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Body Questions #7255902
05/01/21 04:15 PM
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Now that I know how to get your attention, gotta couple questions. Have a chance to puck up a few square body chevy/gmc trucks that are in pretty good shape very cheap. I want to fix them up, make em run and sound good, and drive or sell them. I am a pretty good mechanic, can fix almost anything. But I have little or no body experience. Can anyone suggest a book or some reading on body work on these trucks, say 1975-1985? Thanks guys.


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Re: Body Questions [Re: GRP] #7255903
05/01/21 04:27 PM
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A lot information on utub, just type in basic body repair of older pickups.

Re: Body Questions [Re: GRP] #7256058
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I'm in the middle of fixing up a 79 K35 single rear wheel I picked up last year. If I could find some decent doors I'd have the cab finished. Good luck, they're easy to work on and any part you need is available

Re: Body Questions [Re: GRP] #7256079
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Chilton's manual, will cover everything you need

Re: Body Questions [Re: GRP] #7256103
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You need to know how to weld. My son is doing a 72 Blazer and a 70 Chevy short bed. He farmed out the Blazer to a body / paint man. I have sand blasted parts for days. Everything gets painted or powder coated on the Blazer. DuPont paint alone is 12 grand. Three coats I think. Lot to learn.

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Great suggestions, preciate it. Leery of youtube material, skeptical of anything there. Will consider. Goodluck to you too, headache73. Chaser, didn't even think about Chilton,will look at that. Charles, I can weld a nose on a snowman. PLEASE post pics when you guys get done!


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Re: Body Questions [Re: GRP] #7256456
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Look at Raybucks in Pennsylvania if you need body panels. Quality stuff!

Re: Body Questions [Re: GRP] #7256488
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LMC truck parts could help too


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Re: Body Questions [Re: Coyote Chaser] #7256490
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Originally Posted by Coyote Chaser
Chilton's manual, will cover everything you need


Find this on Amazon or Ebay. Plenty used out there in great shape.


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