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    Front core support

    My 86 d50 had been put in a ditch by its previous owner. The front core
    support is bent in a good amount to where my bumper won't fix properly. Some right front finder damage as a result as well. I want to make this truck cheery straight, so I know it needs a body shops help. My question is, do I need to look for another truck with a straight core support? How do you take one off? Just cut spot welds or what? How would you go about it? Thank you for any info.

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    In the manual section look for the first gen factory manual. There is a body break down in there.

    It just has spot welds. You can use a spot weld cutter to cut them loose.

    It might be easier to just find a parts truck and swap cabs and Vin plates.




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    Front core? Radiator support? You can always use a nut and bolt in place of new spotwelds on installation if you do not have access to a welder. But if you do you can spot weld the nut and bolt to the body. Or, if you like the removability of the rad support like the volkswagon guys. Lol.
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    The front core support and inner fenders are part of the crumple zone on these trucks, so they need to be welded for max strength. Try M&S recycling in calif - they should have what you need.
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