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Ground Up Restoration "Stormin Norman Tank"

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Tank6x2, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Tank6x2

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    Sunday morning thus far... EA233211-5A5E-4CFE-944E-303E4BA34C58.jpeg B729AE36-8A01-4F3F-A2D7-3B091BAFE088.jpeg A31B5102-9350-46B1-BAF4-2CE77254E438.jpeg 737EAF93-FAE0-4230-AA9D-AF97A93786F9.jpeg FF9A6D09-82E8-4F39-A0B8-8A3E916CC66C.jpeg
     
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    First hour of a Sunday, why you never throw out the scrap bits you end up cutting up. 60C2D333-3A05-4550-A32C-F4A53C012CE7.jpeg B60092F7-AB2F-4525-97EF-2763BC3EC7A0.jpeg 45D20FAE-8348-4401-92D5-A656E0B36F06.jpeg EFC54C89-C2FF-4287-9B26-865FB9EBCE16.jpeg DF32BEF9-5661-498D-B526-F21BC1D4B773.jpeg
     
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    Looking around in the passenger side and realizing Rust is a little worse on this side requiring a couple extra patch panels. 842869A7-56DA-4414-96A4-1D6AB3CD77DC.jpeg 8642BCE9-E059-4E76-96D6-6E855F9C744A.jpeg A5395FFD-E783-49D0-BA74-A3E7F1EF3F62.jpeg
     
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    75E35445-F3FD-4084-AA2B-FC4E0AB91A00.jpeg So after doing this fitting and shaping last weekend and discovering a bit more rust the I wanted around the edges I went out and got a new section of floor locally. My plan was to buy a section of flooring so I could cut out the portions I needed to and replace the corrosion... I was disappointed over the phone, company C.A.P.S. Edmonton had 3 right hand side sections of the floor for these trucks but it was 2-1/2 times the cost at 82.00$ CDN (50.00$ USD), I bit the bullet and paid for it sight unseen... drove over and got a whole piece right up to the tunnel, the upper feet and that bloody section I just finished shaping last weekend.... :emotions122:time to cut out some more today and hopefully start fitting!
     
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    Cut and modify until it makes sense and has replaced all the cancer! A6D2E886-586C-4146-A6E1-10890F0FCC87.jpeg 06279DB7-1B2C-4D65-AA7B-7FDC82BC5A03.jpeg 44A7218E-EDC4-45A7-924F-1F3D21DCC6B3.jpeg
     
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    Never did this on the left side, but the cab support, once cut off and cleaned up, took a new bolt and torqued it down to 75ft/lbs, cut my spot weld holes, cleaned the mating surfaces prior to torquing down. Laid out the inner rocker to locate final position. There is a plate that helps to secure this support in place by tying in the cab support to the floor support. Unlike how I initially found these cab supports I ended up securing the interior of the cab support to the floor support. D8BD3C32-C4EA-4C50-93B6-8EC77362A068.jpeg 7D8901BD-0AC0-42E4-A91D-ABBB1E4988FC.jpeg 44BA60EB-E857-4F6B-BB74-918299690DD8.jpeg B7ADE852-9B9B-4777-B725-78034C15CF33.jpeg 92128634-DCAE-4225-9BAE-FBBF5C74AB7B.jpeg
     
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    Cab support installed AE73052D-6631-431C-977B-CE5F8FD20F34.jpeg B28BFFD8-DE71-42FF-85C0-DF364BFC588B.jpeg 75FD79B7-118D-4A59-9922-C0E143AD83E6.jpeg B1C3B6C7-1F25-4B70-A786-6DD9D8E90DFC.jpeg 49F1C762-CD17-4920-9858-818C0EE3FBAB.jpeg
     
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    Laid out the floor, pressed my lap joints, final trim, placed the floor traced out the supports on the bottom side with a paint pen and then cut the spot weld holes. 40A9DE33-8156-4745-9828-8714208995E5.jpeg B5D5B255-09FF-484D-8894-A6DF7699A46A.jpeg BFBB458A-90FD-4AF4-9400-FB4FDD0063E8.jpeg 809D28E6-D55F-48D8-AE03-57522457D354.jpeg 958AA872-3D87-4EF0-A6F2-5452A898956A.jpeg
     
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    This body tool, is something I had for the other side but being that as you cut all this apart at once the A pillar will drop down about an inch, if you go back I referred to how to fix this as red neck engineering, this is what I should of done... but at least if one of you end up doing it you can learn from my mistake. Place it over the tie in plate and the lip of the window using the rubber ball end so as not to deform the window lip. 6539E9BE-1D0A-4AB6-8A00-12F2E9ACC0BD.jpeg CE4A5028-9C6A-4028-BCE8-36B6401E3461.jpeg
     
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    Some pieces prepped and tacked in today. F79FB868-09A3-42B4-B870-FF8651DF908B.jpeg 5286B912-82AF-4E79-B4C2-060EB971966F.jpeg 5A293F18-C8D6-4F11-A4B3-BEE2666D8C87.jpeg 6E6F6702-C609-42D9-90BE-9B65A5F6C62E.jpeg 2D4A52EE-D8AC-42ED-9523-4A7E2460E1BA.jpeg
     
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    Everything but the rocker and cab corner tacked in, found some more rust and had to fabricate and shape a piece for the back side of the rocker near the B Pillar. Ending it there for today

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    Looking really good thus far!
     
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    I’m fighting with these Taiwanese door hinges on the right side today, the width is good, the height is good, anybody have any thoughts on whether a guy should oblong the mounting holes to fit? 5D27C42B-C269-4AB4-A5D8-59EFD8AF5047.jpeg 14884EC8-8B12-45ED-AA84-1FFB935CE686.jpeg 8EE9BE9A-7DAA-47E0-8955-72010E2A5B9D.jpeg
     

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