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Thread: Rusty Body Repair/Replace?
Uncle-Jim


Revvin Up
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posted November 12, 2009 10:12 PM

Rusty Body Repair/Replace?

Time has come to save my '77 REPU. Rust is a huge concern. I see several posts over the last couple of years. To really do this right - Is there any consensus for fiberglass, replacement steel or cutting and welding sheet metal. Thanks, Jim
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Klaus45


Redlining
On two wheels
Posts: 218
posted November 13, 2009 09:11 AM

Welll...

...'glass is 'glass... and an all-metal repair is an all-metal repair. NOS body panels/cab parts can be difficult to impossible to come by, especially certain bits... so it all depends on your budget, patience, and desire.

       
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Uncle-Jim


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posted November 15, 2009 10:12 PM

Klaus, I thought so. Darn, I love this truck and I use it every week if not every day. Even a small pickup has tremedous utility! I hate to see this rust away. I can take all the body prats off the chassis and fix it from the inside out. However I need to find someone who would take their time and weld in patch panels. I've got the desire and the time, budget is...as needed...sort of.
Know of any trust worthy shop in the Pacific NorthWest?
Thanks, Jim.


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Klaus45


Redlining
On two wheels
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posted November 16, 2009 02:30 PM

Not for that kind of work. That's not to say they don't exist... but I've not done the research.

       
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spokanerxdude


Hauling
Less cubes... More balls
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posted May 25, 2010 04:55 PM

Hotrod shop might be your best bet, there used to making there own panels, but are probable really pricy.
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