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Unread 12-12-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Unibody restoration needed - New England

The rocker panels of my 5.9 Limited are hideously rusted. The cancer is moving onto the fenders and other areas. It's more body work than I can handle. I've brought it to three auto body shops ("collision centers")... two just shook their heads at it ("we don't do rust") and one gave me a quote that was nearly the Blue Book value of the vehicle.

It's a fairly involved restoration job. Can anyone recommend a specialist in New England - preferably central MA?

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Unread 12-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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You are not going to find somebody that will tackle this job for cheap.

If you are looking to build a trail rig then I recommend cutting out the old rockers and replacing them with custom rock sliders. With a little welding skill this is something you can do yourself. See my build thread for an example.

If its basically a street rig then I recommend either getting rid of it and finding something else that is solid or living with the rust.
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