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Old 07-03-2019, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Exterior update done. Pics attached

When I bought my 2004 Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser,....it had the full on vintage RV paint and graphics package with the gold front air dam, running board and fender flares, stripes, lettering, swooshes etc. Its all gone now.

Thanks to Gringo Rick for inspiration and helping me muster up the courage to remove the running boards, fender flares, and go with a stock front bumper.

Heres what was done.

1) Fender flares and running boards removed.
2)Holes for all the running board fasteners plugged with body hole plugs
3)rocker panels painted in Gray Hammertone (Thanks Rick)
4)All stripes, swooshes and lettering removed with a striper eraser wheel.
5)Front bumper removed and new stock front bumper installed
6)All water inlets, shower, shore power connections replaced with new (all were yellowed)
7)Found a set of OE rear fender flares at a junk yard, and plastic painted them dark gray and installed,...this covered the white body paint exposed by the running board fender flare removal,...and gave the rear wheel well the right OE look.
8)Found the correct Original Gold tone paint in an aerosol paint,...and painted the front wheel wells, where there was exposed white paint after removing the fender flares and running boards,
9)Installed New Begel Front Mud Flaps
10)Painted all four of the original steel wheels
11) Had the front windows tinted in 35% Gray tint film. Might go a bit darker in the future.

I've attached a few pics so you can see the changes.

Edit: I have rotated the final picture 180 degrees in an effort to show it properly right side up,....no matter what I do, it continues to display upside down,....any suggestions??

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Edit:
From some comments by other members it has to do with embedded data in the picture. Metadata sets the orientation. I copied and rotated the picture using MS Paint. I believe that sets different metadata.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...picture+upside

Your rig looks much cleaner. vic

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Brian in San Antonio

Sprinter before and after stripe removal, running boards, bumper.jpg

Vista Cruiser Exterior Final.jpg
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Exterior update done. Pics attached

Hello,
How much do the running boards weigh?
approximately? exactly?

Thinking of taking mine off out 06
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:07 AM   #3
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Hello,
How much do the running boards weigh?
approximately? exactly?

Thinking of taking mine off out 06
Regards gary
No idea. Sorry.
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:02 PM   #4
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Looks great
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