Supporting the cab for floor pan replacement

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Supporting the cab for floor pan replacement

Postby stumblinhorse » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:01 am

I ground out all the rust in the floor pans this weekend. Driver side needs to be replaced and the passenger side is not too bad but needs a new cab mount. I am in new territory for me so I need a little direction. I assume that I can support the cab on the side I am working on a remove the cab mount bolt and then cut everything out and weld in new? I assume I don't need to remove the front "clip" and as long as support the cab I should be okay? I am on the right track? Or is there something more to the job?
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Re: Supporting the cab for floor pan replacement

Postby ozzie » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:24 am

that's how I did it. just make sure if you replace the cab mount you have the cab jacked up to the right height, if you don't you will have trouble with the doors closing correctly.
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Re: Supporting the cab for floor pan replacement

Postby stumblinhorse » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:42 am

ozzie wrote:that's how I did it. just make sure if you replace the cab mount you have the cab jacked up to the right height, if you don't you will have trouble with the doors closing correctly.


Thanks for the advice! I will measure it a couple of times. Probably best to put the frame on stands to eliminate any variance in height from suspension.

Any suggestion on best place to support the cab?

BTW I am just a few minutes north of the springs. Going to have to start a Classic D club!
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