Yup. It's a question of when, not if. I wouldn't say it's all due to anything you did or did not do. These things were rusting on the showroom floor. If, as you say, this is your "forever" truck, it makes perfect sense to do the work.
so does everyone that uses it!~ hahahaI have gray palm and finger smudges all over my truck from that stuff.
Thanks! That's why I can't let her go!there are so many things about your truck I find to be ridiculously sexy.
Tire carrier. Shwing.
Full doors. Shwing.
....just to name a few
I got the bulkhead dipped and repainted as well. And a new galvanized frame. So much work but I rather do it now so I can still enjoy her.Bill is correct. I have seen rust on trucks in the showroom! hahaha! Been down this road. While building the most recent truck I hot-dipped everything! Frame, bulkhead, door frames, bumpers, skid plates etc. Not a single bracket, or capping escaped the sandblaster and got dipped. In the end, It did end up being pretty cheap. Not the cosmetic beauty most want but to each their own. Galvanizing was $300 a ton and I wasn't even close to the min. I hate rust and was so tired of dealing with rusty nuts and bolts. I also never seize the **** out of everything. It's a bit of a joke with friends as it gets everywhere! hahaha but I don't care. Not much worse than dealing with rusty parts and having to snap rusty bolts on to get them off. BOL with the resto! Love the color! one of my all-time favorites!
Absolutely, grabbed the wrong link, my mistake..Wouldn’t the pre 02 version be better for OP?