As mentioned under repairs a 25+ year old vehicle isnít factory new. After we had a lot of fun driving our Pinz in the nearby mountains and desert we decided that if we want to keep it as long as possible a complete restauration had to be done. Not that our truck is in bad shape, itís probably at the upper end of what you get from the Swiss Army but still.........
- remove the original underbody coating (it doesnít adhere to the white underbody paint and flakes off)
- remove the entire top of the truck (windshield, roll bars, door tops, bed sides, doors, rub rails)
- make new rub-rails from Trex and install them with new SS hardware
Whenever non-structural bolts or nuts are removed we will replace them with SS hardware.
As you can see, quite a project! Whenever something can be shown the appropriate line above will be a link to a photo/text page. We share the effort and experiences we made during this restoration to encourage others to restore their trucks bottom up too. Itís a lot of work but at the end you will have a truck to be proud off and which wonít have rust problems for the years to come.
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