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Episode 3 – C10’s Rusty Little Secrets Revealed

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Episode 3 – Rick Drewry, Drew Yagodnik and Project C10 crew member Paul Naber are prepping the body of our ‘65 Chevy C10 truck. Blasting begins on the disassembled parts, and we tackle some pesky rust issues. You never know what you will find until you blast. It looks like we need two new doors.

Episode 3 – Video Transcript

Drew Yagodnik: Here’s what’s next on Project C10.

Rick Drewry: We get the thing set up for blasting. Get the bed out there and get a little platform ready for all the small parts, and we’ll begin here shortly. This is kind of what it looks like when you disassemble every nut and bolt of the car. Alright, we got a little bit of rust issues. The worst part of the cab is actually where you put your feet when you’re driving. Obviously see-through holes, we’re going to have to put a patch panel in here. The other issue that we’re seeing and we’re going to know more once it’s blasted, the rocker panels. It’s had some work done on the rocker panels on both sides I’m not sure what we’re going to see. Sometimes I’ve seen people put literally a new rocker over the top of the old one, which isn’t the proper way to do it. Whatever it takes, we’re going to get it back to the way it was from the factory and get it so we don’t have any issues down the road.

Rick Drewry: I’m here with Chad (Lay) from Cincinnati Blasting. He’s going to be basically stripping down the entire truck for us, inside and out. Frame, doors, cab, hood, everything. And he’s going to spend the day with us, so we don’t have to spend the next month stripped the truck. Well, it’s a little cold outside so we’re not going to be able to do the wet blasting. When the temperature gets below 40, it’s kind of tough to do the wet because everything kind of freezes. So, we’re going to do dry and we’ll get our fingers crossed. Hopefully everything works well. Thanks a lot man. I appreciate it.

Chad Lay: Thanks for having us.

Rick Drewry: We had a little patch panel that was done on the rear of the fender and we’re not sure what this yellowish stuff is, but it feels like concrete. So, it wouldn’t blast out, so we’re going to end up getting a patch panel for the fender, the rear of it. But the rest of it looks very savable.

Paul Naber: Keep the repair as small as possible where we keep the most original body lines left in the truck. We’re going to do a little bit more cutting out here just because we’ve got some rust showing on the inner brace here. So, we’re going to get it up a little bit higher. Looks like there’s some clean metal up a little bit higher, so we can get it up to the clean metal. Clean all this up, treat it, so that way you won’t have to worry about rust coming back out of the bottom half of this fender.

Rick Drewry: The glory of working with rust. Isn’t it great?

Paul Naber: Nobody in California or Arizona knows this stuff.

Rick Drewry: That’s right.

Rick Drewry: Okay, you can see our fender here that we have patched. There are no issues with that at all. It looks good. The doors however, not so lucky on that. You can see the rot that we have going on, and it goes all the way across and around the corner on the other side. And that’s all lead, so somebody leaded in the rust a long time ago. So, by the time you get all of that out, we bought a patch panel to do here, to actually cut the bottom of the door, but again we’re getting to the point now and we’re seeing rust on the inside. And it’s going up a lot further than we wanted to, so we’re going to cut our losses and we’re going to replace the doors. Now somebody out there has an old truck that they don’t care about, they could just screw them on the cap right here on the bottom and they just got a beater truck. These doors will work great for you, but not for a show truck. So, we’re going to move on.

Rick Drewry: Okay, time to recap on Project C10. We’ve got a lot of things going on. We’ve going to divide and conquer. Now that we have everything blasted, torn apart, bagged, tagged. We’ve got a lot of cool things that are going to be happening. We have a chassis to mock up. We have a drive train to set up. We have a ton of bodywork to do. So, stay tuned. You’ll get to see some neat tips and tricks as we go along, and we’ll share them with you. So, stay tuned to Project C10.

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