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Done with full convertible conversion (pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnathan, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. johnathan

    johnathan 1/2 ton status

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    Well all the body work is done.I used the material from the top to fill un with,and a quart of bondo. Everything is stick welded.I removed the carpet and found the floor and rocker panel gone on the driver-side:eek1: .I used some 2x2 square tubing and two pieces of angle to construct the new rocker.I tied in to the body rail with some angle as well.That really stiffened the back panel.The passenger side was fine so I welded some angle to stock rocker and tied it in to the body supports.I also discovered a bad heater core:mad: !
    Time to start the cage.I've got some DOM 1 3/4 .125 on the way.$$$$$$$:eek1: ,man that stuff is high!

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    johnathan 1/2 ton status

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    Also is anyone running a soft top after a full conv. conversion without grafting a pre-75 windshield frame.If so I would like to see some pics.
     
  3. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    You could do it the sof top doesn't attach like the hard top would. At least thats how my old K line soft top works I dunno about the newer type...
     
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    AKbigsub 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You could also go to someone who makes custom boat tops. They can make custom tops that fit anything. My father has had two boats done this way. Thsy make the ribs, top, snaps or channel for attachment, windows etc. They can also make it in sections with weather resistant zippers so you can run with multiple configurations.
     
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    :rolleyes: Now that's got me thinking.I believe there is a place in town that does custom tops. I like the idea of different configurations.
     
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    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That looks awesome! I love seeing the newer trucks chopped. GM should never have gone half-top IMO.
     
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    nice job!looks great
     
  8. K5Greeality

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    Looks great....I am getting ready to graft in a 75 windshield frame onto my 83.

    I like what you did in the rockers. Did this eliminate all body sag?
    Thanks...:D
     

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