Picked up a 79 GMC Sierra Grande step side for a good price partly due to rust damage along the bottom rim and in some areas like the door and engine compartment. I have been told I need to save it, but like so many others, I have a smaller budget than it deserves.
I started with an oil change and and spark plugs. I replaced a fuel hose and cleaned the carb. The stalling and refusal to start wasn't completely fixed but at least with a bit of gas in the carb I can get it started.
The one thing going for me here is that I am a professional airbrush artist. So I intend to repaint it entirely freehand(Rat Fink style) and make it a magazine piece. I am looking forward to the challenge of foregoing the repair work to the rust holes by sealing them and including them in the overall paintjob.
Any advice you can give on improving this project would be fantastic! Thanks.