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Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy, how is this slantback hatch bit supposed to fit?

Post by Subarubrat » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:25 pm

I am an amateur fabricator but I would have been mortified to send this out the door, whoever did such sloppy work should catch a ball of slag down their boot. This is how it fits now, the sponsons are about 3/4 of an inch too far apart and the c pillar is in contact on both sides. How should this area line up? If you can snap a pic of yours that would be a life saver.
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Post by Action » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:35 pm

I found this pic on the web. A bit hard to see, but it looks like the same gap...

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Post by 86humv » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:58 pm

Thats a home made C pillar tube...no wonder it don't fit.
Look at the one on fleebay under : hmmwv c pillar for $ 650....thats the way it should look, and sheet metal should slide over sponson on both sides.
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Post by Action » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:44 am

I looked everywhere for pics of mine. I couldnt find any. Go with Greg, not the pic i found on the net. Is the real one also level with sponsons up und Up the roof?
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Post by Subarubrat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:04 am

86humv wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:58 pm
Thats a home made C pillar tube...no wonder it don't fit.
Look at the one on fleebay under : hmmwv c pillar for $ 650....thats the way it should look, and sheet metal should slide over sponson on both sides.
You are 100% wrong. That IS the $650 C pillar tube from SECO ordered from ebay. I would love to get up close to compare these SECO parts to another truck with known original parts to see if they are selling knock offs or seconds.

The metal work on the roof is nearly as bad, the sponson I bought from them was literally warped, and there is allot more to say about dealing with them.... that will be a long separate post.

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Post by 86humv » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:24 am

Subarubrat wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:04 am
86humv wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:58 pm
Thats a home made C pillar tube...no wonder it don't fit.
Look at the one on fleebay under : hmmwv c pillar for $ 650....thats the way it should look, and sheet metal should slide over sponson on both sides.
You are 100% wrong. That IS the $650 C pillar tube from SECO ordered from ebay. I would love to get up close to compare these SECO parts to another truck with known original parts to see if they are selling knock offs or seconds.

The metal work on the roof is nearly as bad, the sponson I bought from them was literally warped, and there is allot more to say about dealing with them.... that will be a long separate post.
It figures...You know nothing about this stuff, or you would have seen that fake C pillar
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Post by Subarubrat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:28 am

You mean the one you recommended I buy? "Look at the one on fleebay under : hmmwv c pillar for $ 650....thats the way it should look"

I suppose that is two of us that didn't spot it.

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Post by 86humv » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:36 am

That was for reference only....never said buy it
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Post by 86humv » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:40 am

I looked at the saco C pillar again...What do you think is wrong with it ?
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Post by Retired War Horses » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:45 am

Wow, those look like crap....the ones I had made were so good, once painted and paid with an OEM bar, you could not tell the difference, the welds on ours was even superior.
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