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Old 05-02-2016, 10:33 AM
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87 4x4 pickup

Why some people dont trust body shops.

One sunny day my truck was enjoying the day off when suddenly a lady using my drive to turn around hit the gas instead of the brakes. She creamed into the side of the toy caving in the door and front drivers side bed. I took the truck to a repair shop my wife and mother in law had used for 25+ years. After they looked over the truck they said it was safe to rebuild. They started repairing the body by replacing the bed and door skin. I was going to paint the truck. Things at work put a stop to the rebuild and I had to park it in the garage. Sitting in an enclosed garage it started rusting thru the filler and primer. Below is what I found.

Yes its part of a 'Beware of Dog" sign.
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Here is a picture of the passenger side after sanding the rust spots.
I'm thinking of getting a bed panel and just replacing the entire side. I will need to figure out how to remove it.
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Just get a new fiberglass bed. The best decision I've ever did to a Toyota.
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Just get a new fiberglass bed. The best decision I've ever did to a Toyota.
Or fiberglass bedsides. Hannemann fiberglass
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Beware of dog is a little different from the crinkled up newspaper filler.

As long as you don't find the dog hidden in there too
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Didn't find the dog but I did find a side bed panel for $259 at the Toyota dealership. Should be here in a week. Really dont need a fiberglass bed in Florida. The closest thing to salt for us is the ocean.
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Update.....Wasn't able to get the side panels.
Went ahead and rebuilt the existing ones.
I know know how to wield sheet metal. (sort of)
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Found a bench cover on ebay but their versions of charcoal is more blue than anything. Carpet is from Home depot.
I'll redo it later, maybe look for some bucket seats or have the bench rebuilt.
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News shoes.....
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2. (31x10.50x15)

Need to find or make chip guards and replace the rim center covers.
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I would do some free advertising for that body shop that used the sign for a filler. Do anything I could to keep scammers like that out of business.
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Replaced the hub centers and tried polishing the rims.
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Originally Posted by Terrys87 View Post
I would do some free advertising for that body shop that used the sign for a filler. Do anything I could to keep scammers like that out of business.
I warn everyone I can about them. Posted a review on their website that lasted for about a day.
Guess they dont like the truth...
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Hey nice job on the bodywork, thing is looking great now!
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Great truck! Have those same tires, on my 95.
​​​​​​Nice color choice too, is that a factory color?
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Hey,

If you get some time whenever you do. You think you can post some pics of that Carpet? Would like to see how it came out and maybe how you did it.

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by mbomberz1 View Post
Hey nice job on the bodywork, thing is looking great now!
Thanks.
Its been a slow process but worth it.
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Originally Posted by TacoTank View Post
Great truck! Have those same tires, on my 95.
​​​​​​Nice color choice too, is that a factory color?
Thanks. I love those tires. The ride is fantastic.
The color isn't factory. I got it from TCP paint
Its called "Warm Gray Metallic 2107" two stage Urethane.
I used the (1) gallon kit (base and clear). 4 coats of base and 4 coats of clear. Still have about 1/4 of each left over.
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Originally Posted by Gonzadanny888 View Post
Hey,

If you get some time whenever you do. You think you can post some pics of that Carpet? Would like to see how it came out and maybe how you did it.

Thanks,
I will get you all the info Wednesday. I got the carpet from Home Depot. $20
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Gonzadanny888,

I used a cheap area rug from home depot. $20. It came in a 6' x 8' roll. (Thicker than auto carpet at Autozone, but not too thick)
Took the seat, bottom door trim, kick panels and shifter out. Cut to fit starting from the rear with regular scissors
and used spray glue to tack it down with. $5. Took about 4 hours with cleaning.
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Red face

Please include me on the list of people that have used assorted welder panels in body work .

I do it all the time but no body filler as that soaks water like a sponge I use Fiber Glass.
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