1969 Chevy C10

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:53 am
A preacher friend in California dropped this off a while ago.
He wants rusted metal replaced, dents removed and truck in epoxy primer. At that point he will have to make a decision as to whether to proceed to paint.
Front Left View.JPG

Front Right View.JPG

Rear Right View.JPG

Rear Left View.JPG


Tailgate is bent:
Tailgate Bent.JPG


Floor is rusted through:
Floor Passenger Side rust through.JPG


Rocker panels toast:
Rocker Panel Driver's Side Rusted.JPG


Hit in front:
Fender Front Right rip.JPG


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:01 am
Now that can be a nice truck again. Think you might be able to talk him into letting you do it all? Looking forward to this....my shop helper is doing a truck build currently. I'll see if I can get him to follow along on this.....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:59 am
Started by removing the doors and front seat. Then I needed to remove the front fender in order to get access to the rocker panel welds.
I thought this would be an easy task but got an education real quick.

To get to the upper fender bolts I had to remove the cowl grille. Then I discovered the hood hinges are actually mounted on the front fenders, so the hood had to come off.

Then there was the grille and front bumper to deal with. After that and some accessories like the windshield wash pump being removed I was able to get the left front fender off. BUT that didn't give me access because the inner fender is made of metal and was also in the way so that had to come out.

Bumper, hood , grille and fender removed.JPG

Fender Driver's side removed.JPG


I had to straighten the bottom flange on the rocker panel to get to the spot welds. A couple of hits with the hammer and I got my first shower in dirt.
Rust and dirt from rocker panel.JPG


I found this cubbyhole that had a large amount of junk in it.
Cubby hole filled with debris.JPG

Junk found in cubby hole.JPG


The handle turned out to be from the seat adjustment lever.
Seat Lever Handle found in cubby hole.JPG


Finally got the rocker panel off and called it a night.
Rocker Panel Driver's side removed.JPG

Inner Rocker Panel Rust.JPG
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:56 am
Looks like a simple weekend job :wink:

Look forward to seeing the progress on this, it has huge potential.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:17 pm
Found more stuff in the cubbyhole, including the original gas cap.
Cubbyhole treasures.JPG


Passenger side rocker panel removal:
Rocker Panel passenger side.JPG


Right side of cowl had some rust so I cut it open:
Cowl right side rust.JPG

Cowl right side vent area.JPG


Ordered some patch panels today. I will work on the cowl rust and other smaller repairs while waiting for them to arrive.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:37 am
Man, that's a lot of steel to replace....cool that you found that gas cap though....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:18 am
And so, it begins......

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:50 am
Problem I am having right now is that my 1968 GTX is all apart and stored throughout my garage. Finding a place to put all the truck parts is a bit challenging.

I'll be media blasting what I can today and then working on the smaller metal patches.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Drilling out spot welds is so much fun. :splat:
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Kick Panel Right Front Spot Welds.JPG
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Will be following.
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