A110 Cab Corners


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Post Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:11 pm

A110 Cab Corners

So I know finding sheetmetal for a 59 A110 is basically impossible, but figured I'd bounce my latest thought off you guys anyway...
I need rear cab corners, and was wondering if any models that have reproduction cab corners available are close enough that I can cut, modify, weld, (whatever it takes) to make them work... Basically looking for a starting point using something close, as opposed to trying to make something from a piece of sheetmetal.
I'm a ways off from needing them, but besides these and floor pans the rest of the cab is decent, so I'm trying to plan...
Thanks!

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Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:47 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Look to other contour areas on your truck and others for similar shape that could be "cut" out and then formed to fit. I have always wondered about the 50's trucks and fender or possibly hood curves. Just a thought.

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Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:34 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Cab corners can be made at home. https://www.eastwood.com/catalogsearch/ ... p%20mallet
I have made curves patch panels. This is not difficult, but, it takes a little time and some effort.
There are many good You Tube videos. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... heet+metal
There is very little chance of another body part being close to a good fit. There is a 100% chance that the body part will have to be reformed. There is not advantage.
You will need to buy or make one of these curve copy tools. https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/to ... AhEALw_wcB
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Like cab corners. hand formed clearance for charge-air ducting
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Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:05 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Thanks for the info!
I'll definitely be better versed in sheetmetal after this project!

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Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:52 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

You may never know how good you are at metal forming until you try. My father insisted that I attend trade school as an apprentice. This is where I discovered I have a talent for metal work.. My best advice to you is, 1, wear ear and eye protection and 2, make the first move. 3, buy some tools.
I am able to give you advice from decades of hands-on experience.
You will discover that your enjoyment of the project comes when you can say, "I did it all myself."
The trades have treated me really well and I have made a very good living. :t3901;
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Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:50 am

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Thanks Nik!

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Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:57 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

A suggestion. If I were to buy any hammers for this job, I would get the EASTWOOD 48 OZ. BOSSING DEAD BLOW MALLET and possibly another smaller teardrop hammer to follow up. The sandbag is a good deal and probably necessary. The bigger hammer will move the metal quickly and if you are careful it may be all you really need.
Stay safe and have a great time.
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Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:58 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Thank Nikki. I'll definitely look into these. This will be a great learning experience for my son too.
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Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:11 am

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Thank Nikki. I'll definitely look into these. This will be a great learning experience for my son too.


Nikki is one of the most helpful on this site.
Great to hear that this is a project for you and your Son
Learning to work with your hands is a life skill well worth passing on.

As had been said ,, have fun and be safe ..

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Post Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:12 pm

Re: A110 Cab Corners

Let us know how you are doing with your metal forming, SVP
This trunk lid was repaired with formed pieces. It is impossible to tell where the joins are. This is a learned skill, You can do it.
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trunk lid.
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