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Alright, seeing how I have not been on Trailvoy in some time I feel that you all have missed out on some of my mods. Enjoy the pictures!







Reflective 3M tape for added visibility


Here come some of the new ones you have not seen before
























Let me know what you think of it. I still need to get some more pics of the interior. :D
This will be continued to show more updates and plenty more pics!
 

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I love the look with that bush bar WITHOUT the light covers... :thumbsup:
 

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Looks good brotha, Welcome back :thumbsup: Oh btw what kind of bars do you have?
 

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Can you show how you mounted the lights in your bumper? That's looks pretty good
 

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You need to re-align the grille guard....
Yeah, the mounting location was bent while offroading long ago. I've bent them back, luckily it is really only noticeable from this angle and if you're really looking at it good.

Can you show how you mounted the lights in your bumper? That's looks pretty good
Indeed I will, Give me a few days and I'll have the pics up, if not just message me and I'll get onto it.

Why have 6 extra lights and then leave your stock fog light areas open? :weird:
Was going to put the stock fog lights in, then decided against it after I had removed the plastic molding where the fog lights would be.

Looking good.
It rides nicer lifted doesn't it? I didn't like the cushy mushy factoty ride.

What brand push bar?
Oh yeah, I love the way it rides now, I've got a rear control arm that needs to be replaced, and my passenger side front hub bearing plus the left rear shock likes to make some noise but that has only driven me a little bit crazy :rolleyes: Then again I just turn the radio up a bit and I cant even hear it.

I appreciate everyone's kind words. I am really liking the look of the TB as it is now. Just washed and waxed it, and replaced the bug deflector with a new one as the old one had developed a crack in it. The new one is darker and in my opinion looks even better.

I will get some pics of how I mounted the fog lights along with some of how the LEDs were installed.

Also here are a few videos of the LEDs in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRLqEUwB5C8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf_Zm0S5LCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4icQsPbt0c
The last video is before I added the push bar and the 2nd set of leds in the front. So it is just two LEDs in that video. My next goal is to figure out some type of exterior warning light set up in the rear of the vehicle. I already have two LED light heads mounted down from the headliner, however they are behind 15% tint.. which although doesnt exactly do that much to the light output I would like to have some other lights in the rear for added warning for people coming up behind me. I now carry a class II "bomber jacket" with 3M reflective material on it. Can the stock tint be removed? when I say that I mean for only a certain amount of area, such as for the lightheads. I stopped behind a honda the other night that apeared to be unoccupied with its hazards on. I approached the vehicle.. left my fingerprint on the tail light housing as we were taught to do in the academy and turned on my Streamlight, front seats clear.. then out of nearly no where some guy in the back seat sits up I have him exit the car.. wondering what he was hiding from, at this point I've got my right hand just above my waist line where I carry my glock 23. the guy got out and started talking and said aaa was on their way.. needless to say that at 2 am, even though I was tired and heading home I was on full alert. As I was returning to my vehicle I kept an eye on him the entire time until I drove off. Don't just assume that because you stop to help someone or make sure they are alright that they won't do something stupid. STAY PREPARED for the worse, Pray for the best! :hail:
 

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Looks really good and its nice and suttle, nothing extreme. Is it still pretty smooth on the bumps or is it bit stiffer?
 

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Looks really good and its nice and suttle, nothing extreme. Is it still pretty smooth on the bumps or is it bit stiffer?
It still has a nice ride to it. The only things that are wrong with my suspension right now is a rear control arm that needs to be replaced? A long with adjusting the shock mount bolts, Which will likely be one of tomorrow's chores.
 

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Just a little update

Figured that I might as well make an update on "Steve" which is now officially my Trailblazer's name.. why you may ask.. because I would like to refer to the flooding of the trailblazer as Scuba Steve. Anyways, The push bumper on the front is aligned after some "very calculated work" while hanging out with my friend and storm chase partner Cody, (Cody_S) As we were awaiting an oncoming large area of severe thunderstorms to move closer into the area we were staged at. I have been in both Birmingham, Alabama and Ringgold, Georgia along with Rome, Georgia for disaster relief. My latest disaster relief assignment was in Sandy Springs, Georgia after strong straight line winds uprooted large mature oak trees and snapped dozens of hardwood trees, causing power outages and also starting a transformer/ power pole fire which resulted in a transformer/ Power pole and power line fire. I promptly shut down the road for obvious safety concerns. Here are some pictures from the most recent disasters that I've responded to.

Ringgold, GA
Ringgold, GA
Rome, GA
Rome, GA
Q-Beam spotlight- Rome, GA
my staging area in Rome, note the laptop on the hood, got to be prepared!
Road block- Sandy Springs, GA
You would think all those barricades, police line tape, cones, and the big road closed sign would keep people from trying to go through... yeah even with the trailblazer there with all the lights on people were trying to drive around my truck. you can't fix stupid :bonk:


A few from Birmingham, Alabama
me on top of a car port trying to get a massive oak tree off of the car port.. I was the skinny guy on the crew that day, so I got chosen to be the one walking around up there.

Kinda actually liked this saw.. still love my husky though!
(sorry for the off topic post.. figured I would at least bring a little life to this page) These disaster relief trips would not have been possible without the trailblazer and it's equipment. Always stay prepared!
 

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Looks fantastic. Great pics. Do you plan on putting additional lighting in the empty fog light areas? Go Thin Blue Line.... :grouphug:
 

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Thanks guys, I love the look of the truck. I really want to put more emergency lighting in both the spots where the stock fog lights would be located. I also want to put some more emergency lighting in the back window. I was going to buy two more white LED light heads like what I have mounted on the push bumper, but I just spent that money on 450 rounds of ammo. :eek:

I proudly display the thin blue line, I have been in the academy twice.. first time I had a lung collapse, the last time I made it all the way to the last thing the driving portion.. passed the skid pad and the emergency braking.. with flying colors.. on my test runs I clipped a cone.. well on my very last attempt. so I'm just waiting to get in touch with some people at different academies. I need to get a new decal for my back window, as my rear wiper blade has made most of the blue on it turn to white.

things that are on the to do list for the truck are
repaint grille, as it has chipped some, repaint front bumper, its chipped some, repaint the front thin blue line license plate that I made, New A/T tires.. eventually, whelen power air horn w/ PA, more lights.. and so on.
 

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Well, a little update. The academy's director refused to allow me to take the emergency driving part of the academy through a regional academy. They also tried to pin impersonating a police officer on me when I stopped to help an elderly woman on the side of the highway. The lady asked if I was the police and I told her no, I am in the police academy. I have a state permit for the lights on my truck which are all clear and amber which are allowed by the permit that I have. Right now I am unsure of what I am going to be doing in the future, private security, Armed transport, and armed escort have all come to mind. The thin blue line decal and license plate were taken off of my truck by me so there would be no police decals on there. I got a Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief Volunteer front license plate which I am proud to be a part of. Other than that, a few new decals on the back window and tires that are wearing down and will need replacing more than likely before the winter.
How about some Pics since that's what this thread's about!

This truck doesn't fear chainsaw oil or anything else.




Restored the plastic trim back to the original color


Just a few antennas


My new insurance policy


My new "truck bag" and it's not full of junk either!


4- 30 rd mags.. set for anything and everything. :D
 
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