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Old 12-30-2012, 01:50 PM
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Rust issues

Hey guys got a question for you. My truck has some rust issues as seen in pics. My question is ,do y'all think this is repairable or should I find a donor truck to pull the parts off that I need?Rust issues-imageuploadedbyautoguide1356907481.713315.jpgRust issues-imageuploadedbyautoguide1356907573.218447.jpgRust issues-imageuploadedbyautoguide1356907597.359657.jpgRust issues-imageuploadedbyautoguide1356907652.442910.jpgRust issues-imageuploadedbyautoguide1356907683.259092.jpg. So let me know what you guys think would be the best route to do.


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Old 12-30-2012, 03:41 PM
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I wouldn't waste time or money personally on finding donor parts unless you absolutely wanted to. I say cut out all of that cancer, sand it down and use heavy gauge wire mesh to replace the shape. Once you have your shape down, Bondo the heck out of the heavy gauge wire mesh, smooth it out, sand it and paint it
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:25 AM
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What if I found a donor truck for cheap. And could I order some parts from like lmc or somewhere like that?


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Yeah if you have the money but are you going to replace such large parts? Unless you wanted a donor for anything else in addition to the body, Id stick with the other method. Quicker, easy, less expensive, effective
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:10 AM
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Well how long with the other method hold up?


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Old 12-31-2012, 07:36 AM
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Sold the truck 2 years after and it held 100% until the end.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:40 AM
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Well that is pretty cool. How hard is it to do the repairs?


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Old 12-31-2012, 08:34 AM
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Im a simple DIY guy but itll take a few hours to the better part of the day if I remember correctly. Its worth it though for your truck. I do a little preventative maintenance each year to keep the rust down to a minimum.
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Yeah if you have the money but are you going to replace such large parts? Unless you wanted a donor for anything else in addition to the body, Id stick with the other method. Quicker, easy, less expensive, effective
I agree. The only thing I could see you doing with a parts truck is swapping cabs which is a very big project especially without the right equipment
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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Do you think it would be worth it to buy the body parts? Cut the cancer out and weld the new in. I am a welder by trade so welding it would not be a problem. What do you think would look better?


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