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RUST!!!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Guest, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I need advice on best way to fix rust on the back lip of bed. I have a '63 with the two swing out doors (not ambulance) where the tailgate is. There is some pretty severe rust along that lip where the doors close onto the back. Is there a good solution to patching this? Have considered Bondo. &nbsp:Don't know if I would have to adhere some screen to the back side in order to fill the sizeable gaps in spots. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. 72cruiser

    72cruiser

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    hey,

    i've run into the same problem on my 72. the rust isn't that bad, but i know i'll have trouble later on if i don't fix it. i'm planning on pulling up that whole lip and going to work on the edge of the bed with a side grinder and wire wheel. after that i was planning on welding in either some aluminum flashing (like stuff for a roof) if i could find some stout enough, or just bending up some sheet metal to replace the lip.

    i haven't started on this yet, and it may be a while b/c i've run into some other problems, but i'll tell you how it goes.

    jonathan
     
  3. Guest

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    Hey, that's a hell of an idea. If you check True Value or something of that nature, they have rolls od different thickness and grade aluminum flashing. In fact, I am glad you mentioned that because I have a roll sitting in the shop from another house repair. I think I'll attempt the fix that way and see how it goes. As soon as I get into it, I will let you know. Thanks Again.
     
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    hey man,

    no problem. good luck.

    jonathan