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Chevy Truck 55-59 Door Sill Bracket

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vanst603, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. vanst603
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 49

    vanst603
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    from New York

    I'm working on a 58 Chevy Truck and installed new doors sills early in the project and now noticed the repops didn't have the "V" bracket installed on them. Does anyone know a vendor that may make them? They look easy to fab but I don't have a roller to make the bead which seems important for support. Thanks !

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  2. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,223

    F&J
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    Get some 1/8" x 1" flat band steel and bend in a vice. It will be as strong, or stronger. 3/4 would work, too
     
  3. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    VoodooTwin
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    from Noo Yawk

    I've used light gage angle iron. Weld it on with the V pointing to the ground. Strong like bull.
     
  4. vanst603
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 49

    vanst603
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    from New York

    Thanks for the tips guys!
     

  5. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,631

    1959apache
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    it really doesn't serve as much of a purpose anymore, but do what the above suggested and you will be fine. I just replaced both of my steps. It was kind of a pain, good luck!
     
  6. vanst603
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 49

    vanst603
    Member
    from New York

    Thanks 1959apache I've looked at your thread many times and enjoyed the information and pictures. I'm getting there and refitting all the sheet metal now before paint, the frame and drive train are complete. I'm looking forward to firing up the engine too!
     

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