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USMC_Sgt's "Blue Raider"

Well, I chose the name obviously cause of my tie to the Marine Corps also because it reminds me on Marine Corps Service "A" Dress Blues. Secondly, in World War II there was an elite group of men that were specially trained for amphibious landings. These Marines were deployed to the Pacific Islands. They were called “Raiders” and lead to the training Marines still receive today.

White Cover (hat to some)
Blue Trousers (pants to others)
Red Stripe aka blood stripe (hummm on your own there)
Black Shoes (well... shoes of’ course)

It's a project in work. There are many things left to do but I feel that it certainly (like any Marine) has and demands presence.

Front


Driver’s Side


Passenger’s Side


Rear



Modifications:
• Blacked Out Bezel


• Blacked Out Rear Bumper
• Blacked Out Emblems


• Blacked Out Mirrors
• Blacked Out Door Handles


• Most Coveted 1st Annual Summit Badge


• FabFours Bumper with Guard


• EZ-Flip License Plate Bracket
• T-MAX Roller Fairland


• 3' Firestick
• All-pro Bandi Mount


• Cobra Chrome 29 LTD Classic CB radio


• Magnaflow 13288 XL Muffler w/Dual Custom drop-downs


• American Racing Thugs 18x9
• 35"x12.5"x18" Nitto Mud Grapplers


• Body Mount Chopped



• Defender Baja Light Bar/Cage
• 2 pair Hella Black Magic Driving lights (mounted on Defender Light Bar)


• IPCW Black LED Tail Lights


• Aeroflow Smoked headlight covers


• Blacked out turn signals


• 1" Red D-Ring Shackles (Fabfours bumper)


• Receiver hitch with 3/4" Red D-Ring Shackle

• Bushwacker Flares
Front

Rear


• Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers

• PIAA H4 X-treme WHITE Light Bulbs (Headlights)

• PIAA H7 X-treme WHITE Light Bulbs (fabfours bumper)

• PIAA Super Bright White 7443 LED light bulbs (Side mirror markers)

• PIAA T-10 TERA LED Super White LED (Interior dome)

• PIAA Twin White LED Wedge (front turn signals)

• 921 LED Wedge-Super Bright White LED (backup lights)

• Hi-Lift 48" Jack

• Visualogic DVD Headrests

• 2 12v Outlets in console

• 2 Scepter US Desert Tan Water Cans

• 3 Scepter OD Green Fuel Cans

• aFe CAI w/Pro Dry Filter and std filter

• Rough Country 6" Lift

• Poly Performance 1.75" Tube clamps with drop light tab

• Leather Seats (turned out to be 'not so distant future' install)




• Dual Battery Setup (CruiserLarry's Setup with steel tray)
Dual battery install with phased wiring

• 2 FJoel's battery clamps blue w/ US(Marine EGA)MC
Dual battery install with phased wiring

• (2) Optima Yellow Top Battery
Dual battery install with phased wiring

• G2 Blue Brake Caliper Paint

• Thule Weekender Roof Storage with Yakima bars and T2's clamp system

• Bi-Xenon HID kit for H4's

• Metal-Tech Tube Doors
Raider with Metal-Tech Tube Doors

• Lightforce Blitz 240 (clear and black lens)
Raider with lightforce

• All-pro Rocksliders

• Manik Tail Light Guards



Need to be installed: (In Work)
HID kit for H7's (fabfours bumper lights)
JBA Titanium Headers
Aux Light button for lightforce lights
Roof Light button, 1 of 2 pairs
Roof Light button, 2 of 2 pairs
Staun Tire Deflators
Wicked C.A.S A-Pillar Pods with Hi-Energy Tw/3" mid/8" sub (waiting on new headunit DNX9140)
Wicked C.A.S Rear Speaker pods (waiting on new headunit DNX9140)


Looking at (distant future):
Re-Gearing
Custom Ghost Flames on front clip or vinyl wrap
Air Horn
Sunroof
Sound proofing
New head unit and system
Rear Bumper

Edited: due to pic limit updates are in thread
 

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Thanks guys! I just finished some of the stuff today... Was waiting on the 5th spacer for spare tire (it willn't fit on it w/o it) and the flares.

Dom: good to hear you like the buchwackers :D Because of so much backlash from others that had it from the forum, I was discouraged in putting them on.. but I think they look good because of the AR Thugs and the Fabfours bumper. They both incorporate the black with silver bolt heads look. Plus I just decided "well I like them and thats all that matters." :lol:
 

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That's a very aggressive looking rig. Nice job.
 

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The ride looks awesome. Great job on the build up.
 

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that is one mean looking rig
 

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Awsome looking VB!!! Especially love the Shoes!:bigthumb:
 

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What a transformation. Great looking rig! :bigthumb:
 

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Thank you all for the comments! I really like the aggressive look that it now has and it definately turns heads.. I feel like an attention whore... :lol: yes... yes... I am.. :rofl:


Now what to do next.. :D was thinking of sending him out for his SCUBA qualifications..
 

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Saweeeet!
 

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Aggressive stance, thoughtful and innovative modifications/customizations, you really "made it your own" -- definitely made it worthy of the title "BLUE RAIDER"

 

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Great looking rig! Definitely will stand out in the crowd. Very Cool.:rocker:
 

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Saweeeet!
Thanks!

Aggressive stance, thoughtful and innovative modifications/customizations, you really "made it your own" -- definitely made it worthy of the title "BLUE RAIDER"

Thanks! I even got the colors right :lol: I've been eyeballing your aux tank install.. :D I need it now or I need to regear, okay maybe both.. I don't know how many times I've checked out that tread.. Do you have any sag when its all full? Isn't it like 10lbs for every 1 gal. ? so that would be ~190 extra lbs..

Great looking rig! Definitely will stand out in the crowd. Very Cool.:rocker:
thank you. You coming to the DFW M&G.. :D
 
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