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Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper #733607
March 02nd 2018 9:35 am
March 02nd 2018 9:35 am
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Hi there. First post, and greetings from a very snowy Suffolk in the UK.

Let me introduce you to Roger, our '83 Dodge van camper. We bought it in Vancouver in 2005 whilst on holiday, and did a little under 10000 miles in 3 months visiting 33 US states and 4 Canadian Provinces. It was such a good van that we couldn't bare to sell it, so stuck it on a boat, and it's been with us since in England. It's since done another 25000 miles seeing 18 European countries. Suffice to say, Roger is very much part of our family!

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Unfortunately, the English weather has taken it's toll of the old thing. I now need some body repair panels, and hope someone on here can point me in the right direction. I should say that my in-laws live in South Carolina, and we are visiting next month, so I only need domestic shipping within the US.

I need inner and outer lower panels for the two cargo doors, then lower panels behind the rear wheels - the extended sill/rocker and the corner on each side.

Can anyone please recommend a reputable supplier of these parts so I can get them sent to the in-laws before our trip? Any suggestions would be most welcome! I've ringed the parts that we need on the photo below:
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Thanks, Utterpiffle.

Re: Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper [Re: Utterpiffle] #733609
March 02nd 2018 9:38 am
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Welcome aboard!

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That's a good looking old Dodge.

Re: Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper [Re: Utterpiffle] #733617
March 02nd 2018 1:48 pm
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Welcome from Ohio! Awesome van! Always love maxi vans!

Mill Supply has been good to me in the past!

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Re: Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper [Re: Utterpiffle] #733689
March 04th 2018 12:07 am
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Re: Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper [Re: Utterpiffle] #734463
March 30th 2018 5:27 am
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Well, I just wanted to say a big thank you to @apo234 for recommending Mill Supply.

What a great company - they went way beyond to help out getting the right panels for my van. They are all currently on their way to the in-laws place in SC, and we fly out on to join on Sunday.

Mill Supply literally couldn't have helped me more. Cheers!

Re: Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper [Re: Utterpiffle] #734748
April 05th 2018 4:23 pm
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welcome and yes Mill Supply is the place to go.


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Re: Newbie introduction - Rust repair panels for '83 Dodge B250 camper [Re: Utterpiffle] #735755
April 30th 2018 11:26 am
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Hi Utter,

If this helps, give me a shout via PM. I'm only over in Hereford & am just about to break my 79 B300 Maxi - same bodyshell as yours & mine has Santana camper hi top which protected gutters.

Engine & box sold but several of the panels may help you beyond what you 'think' you need... Always worse when you actually start cutting (i.e.: I have good steps, A pillars B pillar sections as well as good upper gutter rail rear corners - known deadly rust area). Long sad story behind decision to part out.

Regards,


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