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Frame Repair Photos - if you want to see how they do it..........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BurbinOR, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Pics on my site below, click the link, then go to the "Interior / Frame Gusset" page.

    Thought some of you might want to see what it is about and what the repair looks like.


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    Nice pics. I like the new side panels. Did you buy new carpet or did you make it yourself? Was it tough to get the carpet to conform to the wheel wells?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/>http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/</a>Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
     
  3. nice and clean. i have the same kit on my rig. had a local 4x shop do it. haven't had any troubles yet.

    hey, when ya gunna get that thing dirty?!?!

    <font color=blue>"What does mine say?"
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  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    The wheelwell carpet is pre-formed and comes as part of the 'package'. The side panel carpet is the same carpet as the rest of the truck, I just asked Cheyenne pickup to get it for me from the company that does the fitted carpet kits.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
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    Yep, a local frame shop specialist did mine too. I don't think this is something to be done at home unless you are an expert.

    Dirty? Well, if you mean muddy like you and Colin get, don't think it will [​IMG]. Last Christmas I did that and to this day STILL get dried mud in my face when I am working under the truck [​IMG].........that stuff gets everywhere!

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  6. ftn96

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    Thats a little strong. It can be done at home as long as your a compitant welder.

    I have 1 question about the 10" sub, with it mounted in that side panel, did you have any problems with the magnet hitting the fender?

    "you know... the guy with the BAD A$$ spring perches!!![​IMG]
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    The sub also has a 5/8" spacer ring keeping it away from the sheetmetal.

    I agree with you on a competent welder being OK - but this type of repair is not in my opinion (and mine only) something to take mildly. A person who can weld well would be fine. I just preferred to have a frame shop that has done literally dozens of these repairs do mine.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  8. yeah, the underside of my truck will never be the same. this one time (at band camp) the mud actually stained my paint. i still can't get the dark spots off. of course my paint is heavily oxidized, and i did let it sit for two days before i washed it.

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  9. chevyfumes

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    Cool beans Frank, I just did mine a couple weeks ago, I don't know about compitant welder but I used to do it for a livin' when I was a kid and have to say it took awhile to come back too me. Ofcourse I don't wheel like you either. The overhead welding was a PITA, actually it all was, no matter what it's gotta be better than it was!

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     

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