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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #41
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Drivers side ended up being just as bad in the bottom of the wheelwell as the pass side, so I'll have to do same repairs.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #42
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Both sides repaired. Brought up bent in floor center with jack. Inner fenders are now very solid and fairly straight.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #43
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Rear edge of bed also shot. More plate has been ordered.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #44
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The spot welds on the inner fenders and bed floor were fairly easy to drill. The rear crossmember however is another matter. It appears to be hardened. After dulling a few bits I brought out the fire drill and it made quick work of the job.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #45
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Nice work
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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #46
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When you get done, call me and I'll come over to help and drink a beer.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #47
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Rear crossmember cleaned up nice. Since crossmember will be impossible to paint I hit it with some of thst rust preventer stuff.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #48
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Patches are done!

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Maybe before you paint it all up you should add some plates in the corners with some tie down loops or something?
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #50
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Maybe before you paint it all up you should add some plates in the corners with some tie down loops or something?
Those are coming tomorrow.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #51
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Last thing last night I did was use seam sealer on all the joints and such. I let it dry overnight so I can get stuff primed and such today. I did the joints from under the bed as well.



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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #52
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Since bed is off I took opportunity to clean up the bottom of the back of the cab.

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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #53
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Primed and hole cut for hitch. This is as far as I'm going with inside of bed for a few weeks. When I have time, I am going to clean up surface rust and use some sort of liner.



As a test, I tried some spray can bedliner stuff for underneath. It's O.K., but I don't think I'd use it in a bed.

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It could be the paint fumes talking, but rustoleum gloss white seems to be a pretty good match for 1997 Dodge white.

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why such thick patch material? is that 3/16"?
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why such thick patch material? is that 3/16"?
No, it's 1/8. Thats the thinnest they had in stock.

I also carry alot of engines and other heavy stuff and am constantly smashing down my bed floor. So hopefully this will help a bit.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 04:04 PM   #57
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Sorry for the lack of updates the last few days, I've been busting my rear on this.

With the help of some good freinds we got the bed on and doors hung. Everything went fairly smooth, except we had to move the gooseneck forward to the next set of holes, which meant taking bed off.

I still have some stuff to do after the florida run, but shes good to go for now. I put over 200 miles on her yesterday with no issue. Tomorrow I leave for Florida. Here she is all fat and sassy.

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A couple of other notes from the last couple days:

1995 and 1997 Taillight wiring harnesses are different and needed to be swapped.

The doors from the 95 were 1999 factory replacements, presumably under warranty. When I switched over my door handles (to retain my locks) the lock to latch rod had a different attachment and I had to use the rods from my doors to make work.

The 1995 bed used the old style small pin tailgate hinges. I used a newer tailgate and the hinges needed to be swapped.

The plastic license plate holder is MUCH easier to install with the rear bumper off, but can be done with a stubby philips.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:27 PM   #59
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Today I added some tie downs in the bed and added two extra power outlets under the console in the back seat area for the kid's gizmos. I also added a fire extinguisher which is required for commercial vehicles.

The TO DO list for my truck includes:

Replace front fenders

Repaint rockers and roof

Replace hood

Get dually fender lights working

Install new wheels and tires. I just aquired a set of 19.5 8 lug wheels from a bread truck and had them bored out for dodge hubs.

Remove rest of black trim

Get A/C and cruise working

Get truck re-lettered
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awesome work!
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