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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Any updates on this project? I'm still looking at Blazers on craigslist, but not buying anything.
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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Well, after over thinking this inner structure piece for almost 2 years, I finally said "F it," and got to work.

    I went out to the truck and found pieces of the old, rusty rocker. From there I looked at the clean area and determined the approximate shape I needed.

    IMG_20190327_152832314 by , on Flickr

    You can see that it looks like the panel ended about halfway through the curve.
    So, that's where I cut my original rocker replacement. I had messed up a little at the back and the gap was too big to weld up, so I used that as my base, and then used my 2nd, untouched rocker for it's intended purpose.

    I cut it at the line closer to the front.

    IMG_20190327_133050238 by , on Flickr

    Voila! I used a punch I bought probably almost 20 years ago (for VW floors) to punch holes. My intent had been to weld the two pieces together, with the holes on the back side so I wouldn't have to smooth spot welds...but changed my mind.

    Didn't end up having to section it, fortunately.

    IMG_20190327_140746178_HDR by , on Flickr

    Refit the outer rocker and clamped everything in place before marking it this time.

    IMG_20190327_170201446 by , on Flickr

    Then I made some backers to fill some gaps.

    IMG_20190327_172832256 by , on Flickr

    IMG_20190327_173500496 by , on Flickr

    IMG_20190327_155256592 by , on Flickr

    The back side of everything got hit with weld through primer, and is drying.

    I need to cut the extra 3 or so inches out of the factory rocker, and prep the surface of the rocker where I replaced the back piece, and I should be ready to weld things on.

    After that I can proceed with the inside kick panel, bottom of the fender and floor.

    Might be a while, I have some other things going on, but shouldn't be 2 years.

    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    The "Other Things" include getting ready for Jason's meet in May. lol

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by Notloudenuf View Post
    Any updates on this project? I'm still looking at Blazers on craigslist, but not buying anything.
    If you're looking for Blazers, don't read these threads:

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...orever-project

    or

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...-89-S10-Blazer

    and don't look at Holley's website regarding their "kits" for LS swapping them. lol

    Could get expensive.

    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    So, I figured out how I'm doing this.

    Clamped the rocker in place, and lined things up.
    Welded in the backer panel for the hinge. (First layer...another layer to go)

    Next will be the inner kick panel then the rocker will go on.

    IMG_20190407_215548659 by , on Flickr

    Jay

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