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keep it stock or spray the bottom?
leave it alone
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Spray the bottom with bedliner stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: should i leave it alone or spray the bedliner poll Reply with quote

i've been thinking, should i leave it alone or paint the bottom with bedliner? what do you guys think? thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

?? already done? I like the black and IF I was doing it I'd bring the black up to the top of the wheel well all the way around. Just what I like.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted no. I like the all-white van. Very clean, sharp look!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the black on the bottom but maybe only for a Syncro. Looks very nice with your bumpers. It makes it look more off roadish.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?? already done? I like the black and IF I was doing it I'd bring the black up to the top of the wheel well all the way around. Just what I like.


i haven't done it yet, the second picture is someone else's syncro. i think they both look nice, but can't decide which way to go. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the 2nd one so I vote do it. Does using bedliner help protect the metal?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about some syncro strips? I often think when i see a van with blacked out bottoms nasty stuff is lurking beneath but aslo can look good in a dark grey with large bumpers (like the tristar) Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it! I think it looks awesome on a white syncro westy.

I'm about to go this route on my new van. But I am trying to decide if I should go ahead and do the entire front black too. Like wildenbeasts van.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stripes!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently the Sambanistas will NOT be helping you to decide (currently running 50/50; 22 votes) so, good luck!
(I still like the bedliner - makes your rig look more "linear" = fast/zippy!)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the lower decals, i think the bed liner thing is played out
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm I like the bed liner look but with some stencils perhaps? lol,,, Laughing

Bed line the bottom it looks very cool and tough.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks or not, you need to protect those rockers, and the black doesnt look bad. does bedliner come in light grey?
that would be badass!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whynot

That is my van! Funny man, I have looked at your van MANY times for inspiration. I was stoked to see my van when I opened this thread.

I say do it, I love it and have got nothing but positive comments. You can do it in any color and finish you want. I did a satin finish to match my powder coat.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conant.D wrote:
Whynot

That is my van! Funny man, I have looked at your van MANY times for inspiration. I was stoked to see my van when I opened this thread.

I say do it, I love it and have got nothing but positive comments. You can do it in any color and finish you want. I did a satin finish to match my powder coat.

Best,

Drew


thanks drew, your the man building your own bumpers and the tire carrier. very nice. poll was running like 50/50 but now it looks like "do it " is higher.

by the way, how much was whole bumper tire carrier set up?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still on the fence about this. I love my new paint... but there is the ever-so-slightest bit of rust starting on the very bottom of the rocker near the rear control arm bolt.

if and when I do it I'll pay one of the companies like Linex to get a really tough and consistent liner job.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted NO.
Your van looks like it is in very good shape with no or little rust at the seams. I reserve the spray liner on the lower quarters for vans that need a ton of bodywork. The liner covers very well.

FYI, on every van I have sold with the bedliner.....the perspective buyers would always ask about what was under it. If you ever plan to sell your van, the liner will raise a few flags with buyers worried about rust.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Bedliner Reply with quote

I like the looks of the black bedliner especially on a white van. Only thing I can say is check in to the material before you spray it. I used a urethane based liner instead of the epoxy liner due to UV longevity. I have been told that the epoxy liners become chalky looking after awhile.

Very valid point about resale. I took a ton of photos when I did all my work to document the fact that there was ZERO rust or damage before I sprayed it.

Scott

I prefer the front liner to go all the way around.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: bumps Reply with quote

Whynot

Unfortunately I can't take credit for building them. I had a high school buddy that builds off-Road Rock Crawlers build them. I told him what I wanted and showed him a few designs I liked and he went with it.

Total for the front bumper with skid plate, rear bump with swing away, and powder coated was $1600. My buddy will build anybody anything anybody wants, he is in central oregon. Send a design you like and he will do it.

Nice work and looking forward to seeing the final product.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott,

Can I see a close up of the front wheel well. I am trying to decide how for up ( or down ) to put on the bed liner.

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