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Blazer is new Territory for me

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by the beast, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    I've owned quite a few Chevy pick-ups, but I've finally gotten my first Blazer. An 1989 K5.

    My most pressing issues right now (body wise) are the rear wheel wells, floor pans (both sides) and the tailgate support crossmember. I'm having a difficult time finding some of the Blazer specific parts. Floor pans are pretty easy, but I can't seem to find the crossmember. Anytips, or companys? Or will I need to fab or have this fabed?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The inner wheels are the same between the k5's and the pick-ups.
    I got mine from a pickup. The t-gate support was bad on mine too..
    I used angle iron to fix that. Floor boards I fabbed myself.
     
  3. Cricket

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    RustyParts could give you some good pointers on fabbing your own custom pieces with a hammer and smoothed over punch. That guy does some impressive work. Send him a PM.
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    If by the tailgate support crossmember you mean the tailpan (the piece that the hinges for the tailgate bolt to) then that's available in the aftermarket, along with all the other parts you're looking for. I think there's a write-up in the tech section on how to replace the tailpan.
    Look here and here for some ideas. Also if you search for 'tailpan' in the garage or this forum you should find more info. :thumb:
     
  5. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    Good info, thanks guys.

    I also got the Chevy Duty catalog today which seemed to have a better selection.
     
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    I have used some of LMC's parts. They are ok (read - thin and don't fit the greatest, but work). Actually, the best part of the LMC catalog IMO is their blown-apart drawing of different assemblies.
     

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