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Well Gentlemen (and Ladies), My Raptor was completed today. Can't wait to get home and start tearing up the roads/trails. ...


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Old 04-14-2011, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Well Gentlemen (and Ladies), My Raptor was completed today. Can't wait to get home and start tearing up the roads/trails. Should be delivered to my hometown dealership around 3 MAYish. I'll post pics as soon as I can get them taken.






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Hell Yeah Congrats Weeks it is by far the best truck ive ever driven and i cant remember if ive thanked you for your service but from me and my family we really appreciate it Whats your first mod if any?


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Hell Yeah Congrats Weeks it is by far the best truck ive ever driven and i cant remember if ive thanked you for your service but from me and my family we really appreciate it Whats your first mod if any?
Baldwin, Your'e welcome and thanks for saying something...we appreciate that. I have alot of mod aspirations but have decided to use my extra money to buy a WaterCraft first. So Mods will wait but I will get the front windows tinted in NM (darker allowable laws) before I head to TN. I will also get Xspray right away as well. As for the LED Tail lights, Xenon/projector headlights, wind deflectors, weather tech mats, etc...those will come later. I have never (even in passing) seen a Raptor in real life. I purchased solely off of my gut feeling (Police Officer of 3 years so Gut feeling is pretty "in-tune")from what I have read about it on this site.


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i Promise you will have one hell of a time and i just ordered led lights all the way around so once i get them in i will post up pics see if you like them or not. Once you get your x spray let me know how you like it im back and forth on how i want to do that


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Congrats man! Has to be a good feeling to know its completed.
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i Promise you will have one hell of a time and i just ordered led lights all the way around so once i get them in i will post up pics see if you like them or not. Once you get your x spray let me know how you like it im back and forth on how i want to do that
In my Xspray research, I learned that prep is the key. So I'm gunna find a shop that has a neat and well kept (professional) appearance and that sand blasts as a prep RATHER than the chemical prep which I am told is not the best way. Sand blast prep with a hot xspray application should result in the best outcome. More expensive and takes a few hours longer but as I'm sure you agree....worth it.


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Congrats man! Has to be a good feeling to know its completed.
Yes it does! Thanks!


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Congrats, I hope mine is about a month behind yours! When did you order?


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Congrats, I hope mine is about a month behind yours! When did you order?
Thanks. Here's the breakdown...hope it helps.

7 FEB - Dealership order for my Raptor placed with FORD
21 MAR - VIN number for my Raptor created
24 MAR - Build date (week) established (week of 11-15 Apr)
9 APR - Window sticker created available for download
11 APR - Build week (as per Sticker)
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In my Xspray research, I learned that prep is the key. So I'm gunna find a shop that has a neat and well kept (professional) appearance and that sand blasts as a prep RATHER than the chemical prep which I am told is not the best way. Sand blast prep with a hot xspray application should result in the best outcome. More expensive and takes a few hours longer but as I'm sure you agree....worth it.
Ya neat and professional is key to earn my business and the quality of the work i didnt know about the chem prep being bad thanks for the heads up


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