Well things have gotten rolling a lot quicker than expected..after buying my Black 06 5.7 Limited as my daily driver/slash K9 transport, as i couldnt justify the 45k plus for a used SRT8 over here, the plan was to just enjoy it while I chased a few bits over time..my problem was that everything I was hunting popped up all in space of two weeks haha! And seeing as how down here in Oz these parts are rare as rockin horse poop it kinda forced my hand..and chewed into savings lol
First up was the SRT8 rear bumper, rocker panels and roof rails off a wrecked one..when I drove 6hrs to pick the bits up discovered the front bumper was there also..needed repair but doable and when offered to me for free what could I say! Also picked up the Srt8 Bilsteins and rear sway bar..and while old mate was looking for a black Laredo grille to get rid of my chrome limited one, found a black Srt8 grille hidden in back! All in all an extremely cheap and fruitful trip..albeit a cramped one for the daughter wo had to share the back seat with all the bits slotted in like a jigsaw hehe..
Next up came across an as new set of Srt8 rims and tyres on Gumtree..for a fraction of the going rate over here..2300 a rim from jeep new! Whole set for 1500 plus my std rims on their own as part trade..extremely happy. Being powder coated gloss black as we speak..
Have just plasti dipped the badges and window chrome whilst waiting for bumpers to be painted..cheap as for you guys, bloody 28 bucks a can over here!!!....and after my custom springs arrive and I have time in couple weeks to fit the bumpers, suspension and wheels I think ill be pretty happy..been a lot of good info on here regarding fitment of parts and part numbers etc thanks to those that have nudged me in right direction! And ill have some pics soon..