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Old 04-11-2017, 09:53 PM   #1
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How much rust to replace panels

So Ive got what might seem like a silly question but Im going to ask anyhow.

Ive got a 72 c10 that Im currently restoring, the truck is pretty rust free with a couple exceptions on the cab. From what I can tell the kickpanel where it meets the floor and part of the channel between the inner and outer rocker has some surface rust. Its still solid just looks less than spectacular, but this wont really be seen, and I plan to have my truck dustless blasted. So this rust should be gone, and I should in theory be left with just pitted metal ready for good epoxy paint. So I guess my question is should this be replaced, or would it be fine to leave? My gut instinct tells me to replace it but at the same time I second guess myself and wonder if it really is necessary if its going to be blasted.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:18 AM   #2
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Re: How much rust to replace panels

I'd have it blasted and then see what is left. Many people who thought they had solid cars found out differently when they got them blasted...

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Old 04-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #3
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Re: How much rust to replace panels

What part of the country are you in?

That makes an impact in the decision too.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:20 PM   #4
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Re: How much rust to replace panels

Is it the cab in your build thread? I'd blast it then decide. It's a very sound looking cab (better than any I ever see in my area).

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Old 04-12-2017, 09:11 PM   #5
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Re: How much rust to replace panels

Thanks for the input guys.

Good point on blasting it and then deciding, I had intended to fix everything before blasting to speed up the process of getting it in primer to avoid surface rust. I guess if unknown issues pop up after blasting I can always sand off my primer to repair and then reprime.

Im in Iowa, hard to believe given the condition of the truck, even the rockers are still solid. I had thought about leaving them, but there is some pretty good rust going inside of them when I look into the inspection hole.

Its going to be a summer nice weather only vehicle, stored in a heated garage. It is the truck in my build thread.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #6
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Re: How much rust to replace panels

Yeap, I've seen trucks with good looking paint holding all the rust together!

Yours actually looks very good to me.

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:07 PM   #7
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Re: How much rust to replace panels

Sprint where at in Iowa are you located
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