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Old 09-17-2018, 12:23 AM   #176
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

I finally have the passenger side rocker job finished up. I gave it the Bondo treatment to smooth out all of my poor welds. The can of Bondo I used was an old one my Dad had laying around. The copyright on the back of the can said 2002, so it was probably time to either get rid of it, or slap it on The Ox haha. It laid down well, after a little sanding I gave it a skim coat of paint. Lastly, I rolled on my bedliner. I like to use Herculiner on my vehicles, it seems to hold up well. I put it on my Nissan Frontier 3 years ago and it still looks great. Anyway...here are some progress pictures. Now all I have to fix is the driver's side and my truck will be rust free! Well.....for Alaskan standards that is...

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:56 AM   #177
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

Good work, coming along nicely!
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:45 PM   #178
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Good work, coming along nicely!
Thank you! Hope you guys like the budget build.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:54 PM   #179
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

With a little more confidence in my sheet metal skills I attacked the driver side rocker panel and cab corner. It turned out to be in worse shape than the passenger side, however, it came together easier. I knew what to look for and how to make my cuts this time so I saved a lot of time. For The Ox I think it turned out pretty good.

I noticed that I keep getting water in my cab that leaks now the sides of my kick panels and onto the floor, does anybody have an idea where this would be coming from? Possibly a clogged weep hole somewhere? It happens on either side of the truck.... This is the next thing I want to get taken care of to prevent future rust issues.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:18 AM   #180
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

Looks great!
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:07 PM   #181
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

Love this project! Inspires me for mine since I've never welded anything like body panels before and only ever welded small square stock projects.

With regards to your ICM, I had a Honda that was killing them like yours is. Arctic Silver 5 solved that issue after trying all sorts of other products - Dia Grease, the cheap heat transfer sticky pads, etc. Did 50,000 miles on the ICM with Arctic Silver after losing 3 of the exact same brand/part number in a 1500 mile span.
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