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where to get all this metal? UPDATE 5/8

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok it looks like i`m goin to have to do some metal work soon because the top of my seat is at almost a 45*....:eek1:....the pass. seat is moving around in the floor and have to do a couple patches on the front bottom of both quarters and new rockers.....so where is the best/cheapest place to get all this metal?
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    bump
     
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    Check out LMC truck
     
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    Pass on the LMC, if you wanna go the cheapest route then yes try LMC, but you get what you pay for.

    I just put new rockers in mine, got brand new GM's, they are pricey, but like I was pointed out, they lasted 30 years on mine, so the little extra money isn't bad considering the amount of work you put into them. The aftermarket are about 1/2 as thick I am told. Doors and fenders you can get from goodmark. To me it's better to pay a little more and get a better quality product to do it once, than to get cheaper thinner stuff that rots out sooner and you end up paying the money in the end anyways. JMO
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    what about JCW???? is the basic price for a floor pan about 100?
     
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    best??--or cheap??..

    The best and cheapest place to get metal is at a scrapyard,or the metal pile at a landfill...plenty of old washing machines,refridgerators,hot water tanks,furnaces ducting,,and other metal encased appliances there..most have epoxy paint on them already too!...(or are galvanized)..:D
     
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    I will be ordering new floor boards in two weeks and right now ChevyDuty is my #1 choice...
     
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    I am pretty sure Jc Whitney and LMC get their stuff from the same place i.e. I have ordered from both and all the parts looked exactly the same same thickness type of primer etc.
     
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    Where can I find dimond plate steel for a floor pan?
     
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    id go local. we have a local veng dealer and keystone around here that can get you direct replacements or i went to autobody specialties in middlefield which had what i needed and cheeeap.
     
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    where would be the best place to get floor pans?
     
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    someone must now...i also need rockers
     
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    www.chevyduty.com
     
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    thanks...do you know if the floor pan from certifit is the whole thing or what? because LMC has them listed in 2 sections
     
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    I understand their stuff is not OEM. They are a cheaper quality. (probably about the same as LMC's cheaper brand)

    I haven't look into them for the pan. I am getting inner fenders for my junk. (They listed at $17.00 ea for the inners)
     
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    well today i picked up some rockers at the car show/meet and was gonna get floor pans but no one had them......so i was just gonna use sheet metal and my buddys dad said to just pull the seats and check it out....so i pulled the pass. side seat when i got home from work to find out all i need to do is weld in a little patch for the f/r mount...but i think the drivers side needs alot mor metal....now i just need to talk my buddys dad into getting it all done:D
     
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    Yeah, why is it that the driver side of my truck has more rust than the passenger side?
     

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