Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hawkeye649, Jul 31, 2006.
I want to go full vert. I want to see these boxes. I can't find any pix.
sorry i couldn't find any pics of mine. i cut mine out & the rocker panels, then replaced them w/ a 2"x2" steal slider. mine were completely full of dirt, bet they wieghed 50 lbs each
Got pictures of your sliders?
only ones i could find are these of them before we finished them.
here is a finished pic
Cool, that is exactly what I wanted to see...
hawkeye, in those pics u can see what is left of my rocker boxes. if u imagine some heavy gauge sheet metal running from the piece near the frome to the bottum of the rocker under the door. that is about all there is to it
did you gain ground clearence or just make more room for the sliders to be fabricated in easier? and obviously loose the 50lbs of dirt. did the body loose any rigidity? or can you even tell?
If what I am imagining is correct, it sounds useless.
Why did they ever go half-cab? Goobers.
Plus I just took the time to modify and make brackets to fit a roof-rack on my can-back.
I just recently destroyed my half-topper, and while I have access to 2 more, it really made me think about going full vert. But I don't like the options as far as full-vert rag tops go. Anyone ever used a can-back frame to make a full vert rag top?
I haven't had a hard top on my truck in about 2 1/2 years, and haven't missed it 1 iota, so while I have a nice full-vert topper to throw on my rig I'm really not wanting to do so.
Kinda hard to see, it was dark out that day. Use you photo editor to lighten it up, maybe it will help. I can't get a good pic now, they are covered up with 1/4" plate.
here are some
Heres a pic of mine after I had cut the actual rocker panel off
here you go
The back edge is the 45* line you see through the hole.
It starts right behind the front body mount.
Top to bottom: sill plate, what's left of the rocker and the support
Snakes eye view
All from the driver's side, don't mind the rust.
here is an after, actually more like a "during", but it shows what I did on the passenger side. Drivers side was the same
I cut the floor back 4" inboard of the outer edge of the support and welded in some 4" square tube. There is a 4" gap between the support and the floor. The support was probably .100" thick and the tube I used was 1/8" wall (.125"). Big plus was it narrowed the truck up a lot in the middle
I'm not a member, can't see those.
They look somewhat kinda sorta like the floor supports on my 76' blazer used too. They were in good shape, I might have been able to hack those off and put them on my '90. Too bad I sent that frame to the junk yard, it was a really nice one...
Do you guys think if I attached a piece of either angle iron or square tube, like 1/8" thick steel, a bit up the fire wall all the way under the floor and then up the 6" rise, that I should be able to get away without a roof? I have the angle iron so I'd prefer to use that if you guys think it would work.
Sorry I don't know how to fix that. Mine is not a 70 series its a 87 but if you go to www.Blazenoffroad.com you will see what it is or what they have anyway
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