Here's a few pics of the on going bed restoration of my '79. More surprises than expected, it's going to be a way bigger job and will involve much more cash than i can handle right now, so i won't be driving it for a while
Uli, I admire you for taking that on. The part that I would be the most concerned about is all the rust in the frame in those pictures. You definitely have a lot of fixing to do. LUCK and hang in there.
The shop will have all the "cross sections" and boxes custom built for me on Thursday so i won't have to weld anything rusty. What's left for me to find are some bushings.. and it's not easy around here.
Looks good... i know exactly what your going through... I had to do the same thing on my '65.
Give it a good powerwash now to see if anything else is lurking under the grime.
Now's a great time to address any frame issues with the bed off. Some guys weld oversized washers over the rotted body mounting holes. Can't you get body mount at your local speed shop or online?