The panels for the 55 Chevy pickup came back from the media blaster today. As is usually the case, some additional rust damage was revealed. Most can be dealt with easy enough in the Fab Shop but the tray is in pretty bad shape. A tailgate is already on order as it was beyond economical repair. So we will be recommending that we add the remaining three tray panels to that order.
I use the term 'economical repair' for a reason. There isn't much that we can't repair here at Ol' School Garage...at a price. In this case, where reproduction panels are readily available and a high quality painted finish is the goal, it will be significantly cheaper to buy new panels rather than us spending the time required to repair, straighten and smooth the panels in preparation for painting.