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Got some pix up of my rear floor removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I removed my rear floor yesterday, everything went pretty smooth, I found more rot then I thought I would. I will post the procedures hopefully tommorow night, sorry but I am so tired and still need to clean up. I will write some more stuff later on.

    Damn! Forgot to post the url.
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    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by yunit on 07/08/01 11:18 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. rocko

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    Ouch.. i mean.. yes it has to be done.. but wow.. good cutting work.. I really like the picture of the truck from behind. where the whole floor is cut out..
    Bet the truck is nice and light now... [​IMG][​IMG].
    Good luck...
    What are you using as a replacement floor?


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    you are the MAN Peter!!!!!!!!!! Keep the pics coming!!!!!! and a write up will be hugely helpful!!!!!! Looks like we all got a lot of work to do. You gonna fab up some stuff where it is rotted on the truck side?? Like where the floor bolts to up front on top of the little step? And other places that you need to bolt/weld the new floor to. I just want to say thanks and you are a huge help and please keep the info coming!! I'm gettin kind of scared but I'm gonna do it!! Good luck to ya.
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    Looking good. Keep the pics comming so we can see the finished product.

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    WOW!!! [​IMG]

    How about installing Plexi-glass in place of a metal floor so you can see the rocks, etc. when out playing? [​IMG]

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    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  6. yunit

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    Well I found some more rot that will need to be patched up, so that means this is going to take longer then I hoped it would. Also, I just posted a pic of the floor I will be installing in the truck. It is a GM replacement piece that is galvanized; but that doesn't mean diddly and I should be getting my POR-15 this week to coat the top of the floor.
    I will be doing this project in three phases
    Phase 1- Removal of old floor and rotted areas
    Phase 2 - Repair rotted areas and seal new metal.
    Phase 3 - Install new floor.
    So keep an eye out on my website for updates. Thanks, Pete.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    I did the same thing to my K5 except for the wheel wells, but I also had to remove the rear sill for the tailgate. I got the entire floor from the dealer for $550. I could of saved around 70 dollars but I would of had to drive almost two hours. The dealer had it in stock. Good luck re-installing it.
     
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    Yea, that about sums up the extent of the rust on the rear tailpan on my k5 as well. Only difference is you can afford the work, I can't. I don't yet have another car to drive while I tear the truck down. Also, I don't know how to weld. What do you plan for the tailpan? Regular replacement or custom piece?
     
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    I am doing the SAME thing right now. I got my tailpan out too though and had to repair my tailgate posts. Believe it or not but the bottom half of pickup tailgate posts are exactly the same. I just grafted in the bottom parts. I wish I took pics before my tear down, you could see my gas tank. Did you have fun getting all those spots welds on the wheel housings? PIA, huh? Good luck man.

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    $550? ouch, got mine for $375 with out tax from my dealer.

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    This is the second time that I am doing this. The floor I am using it out of my old truck, I bought my old truck for $500 and it came with the floor uninstalled so I had to install it. I saw the original owner of my old truck today and he told me he paid $220 for the floor when he bought it about 7 years ago. I just installed the floor last year, so the floor sat in his garage for 6 years begging to be installed. Actually I used an air chissel sharpened to almost razor sharp on one side of the chissel and it cut through the welds with no problem; a little hammering and grinding and they will look like new. If my wells were any worst then they are I would have bought new ones, at least they come with welded nuts so you can actually screw the floor to the wheel well. Later.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    I like the plexyglass idea. That would be cool, but probably wouldn't support much of a load.

    77 Blazer, 350, NP203, K&N, 31-inch Cooper Discoverers
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    <font color=purple> I'm going to go check em out right now ......thanks in advance !!!

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    <font color=purple>Looks real good ! Did the tailpan come welded onto the floor area or was it unattached ? How did you get the old floor out ? Did you use the air chisel thing to get the old sealer off from the edges of the floor ? Keep the oics coming and please update me as you update the web page with more info and pics !!! Thanks !

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    <font color=purple> Looks familiar ...

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    <font color=purple>See, we're in the same boat but you're further along than me so I'm going to learn a lot from your endeavor........

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    Plexi-glass huh? sweet idea.... [​IMG]..
    It would sure be different... kinda cool I think...

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