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Body Work Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rtaub15, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. rtaub15

    rtaub15 Registered Member

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    Hey guys, i have a few spots of rotted holes on my bedsides on my wheel wells, should i just trim the fenders back? or drop the money for new besides? also i have two gas tanks, (truck used to be a diesel), if i take off one of the doors, and use a lot of bondo, will that sufice for when i get the truck painted? Also where can i find body bolts, because mine has body lift on it and i want to take it off really badly, and put the body back on the bushings, but i need stock body bolts... Does anyone know where I can find them? Would the longer bolts work, i was thinking no.. but its always a shot, just tryin to figure this all out, thank you... /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    dodgedude99 1/2 ton status

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    you dont want to just start slapping bondo on, it will make it look worse then it does now, and will lead to problems later.

    i had to replace some bolts last week, and the consesus was grade 5 bolts 1/2" x whatever length you need.
    mine was 5" for the core support, and 4" for the 2 cab mounts.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    you dont want to just start slapping bondo on, it will make it look worse then it does now, and will lead to problems later.



    [/ QUOTE ] tottally agree just weld up the gas door,it will work wayy better than bondo!!
     
  4. rtaub15

    rtaub15 Registered Member

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    Ok ill do that, thank you, and im guessing go with cutting the fenders an inch to eliminate the rust instead of dropping the money for new bedsides? Oh yea, ok i hope i dont confuse anyone, there is a plate, down by the trans, underneath the flywheel in a way, it isnt there, whats the name of the piece if anybody knows? It bolts to the trans i believe and such, it covers the bottom of the flywheel. THank you, tried to not be too confusing.. thank you very much...
     
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    You're talking about the dust cover for the trans, they're cheap, like $12 at the dealer when I bought one a couple of years ago.
     
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    For future reference, this would be a great post to go in the new Body Shop forum. After the replies die down, I will have it moved there so it will be easy to find. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ahh ok, thank you very much.
     

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