Toe kick boards

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by david.cordle, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Skaal-tel 79

    Skaal-tel 79 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've always wondered what the big deal is.. I have to replace mine but I'm just gonna bend a sheet. I don't care if it has ribs in it, or even looks slightly ok. It can look like a butcher job. Nobody is EVER going to see it. It just needs to keep carpet in and water out. Why spend $100 for a bent piece of sheet metal? It's not even a complex shape!
     
  2. KGB22

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    That's your choice. You can just bend a sheet (the ribs in the metal reduce vibration and add strength), spend a zillion hours like TX79Z28, or just pick up a $100 (or less) tank and save tons of time (= money). As for me, I've got a boiled old mustang tank from the radiator shop that I'm 'a choppin' up.
     
  3. TX79Z28

    TX79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I spent a lot of time because I wanted to duplicate all the ribs, reliefs, and the area that covers the E-brake on the driver's side. And that's a PIA to do since I don't have metal fabrication tools, it was all done on a vise, with a hammer, and A LOT of trial and error! If I had known about the Mustang tank idea, I would have done that in a heartbeat, especially on the passenger side that is a lot more simple.
     
  4. CDesperado

    CDesperado Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think most people here would recommend that you not use a flat plate on the toeboard. The beading (the vertical ribs) is there for a reason.
     
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  5. 81 Z-28

    81 Z-28 Veteran Member

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    I didn't find anything under 145 for a crustang tank... I just googled it
     
  6. 81 Z-28

    81 Z-28 Veteran Member

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    good looking out david got one on the way
     
  7. Philly

    Philly Veteran Member

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    This looks to be a great idea
     
  8. KeepItSubMoa

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  9. dirtmod08

    dirtmod08 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I used a file cabinet for mine, lol. Yours looks much better, but I agree - you'll never see it. It's under the torque box and is undercoated toward the tunnel, carpet takes care of the inside - for what my car is anyway.
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