I hate to tell you this Brent, but your Range Rover looks like its at least 20 years old, too!


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Old November 9th, 2015, 07:07 AM
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Sorry for no responses, been in a deer stand for the weekend. I think I agree that the grill and light surrounds are first along with a different set of wheels. Thanks for the comments and thoughts.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 07:43 AM
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Get yourself one of Jason Lavender's grilles. Demz da shiz.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 07:52 AM
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Old November 9th, 2015, 11:41 AM
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Sorry for no responses, been in a deer stand for the weekend. I think I agree that the grill and light surrounds are first along with a different set of wheels. Thanks for the comments and thoughts.
Changing the color might do the trick too. Epson green has been around for 21+ years and screams the 90's. Also, put some rubberized/plastic do-dads on her. Plastic skids guards like the Evouge would probably also go a long way.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Get yourself one of Jason Lavender's grilles. Demz da shiz.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 04:09 PM
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this did help make it look a little more modern as well. My favorite of the upgrades I made while restoring.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 02:47 AM
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I changed the grill and headlight surrounds on my 90 before I got it painted. Had the painter spray them at the same time and removed the A-bar. Looks 20 years newer. I do like the look of the Masai windows though.

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Old December 6th, 2015, 07:55 AM
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I bet a good paint correction detail involving a clay bar, agressive to fine polish, and a good LSP (last step product) would do wonders to your view of your vehicle. Every time I get done detailing my commuter car it goes from being some humdrum vehicle to feeling like it just rolled off the lot.

Your color and that look is timeless and I think the only thing that makes some of the other vehicles pop out more is the fact that they are freshly painted.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 08:59 AM
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I bet a good paint correction detail involving a clay bar, agressive to fine polish, and a good LSP (last step product) would do wonders to your view of your vehicle. Every time I get done detailing my commuter car it goes from being some humdrum vehicle to feeling like it just rolled off the lot. Your color and that look is timeless and I think the only thing that makes some of the other vehicles pop out more is the fact that they are freshly painted.
Couldn't agree more. Just completed the above using all Zaino. I did have a shop do the polish though since they can measure paint thickness. Even one of my kids said truck looks brand new. I will post pictures once my shoulders are working smoothly again!
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Old December 6th, 2015, 09:03 AM
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Couldn't agree more. Just completed the above using all Zaino. I did have a shop do the polish though since they can measure paint thickness. Even one of my kids said truck looks brand new. I will post pictures once my shoulders are working smoothly again!
Now buy yourself some Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax and keep it lookin freshly washed even in winter
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I changed the grill and headlight surrounds on my 90 before I got it painted. Had the painter spray them at the same time and removed the A-bar. Looks 20 years newer. I do like the look of the Masai windows though.

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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:25 PM
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Some day I'll get around to adding the A bar and lights I have sitting in my barn. But for now. I'm happy with the basic looks.
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I changed the grill and headlight surrounds on my 90 before I got it painted. Had the painter spray them at the same time and removed the A-bar. Looks 20 years newer. I do like the look of the Masai windows though.
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I did remove the light guards and it looks a lot better. I think I will try to source a new grill and light surrounds at a reasonable price and go from there. I still have the ribbed roof so there is only so much I can do...
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