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  Before we get into the inside. Let's have a look at the door jams. Seems, these jams are in great shape. So many vehicles rust around the door james today. Today's steel isen't as good as the old steel. Recycling, in my opinion should be left to toasters, microwaves, and hair dryers. recycled steel should not be used for vehicles.










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Floor rubber matting and bottom of door jam.

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New floor matting and bottom of door jam

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Look at the door jams... No rust!. amd no repairs to the hinges or the jams itself.

The "switch" is for the new style seat belts. Seems they have planned it but diden't in 1985. The belts are from a 1987.

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Yes, Nice huh?

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Look at the door jams... No rust!. amd no repairs to the hinges or the jams itself. The only thing it needs here is paint. That will come later.

  Now, let's have a look at the interiour of this truck. It is just as I received it. Except, the aftermarket gauges have been removed. The idiot lights are re-connected, and working.

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Look at those doors! original door pannels, and no cuts, or scratches.

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Sanded first all door jams, cleaned and ready to shoot.

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Look at the doors! original door pannels, and no cuts or scratches.

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Sanded with wet 1500, then 2000 then Rubbing Compound, then liquid glass wax

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original cluster, steering wheel and dash.

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Replaced dash, Steering wheel, instrument cover.

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I don't think this is the original head liner, because i don't think this truck came with a head liner. There are six screws holding it in, and they don't look like factory. But, I will see if i can clean it up and leave it in.

Replaced the head liner with a different material. This material won't flake.

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replaced the head liner with new material. New paint job too.

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The aftermarket gauges have been removed and the idiot lights are re-connected. The rubber flooring comes out. I have a new one to go in from the junk yard.

New rubber floor down, Rubber shifter and frame mount, Cup holder and cassette holder... Nice!

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Perfect!

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My son whom first seen the three pedals, says "man Dad, they are small!. You be able to drive this?. I suppose he was thinging I have big feet???.

  I also have a new hood release to go in, also from the junk yard. I should also look into the large screw in the parking break pedel.

The only thing left to do is replace the hood release. I have that but diden't sand and paint the mount for it yet. Plan to do that soon.

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Darn! I forgot the hood release... I have it. I'll make a note now.

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Looking from the drivers side door. Yes, the wheels are turned. The steering wheel is in alignment. Just a little bit of play, not a lot.

Just about the only thing I need to do is get new rubber covers for the trun signal leaver and the wiper leaver.

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Excellent.

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View looking behind the seat. The speakers are comming out!. I have the original speakers and the original grills. They go into the dash assemble, just under the wind shield. Yes folks! NOT in the doors. Actually in the metal part of the dash.

Cleaned up, and under the rubber mat primed. I also tryed to bring up the original paint. Not too bad for 25 years old.

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:-)

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There are no kick pannels. But the kick sides are in good condition. A little bit of rust in the corners, under the rubber mat. When I remove the matting, we will have a better look and take action. I will most likely need to sand and prep the floor pannels for re-painting. Probally will also paint the whole inside where the origional pat is. That includes the bottom of the dash, roof, behind the seat, floor. I know I will need to repair around the shifter.

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I did put the screws back in after I seen this picture. Too dark to take a new picture.

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Picture of the top of the dash. This part is all metal black mat paint. The corners are where the speakers go. There are blank speaker covers now, I have two good speaker grills, and the speakers I got from the junk yard a couple of week ago. I am still looking for the correct era radio, either AM/FM cassette or the basic AM radio. I am hoping the wiring for the speakers and the radio are tucked away under the dash.

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Very nice...

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The aftermarket radio, the front heater/AC controls. The radio does work but is not original. It does come out when I find the right radio that was in here. Also need the original cig lighter. The controls for the heater/AC do need some cleaning up. Surface rust is present. Probally paint the black, the way they were. Need to fix the ash tray too. It's track seems to be slanted a little.

Like it should be....

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yes, The two screws are back in.

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The passinger side of the dash. Need to see about new felt on the shelf thingy. I don't know what that is originally called. I call ita shelf. I have another thats in better condition. I just might do a re-cover with material that matches or just clean it up.. Not sure yet.

replaced the shelf with the same material I used for the head liner.

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