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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by gordo, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. highway420

    highway420 Full Access Member

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    it's officially called 'Desert Pin striping' LOL..
    I got mine in the simplest of off road places. For beginners really. Gorman California. My son in back, videoing.. I look back at him to make sure he's ready.. I look forward and punch it. So much power came down to the sand that i couldn't avoid a medium bush with apparently big branches. Just reached out and got whole pass side from headlight to tail.
    I kept going of course, dreaming that didn't just happen, here, in Gorman, in a wash! ? Really? Seconds later, my son was like, Dad, you hit that small tree! Did you hear it?? Yes, son, I heard my mistake... all the way down the side... LOL
    I wasn't happy, but at same time. this was like when you break a bottle on a ship. Next thing was the factory skid. was in Johnson valley fkn around and went to fast through a little path of tiny whoops and it got out of sync...and well, gave it a little smack.
    Year later, I am proud of these two marks of 'off-road-ism' as i live in an area with too many off road vehicles that don't see anything more than the detour on the road for their dose of dust.

    PlainJane.... is that lead foot on yours also? dealer was telling me the feed back on this color hides the striping more than white...lol
    I like the color regardless, but don't think it hides it that much better
     
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    I had a gorgeous AEV-lifted Rubicon. Then my business skyrocketed and I had no time. Zero. Nada. Zip.

    As in, squat.

    My entire "Off-road Adventure" occurred when I annihilated a lovely cactus at the end of my driveway.
    Squashed that sucker flat.

    Wife. Not. Happy.

    Meh.
     
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  3. gordo

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    She’s back...
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  4. gordo

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    Haha not quite there yet
     
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    Look up Southeast Ford Raptor Owners on Facebook. Bunch of cool guys. They’re going to do a run near Tampa this weekend.
     
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    Now the real question. Are you going to take it back out again?
     
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    As I live in NY, there is zero off roading. So in 2017 and in 2019 we drove to Moab for a few weeks. I really didn't give a damn if I got scratches. In fact, I viewed them as badges of honor. I was so happy to be going off road, that was all that mattered.

    And my Rupes polisher was all that was needed really to take care of it anyway.
     
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    No bueno this weekend for Tampa, I’m already out of town. But I will look up the group and see what’s planned for the future. I’d like to get a little mud on the tires sooner or later. Thanks
     
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  10. gordo

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    Haha yes... despite the pleas from my detailer
     
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