Working on the tailgate. It's a Dynacorn reproduction part (the original was totally "taco'd," no saving.)
What a surprise, it needs work. Pretty minor, all things considered, and I got it worked out.
I've decided to not use the factory tailgate emblem, because, well, it's ugly, IMO.
Here it is
I'm going to go with one from a newer Silverado. I think they are cool and will fit with the Resto Mod theme.
Here is the new one
The new emblem won't cover the factory holes for the original one and be in the position I want.
So, fill in the holes, right?
2 years ago this job would have been beyond me. Both the welding and then minor filler work after.
I would have stood in line and paid someone several hundred to do it.
But, I've learned a lot, mostly from the folks here, and I'm tickled beyond belief that this was no big deal to knock out in about an hour.
Cut some metal to fill in the holes
Welded it, ground it down and boom! Ready for a skim coat of filler and done.
This is fun!