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Old 01-23-2010, 03:06 PM
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swap a cab?


me neither, but heck, I could use a new project


Here is what I started with...

and the second one is why.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:10 PM
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I usually go without doors, but when its raining or on the trailer pulling through rain or snow, it sure is nice to have doors that fit, to keep the elements out.

Here is the little spot in Moab where I did it...it sure didn't look that tight at the time.

...but hey, I am more of a "learn by experience" kind of guy, so next time I try this spot, I will go much higher than the last time...even higher than I think is high enough


oh and it also resulted in the 2nd and 3rd pic, but thats another story
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:13 PM
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so anyhow...

I got this guy from Jim over at Jims got parts.

once again I learn from experience...so I should've opted for a different cab...instead I got the one with no front end, and no windshield

so I got some floor rot on the driver side
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:18 PM
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but the good news is that I have perfectly good floorpans in my old cab, and welding up that sheetmetal is pretty easy

So far, I have chipped off the factory floorline (remarkably easy) and cut out the corners to tub them back.

I will be in SLC next week for business, so as soon as I get back I am taking it to Blast Tech and have them sandblast the whole thing. Then I can weld in patch panels and get it bedlined inside and painted.

I also pounded the rocker seam flat. The Trail Gear sliders I have now have taken some pounding, so I will replace them with 2x4 .250 rectangular sliders. I had the same on the old truck and they were pretty stout


How are your projects coming
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Waste of time....Just buff it right out!
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ya...part of me says that, but doors are nice when the weather sucks

next go around is all tube
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ya...part of me says that, but doors are nice when the weather sucks

next go around is all tube
Make covered tube doors and do the snap in tops like Chili is using.


BTW....instead of the whole cab can't you just replace the B-pillar?
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Make covered tube doors and do the snap in tops like Chili is using.


BTW....instead of the whole cab can't you just replace the B-pillar?
that could be down the road

I have no idea how to cut out and replace a b-pillar. I thought about it, but man thats a lot of work (like this isn't) but at least this way I can start fresh, like with a fresh paintjob too
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that could be down the road

I have no idea how to cut out and replace a b-pillar. I thought about it, but man thats a lot of work (like this isn't) but at least this way I can start fresh, like with a fresh paintjob too
Rodger that!
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Looks great Jeremy!

You going to keep the red, or go something different?
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