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Old 01-28-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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RUST! Fix or sell.

So since I bought my house a year ago I've neglected my poor truck to get the house in order. Lately I started thinking of getting back into it fixing some of the issues and getting it to look good again. So I decided to wash the heck out of it today and planned on grinding off the rust on the back wheel wells, treating it and buying some flares to hide the spot. While cleaning it I found a new bubble under the paint on the roof where the windshield and roof line meet. I already had small bubble on the hood that bothered me but I figured eventually I'll get a different hood.

What do you guys think. Why would I have rust in three different spots. I've read about the rear fender rusting on some trucks but the spot on the hood and the roof are bothering me. Do you guys think it's worth fixing? Truck needs a paint job anyways. Or should I do what I've been thinking and that's de-mod and sell it? I hate to sell with the money I've put into it but with the rust and the amount of money I still need to put into the drive train I'm thinking it might not be worth keeping.

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I'd start with a body shop estimate to get a better idea of what you would be looking at to get the rust fixed. They might also be able to determine if the problem is worse than it is or not. That, combined with your drivetrain work, will give you a better idea of the course of action you should take with it. It might still be cheaper to repair than the replace.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:33 AM   #3
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Just be thankful it wasnt this bad haha
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:45 AM   #4
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I'd start with a body shop estimate to get a better idea of what you would be looking at to get the rust fixed. They might also be able to determine if the problem is worse than it is or not. That, combined with your drivetrain work, will give you a better idea of the course of action you should take with it. It might still be cheaper to repair than the replace.
I forgot to mention I had the rear fenders repaired by a shop I picked after narrowing it down from several shops I researched. I asked him to cut the metal out but turns out they didn't. I don't trust any of the shops around here but I might try checking a few places out.
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that's what I'm hoping to avoid. Did you replace the bed?
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that's what I'm hoping to avoid. Did you replace the bed?
Nope I completely cut all the rust off and welded in repair panels and new fender wells. It was a pain
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Nope I completely cut all the rust off and welded in repair panels and new fender wells. It was a pain
Nice job. If I owned a welder I would attempt to repair myself and just leave the spot primered till I can afford a paint job. If the holes are small enough after I grind off the rust maybe I can bondo or something. I'm gonna do some youtubing while I decide if I'm gonna keep it.
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If you need to weld metal on now or in future bring it by sir I have a badass welder and a grinder if need be. The roof rust is the one that has me wondering too. If you de mod put it all on a new truck!
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If you need to weld metal on now or in future bring it by sir I have a badass welder and a grinder if need be. The roof rust is the one that has me wondering too. If you de mod put it all on a new truck!
Thanks Keith I might take you up on that. The roof rust is on a bad spot I'll have to address that one soon if I keep it.
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When is rust ever on a "good spot"?

Was checking quickly outta curiosity and a replacement roof panel for the QC runs around $750. Surprisingly, the RC roof panel is the same price.

Now get this, the replacement roof panel for a Mega Cab - $446. WTH????

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