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

    Jun 20, 2004
    CFB Petawawa, Ontario
    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

    KGB22 Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Kansas City
    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

    May 3, 2007
    San Antonio, TX

    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

    Oct 1, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    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.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  5. 81 Z-28

    81 Z-28 Veteran Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    the flat part of florida
    I didn't find anything under 145 for a crustang tank... I just googled it
  6. 81 Z-28

    81 Z-28 Veteran Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    the flat part of florida
    good looking out david got one on the way
  7. Philly

    Philly Veteran Member

    Mar 11, 2009
    This looks to be a great idea
  8. KeepItSubMoa

    KeepItSubMoa New Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    British Columbia
  9. dirtmod08

    dirtmod08 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Central Illinois
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013

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