2002 chevy express 5.7L vortec, L31 swap help

Re: 2002 chevy express 5.7L vortec, L31 swap help

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Re: 2002 chevy express 5.7L vortec, L31 swap help

Postby RinnyRinny is online! [OP] » Yesterday, 3:00am

Rockers done just the grinding and body work now!!
Starter waiting on a new solenoid.
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Re: 2002 chevy express 5.7L vortec, L31 swap help

Postby CoasterCoaster is online! » Yesterday, 3:18am

would you mind going into some details about the drivers side rocker repair? i have that coming up and have been thinking about it a lot. looks like you made your own panel? did you have to cut so high or did you do that because of the natural body line?
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Re: 2002 chevy express 5.7L vortec, L31 swap help

Postby RinnyRinny is online! [OP] » Yesterday, 12:43pm

Coaster wrote:would you mind going into some details about the drivers side rocker repair? i have that coming up and have been thinking about it a lot. looks like you made your own panel? did you have to cut so high or did you do that because of the natural body line?

That panel s available from CARID and rockauto I think, along with the inner and outter rocker for the drivers door. I cut that high because it seemed to be a good spot, the trim covers it, and it allowed me to get into the entire rocker area to get rid of any rust or bubbling paint. It is not an easy job and you need good welding skills or need someone that has them. I stripped the inside of the rocker area as nesc, washed it with a marine wash then metal prepped it and coated it with 3 coats of KDS Silver. The rockers will get sprayed with a 360 wand as soon as I have the van on the lift to paint the bottom up to the back of where the clip sits. One additional note where ever you are going to weld a seam make sure there is no glue, seamsealer or paint in the area or it will pop the weld as you are doing it, Especially that foam crap and glue.
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