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LMC vs NPD vs Classic Industries Body and Patch Panels

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LMC vs NPD vs Classic Industries Body and Patch Panels

Postby DeFox98 [OP] » Feb 28 2018, 3:53pm

Im trying to price out body panels and metal to see if I can afford to fix the rust on my truck. I have found that LMC is really expensive, whereas NPD is pretty resonable and I live around the corner from one of their warehouses. I have a 98 k1500 ext cab w/ 3rd door. I need lower door panels (lh and rh inner and outer, rh rear outer), rockers (lh and rh inner and outer), cab corners (lh and rh inner and outer), and fenders (lh and rh inner and outer). Those who have done body work on the late 90's GMT400 ext cab trucks, who did you get your metal from? Was it OEM quality or cheap tin foil? Also those with the third door, what did you do for the rockers? It seems like i have to buy std cab inners and outers for the front half, then cut them and weld them to the ext cab rh inner and outer rocker. Am I wrong, or is this what needs to be done? I cant find one piece rh ext cab rockers front to back. I live in Michigan, so I dont want tin foil on my truck. But, I dont want to spend a lot of $$$. Currently im at $967.00 LMC and $894.16 NPD (catalog and ship to house, $796.16 store pickup).
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Re: LMC vs NPD vs Classic Industries Body and Patch Panels

Postby ferraiolo1 » Feb 28 2018, 4:00pm

My father did his panels on his 89 and used lmc stuff. Oem thickness and a quality coating on both sides.


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Re: LMC vs NPD vs Classic Industries Body and Patch Panels

Postby DeFox98 [OP] » Feb 28 2018, 4:04pm

ferraiolo1 wrote:My father did his panels on his 89 and used lmc stuff. Oem thickness and a quality coating on both sides.


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Postby ferraiolo1 » Feb 28 2018, 4:33pm

Perfect. He did it himself and you can’t even tell


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Postby DeFox98 [OP] » Mar 08 2018, 8:28pm

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Postby FOURDAWGS » Mar 08 2018, 9:28pm

I would use LMC but that is me.
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