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Offline Young_Rat

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Squaring up a cab
« on: January 01, 2017, 07:37:32 PM »
So my doors don't close on my 35 IHC.They have always been crooked..No floor in it.Hasent really ever had one as long as I can remember.lol.The strap in my pics is literaly holding the cab together.Any tips on getting it squared up? Doesn't have to be perfect,its a rat.
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 08:29:55 AM »
Pix? Do you have a porta-power? I've used a bottle jack and 4x4s before. Without seeing it I'd get some rebar and use it to weld in. I used 1x1 square tubes just because thats what I had.
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 12:10:59 PM »
IS there a reason for the "splices" in the tubing or just what you had???
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 12:51:47 PM »
Kinda yes to both I spliced them so your cuts don't have to be perfect and they were also scrap pieces. if you need to readjust you can take a cutoff wheel and cut your welds with out wasting a bunch of tubing
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 11:05:16 PM »
You can make your adjusting rods two pieces.  Make them long enough to overlap and you can adjust repeatedly by clamping them with vise grips and checking your fit without welding and cutting the rods over and over!!
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 04:48:55 AM »
I too have used a bottle jack and a porta power. Once squared weld in some rebar to hold it square until you get your floor in.
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 03:14:13 PM »
THANX......Can you tell I've never done anythin like this??? Do they sell special tools to do this????
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Re: Squaring up a cab
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 04:47:48 PM »
I've found that test fitting and eyeballing the seams/gaps work the best. A good tape to tram the floor although I wouldn't necessarily go by the squareness and more by eye. Since 1935 it's been tweaked and twisted.
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