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Re: 1958 1-ton Project Truck [Re: Possum] #1324727 Tue Sep 03 2019 06:45 PM
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A well overdue update!

For the past few months I've been working on and off this truck, mostly repairing the rust on the cab. It seemed to have a growing theme of "Bondo over rust". Both outer corners had been replaced previously though were poorly welded in and had bondo slathered over them. I removed all the bondo and touched up the welds to my satisfaction.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/89C8voKW5jMfassM8

As for the floor, I hacked out the section with the galvanized welded over and bought a new floor piece(even though when the piece arrived it wasn't exactly what I ordered, but I made it work) and proceeded to cut it to the right dimensions.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/L28tfSik7H9HwHJq7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NdmVXHUcMbTvzHcb6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1jSzccSjpD7o5wGeA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ee73Rm4W36CCRXwj7

But before I could burn the new floor in, I needed to cut out a spot next to the hinge pocket that had rusted through and once again was hidden by bondo(I welded in that hole in the cab brace as well) Fabbed up a replacement panel from the old floor and put that in to appear factory.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4s6EYyoLVBymCgp37
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ChmAaDEhZCLW7Sq37
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pG59cVtwK2wekP25A

Then it was finally time for the floor to be put in! Luckily I still have the old section of floor to fill in the hole above the new floor.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JxMx8GZhvdz7YhLi6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HkYtCnDXb3TPFFhN8


So once the passenger side gets finished up, its off to the driver's. Thankfully its nowhere near as bad!


A 27 year old with a soft spot for old trucks!

1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1958 Chevy 3800 1-ton w/ 9 foot bed
1959 Chevy Spartan 100 (10400)
and various other future projects
Re: 1958 1-ton Project Truck [Re: Possum] #1324729 Tue Sep 03 2019 06:48 PM
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Forgot to mention in the previous post. The local body shop said they could straighten out the frame for a few hundred bucks! They'll just have to remove 2 of the cross members to do so. I'm gonna go for it grin


A 27 year old with a soft spot for old trucks!

1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1958 Chevy 3800 1-ton w/ 9 foot bed
1959 Chevy Spartan 100 (10400)
and various other future projects
Re: 1958 Chevy 3800 Project Truck [Re: Possum] #1330022 Tue Oct 15 2019 05:53 PM
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Facebook Marketplace score! Its a rust-free 9' bed sitting on a late 80s(?) frame cut down into a trailer. Mainly got it for the bed itself but it has other goodies as well like new LED lights, 10k lb. ball hitch, an 8 lug 14 bolt axle, and a receiver on the back. Might use the bed for this truck or save it for another project, not sure yet. Not bad for $500 grin

https://photos.app.goo.gl/41iRmPRVerYCfRib8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/V3CRgVkiLXgTA6o19
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QBDHCG6P4CA9GmQs5
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3vocCkgoeq8eEAqFA


A 27 year old with a soft spot for old trucks!

1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1958 Chevy 3800 1-ton w/ 9 foot bed
1959 Chevy Spartan 100 (10400)
and various other future projects
Re: 1958 Chevy 3800 Project Truck [Re: Possum] #1330518 Sun Oct 20 2019 12:51 PM
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That's a great find!


"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just leave me alone, you're starting to freak me out."

1957 GMC 150
Re: 1958 Chevy 3800 Project Truck [Re: Possum] #1330644 Mon Oct 21 2019 02:00 PM
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Clarence49 Offline
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Great job 👍

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