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floor project

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rooster53, May 16, 2003.

  1. Rooster53

    Rooster53 Registered Member Premium Member

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    What's happening everybody. Sunday I start my floor project on my 1988 K5. I'm replacing the floor from the firewall to the tailgate. I will start with the bed area because its the worst. I have to replace the tailpan, both tailgate posts, and the entire bed floor. My question is should I remove the hardtop while I repair theses areas or should I leave the hardtop on.
    Thanks Everybody,
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  2. rick88blaze

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    i'd remove it to give you more room to work.
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Once you start cutting out the floor, there isn't anything to hold up the sides. I'd take the top off just to make it lighter to hold things up. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Take it off. And good luck to you, I am pretty much doing the same thing except my posts are good. I found a whole tub for 75$ /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif but my front floors aren't all bad just need inner rocker for passenger side and the floorpan and body brace for drivers side. Will be doing mine over memorial day weekend.
     
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    I picked up a bed floor from GM last fall and never got to it, roughing it up and spraying it top and bottom with por-15 was as far as I got. After seeing the description in the technical section of the home page Floor Removal I was wondering if leaving the top on would help to keep the bed square?
    Whatever you do post pictures, so I can work up the nerve.
    Good Luck!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Once you start cutting out the floor, there isn't anything to hold up the sides. I'd take the top off just to make it lighter to hold things up. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    I would think that the top would help sturdy things up then. My advice is to leave it on. If the sides do indeed lose the support that is holding them up once the floor is cut, the top will keep the sides from bowing in or out on you.
     
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    pics

    I used a 4x4 to hold the fenders up and apart, no top
    just make sure you measure so you know where to put the sides back together to the tailpan.

    send me some pics when you replace the tailgate posts!
     

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