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Almost finished with the rebuilt rocker box/slider combo...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Pretty much just chopped off everything even with the bottom of the door. Replaced the old rocker box's with some 2x2 tube and 2x3angle. Plated inthe bottom sorta likethe 73-75 rocker boxes. lol, I did the side in the pictures with a sawz-all. That sucked ass. Two trips to the store for new blades and 2 hours later it was all outta there. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I did the drivers side yesterday with the plasma cutter at work....about 30 minutes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I also learned that bondo doesn't cut real good with a plasma cutter....and it reeks when it burns. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Looks sweet! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I like the concept, probably going to do the same for mine! But why the Diamond Plate? Why not Regular Plate? Seems to me it would slide easier!
     
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    gonna look good when it is done. can i get a picture of inside the door looking down before you paint it all up? i am starting the removal on my 74 now. thanks man.
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    But why the Diamond Plate? Why not Regular Plate? Seems to me it would slide easier!


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    I work as a welder fabb'er building trailers for a living. I used the diamond plate cuase we have a 4 foot high pallet of scrap at work that I can grab from. Scrap as in 3'x4' pieces. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You want a picture from inside with the door open or closed? What part do you want to see? I probably have the picture you want... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    with the door open to see just how much you cut out. even if you have some before you installed any metal but were done cutting would be great.
    Grant
     
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    I just looked through my pics....I don't have anything like that of the passenger side, but the drivers side is still freshly chopped with nothin added, I'll take a couple pics of that tommorrow for ya, and post'em up. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    thnaks man.
    grant
     
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    Turned out nice!! I plan to do the same before the Frank Raines trip... time is running out!
     
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    I work as a welder fabb'er building trailers for a living. I used the diamond plate cuase we have a 4 foot high pallet of scrap at work that I can grab from. Scrap as in 3'x4' pieces.

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    What gauge plate did you use?Is there anything behind the plate?I mean like tubing or anything?
     
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    I ran a couple pieces of angle iron along the inside length of the diamond plate to stiffin it up a bit. And it's 1/8's thick diamond plate. We use it for the decking on a couple different trailer we built. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    right on, I'm cutting away in the a.m. on mine. i was going to cut and leave the door jam intack as it has no rust. and then I won't have to fill that area up with anything.
     
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    When I 1st saw the pic (reading is overrated) I thought you were working on a 73-75 and was going to ask how much you cut off the angled part to make it look like that. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    My rig do be a '76...Kinda looks like a 73-75 from the rockers. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     

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