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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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So a few days before I was ready to bring it into the shop for final disassembly, I wanted to make sure I could get the back glass down. This was only briefly attempted once assuring me that the motor was working, unfortunately the weather stripping had dried to the glass - keeping it in place. I took a putty knife and worked the inner and outer rubber, you could hear and feel the moment the glass released. Since the electrical was stripped down I had no choice but to cut the yellow and white wires to work the motor by battery. After working the glass up and down several times I was confident I was able to proceed.This is what I use to move it in and out of the shop with:




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I was about a week ago now, that I brought it into the shop for this final process. First thing was first I had to get the glass down and the tailgate open. The glass went down fine, as expected, but the tailgate hadn't been opened in years. After a bit of careful manhandling of the linkage I was able to produce this:




My next task was to remove the rear seat and carpeting. I was anxious to see what I was in store for underneath the moisture keeper. I have included a pic of the rear stripped just before I pulled the carpet. I will show before and after pics when I get to the bed repair.




I was then able to move onto removing the topper. I wish that I had taken pics of the removal, It was a sight to see the forklift hugging the rear end and the forks jammed through where glass had been for so long. But here it is in all its glory:


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The final result of the day:


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I've got one in similar shape that's been sitting in my barn for years. I also have 2 boys 5&7. Thank you for the inspiration. I have to get them out there and start our project like this. Great job. Keep it up.
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Great work! Funny how they all rust in the same spots. And like others, I echo the gratitude of saving another of these excellent beasts. Keep it up and keep posting! Subscribed!

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