If you look at the sport trucks featured here each month, you’ll see they all have some sort of body modification. Most of those mods are done in the name of cleaner body lines, and we’re going to do the same to our 1979 Chevy, Operation Retro Ride, in order to give it a modern sport truckesque flavor. Since the truck was already at California Street Rods (CSR), we decided to have the crew fill the tailgate end openings and complete a few other tasks in preparation for paint. Follow along as we take you through the steps for body preparation and filling the tailgate ends. The next installment of Operation Retro Ride will see the front suspension undergo a complete rebuild and get a few other tweaks to enhance the truck’s rolling attitude.