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1998 k2500 rust repair/paint

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Onebadbowtie86, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Onebadbowtie86

    Onebadbowtie86 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Getting the ol' girl ready for hopefully a good year of pushing snow. I redid the truck about 4 years ago, with a new box and tailgate, and cab corners but fixed the door bottoms and didn't replace the rockers because it didn't need it. The rockers ended up rusting from the inside out so they got complete replacements, and I scored some rust free oem doors of cl. Just painted the bottoms of front fenders, rockers, cab corners and the doors and wheeled out the rest of the truck. Heres some pics. I also updated from my 2003 8'2" boss v plow to a 1 year old 8'2" vxt for this year.

  2. Onebadbowtie86

    Onebadbowtie86 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

  3. buttaluv

    buttaluv Member
    Messages: 83

    That is dead sexy!
  4. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    What are the doo hicky majiggies hanging out in the rear, under hitch? Are they for rear plow?
    Looks sweet too! Very nice lookin truck!
  5. Onebadbowtie86

    Onebadbowtie86 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Thank you. Yes those brackets are for the daniels back blade.
  6. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Now the truck is too nice 4 a plow. Great Work !!!!
  7. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    That is real nice how many miles on the engine and tranny?
  8. Onebadbowtie86

    Onebadbowtie86 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Truck has 182k, replaced the engine last fall with a clean low mileage 5.7 vortec that has 72k miles now, transmission is original and the transfer case and rear axle I just replaced have 130k on them. I was chasing a vibration issue and thought it was my transfer case, and it wasnt. same goes for the rear axle. I did Upgrade from the 9.5" 14 bolt to the 10.5" 14 bolt and had anew driveshaft made. Turns out the driveshaft was where my vibration was coming from.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    The truck looks like new. I love the look of the OBS GMs with those wheels.
  10. FF/P215

    FF/P215 Senior Member
    from 01085
    Messages: 176

    Makes me re-think my '96 and want to put some money into it.. Nice work man!
  11. Onebadbowtie86

    Onebadbowtie86 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Thank every one, shes a good old work truck. Here she is when I brought here home, after sitting for over a year with a blown transfer case. The truck was in rough shape mechanically and cosmetically, But I got her dirt cheap and fixed everything wrong except the A/C. Thats next on the list though....
  12. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    you wont need ac anytime soon, so you got all winter to fix it.
  13. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    real nice looking truck i like the maroon
  14. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Gorgeous obs.
  15. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Nice work. I have an '04 Ram 2500 and noticed some surface rust on the frame and underbody. I'm going to grind/sand/prime and paint it next week so it doesn't get out of hand (should be a short day's work).
  16. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    Man I wish I had the nerve to do that to my 98 it need cab corners, rockers, doors, and a bed
  17. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 157

    looks awesome man