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Body work Q?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MILOLGJC, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. MILOLGJC

    MILOLGJC Registered Member

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    Pulled the rear cab off an old 76 I got from my father and the last 1.5" to 2" of the metal at the rear/bottom of the cockpit are turned to rust dust.(where it meets the body on either side of the side of the cab area.) I was thinking of treating with POR-15 and filling with putty and repainting, but wanted some helpful hints before I proceed. Thanks!!!!
     
  2. Blazn88

    Blazn88 Registered Member

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    I'd cut it out and weld in new sheet metal.. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    milol, where in florida? have pics of what you're talking about??
     
  4. MILOLGJC

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    No pics. The area in question is the aft end of the cab area where it meets the removeable top. The bottom portion of either side of the inverted u-shaped area where the body side panel meets the forward cab area is completely rotted through and has turned to rust dust. I cut out the metal and
    treated the surrounding area with POR-15. I was wondering if just plugging the area with a body filler/putty would be an acceptable repair. Jacksonville, FL
     
  5. dodgedude99

    dodgedude99 1/2 ton status

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    i would cut back to were it is good sheet metal and weld in a patch piece, bondo is helpful, but it is not a cure all, you can only spread it to about 1/4" before you run the risk of cracking it and having it fall out.
     
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    bondo is a filler not a replacer...if you have to use something other than new metal...try using fiberglass and laying it out..
     

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