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Old 08-20-2012, 02:43 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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://magnetpaints.com





Great stuff! i put this stuff on with a foam brush!


I have the rocker and cab extension welded in.



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.


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.

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Looking great so far....how many friends it cost ya so far
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well there's been progress albeit very slow. Mostly in part to this!



But i finished the floor up and painted it with the chassis paint.

did some sloppy body work on the door and painted the door jam and inside the door with the same paint.




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.
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That looks really good. Nice progress.
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Looks like it's coming along nicely.
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