Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Cab Support Tutorial - What Do You Think?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by merc359, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. merc359

    merc359 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC. Canada
    Hey Guys,

    I just replaced the original cab supports on my 78 Chevy Short Box and welded all new metal in and around them. I tried to document the whole affair by taking photos and explaining what I did.

    I did up a tutorial with pictures along the way. Could you take a look at it and tell me your thoughts:

    http://www.rednecktoysonline.com/Trucks%20Main/Chevy%20Resto/Cab/Cab%20Resto%20Index.htm

    Let me know what you think and if there is any area I need to elaborate on.

    I am not a great site designer so I apologize that the site isn't uber-slick. However, I posted the tutorial after several requests for this info and hope that it helps someone.

    Thanks,

    :D Merc359:D
     
  2. badmix

    badmix 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Posts:
    4,205
    Likes Received:
    60
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Looks good, well written and the pics come up pretty quick.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,173
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Nice job dude!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

    It's such an unsexy, thankless, labor intensive job isn't it? The best you can hope is that nobody can tell you did anything when you're done...

    Good write-up!

    Rene
     
  4. merc359

    merc359 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC. Canada
    Yeah the welds aren't quite as sassy as those I saw on your shackle mounts, but it is a rather thankless job...... until the frame and body are twisting and articulating under load and off road treatment. Suddenly I'll be glad that it was done...
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,173
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Yeah, having a solid rust free truck is a nice feeling...even if nobody else cares or notices.

    Rene
     

Share This Page