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 Post subject: truck roof rail rust
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:01 pm 
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TBI Slant 6
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Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Car Model*: 1974 Dart Swinger 225
Still shopping for a truck, but I thought this should be its own thread. I looked at a 1981 D150 with a low mileage Super Six and a body that is really solid except for the roof rail over the windshield. Any tricks for fixing that? Here are some pics. The passenger side has been patched with seam sealer. (The brown paint is factory primer - current owner started sanding it down to repaint but gave up partway through.)
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 Post subject: Re: truck roof rail rust
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Location: Brightwood, VA
Car Model*: 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I
I was just poking around and saw this.
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/d/middle-river-1987-dodge-ram-d150-pick/6810912509.html
https://smd.craigslist.org/cto/d/dameron-dodge-ram/6779778069.html
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/springfield-1987-dodge-d100/6791252351.html

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 Post subject: Re: truck roof rail rust
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:48 pm 
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I have seen those ads too. I’m going to look at one of them tomorrow in fact. I just wanted an idea of how much of a project it would be to fix the roof rail or at least stop it from getting worse. Maybe that’s the reason the owner decided to sell instead of finish the project.


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 Post subject: Re: truck roof rail rust
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:47 am 
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The trouble is that it is always more extensive than you can see. With so many trucks out there, I wouldn't bother except for use as a parts donor truck.

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