Discussion in 'Exterior' started by roadwolf, Jul 25, 2017.
Keep up the good work, I'll be in the same boat next spring with two trucks. Keep sending pics.
That's looking good. Thanks for posting pics, I am getting ready to sand blast my cab and I am not looking forward to doing the rust repair.
Good pics and good work!!
Very nice work, thanks for posting it
Alot more patience and skills than I have. Great work there.
Wish I had the skills to do that stuff..
I see guys doing this work and it just makes me sick I scrapped that burnt truck cab. The firewall was rusty and all the wiring was melted behind the dash, but the floors, rockers and door jambs were pristine. Someone could have cut out some damn good OEM sheet metal to weld into their cab. This is why I hate scrapping any of these trucks. Same with that Burb. NO RUST anywhere.
Before trying, i didn't know do this.
The first thing needed is good mig welder.
Several years ago i tried to make some weld repair on my jeep CJ7, and it was a disaster, i though i was unable to weld something correctly, but when i started this a job, a friend of mine who know how to do came with is own mig welder, and when i tried to work with it, i managed to weld without making holes.
You don't see the miss, sometimes it s not good at the first time i have to cut an re-weld, i am very bad at taking mesurement, the parts do not fit well, they are bigger than the original (like an overlay).
This kind of job takes a lot of time, if you are not used to do this, but there is nothing undoable.
Saturday i wanted to finish to put the rocker panel.
as you sse the bottom of tha A pilar doesn't fit well, with cutting and hammering it will go at is location
also the edge didn't have the same shape as the parts on the cab, so a cut wheel attack and some spot weld had solve the problem
everything fits now correctly or as good as i want
I had to stop, because of thr rains, wind and the night falling, i didn't see enought under the cab to do a good job
to be continued...
Coming along great..
Looking Great! I have to do this over this winter so this is a lot of help for me! How are the supports going from the cab mounts?
The rust was only in the rocker panel, probably because of a hole in the inner fenders which let mud and moisture stay in this area.
A bad car seller made cosmetic repair of the cab corner which was made of polyurethane foarm and bondo, now it is still again.
the arch wheel of my bed are also rusted, i'll do this after the cab.
Same with my truck, everyone says flat bead it, but then I loose the versatility. Stupid question, what is an inner rocker?
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