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Hi all. I found this at the dump today. They have signs all over telling you no salvaging but will usually ignore you if there is something good and easy to get. It's very rusty. I think someone stored their driveway salt in it, but it is all there and looks usable if I throw in a piece of plywood to keep things from breaking through the bottom. when I get a chance I will beat off the rust and see how much is salvageable.

16.5 cu ft with 6.50 x 8 wheels. Wheels are greased and tires look ok. Steel dump body with a tailgate. I have no idea what brand.


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Get as much of the rust out of the bed as possible. Throw some rust converter on what is left. Let the converter do it's thing. Use the cured converter as a primer. Now throw on some bedliner of your choice. Heck even some aersol can undercoating might work. Paint work on the outside is optional. Plywood floor liner is a must. Getting rid of & stopping the rust's progression is the main concern here.

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