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Old July 30th, 2020, 04:56 AM
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Default Inner core support question/opinion

After getting an inner and outer core support in hand I quickly realized that somewhere along the road someone had taken a large piece out of the top of the inner (the outer is in very good condition). Both halves are essentially rust free and a large upgrade to the ones currently on my truck, but I'm not to keen on installing the inner as is.

After being on the "zone" for a few years now I'm always impressed by some of the metal work done by members so I figure I'd ask before I start off in the wrong direction. I'd like to Frankenstein the two inner supports into one and think I only have one option, but I'm unsure of the complexity of it for someone with little body work experience.

Would it be better to separate the spot welds at the arrows all the way across? Or simply remove the entire center section, cut out the corresponding piece from my existing one and weld back together?

My other option doesn't really seem to be an option anymore due to the rust on my existing one. The last pic isn't the best but I don't think I have metal to weld onto if I cut off the small piece spot welded into the wheel well.

All opinions and advice are welcome. Thanks
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Old July 31st, 2020, 05:05 AM
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I can tell you what I did to my cab. I had rust eating up the front lower left from a mouse nest in the cab ventilation drain. Basically that drain box was gone and had eaten out the kick panel on the left side of the drivers feet. The white you see in the rust picture is an aluminum plate I had put on the inside to keep rain out ..LOL

I found another M715 in a field that was basically a parts truck. I had the whole corner section of the cab torched off. 1/3 way across from the top down to the bottom then across the front of the floor pan. took it home on a trailer and had the box cut out of my cab. Had it the replacement welded in place, ground the welds down. A little body epoxy and my cab looks better than new. Zero rust!
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Old August 1st, 2020, 08:53 AM
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Iíll never be confused with being gentle but alas it is separated without destroying it.
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Old August 1st, 2020, 11:01 AM
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Do you need any core parts or are you all set ? I have a spare but not sure if the part you might need is good on the one I have.
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Old August 1st, 2020, 05:59 PM
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I am all set now. Your offer is very much appreciated though. Thank you
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