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Fiberglass Quarters?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ryan B., Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So i thought i'd just throw this idea around.
    I've seen some fiberglass rear quarter panels for First Gen K/5's.
    Anyone replaced the rust with these?
    I think a couple advantages for this would be
    -Paint it once and no rusting.
    -Lighter Weight!
    ...of course the fiberglass would have to be bondo'd into place a lot huh?

    Sheetmetal just seems like the way to go.? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif

    Some oppinions?
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    For a trail truck I would not use fiberglass. One tree/rock/sand dune any good contact will crack / bust the pannel...now what? Fiberglass repair kit? I will stick with steel, easyier, cheeper, etc....
     
  3. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Mine is a 2nd Gen but my panels are held on with Dzus buttons.....it takes about a minute to pop them off if ya wanna go wheelin' with trees etc.
    You can see some pics on my site.
     

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