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Filler btw running board and box
#1375371 Mon Aug 31 2020 12:28 AM
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Does anyone have a measurement of The filler between the running board and box were it curves around the cab corner .what I am looking for is the gap between the cab corner and the curve part of the filler panel.When I got my truck mine were cut for exhaust stacks that came up the side .I purchased a repo filler and it does not fit the curved area for the cab corner needs to be reworked also .thanks Kevin


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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375382 Mon Aug 31 2020 01:51 AM
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So how far off are the repop running board aprons? I have them and haven't tried fitting them to the truck yet and you're making me nervous. frown


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375385 Mon Aug 31 2020 02:10 AM
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The bed needs to be at the correct height, and the correct distance away from the back of the cab. The running boards need to be positioned correctly also. I doubt if the problem is the aprons.

Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375388 Mon Aug 31 2020 02:24 AM
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The original aprons fit but because the previous owner cut the ends off with a torch to allow the exhaust pipe for stacks .They were cut right were they curve around the cab corners. The aftermarket one I have is for the passenger side I got it off eBay so don’t know were it is from but still has sticker on it .the aftermarket one hits the cab corner at the top but is okay by the running board ,so it looks like it has to be cut and reshape to curve around the cab corner.My cab corners are original and the box is original with original fenders .The running boards are gm running boards from different truck .


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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375389 Mon Aug 31 2020 02:52 AM
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Kevin my repop filler panel would be different than yours as the bed is a little different on the 54 model .


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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375396 Mon Aug 31 2020 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by KEVINSKI
Kevin my repop filler panel would be different than yours as the bed is a little different on the 54 model .
Right. Maybe I'm good. I'll test fit before painting the aprons (was probably going to do that anyway).


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375404 Mon Aug 31 2020 01:38 PM
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Also I am going to measure the height and space behind cab as 52 Carl may be onto something .the truck has been together without the filler panels since I have had the truck I will take a look underneath to see if there would be some wiggle room if I loosened things up and pulled the box back just by looking I would have to go 1/2 to 3/4 inch I will check back later today


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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375420 Mon Aug 31 2020 05:14 PM
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My 1 ton looks like about 1/4 to 3/8 gap, it’s a nice uniform gap, probably just enough so the two never bump together when the cab giggles on the frame when going through rough conditions.
I’ll look for some photos, not near my truck at the moment.
-stan

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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375428 Mon Aug 31 2020 07:46 PM
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Thanks for the picture it helps me a lot seeing .I will have to rework my passenger side one as the gap is about half inch the repo is about 3/4 inch to long at the top we’re it meets the box from the box to the filler panel I got about a half inch also but that is without the bracket on ,so it may change my driver side looks okay but I may want to weld a new piece on as I don’t like the way I welded the hole were the exhaust used to go through

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Re: Filler btw running board and box
KEVINSKI #1375446 Mon Aug 31 2020 11:47 PM
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I purchased replacement filler panels, as the originals did not come with the truck, and had to rework both of them as they were both too long and did not properly follow the cab and rear fender contours. The cab, bed, fenders and running boards were all installed for mock-up when fitting the new filler panels. To be expected when working with aftermarket panels. I have yet to be able to install aftermarket panels on my project without minor to moderate "massaging". Good luck!


Charlie

'51 3100 5-Window (Restomod in progress)
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