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    Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    It was Months in planning and finally the schedules lined up.

    A fellow Friend/Autopian/client/ex car club member recently purchased one sweet black truck in need of some bitter labor.

    Three Autopians, well I`m not sure one has an account on here, but either way he has Autopian esque goals so that`s Autopian enough for me. 

    Truck, at 132k miles was destined for a new life. This is NOT a stock truck. I`ll let the owner reveal the specs if he feels like it. I think I recall something to the tune of, I cant run +800 hp with this transmission.

    All I know for sure is this guy wanted Nothing to do with my Nissan Frontier 4.0 on that dirt/gravel road exiting the shop.  Nismo, haha

    Kidding aside, let`s do this...

    So I was packed up heavy..





    Additional task at hand included installing a drivers side window motor/actuator on my 136k mile frontier which was keeping me from getting my inspection/registration up to date. Good thing I have the old crappy black car to drive

    The drive was 60 miles or so to the job site for me.

    25 miles out my oil pressure gauge light flashs and my oil pressure drops faster than a bottle of reload in my hands



    I stopped and ended up making it to the destination. The issue still unresolved.

    We gave the vehicle a rw with n914 and clayed with nanoskin red and cobra clay mitt.

    Then I realized I forgot a bag. Of course.

    I plugged in my led standup light and assessed the carnage.







    pa master compound + contour





























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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    added centurion



    removed and took these as sun was waning and coulds were not helping






    Now on to the passenger side




    ran out of urofibers so switched to rupes blue on the mk2 21 and left side is that, right side finished with contour on yeklow pad..color me impressed











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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    two step

    two step v2

    no sun today

    but I did find a vid with some light outside at least, right after I removed the first layer of centurion off the drivers side and as the hood was still waiting to be removed


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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Excellent work 512!


    PS, 05 and 06 Frontiers are notorious for their oil pressure sensors going bad. If you`re full on oil and there`s no knocking, sensor went kaput
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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Wow!!!
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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Theres a juicy Texas truck I️ hear about ! Nice longhorn. Gonna do the seats ?


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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Brandt, that`s some serious reflection y`all have achieved!! Literally mirror-like !
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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Nice job. I’m still scared of black. Would have taken one look and driven back the whole 60 miles with no oil pressure just to avoid that job.

    Truck looks awesome !!!
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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Thanks again Brandt for taking the time to teach me more and for the use of your awesome equipment and products. I couldn’t be any happier with the way my truck turned out.

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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nizmo View Post
    Excellent work 512!


    PS, 05 and 06 Frontiers are notorious for their oil pressure sensors going bad. If you`re full on oil and there`s no knocking, sensor went kaput
    thank you and thanks for the heads up. I hope that`s what it is. I love this little truck and it has to last a few more years so I can continue all these dang coating tests on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Wow!!!
    thanks Ron

    Quote Originally Posted by MattPersman View Post
    There’s a juicy Texas truck I️ hear about ! Nice longhorn. Gonna do the seats ?


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    thanks ... seats: no, to be honest we didn`t even touch the roof, the fenders, and Trey did a quick RW wipedown on the wheels- I brought palladium but we pretty much exhausted our energy and three guys worked a solid 8 hours each on the truck to get it where it is in these pics...I think this would be a solid 30 hour job if not more. didn`t touch the tires, shop was down a dirt/gravel road and it had been sprinkling all day

    Quote Originally Posted by tom p. View Post
    Brandt, that`s some serious reflection y`all have achieved!! Literally mirror-like !
    thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by JSFM35X View Post
    Nice job. I’m still scared of black. Would have taken one look and driven back the whole 60 miles with no oil pressure just to avoid that job.

    Truck looks awesome !!!
    thanks. I was happy the combo worked out well for us, I was thinking initially we may need three steps prior to lsp.

    Quote Originally Posted by dieselwrench View Post
    Thanks again Brandt for taking the time to teach me more and for the use of your awesome equipment and products. I couldn’t be any happier with the way my truck turned out.
    no problem. thanks for y`alls help on the AC install last summer and the window motor/actuator install as well yesterday

    it was nice to finally be able to roll my window down, and back up


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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Sounds kinda familiar...................


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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Great job and what a beutieful reflection. The master compound seems to be nice to work with.
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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Sounds kinda familiar...................


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    yup..just following your lead but Texas sizing the vehicle and you know its Mopar


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    Re: Three Autopians battle a Ram...Pic Heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Great job and what a beutieful reflection. The master compound seems to be nice to work with.
    thanks
    It`s fan tastic stuff! Worth the cost of admission if you ask me.


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