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Ever see stress cracks on a Blazer before?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79ChevySB, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. 79ChevySB

    79ChevySB 1/2 ton status

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    Just curious if any of you out there have ever seen stress cracks in the body of a Blazer before, of any year? Do the full convertible Blazers crack at all? Even if you catch air?
     
  2. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    i have noticed my body cracking where the roof meets the top of the bed rail...but its not that bad..yet..its a 88 and i have caught air many times...so that may def. be the reason for it

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  3. TXsizeK5

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    If I look under the truck...i know for sure that there is one on the bottom part of the floor thereis a stress crack near the seat bolt. and maybe one on the other side near the seat bolt for the bench seat (i dont know , i cant rememer)

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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  4. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Mainly on the tailgate and my driver door also delaminated. I was able to get the door repaired but the tailgate is junk. My friends blazer has busted all of the welds on his left front fender.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  5. DesertDueler

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    My Jimmy has cracks where the driver and passenger seats bolt to the floor.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    A guy I know had his blazer out at the mounds (ORV area in Mid-Michigan) and was just beating it up in the mud and trails something fierce. While he was out doing that, he went up this steep incline and started going back down the other side and part of the roof buckled in and cracked. Now this Blazer was a complete wreck before he went in... but he did buckle the roof.
     
  8. Pure Insanity

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    Lets see.....I have the crack in the floor at the seat mount, The T-gate is cracked at the top of it, I recently dicovered the crack in the frame at the steering box, When I bought it, it had a repair in the middle of the frame on both rails where the tranny X-memeber is. It went from the edge of the frame, to a bolt hole, around the side to the big hole in the rail and stopped there. I cleaned it up, turned the Mig to max boost(LOL) welded some more on it, then cleaned it up again and metal finished it. Unless you look from the inside of the rail its hardly noticable now.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
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  9. wayne

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    Mine is an 89 and the floor at the seat mounts have stress cracks and the tail gate has stress cracks at both edges of the window which is common on these trucks. No cracks at the steering box yet as far as I can tell but I am planning to do the weld and bolt on brace just to safe.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  10. Pure Insanity

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    The box repair and brace are soon to come. Im just keeping driving it to a minimum till after Christmas, when I can get it.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
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    My K5 has brand new bedsides installed and the drivers side cracked just at the cab pillar. It is also starting to pull loose from the door jamb. This of course is all from offroading and flexing up the chassis. My frame flexes so much it causes these problems. Another problem with my tub is rust on the cab mounts. I will either replace them or buy a new tub soon.

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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