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Old 08-18-2010, 08:45 AM
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Nice work CL...I hate buying stuff too.
My floors or lack of them also needed replacing so I started by making the braces the rest was fairly simple but a truck would be even easier....I say ,make em yerself...
Oh, and what a great oppertunity to drop the body (channel it ) .....
just jack up the front pillar(or both)(you might have to draw them back together with a comealong too) until the door closes right ,weld in some temporary braces..
I have access to a press brake but any sheetmetal shop can bend up all your braces for 50.00 and the steel for the floors can be got cheap as 4'x5' cutoffs they have laying around in a pile...I like useing something called paint grip coated but any steel will do. I also use drill screws to hold everything together so it can be taken apart a few times until its just right...then weld it up....At most I have 150.00 in my floors including the trunk...
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