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Old 09-12-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
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PO has me PO'd

Started to strip paint off of PS of truck, and this is what I found. This side was up against the shop wall so I haven't paid to much attention to it. I thought it was in pretty good shape since it had a new rocker panel hung on it. Why would you waste your time covering up all that rust? Oh well, deja vu. Here I go again on the PS



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Pages15-23 changing 72 front clip to a 67-68 chevy
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:48 AM   #2
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Always an ugly site.Not rare to see,though.
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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Wow, it's amazing to see the amount of rust that some of you guys start with. Luckily vehicles around Colorado don't tend to rust as bad. Good luck.
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Wow, it's amazing to see the amount of rust that some of you guys start with. Luckily vehicles around Colorado don't tend to rust as bad. Good luck.
Good thing rust of that extreme hasn't quite made it to the west coast

Keep your chin up and the weld hot...

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Good thing rust of that extreme hasn't quite made it to the west coast

Keep your chin up and the weld hot...

Looks good
You guys have no idea how lucky you are out there on the left side. This kind of rust is so common here, that if you do find something nice, it's as good as hitting the lottery.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:42 AM   #6
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Good thing rust of that extreme hasn't quite made it to the west coast

Keep your chin up and the weld hot...

Looks good
Seems like you guys have enough issues with 'mother nature' to deal with, wouldn't want to add to your troubles I could ship some out if you want

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Old 09-12-2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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Re: PO has me PO'd

Dang, good luck getting that all back together.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:00 AM   #8
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Re: PO has me PO'd

I see "show trucks" that look great from the top side but have rusted out cab supports, floors, etc.

It takes effort to make it right, most people won't put that much effort into it.

Don't give up, do it as right as you can (It's hard to know when to stop...), and you'll have a better blazer than most.

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Old 09-12-2006, 11:10 AM   #9
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Always the biggest battles, rust and P/O's.

Good luck keep us posted on your progress.

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Old 09-12-2006, 03:21 PM   #10
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Hey James, visors are on the way

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Old 09-12-2006, 05:11 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, its just so dang fustrating cause I spent amonth on the drivers side. Maybe this time I am truly done shoveling crap off the workshop floor, hehe I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and there is no rust around it.
Thanks Kurt, I just got it from my wife for my birthday, still learning how to use it. Alot different than my 35mm I had 30 years ago. While I have your ear, how did you make out with cutting your top in half? Curious? I might be headed down that road!
Thanks Luv, enjoyed seeing pics of the GQ, that is really sweet. What size tires and lift? I like the way it sits!

Time to start ordering pcs. from Goodmark, I should buy stock in 4 1/2" cutoff wheels, can't imagine how many I went thru so far
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:54 AM   #12
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Thumb through this to see what it takes:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jason_burkhart/my_photos
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:37 AM   #13
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http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jason_burkhart/my_photos
Thanks for the pics. nice work, someday mine will look that good if I live long enough! Jim
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:22 PM   #14
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Hey James, visors are on the way

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Visors arrived today, thanks for the deal. It's addictive I can't stay of the parts board.
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Yeah, man! I've been there. Good luck with it
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OK, here's my present progress. This side was alot easier as the PO hadn't added many patch plates. Every thing was cut out with a 4 1/2" angle grinder, channel locks and a pry bar. Once you pry up on the spot welds you can see the little detents and grind the metal till it gets blue, then you are almost thru the metal and won't damage the under layer your trying to save. Taking it apart I actually saw some shiny metal, what luck. Plan to spend a good couple of hours around the body mount to cab brace, they are really spot welded in well.




















Alot of my new sheet metal came in so I'll be cutting, fitting and cutting, fitting...
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:13 PM   #17
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I could only post up 10 pics, so maybe I can do it this way and re-reply. Hope the picture cops don't catch on! I've put a white dot where the spot welds are so in case yours are all rusty you can still locate them, I had 5 spot welds fail in the area of the spreader plate and that is where the most rust was!!







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It took us 1 1/2 years and we still don't have the top finish. (it is my son's-orangeuavol-)
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:32 PM   #19
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wow those boxes are long gone.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:54 PM   #20
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wow those boxes are long gone.
You sound like there should be some kinda boxes there, he he. Neither side had much to speak of, mostly just held up a bunch of mud and large flakes of rusty metal. I plan to rebuild with sliders to put back the rigidity i lost with the rocker boxes gone. I can't decide if the slider should have a urethane mount or not, since it is tied between the frame and the body??

I wasn't going to do anything, but a buddy was wheelin' with the same truck like mine and his doors became stuck shut on some of the steeper inclines. Got me thinkin...
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I know how you feel, more rust than you were prepared to deal with....kinda gives you t hat sick feeling...but I just finished all the body work on mine Can't think of much I didn't replace...lol...pillar bottoms, door bottoms inside and outside, floor pans, kick panels, rockers, inside rocker panels, front fenders, and several floor patches in the bed.....blocking it off now, waiting on the money to paint.
JUst take your time, measure twice, tack it measure again.....good luck...if you need advice these guys are great....
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Boy does that look familiar!

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Sick feeling haha. It's a never ending battle, I look at the trucks where they spend lots of money on the purchase, and wonder if maybe I should have gone that route. Nah, I can say I built it when it's done. $700.00 was cheap, just don't let my wife add up the receipts
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I know how you feel, more rust than you were prepared to deal with....kinda gives you t hat sick feeling...but I just finished all the body work on mine Can't think of much I didn't replace...lol...pillar bottoms, door bottoms inside and outside, floor pans, kick panels, rockers, inside rocker panels, front fenders, and several floor patches in the bed.....blocking it off now, waiting on the money to paint.
JUst take your time, measure twice, tack it measure again.....good luck...if you need advice these guys are great....
by the time you get all that done, it may have been worth taking a trip down to arizona for donor trucks!
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acumulating is the first step of progress on your build thread. Wifey says it is like Christmas 365 days a year for me with FedEx stopping all the time. She doesn't even get excited when a box shows up on the doorstep, because it is always for me One of these days I've got to just buy something for her and have it delivered just to trip her up

You've got a great build goin', keep it up AJ

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My kids (and wife) are the same way.... I would be opening a box and they were all excited, now they ask "what's in the box" and I reply with "truck parts".... "IT'S ALWAYS TRUCK PARTS FOR DADDY!" is the average response...

My 4 year old will ask everytime now before I open a box if it's truck parts for my truck. Pretty sad huh?
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