Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

any tips on rear hatch repair?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by roostr3269, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. roostr3269

    roostr3269 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2001
    Posts:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    michigan
    i have a 1972 jimmy with the single wall topper. it has a crack from where the hinge mounts down to the glass on the back lift gate, wondering if any1 has any ideas on how to do a solid repair. thanx roostr32

    live to wheel, wheel to live
     
  2. BluThndr71JMMY

    BluThndr71JMMY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Posts:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm assuming it's not screwed up enough to hafta R&R the whole hatch, which is way expensive.If it is just a simple crack, you may get by with a simple fibreglas repair kit from any autoparts store. You cut out the dry patch to fit, paint the (mixed 2-part) resin over the area to be reinforced, stick the patch over the wet resin and then coat with more resin. This will make an ugly but effective patch. Takes a while to dry and the fumes will knock you over -- so be careful. It can be sanded and painted later.Good luck.
     
  3. roostr3269

    roostr3269 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2001
    Posts:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    michigan
    cool, thanx for the tip, gonna start it this w/e, later roostr32

    live to wheel, wheel to live
     

Share This Page