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Old 08-27-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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69 C-10 Shorty Stepper

I recently just picked up a 1969 Chevy C-10 and I plan on making it my summer daily driver. There is a lot of cab rust thanks to our crappy winters but I will be taking this slow since it is the first time doing this type of body work.

This is what she looked like the day I brought her home.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: 69 C-10 Shorty Stepper

I started tearing it down the next day, the rust is a crappy thing to deal with but it's coming apart surprisingly well.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:49 PM   #3
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One I got the front fenders off I started to see the rust getting worse on the cab, kind of a bummer but to be expected I guess.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:54 PM   #4
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Next I removed the doors, luckily the truck came with 2 refinished doors so these rusty ones can go away, I got all the panels I think I will need but I am not sure about the lower door mounts on the body, they are rusted through and I am not sure if they are available or if I have to try and make them?
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:59 PM   #5
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Re: 69 C-10 Shorty Stepper

Today I was able to torch off the mounting bolts for the box and to my non surprise more rust. I am tempted to try and find a fleetside box somewhere but I still need to tear the box completely down and see if I can save what is there.

I had no one around to help me today so I had a nice struggle with the engine hoist while getting the box off.

Once I got the box off I noticed the bent frame piece in that back and have no clue if those are available or if I should try and heat it up to straighten it? Looks like someone had already torched some of it to get the trailer hitch to fit.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:38 PM   #6
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Re: 69 C-10 Shorty Stepper

Welcome from a fellow Minnesotan.

Looks like a fun project. This is a great board with lots of info and advice!

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Old 09-09-2017, 10:12 PM   #7
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I was finally able to get the cab off today, couldn't get any help so I made it work with the engine hoist and a little pushing and pulling. I finally got to see the full extent of the rust on the cab and it will be needing some help but I think it is savable but with many hours of cutting and welding. I looked for a cab up here but they all have the same amount of rust.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:23 PM   #8
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The back cross memeber of the frame has been torched and bent pretty badly, are these available or should I heat this one up and straighten it?
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