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Old 03-02-2005, 11:47 PM
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34 chevy with termites

bought a 34 chevy truck over the weekend.the body is really straight but all the wood in the cab is really rotten.iv read on a few sites about replacing it with box tube.has anybody here done that?id love to know the pitfalls in advance.and get an idea what kind of job it will be.


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That's a very good question and I am shocked that no one on the board has posted a 'how-to' article in a Journal. There have been various Rod magazine articles over the years showing how it is done but I can't think of a specific one. The steps are basically to x-brace and stabilize the sheet metal square and plumb with a bunch of 1" square tubing. Then remove the wood and clean/prime w/ weld through primer where the new bracing goes. Then using eh appropriate size thin-walled rectangular and square tubing, methodically MIG in the new structure. Isn't brain surgery and goes just like you imagine it should.
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