My box sucks!

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Diesldog 56
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My box sucks!


Post by Diesldog 56 »

Newbie to the site... Just got a 1982 KingCab w/the Diesel. Getting it back into shape. the ususal, brakes, idler arm, center hanger bearing...What is the best way to 'fix' the box? Aftermarket sheet metal, Ariziona rust -free used, a take-off off a later model...
Thanks !!!
Current Diesels: 1997 W250 4X4 w/5.9L Cummins, love it... Just got a 1982 720 w/2.2D. Doing the resto as we speak....
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Post by asavage »

I've heard that you can buy a complete replacement bed, but for the money, you may as well buy a whole dead Southwest truck and have it shipped!

The 720 beds rust pretty well up here in the PNW too, right along the horizontal seam where the floor of the bed meets the bed "skirts".

For popular trucks, you can buy bed "sides", but I've not heard of one for the 720. Yeah, maybe a road trip to the SW is in your future!
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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