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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

I have a single cab, and it is rusted out completely where the cab meets the bed. Before I start repair, I just want make sure the distance is right, since at the moment the cab steel can flex in any direction. I have a pretty good idea of where the metal was, but to be sure, could somebody give me the measurement between the cab and header panel at the front of the bed? This little measurement did not seem to pop up anywhere online. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

Is this where you want a measurement?
If so, do you want A or B?

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

B is the measurement I am after. But either will work, as I just have to pull my cab steel toward the bed until I have the right distance. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

ozzmonaut wrote:
B is the measurement I am after. But either will work, as I just have to pull my cab steel toward the bed until I have the right distance. Thanks


My measurement there is 1 1/8" (inches)... but it is not perfectly consistent, those bed bulk heads take some punishment.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

I measured near the vertical can seam on each side.
Both sides the same. Neither over an inch.
Id call A a fat 24 mm, or a fat 15/16
Id call B a fat 21 mm, or a fat 13/16

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

A - 1.030

B - 1.00

Measurements (using a dial caliper) taken from my 66 single cab that never had a hard life as a commercial vehicle.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

Your number is more precise.

In case the channel varies in width (at all) over its length, please say at what location the measurement was taken... ie. 1/4 to the outside of the vertical cab seam.

I think a measurement closer to the side would be more convenient for the OP to use in reassembly (vs. directly below the center of back window).
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

I took my measurements on the drivers side just below the rear window corner and a little ways toward the middle of the window. Actually was getting some pretty consistent readings in that area and right next to the gate latch.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for checking. Looks like the number will vary quite a bit from truck to truck. Looks like if I shoot for about an inch, I can't really get it wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: Measurement from back of cab to bed Reply with quote

Ill say it again, these buses were put together by hand. No 2 buses are identically the same. Or as I always figure, if you cant see that from an airplane, its okay! Laughing
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