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Cab floor brace support
« on: December 04, 2022, 07:54:57 AM »
What’s involved in replacing this cab floor brace support? It looks like more than the two bolts. Some spot welding? My passenger side is great, the drivers side is rotted around where the support bolt goes through.

Forgot the pic, but most know what I’m referring to.

http://store.73-87chevytrucks.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=7&Product_Code=0850-319-320&Category_Code=C1
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Re: Cab floor brace support
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 08:52:13 AM »
Take out inner fender, loosen body mounts, jack up cab, cut, drill, grind, repair, patch, & weld all associated parts, lower cab, measure shim, adjust. Use rust protection on all areas. Should only take like 5-10 minutes.  8)
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Cab floor brace support
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 03:09:06 PM »
Lol, sounds like an all-day-er!

Now you know why I have the “DOH!” Homer avitar.
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Re: Cab floor brace support
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2024, 10:31:56 PM »
Take out inner fender, loosen body mounts, jack up cab, cut, drill, grind, repair, patch, & weld all associated parts, lower cab, measure shim, adjust. Use rust protection on all areas. Should only take like 5-10 minutes.  8)
Well, two years later,,,finally got around to replacing that cab floor brace,,, sort of. Turns out the rotted section never reached the cab mount. So we cut out the bad section and welded in the exact shape piece needed, trimmed and painted. Done!
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Re: Cab floor brace support
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2024, 05:33:41 PM »
That's the beauty of repair panels is they give you pieces.
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Re: Cab floor brace support
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2024, 06:45:42 PM »


Oh, ignore that ugly exhaust, since this post the entire exhaust system has been replaced,,,,to a proper factory correct system, still single exhaust, but came out wonderfully.
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