You know what is funny? I actually was just hoping I'd get the visible rot cut out, get the doors fixed good enough to last me a few good years, etc. Then my buddy said, well, we aren't going to do that...we will get this fixed right and you won't have to worry 'bout it again.
Granted, I am hoping he stays within budget. After all, I am hoping to keep this truck for a while and so getting it done right may be just the thing.
I will get more pics posted as I get them.
Done stripped, cleaned, inspected, repaired and retaped the entire wiring harness, firewall to the back of the truck. This one is ready to go in. I have to tend to the connectors before I reinstall, they need a bit more attention. Other than that, it's good to go.
In the second pic you can tell that that fender had been repaired before. Twas a bunch of bondo and such on it.
Pass rear quarter needs to be entirely redone. So that's a setback, but hey, patience I have. Also, not sure bout the hood hump. I think I will paint my spare good hood and keep aside. Have the current one done in flat black and should I ever be able to source a turbo manifold to relocate the turbo down low, I will swap the hoods accordingly.
So I sent some of my spare laying around hardware out for plating. Barely found someone in OH to do it for me. It seems everyone is doing only commercial big jobs nowadays. Anyway, I opted for white Zink and they came out great.
Now, some of these were really horrid so a few of them still show a bit of rust but I get to pick and choose. There are 35 pounds of hardware in that box so I should have enough bolts to do the whole job once the truck comes back from paint.
I also got a brand new fuel sender and suction tube for when the fuel tank gets reinstalled.