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  • #31
    This is what it looked like when i pulled the bed off, and sitting outside the past couple months probably hasn't done it any favors. Hopefully i will get it indoors again soon.

    -Joel
    1995 Z28 M6 - AI226/234 - autocross ricer
    1984 Scottsdale K10 - 305/4bbl/4spd


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    • #32
      Very interesting. Always learning new things here. Thanks for all the photos and info.
      DynoDave
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      • #33
        Awesome project Joel! I just picked up a 2002 Silverado 2500hd from Texas, hoping I don?t have a similar project in the near future. Looking forward to your updates .
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        • #34
          Hopefully the "Texas" part of that equation helps you out there.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by mikewoods View Post
            Awesome project Joel! I just picked up a 2002 Silverado 2500hd from Texas, hoping I don?t have a similar project in the near future. Looking forward to your updates .
            Less corrosion and more metal, so i doubt you'll have any issue at all with that one. Half tons like mine are pretty flimsy. If i was more confident in my ability id consider fabricating an entire new back-half of the truck with stronger steel.
            -Joel
            1995 Z28 M6 - AI226/234 - autocross ricer
            1984 Scottsdale K10 - 305/4bbl/4spd


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            • #36
              Got the momentum back on this project today. Took less than an hour to get the bedside off and i suspect putting a new one back on wont take much longer. This was the right way to go, it lets me take care of all that rust i couldnt get to with the bedside on, and i bought a bad ass metal scaler to make quick work of it. hoping a few more nights in the garage and I'll be ready to dump it at the body shop for paint and wash my hands of it. I'm thinking about hanging the passenger bedside in my living room as wall art. Too bachelor of a move?

              Last edited by JoeliusZ28; March 10th, 2019, 06:49 PM.
              -Joel
              1995 Z28 M6 - AI226/234 - autocross ricer
              1984 Scottsdale K10 - 305/4bbl/4spd


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              • #37
                One of my favorite moments in South Park to use as a gif!

                Good work!
                Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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                • #38
                  Wow, nice job. You'll be happy with the result.
                  DynoDave
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                  • #39
                    image_59750.jpgimage_59747.jpgimage_59751.jpgimage_59749.jpgimage_59748.jpgimage_59746.jpgimage_59752.jpg Some more progress. My goal is to have this back together and be daily driving it by May 1st. In the last week and half I've done:

                    -Coated one inner bedside with painted with 2 coats of POR15.
                    -Got the hitch and bumper assembly off and apart. Hitch is still solid unlike how it appeared but will be replaced with a new class 5 anyway. Bumper needs a new main brace and a couple brackets which should be here today.
                    -The new bedsides came in last night and my heart sunk when I saw how they were tossed onto a shipping pallet. Thankfully i lucked out with only a minor ding exactly where the body molding will cover it up but I'll have Curt fill it in anyway. Not worth the hassle of returning.

                    With any luck I'll have at least one of the bedsides completely finished this weekend. Hopefully more.
                    Last edited by JoeliusZ28; Yesterday, 05:38 PM.
                    -Joel
                    1995 Z28 M6 - AI226/234 - autocross ricer
                    1984 Scottsdale K10 - 305/4bbl/4spd


                    WTB List:Midwest Chasis DS Loop

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