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Fiberglass floor panels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Veefour, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Veefour

    Veefour Registered Member

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    Looking through the links section of the website, I came across the usbodysource.com site and saw they offer fiberglass floor pans for the Blazer.
    Has anyone used them?
    It seems to me like they could be a bad idea from a strength standpoint.
     
  2. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I have a US Body Full tub. They are very stong. I wouldn't worry about the strength. They use kevlar matting in thier glass.

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    I've been wanting to get a fiberglass tub for years. :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    the tub may be nice but i just think it would be weird throwing fiberglass floor pans into a steel body. i do know they make a fibergalss transmisson cover, which seems fine though, thats bolted down.
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    From thier website: "Designed to cover floor board rot."

    So, I take back what I said. Looks like these are just designed to put over a rotting section.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    that just seems stupid. your not getting rid of the rot, merely covering it up. so your truck will continue to rot and you won even notice. yeah thats real smart :rolleyes:
     
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    hows that coming along? Any updated pics? Haven't seen any since you first got it rhino-lined
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Very slooooow. Most of my summer was buisness travel and rebuilding the 4.3 V6 in my C10. I'm in the middle of wiring it.A painful process. But once that is done, should be all downhill from there. Right now I have functional brakes, ebrake, steering. Heater box is installed, dash, pedals. Doors & gate functional. Once wiring is done, should just be easy bolt and go stuff. I know, I'm a slowpok.
     
  9. Veefour

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    Is there a way I can see more pics?
    Sounds like you may be working on the same things I'll be tackling in the future.
     
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    Oh wow, I have misspoken. I'm nowhere near undertaking what it looks like you have done. I do like the way the truck is looking with the line-X sprayed throughout. I'm still hesitant on the fiberglass body, but it looks great.
    I wouldn't have to go the route of a complete replacement of all the parts like you have done, so i may just stick with welding in replacement sheet metal. It's really the rear half of the truck that is the worst for mine.

    Is that a custom cage?
     
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    Front part of cage is the smittybilt section, the back part is custom.
     
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    That's they're plan to get you to buy the whole tub. ;)
     

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