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Old 08-21-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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There are still some donor frames out there in good shape. Don't write her off too soon, or you might be kicking yourself in the ***.
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There are still some donor frames out there in good shape. Don't write her off too soon, or you might be kicking yourself in the ***.
So true. Keep that old girl alive at all costs!
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:34 PM   #13
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Do I even want to know what it costs to buy/replace an entire frame?
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:56 PM   #14
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If you have a shop do it, it's expensive. People have done frame swaps a lot though without a lot of tools. If you can do it yourself, or even prep the old frame to be rust resistent you would save a lot of labor money.
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Well the shop says the frame is fine. It looks like the repairs to get her back on the road are going to be a lot less than I had anticipated. If they stay as low as my guy is telling me right now, I may be able to get the underside of the truck sand-blasted and painted sooner than I had hoped.

So far so good. Can't wait to be driving her again.
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88!!!!
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Well the shop says the frame is fine. It looks like the repairs to get her back on the road are going to be a lot less than I had anticipated. If they stay as low as my guy is telling me right now, I may be able to get the underside of the truck sand-blasted and painted sooner than I had hoped.

So far so good. Can't wait to be driving her again.
Awesome news. Por 15 or some other rust inhibitor would be a good idea for the undercarriage.
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Going to get the underside sandblasted and then cover it in POR15.
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Good for you (fixing up the older truck). I still miss my '92 with the 4.9L. Had it for 18 years when a texting driver hit me head on... truck was not recoverable.
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