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Old 03-08-2018, 02:18 PM
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Homemade Cab Braces?

I am posting this here as well as my main thread to catch those that donít follow it.

I am hoping to start on the cab swap this weekend which means new front cab braces and the sheet metal above them. The rust on the floor is just in the corners so I am going to fabricate my own pieces. I found a picture of new cab braces on another thread and was wondering if anyone else has made their own. I have metal, tools, and a welder and this is a ratrod so Iím not worried about the underside looking original. Is there any functional reason the braces are shaped the way they are?

Iíve searched for threads but all I find are pictures of factory looking replacements. If you have any input, threads, or pictures, please share.



 
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:35 PM
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The braces in your picture look nice. Do you know who is making them?
 
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I think they are classicfabrication.com They do not have pictures of them on their site though.
 
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I seem to remember people saying the aftermarket ones didn't fit well and needed modifications. A member here made his own, sorry don't recall his name or the post but I kept copies of these pictures.
 
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I seem to remember people saying the aftermarket ones didn't fit well and needed modifications. A member here made his own, sorry don't recall his name or the post but I kept copies of these pictures.
I saw these before and I searched hi and low for them again with no luck. Thanks. Pretty much what I am thinking though I have flat metal that I'll cut and glue together.
 
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I saw these before and I searched hi and low for them again with no luck. Thanks. Pretty much what I am thinking though I have flat metal that I'll cut and glue together.
That was my plan too. I'm too old and not well enough to take it on now..
 
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I saw these before and I searched hi and low for them again with no luck. Thanks. Pretty much what I am thinking though I have flat metal that I'll cut and glue together.
I've done a lot of stuff like that but nowdays seems like kind of a waste of time to keep from buying $10 worth of rectangular tubing. I'd use $10 worth of grinding wheels to make it look pretty,lol.
 
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Last time I went in to buy a $10 piece of steel it cost me $30.......
 
 
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