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1979 Dodge Lil Red Express Truck Restoration

jumbreit

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Finally had to wrap the truck up for the winter now that the snow is finally here. Really happy with how the year worked out and so looking forward to all the progress I’m hoping to make next year.
 

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A few of the goodies I can’t wait to get on this summer. The actual color is more of a bright red than in the proof. I also got my power steering brace.
 

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Started on the bed this weekend. I’m keeping the tailgate as is but cleaner. Was actually able to get the red spray paint stripped off (turpentine then brake clean). The brake clean also removed the remaining gold off the decal. I did some very minor metal work and so far have a coat of semi-gloss clear on the back.
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Also pulled the chains off my extra bed and cleaned those up really (and clear coated)
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The rust on the lower part behind the wood is pretty bad but didn’t rust through
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The white decals (gold has all worn off) really pop.

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I’m going to do Bedliner on the inside panels of the bed but first had to drill in the remaining holes for the stack brackets and the side wood panels.
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Probably could have gone 1/4” to 1/2” higher on the top panel but most of the pics I saw online it’s pretty close to the fender.
 
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