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Old 05-16-2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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69 kick panel/vent structure rust

I have a major rust issue. The truck is a beautiful big block automatic with wood bed and P/S that I want to save but this may change my plans. The driver's side kick panel has a lot of rust, and the bottom of the vent opening where the vent door rotates has all rusted away.
It appears that the vent structure that is spot welded to the outside of the "A" pillar filled up with dirt and rusted. This in turn rusted the kick panel.
I don't see replacement panels for it. I'm likely going to have to find a donor truck, but it looks like a huge job. Has anyone tackled this and do you have any advice?
Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: 69 kick panel/vent structure rust

Use the search function for "cowl rust" and you will find lots of articles on this problem.
Here is one of the most complete tear down and repair threads I have found. Many thanks to Run Away.


http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=705214
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:44 PM   #3
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Re: 69 kick panel/vent structure rust

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Use the search function for "cowl rust" and you will find lots of articles on this problem.
Here is one of the most complete tear down and repair threads I have found. Many thanks to Run Away.


http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=705214
Run Away's thread definitely shows how these trucks were put together! Many thanks for what he's shared. OP, check out the for sale section, there are guys parting out trucks with some advertising sections of cabs for sale. You could also ask those parting out trucks for sections of cabs.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:00 PM   #4
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Re: 69 kick panel/vent structure rust

thanks for responding guys. Probably gonna be over my head.
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