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about how much a box would cost me for a 81 just curious preferably little to no rust
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There's actually a website advertisement that pops up in this site evety so often for toy boxes from the states, but i'd just build a flatdeck, it's much cheaper and looks better, look at Jordan's pic
 

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Go down to Alpi's in Surrey, they actually have an '81 longbox that is strangely rust free. I think he wants $400-500 for it, but like I said it's in very good shape.
 

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The ad that pops up is for fiberglass boxes, a great idea if you plan on owning your truck for a long time and never want to worry about rust again.

As for US boxes, I paid $1500 for a box from Arizona, in negligible condition to boot. If you're going to go that route, like Jordan mentioned, driving down and picking one yourself is a way better idea than having one brought up.

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Build a stout flat deck for it, stronger, cheaper, undentable, and wont rust like your truck box. That is if the frame can handle the weight!


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Originally posted by Big Bad Pete:

As for US boxes, I paid $1500 for a box from Arizona, in negligible condition to boot. If you're going to go that route, like Jordan mentioned, driving down and picking one yourself is a way better idea than having one brought up.

How did your US box hold up? I have heard of someone else that did that, paid good money and within a year or two it started showing the same symptoms of rusting in the seams and spreading like a cancer.

Damn temperate rainforest and fresh sea air!


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Aside from dents and scratches the only place it has any rust is where I knocked a big chunk of bondo off and didn't bother fixing it.
The difference in look (no ugly side rails) is fantastic.

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Originally posted by wannabetoydriver:
about how much a box would cost me for a 81 just curious preferably little to no rust
thanx
Marc
If you do find a good box take the time to scrape the old caulk out of all the seams, top and bottom, and re-do it with a high quality automotive caulk. Also re-do the crappy under-coating in the wheelwells.
 
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