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Unread 06-11-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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a-pillars...i need help

i have an 88 Comanche i just bought. its been rolled and the old owner cut out the a-pillars and put steel tubing instead. i want to try and replace them but I'm not really sure how i should do it. i need the a-pillars so i can get a windshield to get it licensed and registered. does anyone know the correct way of doing this I've looked around online and haven't found anything on it. any help on this would be much appreciated. and if you think it would be easier just to replace the entire cab? im not very good at this kind of fabrication and really need some advice

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Unread 06-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #2
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if you can find the pillars from a junk cab that would be the start. Cut them out below the area to be repaired on your vehicle. Then cut and make fit to your cab. If you dont feel up to the task any bodyshop would be able to do it for you. I would way the cost of replacing the cab vs making the repair.

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Unread 06-12-2009, 12:32 PM   #3
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replacing the whole cab would cost a whole lot more than the pillar, I agree cut the pillar longer than needed measure a couple times then cut to the right length, tack weld it to hold it in place, make sure its straight before you put the final weld on, I am by no means a welding or chopping expert but reading some posts and watching those restoring tele shows.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
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alright thanks guys im goin to go to the junk yard here in a few days and see what all they have. im a desent weilder but dont have one right now but i should be getting a new one in a week or so
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Unread 06-12-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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post some before and after pics.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #6
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alright thanks guys im goin to go to the junk yard here in a few days and see what all they have. im a desent weilder but dont have one right now but i should be getting a new one in a week or so

Feel free to PM me with questions if you need help.

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Unread 06-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #7
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post some before and after pics.
alright i'll take some pics here an a bit. i'll have them up here probably tonight
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Unread 06-12-2009, 05:29 PM   #8
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alright i'm sure i'll have alot of questions about this. i've done some body work before on my old truck, but never anything like this. it'll be interesting to say the least lol
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Unread 06-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #9
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Unread 06-13-2009, 11:35 AM   #10
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Does the windshield have to be glass? What about welding some brackets onto those tubes and putting a piece of Lexan or something in there? It probably wouldn't be the best long-term solution if you want to keep the weather out, but it might be enough to get it registered.

The way that looks now, you have a lot of work to do before a "real" windshield will fit properly.
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Unread 06-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #11
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Unread 06-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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Does the windshield have to be glass? What about welding some brackets onto those tubes and putting a piece of Lexan or something in there? It probably wouldn't be the best long-term solution if you want to keep the weather out, but it might be enough to get it registered.

The way that looks now, you have a lot of work to do before a "real" windshield will fit properly.
i probably could but idk how strict they are about that and i really want a real windsheild. im sure it wouldn't be to hard, or even just screw a peisce into the bars. we'll see when i get closer to replacing them... thank you though
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