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PORT COLBORNE, ONT

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Hey guys.  

My truck cab needs some TLC around the windshield area.  I'd love to find a sheet metal replacement panel or a donor part which is solid.

Does anyone know a place to get a prefab replacement so I don't have to recreate this area of the cab?

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There are a huge amount of Fabricators on the site    I'll bet for some beer and burgers, you might get a hand  

 

 



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FOXBORO, ONT

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how much area is there to fix/replace?

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PORT COLBORNE, ONT

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In the attached pictures you can see my problem.  I am sure I could patch these, but it would be nice to have factory window corners.

Sorry about the picture orientation.  They show normally on my computer.



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COURTICE, ONT

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There's a guy in Bowmanville that's always bringing in 49-ish - 52ish stuff. Here's one of his kijiji ads. Get in touch maybe he can help you out.

www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/oshawa-durham-region/solid-western-1951-mercury-cab/1145887648

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PORT COLBORNE, ONT

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That's a good possibility, thanks.

My son assured me he can fix my cab. I just figured it might look better if I had the right patch panels.

This might be a good contact for a frame though.



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A few years back, I had a hard time getting $400 for a western cab, no rust.
If it were me, I would save the time and effort, and source another cab as suggested. They aren't too expensive.

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PORT COLBORNE, ONT

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I agree, a better cab to start would be ideal.  This one is pretty solid otherwise though, and I think I have a way to fix it.  Volkswagen guys have a patch panel for a bus that looks about right to cut out the pieces I want.  They will need modification, but it will provide the smoothness needed to seal the new windshield.  Cost is about right too, and I have John's Bug Shop locally to order it for me when I'm ready.

I will watch for another cab before I get started just in case.  If the right one comes along it would save me in other ways too.  Door hinges (mine were cut off), window regulators, door latches, glass, etc.

This cab was a gift from my son this Christmas, so I'd love to fix this one.  It also has just the right number of honest dents for the look I'm going for.

Thanks for the advice!

 



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Well, I guess I have to hand it to my son.  He's a better body man than I thought.  He had the day off today and aside from a trip to visit his car at the Bug Shop, he spent time welding on my cab.  I think he did a great job, don't you agree?  The metal is 1/8" thick around the frame with a 16 guage pinch weld seam to mount the windshield.  

 

So what do y'all think?



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nice work, looks great.

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very well done. you will probably end up with some work off of the forum if that's an example. i can see the project will be a little faster with a pro welder on the team.

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