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Tabco rockers are poor quality, and if you hold one up to a light, looking at the front inside of the rocker, you might be able to see through it at the step down where the rocker meets the front fender. You'll need to weld it up if it is.

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I'll have a look i was giving them a look ever and seemed pretty decent, heavier guage than stock and seemed well pressed. Thanks for the heads up tho. I'll make sure it wasn't pinched or stretched

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8 hours ago, Elliott000 said:

Did that because of the double sheet metal I saw inside of that "tube". Now I need to figure out how to work those front little wing pieces ahead of the rad support.

Damn, that looks good and strong, you don't need help just encouragement. Remember that the wings in front of the Rad support carry very little weight so don't need to be as beefy as the tube you have already built, in fact once you get in front of the Rad support you don't even need a tube, angle iron would do the job. Just make sure you provide a drainage hole near the front of that structure in case any any water gets in the fresh air hole.  

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There's a local guy who basically is selling a front clip. The frame rails and stuff are shot but those wings and the core support are in great shape. Mine are wrinkled and thrashed because of the impact it took at some point. Im considering buying it for 175 and then cutting and replacing those pieces with nice straight ones.

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9 hours ago, Elliott000 said:

There's a local guy who basically is selling a front clip. The frame rails and stuff are shot but those wings and the core support are in great shape. Mine are wrinkled and thrashed because of the impact it took at some point. Im considering buying it for 175 and then cutting and replacing those pieces with nice straight ones.

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Absolutely!!!! Time and money ahead...

The reviews on the Tabco panels are sort of hit or miss, but they are really the only ones available. It sounds like the metal at the step can get over stretched and split when they are stamped. Good to know...

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My experience with Tabco was that they were a good start, but needed a lot of massaging....

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The rockers are good and solid throughout. I agree on the massaging, i held the quarters up and they will need some flexing to get good alignment. I just wanna research best ways for panel fitment, im gunna but weld but get such mixed reviews on small gap vs no gap vs whatever other method haha. The tabco are a bit thicker than stock so ill have to work around that. I might go the cleco clip route and nick off the top 3/8 of an inch then be left with a zip disc wide gap to weld into. By zip I mean the thinnest I can get.

 

http://www.musclecarrestorations.com/articles/tech/metal-work/welding-sheet-metal.html

 

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Cleco, then zip cut, then tack, then butt weld. That’s what worked best for me.
Cleco’s are great for test fitting.

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I wish I had gotten to do the floors myself. Not super happy with the PO work. I might tune the drivers side up

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