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andyvillen 08-20-2012 02:43 PM

97 Ram rust repair
 
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Well I figured I would make a thread of my repair and mods I'm doing on my truck. I'm sure by the time I'm done everything I wont have a girlfriend or friends haha

You can see the repairs I'm doing to the inner rocker and about 4" of the floor pan and part of the front body mount.
I also repaired a set of used fenders, i had to replace a good bit of the lower rear. in the picture you can see that i shaved the antenna off because it looked like someone took a hammer to get it off.

ramfam 08-20-2012 08:24 PM

Wows that's some rust. Well look at it this way when your done you can use the truck to find new friends and get a new girlfriend.

Warlock III 08-20-2012 08:30 PM

FYI thumbnails are permanent. Once you fill up on them there's no way to get rid of them and you can't post any more pictures...unless you use a second party like Photobucket and paste them.

I feel your pain. Did complete rockers on both sides and cab corners. Back half of the frame from the cab back, fenders, hood, bed. It'll come together.

JeffreyCH 08-21-2012 02:30 PM

Good thread :) I'll be watching this one, I have to do the drivers side rocker on my '96. Mines not near as bad as that, but the process should be similar.

panhead 08-26-2012 01:20 AM

I like what I see so...subscribe!

andyvillen 08-26-2012 10:39 PM

Thanks Warlock III for the info.

made a bit of progress on the truck the last few days.


painted the inner fenders with this Chassis Saver paint from
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0243.jpg
http://magnetpaints.com

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0238.jpg


http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0242.jpg
Great stuff! i put this stuff on with a foam brush!


I have the rocker and cab extension welded in.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0259.jpg

and a big patch to the floor, I know the rest of the floor looks bad but its just the inside. for some reason the carpet insulation was wet. the truck has been inside a garage for a year and wasn't driven for 2 before that.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0260.jpg

also replaced the inner and outer door bottoms..... not a job I would do again and not with the junk replacement panels I got. Nothing lined up and from the front of the door to the back the parts were 1/4" to short.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0261.jpg

JeffreyCH 09-05-2012 06:00 PM

Looking great so far....how many friends it cost ya so far :)

andyvillen 09-12-2012 11:17 AM

well there's been progress albeit very slow. Mostly in part to this!
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0279.jpg


But i finished the floor up and painted it with the chassis paint. http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0272.jpg

did some sloppy body work on the door and painted the door jam and inside the door with the same paint. http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0274.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0298.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_0299.jpg

also had a really hard time getting door pin kits, the kit that Help! company makes not really good. i used 2 packages and drilled everything out to fit. i hope it works... I'll be hanging the door tomorrow and installing the fender.

Phatninja55 09-12-2012 05:19 PM

That looks really good. Nice progress.

Warlock III 09-12-2012 07:06 PM

Looks like it's coming along nicely.


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