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Post  Am-iron on January 12th 2011, 3:31 pm

I will add to this as I can It is finished, and sold. The truck now resides in Texas in the good hands of Jason Allen. He will give it to his son from what I understand. I think he drove it there with only 30 or so shakedown miles after the restoration. He drives it like it was meant to be.
I had thought of doing this truck for a couple of years. It just happened that in 2007 I came across an ad in Craigslist for this red 59. The price was right so I said if I can get it running to drive it on the trailer I will take it.
30 or so minutes and $900 later she was mine.

The first thing I did was make sure the engine ran well. So I straightened out the plug wires and she fired right up. After a compression test. It all checked out good and I could start the tear down.

This is the only picture I have before I started the tear down.
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Post  Am-iron on January 12th 2011, 3:55 pm

It was not real bad as far as rust goes, for here anyway it was pretty normal. If I knew that they didn't make a lot of parts for these I might have looked for a more rust free body. First was the drivers lower front fender. I had to make that piece about a foot and a half up. It had been repaired before poorly. So I cut it out and fabbed it. It was fun making it fit that wheel well detail!

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Next I did the lower bed bottoms on both sides. I did not get pictures of that for some reason. They really turned out nice. I hand made those as well. The only replacement panels I purchased were the cab corners. The rest was made by me. Then it was on to the cab supports and floors. Here is a picture of what I found after removing the carpet etc.

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There was just enough left that I could use it to make templates. Here is the cab supports finished. These are much beefier that the originals. So if Jason or his son has rust there in his lifetime I will be very surprised!

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Post  Am-iron on January 13th 2011, 1:10 am

I went to the cab corners next. after cutting them out I pit por 15 inside and out and welded them in.
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Post  Am-iron on January 13th 2011, 1:13 am

Next step was to take off the drip rails.
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Post  Am-iron on January 13th 2011, 1:17 am

Next down to metal and ready for epoxy primer.
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