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Old 11-06-2009
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so got to thinking about fixing the truck up a bit

sooo... last winter i tried to do a 4wd donut in a school parking lot, needless to say the *** end of my bed mated with a chain link fence pole and made it look like this

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after some pissing around it now looks like this
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eventually (was thinking this winter) i want to straighten this back out by hammer and dolly and bondo. now since im already pulling the plastic bedliner out(which isnt the easiest task by yourself haha) i thought about unbolting the bed and throw it in the shop upside down on the floor so i can get on the dent.. then clean up the frame as its getting rusty. damn road salt. also thought about repainting it a different color.. not sure yet... i can repaint it the color it is now or go totally different. paint price is not an issue as i can get paint for free. any color.. what do ya'll think sound like a plan?

EDIT: also have this dent, backed into a tree and pushed the bumper in, ****in' pissed me off, that was a brand new tail light too!! had to replace the stock one because of the big dent, then busted it again, so now i have to replace it for the 2nd time.
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would probably be easier to buy a new bed side from lmc truck and just replace the whole thing rather than trying to smooth all that out
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i would but i dont have the money as i dont have a job. i could smooth it all out thats not a problem. i did it on my s15 when i got it and it was worse. not really excited about hacking up the side of the bed either.
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so i got bored and played around in the cheesy paint program and blacked out my tails. might re-do it and black out the 3rd brake light too, just to see what it looks like.Name:  blackedtails.jpg
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All you do is just drill out the spot welds and then you get the whole bed side sheet and fit it up then just re-weld the spot welds. i would think trying to smooth that out would be much harder and trying to get the body lines to match
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If you left it screwed up, you probably wouldn't wreck it again!
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If you left it screwed up, you probably wouldn't wreck it again!
haha ya.. im just tired of looking at it. i finally got the bedliner out and the inside isnt too bad either.. i also started the hammer and dolly work and it came out easier than i thought. the top stuff will be the hardest part.. i've done my share of bodywork and matching the bodylines isnt really that hard. had to pull the canopy off myself to get the bedliner out, it wasnt too fun.. its really outside so i stopped and went into the shop and worked on the mower for a litttle bit. gotta pull the fender flare off too.

also was looking on LMC for a bedside and they are like 400 bucks.. f- that idea...
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dad asked me how i got the canopy off the truck by myself, and i said it was easy, grab the *** end and pull on it straight till door thingy hits the ground and the other end is resting on the tailgate, then i grabbed two 2x2's and put them in a ramp form and set one end of the canopy on the 2x2's grabbed the other end and pulled slid it down the 2x2's and voila..
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