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'86 K20 6.5TD Mild Resto

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    Hello, My name is Justin and I like square bodies...

    Now that I have that out of the way. I have some replacement panel issues I could use some help with. My cab corners on both sides line up great on the back panel but are 1/4" off in the door jam you will see in the pictures I post. My second issue is the rocker panels were about gone and I'd like to know what a good measurement is from the lip for the weather stripping from the top to bottom of the door opening so I can make sure my doors will close and half ass line up. I'm not going for a show truck just presentable.

    The truck is an 86 Silverado K20 with a Mechanical 6.5td swapped in, was originally a 6.2

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    Hows the inner rocker? I strongly suggest hanging your door and tacking the outer rocker to the inner in a few spots, then using the door as an alignment tool to gauge how accurate the outer rocker placement is. I would have completely aligned the rocker to the door before getting serious on the cab corner.
     
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    Should of left the factory door sill for the cab corner. They all kinda suck like that. The rocker gotta go on first. Put your door on and tech screw the rocker on to fit the door. If you still have the piece you cut out of the upright sill I'd weld it back in and cut the corner to fit.
     
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    The rocker is layered inside the cab corner though and the corners were completely gone which is why I'm using the entire replacement panel instead of just a patch in the cancerous spots, my rockers were literally hanging on for dear life by the weather stripping and the inners are gone also, I am doing this as well, need the outer to line up good first then I know where to trim the inner away at


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    Like was stated above use the door to align the rocker. When I did mine, the cab corners I just reshaped it to fit.
     
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    I haven't welded anything up yet but I did put the door on and after some more research I realized I'm ditching the inner rockers and getting some of the outer floor pieces today at summit when I pickup some inner fenders. Everything should make more sense when I see a complete panel that fits the entire gap instead of a patch panel that doesn't even look right, I got the gap looking fairly decent although both rockers have a bow in the middle which I hope to straighten out.

    I appreciate the advice guys, Thank you

    I'll try and post some progress if I get anywhere with it today


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    I got the passenger side inner and outer rocker done today and started to mess with the cab corner, it's going to be rough because when I lines up at the top on the back panel it's sticking out from the rocker about 1/2"[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I also think I found the color I'm going with when I ran out to summit today

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    Looks good you may have to reshape the cab corner..I did
     
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    Yeah I think I'll be cutting some reliefs in it to get the curve I need and then making a new flange around the door jam by trimming it bad and curving it back around. Tek screws will be a big help for that


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    Yup
     
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    Hi,

    I am doing nearly the same work here is my result in cm, my rocker panel is well parallel with bottom of the door DSCF4731.JPG





    i have nearly the same with the rear cab corner part the left side is to long as if it has pressed over the original part, i 'll allign the rear and remake the front corner that come over the rocker

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    For some reason I cannot see your pictures and have this problem in many other threads also


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    Its tapatalk. That's why you can't see them.
     
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    Oh it's the app itself? Am I better off using the browser to view?


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    Yes. I use my phone only no app tho. After the upgrade to the site tapatalk users are having issues seeing pics.
     
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