I decided late last season that my gen 4 was looking pretty dated. I took the car down to Alex Arvizu for the beginning of the facelift and 6 weeks later i got the car back hardly recognizable. Tore it down to nothing and had it powdercoated. Finally got the car back together, had a few pieces painted then had the top black stripe wrapped by Rick at Cactus Auto Tint. I kept it secret all summer, not only for the shock value but also because i didn't want anyone's opinions! Haha. Was tough not spilling the beans, and not being able to ask my buddies questions along the way!
During the build, i replaced everything with the slightest amount of wear, rod ends, bolts, trans!, basically the car is new.
I was worried about the roof line but think it turned out awesome thanks to Alex Arvizu.
BSsand seats did a geat job on the seats.
Had a few delays and one scary moment (missed one of the alternator wires which arced to the body and burnt up part of my wire harness) but luckily it didn't do too much damage.
All in all, it was a pretty fun project, learned a ton about the car and now know every nut and bolt in it
Heres a list of everything i did to it:
Reworked front end/ lights
Replaced several heims
Rebuilt all hubs
Powdercoat chassis and all arms
All new airbags
Replaced Airbag mounts and hardware
Powdercoated floor black
Installed air lift system
Replaced rear bench with buckets
Radius roof with gen 6 look
2 5150 whips with 1 long flag whip
Painted dash/ deck/ scoop
Throttle cable and shifter ball.
Replaced clutch master
Replaced brake master
Replaced turning brake
Replaced oil and boost gauges
Added wired dome light
Powdered dash and remounted
Replaced steering wheel
Added steering wheel PTT
Painted dzus fasteners
Rigid light bar and pods
Added front doors, enclosed rear
New fuel pump and relocated filter
Rebuilt trans with all new gears
Installed new taillights
New cooler cover
New rear view mirror.
All new suspension bolts
New rear bag bushings