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Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1363830 Sun Jun 07 2020 02:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3
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Looks good. Inspiring me to tackle the same repair on mine.

How hard was it to keep everything lined up?

Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1363955 Mon Jun 08 2020 05:49 AM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 36
bsarts Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Doing the floors, I just kept a jack under the pillar to keep it close to where it should be, because I still had the floor support bolt holes to locate it with. But I also took a measurement from a door hinge to the bottom of the rocker to make sure it went back in the same place. Also hung the door before welding the rocker up to verify the gappage. Everything seemed to by fine with the cab roof, but I thought that it had sprung when I sighted down each side of the cab (front to back, lining up the front pillar to the back side of the cab) to compare them. I saw that the drivers' side pillar was at a different angle and seemed to be out a t the top, so I put a come-a-long on it and pulled it in until both sides looked even. Got the patches put in and was putting the roof skin on and had to shave the drivers side front corner to make it fit; so it had always been that way and not sprung after all... Which is fine, I know that when this is done mine will be the most critical eye and if I had seen that pillar at a different angle then, it would drive me nuts. I also put the old windshield back up to it to verify that it wasn't too drastically different. I think I remember, during disassembly, that that corner didn't fit the glass too well.

Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1364122 Tue Jun 09 2020 12:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 36
bsarts Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Tackled the cab corner, something, sometime, hit the door and moved along to the corner and tried to fold it on over. I got a patch panel for it and briefly had fantasies about seeing if I could straighten out the rest. My limitations were quickly shown to me and I ended up making the little patch above and also another at the back side.Pretty happy with how it turned out. It's so nice to not see all those wrinkles....

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Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1364492 Thu Jun 11 2020 07:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 228
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by bsarts
A couple more
I need to get you to do that to my roof

'66 c10 rust bucket, 350 nv4500 stock bellhousing, '85 c30 front suspension, h072 rear axle with 3/4 ton rear coil springs
'67 cj5 225 oddfire motor, time for disc brake conversion, offset rear dana 44, intermediate pedals and steering upgrade
'48 3804 frame and bed + '52 6400 cab and front clip + 4bt, need to put them together
Re: 62 K20
bsarts #1364553 Fri Jun 12 2020 03:58 AM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 36
bsarts Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
A little heads up to anyone doing the roof job... When I had it off, I went over it pretty good with a hammer and dolly taking out dents and such, so when I got the skin put back on and welded up ,I was quite disappointed to see some rather large dents along the back edge. Silly me just went ahead and started trying to pull them out with the stud welder and saw that that wasn't gonna cut it. Then I realized that, when I was cutting the spot welds during removal, sometimes the cutter got too close to the wall that is roof side of the drip rail groove and cut into it. Then when welding it up, the weld shrinkage pulling on the bottom of that small vertical wall put those big dents up top. Fortunately, some gentle beating on the top corner of the roof back there above the offending weld plannished them back out, except of course for the one that I tried the stud welder on....

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