Series 2 109 Pickup Dismantled – and so it begins

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The 109 pickup is scheduled to get it’s forty layers of poorly applied paint soda blasted off next week, so it’s time for it to come apart.

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Piles of parts……the truck came apart remarkably easy and quickly revealed that it’s truly a really nice, complete, rust-free truck that fell victim to a lot of poor paint work.

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A rare headliner/interior for the pickup cab, complete and in fantastic shape!

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All aluminum Series 2 beatbox in fantastic condition with all of the captive nuts still in place.

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Under drivers seat tool box, again, in great shape, no dents, holes, corrosion…….awesome!

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A set of freshly built sliders waiting to go to the galvanizers stored under the truck.

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The banjo wheel also in good restorable condition.

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All galvanized trim removed and ready to be re-coated.

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The original hardware still in good shape will be cleaned up in a vibratory tumbler and then sent out to be re-coated.

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Parts stacked up everywhere. Small parts I’ll just finish in-house in the blast cabinet, the big stuff (body panels, bed, bulkhead) go off site to be soda blasted.

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And here’s the real gift this truck has given……a virtually perfect Series 2 bulkhead. This thing is in amazing condition, as layers of grease and old glued on interiors pieces came off a near perfect 56 year old bulkhead revealed itself.

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It’s so nice I almost don’t want to use it and hang it on the wall just to prove they still exist!!

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