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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2007, 08:39:19 PM »
Another update:

Passenger side cab corner - I got this side correct.  I ran out of shielding gas for the MIG so have to wait to weld:


A section of rocker was replaced due to rust hole - Still need bondo (tiger hair):



Patch for the floor:



How do I repair this area - some small rust holes I've coated with Eastwood's rust converter.  Could I just patch with seam sealer because it is covered or should I replace with metal?




Let me know what you think?

Jeff
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2007, 07:12:20 AM »
Depends on how long you want it to last? Metal will last allot longer. Just remember to cover your winshield so weld spatter dosn't stick to it.
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2007, 07:16:39 AM »
Metal it is then  ;)  thanks blazin!
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2007, 10:21:17 AM »
I haven't been here in a while. Been working on the GMC on and off, and the Vette too.

GMC progress. The floor pix show black beauty everywhere because my girlfriend took the pix
right after I was sandblasting the passenger side, but before I cleaned everything up. The driver side
was done the day before.







New rockers, new cab corner, driver floor, fenders, inner fenders, ENGINE, 4" lift springs, shocks.

Truck is an '84 GMC short bed, 4x4, TH350 trans, 350 TBI, 7 1/2' fisher plow.

-- Joe

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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2007, 06:32:06 PM »
Good looking project.  How do you like using the black beauty?  I use #2 q-rock in my sandblaster (with resperator).  I've wanted to try Black beauty but thought it might be too agressive.

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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2007, 12:17:13 AM »
I use Black Beauty well now called Patriot Blast around here allthe time. I use the extra fine stuff 3060 or 3061. It gets into the pits better and leaves a nicer finish.
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2007, 07:33:01 AM »
So there is different grades?  I know with q-rock (quartz washed and sifted sand) I can get it in 0, 1, 2, 3 grade.  0 being very fine and 3 as being very coarse.

I can buy blackbeauty at our local rental shop.  What grades would you recommend I get?  The next step on my project is sandblasing the bottom of the cab and bed.
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 07:50:24 AM »
I recommend 3061 fine or 3060 extra fine. I think there is one more even finer but then you are getting into less aggressive in my opinion. I buy mine by the pallet right from the plant. 64 50 lb bags a bit less than $200. All the auto parts stores buy it at the same place in large quantities, have it delivered to their warehouse, and get $8.50 to $10.00 a 50 lb bag
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2007, 08:33:30 AM »
I'll try it - Thanks!!
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2007, 06:17:34 PM »
This is a very informative thread guys! I was wondering something though. Did you leave the replacement panels overlapped when you welded them in, or did you just screw all the parts together, then mark where the old metal needed to be cut for a butt weld, disassemble, cut the old metal back for the butt weld, and then start clamping the parts together and butt weld it all? Or did you just leave it as is in the pictures and plug weld the parts together. I'm just wondering what method you used here, and what works the best to get a really good fit and finish. ...Joe

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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2007, 08:10:54 PM »
I overlapped the metal about 1/4 inch and screwed them together and lap welded them.
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2007, 08:23:29 AM »
Thanks! Looks like you did a real good job on it! I'll be watching the rest of your build. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you get done, because it looks to be a great looking truck in the making! ...Joe

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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2007, 08:26:05 AM »
It's great to see these trucks go from being scrap metal to a whole new life.  It's fun too - just heavy on the wallet.  HAHAHA
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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2007, 06:41:22 PM »
No kidding! But they are a lot cheaper than making truck payments, trust me, I know! ...Joe

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Re: Inner Rocker Panel Question
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2007, 04:46:25 AM »
Most excellent, When you get new floor pans are they that size? 
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