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truckdude239 09-13-2010 11:16 PM

Project 71 long time with 4.8 vortec swap!!!
 
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on the 71 enjoy

truckdude239 09-13-2010 11:18 PM

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more

truckdude239 09-13-2010 11:19 PM

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for some reason i'm the one taking pictures the yellow gmc is my parts truck that i am stealing the bed off of and maybe the cab

truckdude239 09-14-2010 09:09 PM

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well the body guy come and looked it the trucks today to give me my options and they weren't pretty. the cab on the other truck is pretty much trash mine has had half ass work done to it (panels were screwed and pop riveted in place.) he said i would be better to buy a new bed kit as the my bed is nothing but bondo and fiberglass. and the other bed has a huge hole in the floor he said by the time i pay labor to fix the whole i could have got the new bed. he also said i would need doors., i am so lost now because i dont have the kinda of money for all that looked up the parts and i would be looking at 3700 dollar for new doors rockers and corners and a bed kit, window reg rubbers, cab supports and floor pans and misc parts plus about 3-4 k in labor so i am stalled for now

67chevylongbed 09-14-2010 10:57 PM

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well the body guy come and looked it the trucks today to give me my options and they weren't pretty. the cab on the other truck is pretty much trash mine has had half ass work done to it (panels were screwed and pop riveted in place.) he said i would be better to buy a new bed kit as the my bed is nothing but bondo and fiberglass. and the other bed has a huge hole in the floor he said by the time i pay labor to fix the whole i could have got the new bed. he also said i would need doors., i am so lost now because i dont have the kinda of money for all that looked up the parts and i would be looking at 3700 dollar for new doors rockers and corners and a bed kit, window reg rubbers, cab supports and floor pans and misc parts plus about 3-4 k in labor so i am stalled for now

Man that sucks. Hope it all works out.

Zoomin 09-14-2010 11:26 PM

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You're certainly not the first to be in this situation. This might be the perfect time for you to pick up some new skills by tackling it yourself.

truckdude239 10-13-2010 01:33 PM

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well i am back on track witha new cab should be getting the new rockers and little stuff ina few weeks .



Thanks GR8-68 for the smoking deal on a cab

truckdude239 10-20-2010 07:52 PM

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new cab is at the body shop droped it off tonight onyl costing 500 dollars to fix the door rockers the supports and fixing the firewall

truckdude239 10-23-2010 12:29 PM

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Cab is pretty much done, got to run and a a cab corner monday and get to the body shop the passager side was full of bondo

VA72C10 10-23-2010 01:46 PM

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cool! Glad you're back on track! Looking forward to some progress pictures!

red69ss 10-23-2010 05:40 PM

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nice build! I saw this and thought it might help you out http://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/2015695754.html hope its not gone already.

truckdude239 11-02-2010 01:23 PM

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well when i tho-ught stuff couldn't get worst the body shop messed up the cab corner and will not make good on it the thing looks like total crap

VA72C10 11-02-2010 01:46 PM

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well when i tho-ught stuff couldn't get worst the body shop messed up the cab corner and will not make good on it the thing looks like total crap

sorry to hear about that. So is that the first thing they did and they just didn't do it right? Might need to get it out of there if that's the case....Is it a larger shop that might be a BBB member? Maybe report there if they aren't working with you???

1LoC10 11-02-2010 02:03 PM

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nice

truckdude239 11-02-2010 05:58 PM

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well one they cut the cab corner out and just over laped everything and spot welded it in. not even close to being right the rust on teh firewall they just welded plate over it instead of cutting it out and rewelding it, patch ont eh bottom of the door was held in with screws, i got holes in my floor that weren't there the holes for my seat belts bolt to are gone teh rockers where half ass installed took it to 3-4 other shops and ti fix the cab like it needs to be i'd be looking at 1500-2k to fix the cab. so i am at another stand still

truckdude239 11-02-2010 05:59 PM

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i'll get some pictures of it all

VA72C10 11-02-2010 07:32 PM

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wow man, sounds worse than a backyard po hack job....

Are they a licensed shop that's members of the local chamber of commerce or advertise any insurance work or BBB membership? If so, you need to report them or at least say make it right or you'll be forced to report them.

truckdude239 11-03-2010 11:28 AM

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here is some of the work

truckdude239 11-03-2010 11:29 AM

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some more. and yes those are screws hold part of the cab corner on

truckdude239 11-03-2010 11:30 AM

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i asked them to fix the rust inside the cowl and there ideal of fixing it was to weld a patch inside the cab so water doesn't leak inside

truckdude239 11-03-2010 02:54 PM

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i talked ot them this morning and they said they will make good on it so we will see buti am not expecting much at this point

red69ss 11-03-2010 03:13 PM

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wow that is a very poor example of rust repair, I certainly don't blame you for being upset. I hope they make it right for you (if they are even capable of that). good luck

VA72C10 11-03-2010 09:46 PM

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wow, that is pitiful. I don't understand how a shop could do that....


...my concern is...is someone completely different doing the work this time?

collins10672 11-03-2010 11:09 PM

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sorry about the shoddy work.the $500 would have been better spent on a new mig welder.so you could have done the work correctly yourself.

mas09ts 11-03-2010 11:40 PM

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Man that sucks about the bodywork. Hope it gets straightened out.


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