What a great account of the process you just did. As it turns out, I have just
completed a similar project on a much more minor scale on my '54 Chevy 1/2 ton.
The PO had drilled 3/8 inch holes into 3 of the vertical rails to "miss-mount"
a 12 V windshield wiper unit. The holes looked like they had been drilled with
a wood bit and done with a beer in one hand and a smoke in the other.
After mineral blasting the entire cab, I JB welded a piece of sheet metal
behind the holes and filled them in with the same stuff. Also, I used spot
putty to clean up any small imperfections and no one can tell.
Thanks for the story.
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