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Old 07-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #501
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thanks guys!!!! I'm lucky that Larry gave me all the flooring that he cut out when he was dropping the cab on the frame. so it'll just be a matter of laying the old pieces in and figuring out what is useless and what i can just trim.


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Old 07-18-2014, 07:04 PM   #502
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I only had about an hour to work on it so i figured i could slide this piece in and tack it in real fast. I'll come back next time and staighten the cuts out for the angled step pieces. I'm not sure if i should cut the floor further inward, or cut the cab part outward.

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cab outward, make sure your sill plates will still work to hold the carpet down.
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cab outward, make sure your sill plates will still work to hold the carpet down.
Ok. Thanks. I'll lay the sill plates in and draw a line so I know the farthest I can trim.
Old 07-21-2014, 01:01 AM   #505
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yup you want to retain the stock sill plates if possible. Will make your life much easier when putting carpet in
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I had an hour to kill while my little guy was at camp so I drew out some lines to cut for the angled filler plates.


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Got a solid coupld hours work in on the truck. I got the sill plates cut and ready for the angled fillers and i made a box to tie in the floor over the middle body mount. it came out ok i guess, the welds look like crap across the top.










Theoretically i can make the filler pieces tomorrow and move onto the passenger side maybe sunday.
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i may be out on a limb here but is the underside of your floor rusty? if it is that is prolly why your welds are looking like that, that's thin metal to begin with. try just a brush or 2 with the wire brush under the weld and around your ground. reason i mainly know is cuz an old timer pro welder i know always makes sure both sides of his metal are just as clean.
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im not an old timer, but ive spent a lot of time behind a welder. Clean both sides, stuff that thin is going to pull contaminates from the bottom side as it pretty much burns through on each tac weld. You really should clean both sides a good bit way from the weld area on both sides on anything you weld.
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Thanks for the advise guys but it was mostly human error. I had the wire speed just a little too high. Went from 3.5 to 3 and they were much nicer. Amazingly, the underside of this cab is really clean.
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Damn I did not know about cleaning both sides. I am gonna try that next floor I work on for sure. Looking good dude. Moving at a good pace.
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made the angled fillers for the driver side.



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Daily progress for the win.
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angled fillers look so much better than a step. nice job.

and for cleaning both sides it does make a big difference. i didnt even think to clean the bottom side when doing my floor and had so many issues at first. i tried to tig weld it and it just kept spitting shit up on the tungsten so i went back to mig and it was still acting like i was welding greasy metal. what it does is pulls the paint and dirt/grease from the bottom side into the weld. also causing a weaker weld. once i realized my issue it was a night and day difference. nice call retro!
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Alright bud. Lets see some more tacking and filling.
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Quote: Originally Posted by nfamus10
Alright bud. Lets see some more tacking and filling.

Had the worst luck this past week. I've been in refresher training for the past 5 days. In the past it's been a joke.....Coming in late and getting out early. Well of course this year i get the asst. director of training that's teaching the class. So it's at my building at 7am and leaving at 5pm. Which means i'm up at 4:30 am and i get home at 6. So today was the first day i had a chance to touch the truck and i only had about 2 hours to get anything done.

So basically i just cleaned up the cuts on the passenger side and got it ready to start on the fillers.





Nothing special. just nice straight lines to work with.
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