2002 Gem E825 Stake Bed Makeover

Just thought i would throw a few pictures of my completed “for now” project. I, i mean my wife, bought it at auction for $1800 and it has been sitting around for years as other projects took the lead. I attacked it earlier this year and just finished the last piece…again…for now…

Check List:
New Batteries (6) - US31DCXC ($1500)
Stripped, sanded, rattle canned color and clear several coats each to hood/mud flaps (Mostly time spent and $30ish)
New wheel, tires, lug nuts with locks ($650)
New (nonconnected) front hood plug outlet to fill hole;PO installed wrong year hood ($20)
New LED bulbs into original headlight housings ($32)
New brake pedal spring and retrofit to solve pedal return issue ($25)
New white molding/edging ($20)

Improvements $777
Batteries $1500
Original Cost $1800

Total so far $4077ish




Some might say it wasn’t worth it, but considering how happy my wife is with it and the fun dates we have around town, its priceless…

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And you had the fun of working on the project. Came out awesome.

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Thanks sir. Yes I did.

Came out looking awesome!

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