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Old 03-11-2007, 09:20 PM
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Hello Everyone-

I am trying to clean up a 23 Dodge T bucket body (all original metal). The body has surface rust all over it and I am just trying to get some suggestions on what would be the easiest way to clean it up (body repair novice here). I had planned on getting some metal conditioner and getting after it with steel wool and then moving onto 50 grit sandpaper but I was wondering if any of you had any other suggestions.

Also, I am wondering what is the best way to tackle the doors. I am sure there is surface rust on the inside skins of the door that I can not see. Any suggestions on how to handle the doors would be greatly appreciated as well.

Finally, does anyone know of any places on the web or that I can contact by phone that manufacture replacement steel parts for a 23 Dodge T bucket (i.e. doors) or that may have original bucket body parts that could be in better shape then the doors I am currently using.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I'm desperate! Please help!

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Just a thought, you may have better luck looking for parts for the Dodge if you refer to it as a roadster body. Some people may get confused when you say Dodge and Model T at the same time.
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For rust inside door panels, I have found a product called "Navel Jelly" works well. Using a wood bristle paint brush, brush it in and let it set. Then use a water hose or pressure washer to wash it out. Repeat this process as many times as needed to remove all the rust.

I have a sand blaster I got at Tractor Supply that works well with rust too. It uses 125 psi air and will not warp the metal but strips the rust right off.


I would get a good coat of Epoxy primer/sealer on the bare metal as soon as possible to prevent any further surface rust.
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Thanks much for the tips.

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Just a thought, you may have better luck looking for parts for the Dodge if you refer to it as a roadster body. Some people may get confused when you say Dodge and Model T at the same time.
Randall
Thats right...A Model T is a Ford. You have a Dodge roadster.
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