Well now the fun is really beginning. I took off all my fender, those were a PITA. I took off the bumper, mirrors, hood latches, the little handle in the middle of the hood, license plate mount, and gas cap. All of these are getting bedlined. The bed liner I had on my mirrors started to chip because of all that white stuff ( I think it was corrosion) so I took them to school and tried glass beading them. It didnt really work so I grabbed a die grinder. To my surprise they were aluminum and they cleaned up very nicely!
No more white stuff! Next I moved on to the front bumper. My plan is to strip all the old paint and hammer out the dent in the end, the weld all the unneeded holes shut and grind them flush. After Id cut a chunk out and taper the ends up a bit. Id finish with bed liner and some tow hooks and replace the torx bolts that hold it on. Today I got all the old paint stripped off and got the dent pounded out so on Thursday itll be all ready to be welded. I plan on doing something similar with the rear bumper as well. Id like to fab an 2" receiver as well