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03-02-2013 02:08 PM Cab rebuld cont.
While I have the cab up on its nose I noticed that there was a rather large gap between the cab skin and the cab floor. (Iím not sure but I think that when these cabs were built that they may have used an older style floor with a newer style cab skin.) The gap is so big I can get my hand with a glove on into it. I made a cardboard template to cover the hole. I then transferred it to some body steel and added about ĺĒ extra to add a lip on it. I went back to my trusty crescent wrench and my shrinker to form a lip on it to help seal against the cab skin. I will install these after I get the cab back on its bottom.


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03-02-2013 02:05 PM Cab rebuld cont.
When I got the newer style door jams I also got a steel crossover piece that goes between the dash and the cowl from the same vender. After bolting the crossover to the jams I spot welded the cowl to it through the holes where the cowl where it was screwed to the original wooden crossover.


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02-26-2013 04:03 PM Cab rebuld cont.
Got the jams tacked and welded in place today. I spot welded the skin to the jams using the existing nail holes. A little more grinding and welding and I should be ready to mount the doors and finish the bear claws with the jam latch bolts.


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02-26-2013 04:01 PM Cab rebuld cont.
Finally Iím ready to weld in the newer steel front door jams


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02-26-2013 03:59 PM Cab rebuld cont.(Rust)
What truck cab doesnít have a rust issue along the lower rear edge? I had the cab up on its nose so I could get a better angle to work on this area. Have you ever used a scaffolding to do body work? I cut some more pieces off that leftover door panel and formed some replacement patches.


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