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"Boat siding"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TWISTEDJACK, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. TWISTEDJACK

    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Does anyone have any good pics of how they did it? Most of the pics and links are dead :confused:
     
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    Nobody has any pics :dunno:
     
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    Check out this thread

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    I have been following his build, anyone else?
     
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    I know supersize75k5 did his, he might have some pics on his cardomain site
     
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    Not technically boatsided, but the same basic idea. Keep in mind that if you want to truly raise the rockers up far enough to require boatsiding than you will have to modify the lower door hinge (assuming you are keeping doors) and will then start having issues with keep the window mechanism functioning.

    I cut out the stock rockers and lower sheetmetal along the front and rear fenders up to the bottom of the stock lower hinge, and then grafted in 3x3 tubing. For perspective of how much higher the new rocker is, there is almost 5" cut out of the bottom of the doors. I also replaced the floors with flat 1/8" plate at the same time, and with the floor basically at the same height as stock there is about 1/2" lip where it meets the new 3x3 rocker sits higher.

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    Kevin,

    Here's a couple of images of my buddy DJ's Truck. This was the 1st "truck cab" that I cut the rockers off of. Used 2x6" rectangle and braced down to frame w/ bushings. Has been extremely durable and was cut nice and high too...! :D He never did go back in there and "patch up" the floor - just left the holes to see thru... but it wouldn't be that hard to do.

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    :waytogo: Did you cut it just below the hinge or higher?
     
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    Higher..... There was never an intent to put doors back on...

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