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Old 04-18-2012, 09:14 PM
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57-60 Styleside Tail Light Panel Removal and Fix

I'm in the process of fixing my rusted out bed corners. I had to drill out 62 spot welds to get it apart.

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Pretty happy with the way the electrolysis worked. Hit me up if you don't know about electrolysis.

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and a sneak peek of where I'm at now. I'll write a complete tech article when it's done.

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The before/after line from the electolysis is impressive.
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Thanks for the pictures and your doing nice work! I will look forward to the tech article.
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Cool to side the back end all apart like that. Great looking work. Certainly takes a lot of time!
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Thanks for the pictures and your doing nice work! I will look forward to the tech article.
2nd that on the tech article. I own 2 trucks that are half fridge and half slick both need this very repair.
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Looks real good! When you reattach them, are you going to smooth the seam or show the joint like original. I ask because I went back and forth before making the decision to show a seam.
Keep the pic's coming and fill in the details please.
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Personally I like the filled in seam look. I am thinking about filling the seem where that housing comes up against the bed side also. When I finally get to doing both of mine.
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I think I'm going to show the seam. I've had them filled since I bought the truck in '01. It depends on how it looks when I get it back together.
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Yea I like em both ways filled and unfilled. Kinda depends on the overall look you are going for. This time around Teddy (my truck) will be painted in a traditional two tone style and the seams on the cab will show along with the seams on the bed, except the one under the tail lights.
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Damit three months late! How much they going for?
At least I can tell my self how much I saved by doing them my self, and all I learned.
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He hasn't said how much they'll go for. I emailed the guy that's actually producing them and haven't heard back yet. Counting the filler and roll of flux-cored wire I had to buy, I've got about 35 bucks into materials to fix both sides.
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