that's cause it just looks clean,
one of the best reasons to customize an old car.
After smoothing out the majority of the body,
at eye level was basically the ugliest part of the truck.
these were not straight,
and a couple small rust holes made them look worse.
and in hindsight the results would have been futile.
and holey chit surprise...surprise...
as cutting the weld seam of the top and bottom pieces created a long slit.
Weld weld grind grind.
Hopefully Ken wouldn't mind...
Chevies have a rear wrap-around gutter,
and it was time to bite the bullet.
In addition the gutter hid the unaligned seam.
A little strategic hammering and welding...
The inner panel limited access,
so hammer and dolly work was tricky.
but better then the eyesore it was.