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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big dan, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    rolled my truck down a hill and ended up on its side against a tree. smashed the front right fender, the a-pillar and the windshield went with it. it was too dark for pics of the roll but Ill put up some carnage pics when I get them developed. the a-pillar is bent in pretty bad but me and my friends are gonna try and straighten it out enough to put a new windshield in. anyone have experience doing this? have any advice or tips? I really dont wanna go through the trouble of swaping in a new cab if possible cause this is the only damage to my cab.
     
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    body damage :eek1: :bow: :saweet: :hack:
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yes indeed. next weekend we're gonna straighten up the a-pillar and put in new glass so it will be street legal again. then we're gonna work on makin it convertable.:D
    also notice that amongst all the damage, the passenger side mirror survived without even a scratch. the glass and all is still completely intact.
     
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    at least the door is an easy fix. just get another one.

    I swapped a cab. its not fun or easy. they are really heavy even after you strip everything out.
     
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    yeah Ill prolly get a new door cause that one is tweaked pretty bad. I think we can get the cab fixed good enough to get new glass in it and I dont care what it looks like, I beat on it anyway, I just need it to be street legal.
     
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    I'd graft in a new 'A' pillar. Much easier than trying to striaghten that mess out. Those pillars are about three thick layers.

    Truck I got from TX a few years back had a fuXXored 'A' pillar. The body had been loaded onto a trailer with a forklift, and the dumbass hit one of the 'A' pillars with a fork. I inherited the problem when I bought the truck. Cut the damaged portion out, weld in a donor and call it good.

    Rene
     
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    I will prolly go back and weld in a new pillar when we cut the top off. right now I need to get a windsheild in quick cause this is my dd. I know I should do it right the first time but Ive gotta have this truck to drive to school and work and finding a donor and putting in the pillar would take too long. not to mention I dont have the money at the moment.
     

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