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Project OBS Chevy

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by durafish, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Well scanning through CL the truck that i always thought would be perfect was for sale.
    Its a 1998 chevy 1500 Extra Cab short bed with 75,000 miles!
    Its basically a new truck super clean, quite, comfortable.
    It came with a fisher mm1 7 1/2' foot thats really rusty and doesn't work at this time, and a hook up for a sander. This has got to be the cleanest sander truck out there, tailgate is rust free along with bed. Best part is it has all paper work for plow, sander and truck.
    I think we got a super deal on this thing.
    Plans are:
    -fix inside door handle
    -Replace outer handles with Kodiak handles
    -Fix the 4x4 pretty simple though
    -new headlights-ordered
    -towing mirrors
    -tint
    -paint bumpers to color match
    -fix minor surface on bottom of doors
    -paint flares
    -bed off and por15
    -strobes
    -paint wheels/find PYO ones
    -new tires-paint plow/get working then sell
    -put mm2 blade on
    Heres some pic of how it came, will update regularly as time allows.
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  2. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    nice find nice and clean cant see rust is a plus on a old 15 year old truck
    also have a cab light out!
     
  3. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Yup new led light ordered.
     
  4. Rubicon 327

    Rubicon 327 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Looks good and just what you wanted to boot but a 1500?....that a typo?

    Good Luck with the new ride!
     
  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Nice find! I always liked the 88-98 Chevy's.
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice project truck, keep the pic's coming.
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Looks like a 2500 to me.
     
  8. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    ya the fact that it says 2500 on the door is a dead give away! :nod::laughing: lol jk ive always liked those trucks also gl
     
  9. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    As are the 8-lug wheels! ;)
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Nice truck. Too bad it's a short bed
     
  11. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Yes guys its a 2500 its a typo.
    The best part is the short bed imo anything thats longbed and not 2 door or Drw is stupied ugly imo.
     
  12. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Made some more progress and found a bit of rust under the weather stripping on the drivers side, all good now.
    These pictures aren't the end result i put rust converter on it and sanding it down more.
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    Then the bottom had very little surface rust so sanded down, primed painted
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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  13. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    All finished, might put some bondo to make it smooth but there's is zero rust now just pits.
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    Then the flares got painted turned out okay, not perfect but its 15 years old. Its 100% better then before though!
    Painting them on the truck wasn't the best idea but i didn't want to break the glue holding them on.
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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Nice work so far. Painting those fender flares is a PITA. I did it on my '90, but it's easier than taking them all the way off.
     
  15. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Thanks! They a PITA but its worth it. Your truck looks real good kinda inspired me to do this.
     
  16. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Better get that ready if you want to try it out Tuesday
     
  17. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    I think its just going to be rain for us.
     
  18. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Thanks. It's been a little more work than I thought it would be. Kinda like an onion! One thing leads to another thing to do. I just want to be done with the tedious work and move on to the accessories. Such as custom step bars, back rack, install switch box to operate a Whelen dual rotator and work lights.
     
  19. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    In NY we have a lot of trouble with the rocker panels rotting out. You can avoid that by cleaning them up from the backside and rustproofing.
     
  20. FF/P215

    FF/P215 Senior Member
    from 01085
    Messages: 177

    I stay on top of my OBS, it has some surface but that's it knock on wood, tomorrow I'll probably found a whole haha. Nice OBS though, that's not bad for rust, yet, and you're already on top of it, good luck, subscribing to see it keep going!