Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Tank6x2, Mar 27, 2017.
Sunday morning thus far...
First hour of a Sunday, why you never throw out the scrap bits you end up cutting up.
Looking around in the passenger side and realizing Rust is a little worse on this side requiring a couple extra patch panels.
Well that took longer than I thought it would
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.... time to cut out some more today and hopefully start fitting!
Cut and modify until it makes sense and has replaced all the cancer!
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.
Cab support installed
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.
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.
Some pieces prepped and tacked in today.
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
Looking really good thus far!
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?
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