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Cj5 Floor Support.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by tripilio, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2018
    tripilio

    tripilio Proud American!

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    Hi, I am about to start the front floor replacement. I originally got the jeep with barely any of the original floor to go by. I want to make the channels with 1x2 beams. Now, can anyone post some pics/measurements of where to position the beams? Does it go on the edge of the tub or under? Are the support channels visible from the outside or are hidden by the sides of the tub? Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 24, 2018
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Member 2020 Sponsor

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    I welded in the new sheet metal floors then placed the tub on the frame. Mark or tack weld the floor supports so they line up with the body/frame mount locations. I wouldn't rely on original (or any other) measurements for a 50YO Jeep to end up being correct.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2018
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2020 Sponsor

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    X2.
    Did this last summer/fall on the wife's '62
     
  4. Dec 24, 2018
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    When I replaced my floor I just copied the original.
    Here is a picture to help. It's a M38a1 body so the gas tank well isn't there on a CJ.
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Dec 24, 2018
    tripilio

    tripilio Proud American!

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Dec 24, 2018
    tripilio

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    First one done! I need more square tube to make the other side. Thanks all for the help! bracket.jpg
     
  7. Dec 24, 2018
    Dave Deyton

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    Scott, did you buy those hat channels or make them?
    Those look really good.
    Great advise about lining up the mounting plates. Tried making my own hat channels
    but they did not come out uniform on the bender.
    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  8. Dec 25, 2018
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    I bought them from Classic Enterprises.

    Jeep Restoration Parts - Classic Enterprises
     
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  9. Dec 25, 2018
    montanacj

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  10. Dec 25, 2018
    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

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    Thanks,

    I got some years ago from Jeep Panels Plus long since out of business.

    Those look like they fit pretty well/


    Dave
     

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