Got a little more done... but unfortunately still all demo - haven't got to the fabbing yet.
Got the seats out, dash, everything off of the firewall, couple trim pieces, the gas tank, etc. It's almost a complete bare cab now - I think I have the sun visors to go and that's about it.
The floor was pretty bad in some spots, but a lot of it is saveable. I put my foot right through it on the passenger side at one point. There was a piece of metal tek screwed on over a rusty part, which of course just made a spot for more moisture to catch, and rusted everything even worse. I pulled all that junk off, and I have a couple of floor pans I ordered, which kind of fit, and after some massaging I think I can get to replace quite a bit of the rot, and from there I'll start fabbing pieces to do the rest. I'm not super experienced with sheet metal, but I'm sure after enough noodling around I'll get it looking good
Couple of pics:
Both trucks in the garage next to each other:
Most of the demo:
Some of the rot:
This part was a little freaky - the seat belt tabs, especially on the passenger side, were so bad I just broke them off by hand:
The windshield channel is going to take some work:
The pile of junk. I'll keep or sell some of this, such as the metal part of the dash, but most of this is trash. I kept the original wiring harness as intact as I could - what you see here is some of the extra junk that was hacked in over the years (an aftermarket cruise control setup, a block heater, trailer brake wiring, ignition button, CB, a bunch of switches and wires which no longer went to anything, etc.):
This is how she sits now. I was hoping to get to fabbing in the new floor pans, but ran out of time. I'm away for work for a couple of days, but when I get back I think I'll have some time off, and next I'll hopefully give the truck, and whole garage, a good cleaning, and then start on the sheet metal work.
After that I'll be priming and sound deadening the inside. I've been reading a lot, but still not sure what direction I'll go. I like the cheapness of the DIY lizard sking type stuff using ceramic micro balloons, but not sure if I'll go that route yet, or one of the commercial spray on products. Ultimately I'd like to bedline the inside just for durability, but I'm not sure I can spray that over spry on sound deadner? Or if you need both? I s the sound deadner tough enough? I think no matter what I'll be putting sound insulation, padding and carpet down to quiet things up as much as I can, so maybe I won't even need the bedliner. Any recommendations?