When we left off at Part II, Project Old School was officially a big-window shortbed. There were still many obstacles to overcome, however. There's still the 1/2-inch of body filler residing in large areas of the bed, and the thick layer of glue-pot glue that covered the entire inside of the cab. Also, we still had yet to test fit our new front fenders from Brothers and our GMC hood and grille support from Chevy Truck Salvage. Then there was the matter of all the filler pieces we needed to weld into place and smooth over (somewhere in the neighborhood of 30). We continued our quest with the help from the crew at Totally Polished. We also simultaneously performed some of the work on the hood and tailgate in the shop of Off Road's Mike Finnegan with a bunch of help from Mike and Devious Customs' Jefe. This month, the goal was to A: strip all of the unwanted body filler, glue, paint, and undercoating from any and all areas of the sheetmetal; B: complete all of the welding and rough body work; and C: cover everything in a coat of PPG primer similar to the factory stuff before bolting all the old, new, and traded sheetmetal back together.

Next month we'll take a break from the bodywork to install some much needed new products from Classic Performance Products. But, rest assured, after that we'll complete the bodywork and suede paint, and we swear we're actually going to put some chrome on this thing.