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hey BlazzinOR and cp87jimmy ....or any body for that matter.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by riz, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Hey guys.... I've talked to both of you in the past about rear panels and I have a question for you both.

    How do you screw them on ? Are there places behind the panels from the factory that you screw them into ? I took off the crappy ones from the previous owner and see no where to mount new ones if I do it. The ones I took out weren't attached at all, they just sat in there. I want to secure the new ones permanently but see no place to attach them. I looked at your pics again, BlazzinOR and on one of the pics without them mounted it looks like there are tabs or blocks of some sort just over the wheel well hump. Did you put those there are were they factory, like an inner panel or something ? I'd appreciate any help you 2 could give me. Thanks !</font color=purple>

    L8r,
    . Riz . <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</A>

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  2. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    Re: hey BlazzinOR and cp87jimmy ....

    <font color=purple> This is the pic I was talking about.

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  3. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    Re: hey BlazzinOR and cp87jimmy ....

    <font color=purple> You know, after seeing the pic bigger, It looks like I'm missing a whole inner skin. Is this true ? If so, how hard and how much would it cost to get one welded in ? Who would carry this ? Damn, I didn't think it would be that hard to do, but if I'm missing a whole big chunk of rear panel, it may be harder than I thought ....... or is it ?

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  4. riz

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    <font color=purple> I can't see the pic so here it is again.......

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  5. MEM

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    Riz,
    I recently bought a 90 Jimmy that came from an industrial fleet(local energy co.) and did not originally have the side panels. It also didn't come with the tabs where you would attach the panel to.

    I'm planning on going to Home Depot and buying a couple of feet of extruded aluminum angle material. Much like the channel that is used for the sliding shower curtains or perhaps coner molding. I want to cut several pieces and put them between the wheelwell and the top rail. I'll rivet the channel to the rail and attach it to the wheelwell by cutting a small piece of the channel and rivitting it to the wheelwell and the vertical piece of channel. I can drill holes through it and either screw right into it or use the little screw clips that the automotive industry uses.

    I don't have a picture of this because I haven't done it yet, but I hope that this can give you an idea of what you can do. And if you come up with something better, let me know!

    Manny
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  6. riz

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    <font color=purple> Thanks Manny ! Anybody else have some input ?

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  7. Triaged

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    Riz, I can't help you with the inner steel panel but I can with the brackets. I am just about to take off all the tabs (my panels were trash from being left out in the rain by previous owners) and you can have them if you want (just pay shiping from CA & wate for me to get them off). I plan on a do it yourself paint on bedliner throughout the cab so I don't need them. There are tabs on the bottom sides and maby top???
     
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    <font color=purple>Triaged,

    I'm not sure what you're talking about, could you send me pics when you do it ? I'd appreciate it.

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  9. dyeager535

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    Your talking about the carpeted/vinyl side trim that goes around the wheelwells, and holds the rear speakers?? In this picture, they screw into the pieces that are sticking out midway down the inner fender there. Also behind the wheelwell, on the floor, is another mounting point. Look closely and you will see they have holes in them that the screws for the panels bolt to.

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    Re: hey BlazzinOR and cp87jimmy ....

    RIZ I am thinking my panel looks like that too. Are the old panels that you took off OEM? If they are, trace it onto a large piece of cardboard or a few posterboards stapled together. Then, with the OEM panel on top of the stencile, push a pencil thru all the screw holes. And then mount up & check if all the screws match to the inner q-panel. Keep the stencil if you are going to make your panels. I found if you make panels out of wood use a router. You can angle the top of the panel to make it flush/ look better. Hope this little bit helps

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  11. riz

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    <font color=purple> I don't have the tabs that come out from the fender skin. Here are a couple of pics of what I've got..... and one of what I don't have.

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    Just checked the board after a day off............lots of posts.

    Anyway, those brackets are factory. I would do what one of the other guys suggested - get some angle iron or aluminum and put it at the bottom. Then for the "^" shaped ones get some mild steel and using a vise, bend the steel to fit. Those middle ones (shaped ^) are not really that necessary if you aren't using the new side panels for holding thumper speakers. Should suffice with the angle iron at the bottom.

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    riz,

    Check out my interior pics on my site, www.derf00.coloradok5.com. Depending upon the material you use for your side panels, you may not need those brackets. I used 3/4" MDF and it is so stiff that those brackets aren't needed. If required, they would be quite simple to make and screw to the inner fender wall.
     
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    Maybe your quarters are re-pops (non-oem).

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    I got ya now. : ) Are you real set on using the rear trim? I can't stand the stuff, mine always got hit by stuff in the cargo area, retained moisture, stunk, etc. In a wet state though, so YMMV. I think I may have to install it on my current truck, since mine has the metal for them, and I don't feel like removing the mounting points, nor have them sticking out like that...

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    <font color=purple>Is all those tabs for is rear trim ? If that's the case, I don't need em. I thought they were to attach the rear panels..... or are they and I just don't really need them ?

    L8r,
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    Hey Riz, Sorry I haven't checked the board all day. If you are going to use a 3/4" substrate then you shouldn't need the towers that stick out. Just attatch at the top(bed rail) and fab some angle for the bottom then use some self tappers. I used my towers as well but I don't think it was nessessary.
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