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I'm curious to see how far you go withe the floor pans. I would remove the entire section, from flange to tunnel, but that's just me. If you do go that far, you can recreate the dimples in the floor (around the body mount bolts) on a press with different size tubing for dies.

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3 hours ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

I'm curious to see how far you go withe the floor pans. I would remove the entire section, from flange to tunnel, but that's just me. If you do go that far, you can recreate the dimples in the floor (around the body mount bolts) on a press with different size tubing for dies.

 

Just tapping around with hands and tools it looks like the front half of the drivers floor could use a cut and replace. The rest appears to be surface rust so depending on where / how much room we need after seat rails then that may determine if we remove them all the way to the back of the cab but at this point it may be unnecessary until it's cage time. 

 

bro with the teaser pic of the brackets before they get cut out of aluminum. 
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2 hours ago, DanielC said:

I am working on floor pans on my 521 trucks.  See this thread.

https://ratsun.net/topic/51593-floor-repair/

 

 

Thanks Dan for the heads up! I've scoured your thread and you work here:

 

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this is essentially what will need to be done on the drivers side

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AGM batteries are supposed to be pretty good. Any thoughts on supporting such a small battery?

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1 hour ago, mainer311 said:

AGM batteries are supposed to be pretty good. Any thoughts on supporting such a small battery?

 

Hopes of keeping it small enough and create a custom mount in the engine bay and if not it should be small enough to fit in the bed under the 521 Fuel Cannister cover I got from Bory: https://offerup.com/item/detail/582211342/

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yup love to see the floor pans. My truck looks stlll pretty good people ask if I want to sell, but I tell them the floors are rotted out where I hit  puddle it spashes in my face. I just throw the rubber floor mat over the big HOLES call it good

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Won't pass inspection around here like that.

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Big difference between left coast and right coast. Safety Inspections...

 

Thank Christ we don't have those out here.

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Don't have them in MD if you register your car/truck historic which is what I did.  Basically omits all safety/emissions testing forever.  

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Bro had the waterjet cut some aluminum pieces for the brackets for the floor this week. Just have to wait for one of the guys at his work to bend them on the press.

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new alternator in and it actually starts when you want it to. go figure....

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got a new battery yesterday and put it in as well, but I am waiting on some more parts from amazon before shes 100% road ready. The previous owner has like 4 wires that need to connect to the positive and it's all jankey so I will wait for the new power junction block arrives before buttoning this up. 

 

new steering wheel cover going on

 

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and all buttoned up

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i bought some drill weld removing bits but they were just moving all over the place when i tried to remove the old brackets on the floor, so i ordered one of these this week:

 

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and put some more holes in the floor removing the old brackets

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got to work on chopping up the drivers seat this weekend as well:

 

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and down to the pans

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i also ordered a 3rd brake light that will go in the rear window (between the glass and the seal)

 

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12" full led strip from diode dynamics 

 

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Bro got a lot done on his bug this weekend at the same time including dropping the front of it by over 2" and ordering a bunch of parts to toss some air-ride on it. Overall super productive weekend.

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Bro got the brackets bent!

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should of had the battery fixed this weekend but I was sent the incorrect part so reorder and wait time. Back to the seats this weekend. 

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Terminal adapter finally arrived, as did the new door handles, may be taking a trip out to pick up another set of rims for the truck this weekend as well..

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On 4/12/2019 at 10:00 PM, mrbigtanker said:

Very nice. It’s running. 

 

Yup! got the wiring all sorted for now. Back to the seats when the weather drys up - it suddenly remember it's spring and has been pissing it down the last few days and they are going to take more than an hour of tinkering to wrap up. 

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Couldn't pass up on these set of sawblades for $75, so I went on a road trip today and picked them up.

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These will get stripped and see paint + polish before getting put on the truck. 

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What are the specs on those?  And what did you pay? 

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38 minutes ago, d.p said:

What are the specs on those?  And what did you pay? 

 

Vintage 15x8 American Racing Type 26 "Saw Blade" rims 6x5.5 lug pattern.

 

Bought for $75 and a 4 hour round-trip roadtrip with my brother yesterday. 

 

This is what they normally look like (though a 5 lug picture):

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but as stated I am going to strip / polish the lips and powder coat the faces of the sawblades.

The rims I bought my truck with are a another set of American Racing rims so I already have the matching center-caps.

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Are they the huge chrome center caps made for fitting 4x4 trucks?

 

I modeled and 3D printed much smaller caps for my American Racing wheels that fit the 521 front hubs. If I happen across the file, you’re free to have it if interested.

 

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