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Swapped bumpers. Wasn't really ready for it, but the Raptor one was already sitting in storage and the F150 was bent and catching the tire on sharp turns.

I like it but I don't. Will look better when I put the fenders on. Eventually I'll probably build my own tube bumper, or wait for a good deal on a used one.
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Looks great! This is exactly what I wanted to do to my '11 and what will be happening on the new one when the warranty is up.

Aside from the 3.5 engine, the fact that we can bolt on cheap "mid travel" parts from the Raptor has been a driving factor in keeping me in an F150. I just can't leave anything alone!
 
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So I've had these fenders sitting around for a while and finally weaseled enough time for a truck distraction. Got em ONR'd, clayed, compounded, polished, and coated with CSL and EXOv4. Yesterday I mounted up one and before I could get the second one installed... my son bumped it and knocked it off the work table in the garage. Have you ever wanted to hurt something you love lol?? Cracked the front piece, scratched the snot out of it, and stole my motivation. Gonna go throw on the passenger side right now

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Man it's getting better and better every time you post. Just need spacers in the rear until you source a raptor rear end
 

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I dig it!. Actually a lot.
Messy garage!? Haha. You should see my garage/office/ uhh.. mess.. lol.
Considering the poke you have( -offset) with factory wheels I am assuming spacers?
What size did you use?
Ya I needed front spacers to clear the new upper arms until I buy some new rims. I only needed about 1/2" of spacer but I didn't want to cut my lugs so I grabbed some hubcentric spacers off of facebook. I put on the fronts and it looked even weirder with the fronts 5" wider on each side.

So now I have 2" spacers on all 4 corners
 

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Man it's getting better and better every time you post. Just need spacers in the rear until you source a raptor rear end
They're already on there lol. Re-Saving for an 18x9 -6 or 0 offset so the fronts will clear the upper arms without the spacer. Then I can remove the fronts and leave the rears (until Raptor axle). Will even it out a little bit more.

These tires are only 275/65/20s, the new setup will only be 35's but should fill out the wheel wells a little more
 

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Shopping for a front bumper valence and came upon a used camper shell. Big windows with the shapes I prefer, all locks and latches work, has pet screens installed, local pickup, and was already painted tuxedo black. Need to shift the mounting as far forward as I can get it, polish and coat the paint and windows, then get some 5% tint added.

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I already had the Bed Rug installed. Also picking up a free roof mount CVT tent from my cousin, planning to mount it on top of the shell. We'll see if it stays, probably install only when we go camp. Pretty simple setup with separate sleeping chambers for the kids lol. Camper shell should be nice for hunting and fishing trips too!

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Not that your asking and assuming you have a better than entry level polisher but I believe some of the available Marine Detailing products would improve the Gelcoat on top of that sleeper significantly. I’ve done some boats in the past that truly looked so far beyond saving and they turned out amazing.
 
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Not that your asking and assuming you have a better than entry level polisher but I believe some of the available Marine Detailing products would improve the Gelcoat on top of that sleeper significantly. I’ve done some boats in the past that truly looked so far beyond saving and they turned out amazing.
I bought the Griot's G15 a while ago, mostly due to your suggestion (over the G21). I will correct it at some point, but that picture shows morning dew. It doesn't look that bad at all, solid 97%
 
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