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74 body questions

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by 1979jimmy350, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    i was looking at my 74 i just got it is pretty rusty. It has no rockers, i can see through the floor from the under side the fenders have no lip left and the bed side have large holes in them. I am not to worryed about the body becuase i have New GM bedsides, fenders and doors. When i was looking at where the rockers used to be there is a large thick peice of sheet metal that hangs dow and looks like it would meet the bottom of the rocker pannels if they were there. I have cut apart a 79 k-5 and it had nothing like this on it. Anybody have pics of a 74 in this area i would like some thing to compare it with
     
  2. kgblazerfive

    kgblazerfive keymaster Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a picture of my 73 and you can sort of see it its the flat piece that has a hole in it just in front of the front spring mount on the rear spring. As far as I know they were put in to compensate for the lack of a roof and that is why you 79 did not have them. They connect to the rockers anf the body and are just a box that make it hard to put rock sliders on. I don't think that you need them if you have a full cage other then that I would say keep them so the body stays together.
     
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    You can see in the pic the box area is almost flush with the rocker seam and the frame.


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    You can see here I had to cut an access hole in it to put the lower plate on for my cage.
     

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