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Old December 31st, 2013, 13:10
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A pillar replacement

My A pillars are toast. Passenger side has broke top and bottom and drive side is broke on one end. Need to rework them. Plane to follow what many other have done with a tube along the drip rail, bend down to follow the A pillar, and then down behind the front fender to the rock rail.

Question I have is since the current A pillars are useless, I am thinking of cutting ~1.5" out of the edge and inlaying the tube into the A pillar. It looks doable. Reason I am thinking of this is it would minimize the exo-cage look, and with the A pillars cracked as is they are not doing much good so why not cut them out?

Thoughts? Should have caged the stupid thing along time ago.

Rockers are also getting cut out as they are pulling away from where they were welded to the body and have a pretty good arch to them now. They also have lots of scale on the inside. I didn't find out until last summer but when they installed them they didn't seal the front of them so the 3/16" steel is less than 1/8" in quite a few places.
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Re: A pillar replacement

I like the idea. I you would probably need to have the windshield out to weld to the A pillar that much. By the sounds of it you already need one. Hurry up and do it. If it looks good I will do mine like that too.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 17:12
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Re: A pillar replacement

no the windshield is perfect? I found that odd. That's another issue, welding it without screwing up the windshield. lots of stitch welds I guess.

Guess there is one way to find out.
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no the windshield is perfect? I found that odd. That's another issue, welding it without screwing up the windshield. lots of stitch welds I guess.

Guess there is one way to find out.
its sheetmetal, ya gotta do a bazzillion spot welds anyways
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Re: A pillar replacement

Maybe try this.

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Old January 2nd, 2014, 22:50
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its sheetmetal, ya gotta do a bazzillion spot welds anyways
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Maybe try this.

interesting.
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