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I've welded scrap for bracing and used a bunch of other stuff but I find 3/4" electrical conduit works best .What I do is flatten the ends and use big 10mm drill screws to fasten it inside the jambs so you can open and close the doors or deck etc...the conduit is cheap ,strong and easy to work with not only that it looks professional and not cobbled up with whatever you found laying on the floor. since I use screws its quicker and easier to remove and replace a brace if you need to.
You really need to adjust the door gaps before bracing. if your rockers are rotted out chances are the bottoms of the door jamb have spread apart and will need to be drawn back together before you brace it, You'll need the doors on to do this. if you brace it before gapping the doors and other panels you'll never get it back together with proper gaps... Let the gaps tell you what needs to be done, measuring wont get you there
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I ended up taking the advice of others out here. I decided to take care of the body before I pulled it from the frame.

Here are some pictures of what I accomplished last weekend. I didn't get the toe pan completely welded in before I ran out of time. I did manage to get a piece of metal in my right cornea. (Yes I was wearing glasses)Went to the eye doctor Monday and had it removed. Today is Wednesday, and while my eye feels much better, a cold is successfully kicking my *****.

I did tack it in and cut it out three times before I was happy with it.





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I ended up taking the advice of others out here. I decided to take care of the body before I pulled it from the frame.

Here are some pictures of what I accomplished last weekend. I didn't get the toe pan completely welded in before I ran out of time. I did manage to get a piece of metal in my right cornea. (Yes I was wearing glasses)Went to the eye doctor Monday and had it removed. Today is Wednesday, and while my eye feels much better, a cold is successfully kicking my *****.

I did tack it in and cut it out three times before I was happy with it.





Hey Chopperdoc, Your pictures played an optical illusion on my eyes and I thought you had installed the incorrect panel with the detail raised instead of recessed. I went to your photobucket slide show and looked at the rest of the pictures and see it is indeed correct.....Whew, what a relieve. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting your progress. I will be following your build for sure.

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toe pan

. I'm pretty sure it is correct.

John was concerned I had the drivers side toe panel installed in the passenger side of the car.

I took the cut out section and clamped it to the new panel when I made the first rough cut. Take a look at this pic before I cut it out.



and here is the replacement panel partially welded in


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