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Old 05-18-2017, 07:47 PM   #276
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Re: Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)

Looking good! Thanks for the update.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:37 PM   #277
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #278
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Thanks you'se guys!

Check this out... I was looking at the cab floor today and I can't believe I never noticed this. The pics show the front drivers side outboard seat bolt hole. There is a good sized dent there where the seat bolts to the floor. After some research and also looking in my 1972 GMC parts truck, this area should be flat. Apparently hitting a ditch at 45 MPH with a 245 pound dude in the seat can do this. Wow... no wonder the frame was bent.

I also have a dent in the upper part of the drivers side door where it hit my left elbow. How it didn't shatter my arm is beyond me. That area is pretty stout right there where the metal starts to round off towards the window opening. My arm was pretty sore, and I consider myself dang lucky. I am leaving the dent there, and have a pinstriper do a 1970's style asterisk in the middle of the dent with the word "OUCH" next to it.

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:20 PM   #279
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Re: Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)

Forgive my ignorance as I am still learning about body work, do you put seam sealer down between the old and new sheet metal or after it's all welded in and put it where the old metal meets the new?

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:36 PM   #280
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I have brushable seam sealer that I am brushing over all the welds, and using body seam sealer in the areas where there are gaps and where there are factory seams. I'm sure from the factory there was seam sealer schmutz'd in between some of the panels and then spot welded together. But trying to do that here and get good penetration on welds might be an issue. At least that's my take on it... and I'm no expert on the matter.

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Old 05-20-2017, 07:40 AM   #281
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Well, GASoline71, that's what I thought. I didn't think it would weld well with it in between the panels. Thanks.

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