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Long Overdue Obligatory Post Part 4: Rear End Swap

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During the down times of waiting for parts or work to be done, I undertook swapping my 1g RT rear end for a 2g 3k rear end.

I started with this rear bumper that had a dent in it and some scratches. I popped the dent back out with a heat gun, and used some filler primer topped with a primer-sealer to bring it back to par. I decided to go with a black acrylic lacquer paint as I was forced to rattle can this and acrylic lacquer in the rattle cans comes out much smoother than acrylic enamel.





After quite a bit of wet sanding and sweat, I ended up with:






Unfortunately relocating the brackets and drilling holes for the reverse lights has made the rear end look like swiss cheese. I have a buddy in NY who welds who will touch this all up for me.



By the end of it all, I went from


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