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WICruiser #1501451 Sat May 20 2023 04:14 AM
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Man, this truck is looking good! Keep it up. I took my heater core an old ma and pop shop locally, and it only cost me $150 IIRC. It wasn’t over $200. It wasn’t a recore job either. They built me one new using the old as a pattern.

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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

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1951 GMC 9300
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WICruiser #1501464 Sat May 20 2023 12:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 572
I don't have the final cost yet for my heater core but the initial estimate was around $400 just because it is so large.A lot more than required for a simple truck cab.

The shop is a small mom and pop type reported to provide reasonable pricing but these days just finding a place to do this type of work is challenging.

1949/50 3600 Project
WICruiser #1509438 Sun Jul 16 2023 08:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2020
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Really impressed. Did you cut out around the rusted parts only, or did your cut out whole sections? I am not sure what to do. I have rust but some holes only o the passenger side. I was thinking of just cutting the rusted parts and leaving the driver’s side untouched. Thanks Eric

WICruiser #1509517 Mon Jul 17 2023 12:19 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 572
Thanks, compared to some on this site my amature status is pretty clear but I am pretty happy with how the project is going so far. Although the whole project has been on hold for a few months while I work on a different project truck (1997 Chevy 1500) for my grandson.

Generally I cut out large sections that included the rusted areas. In retrospec I probably should have gone further in some areas. I bought patch panels such as floor pan pieces that went back almost to the seat area but cut them off to match the cut out floor area, similar process with the inner and outer cowl panels. The inner to outer cowl panels were the short versions. I was lucky in that my rocker panels from the door hinge post back and my door hinge posts were in good condition. My seat riser had been removed by a previous owner but I was planning on updated seats anyway so that wasn't a big problem. I have done selected area cut outs and patch installations on the fenders, box sides, and replaced the rear stake pockets to resolve rusted out rear box cross member and hinge mounting areas.

The body work support on this forum is great. I am sure if you post pictures of what you have you will get a lot of advice (sometimes conflicting) about how best to proceed.

1949/50 3600 Project
WICruiser #1516256 Thu Sep 07 2023 11:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 572
Not totally done with the alternate project (97 C1500) but starting to get back to this project.

Realized that I was getting ahead of myself (again) workingon finishing the prep-paint on the door when I plan to install the Altman door latch kit. Took advantage of one of the vendors Labor Day sale to get the latches on order.

Planning to get the exhaust system in place in the near future (I suspect the exhaust shop is thinking I may never show up) but need to make some trailer repairs and install some of the bed parts (so he knows what to avoid) before I can get it hauled there - always something.

1949/50 3600 Project
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