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I Have a little less rust.

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RustyParts, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. RustyParts

    RustyParts 1/2 ton status

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    Bought some door inner and outer pieces for my Jimmy rebuild and I must say the door alignment on these trucks is a real live P.I.T.A. You have to shim the body to get the door opening gaps anywhere close to where they need to be. Then finish up with what adjustment is in the door hinges.

    Got some before and after shots.

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  2. jimmypop

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    That is awesome work!! Did you do that? Are a BODY man?
    Or a do-it-yourself, right the first time!
    Whatever, looks good!
     
  3. MNorby

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    how do you like the half top? I have one but am prob selling since I got the k5 for 4 seater/camp rig
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    Dude, that looks SUPER awesome! Nice work!
     
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    Rust Repair

    Nice work as usual!! Glad to see your making progress again. How did the finger heal? With the weather change are you going to have to park it again or does it go inside?
     
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    Great looking progress, did you have problems with the tri plus rocker fitting?
     
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    Finger healed pretty decent, can't pick boogers with that finger no more! You talkin' about me parkin inside or the truck:laugh:. Hell, old as I am it may be both.

    I'm trying to get the body ready for paint next year, probably do the mechanical stuff this winter, thinkin' about shoehorning a 454 BB in her.

    I hope you and your family is doing fine. See ya.
     
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    I had trouble with all their pieces, they must have so old dies that GM wore out. None of the press formed pieces have sharp enough edges and they don't match up with the original.

    All in all they're alright you just have to pay attention and make sure you got them where you need them before you weld it up.
     
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    Thanks, my friend. I appreciate the kind remarks.
     
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    Thanks for the compliment!
    No, I'm not a body man, if I was I'd starve to death takes me too long;).
    I like doing bodywork because of the challenge, I'm originally an auto mechanic by trade. (retired)
     
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    I like the half top fine, easy to take off, easy to heat the cab in the winter.
    I bought my top and bulkhead probably 25 years ago from a company in Minnesota called "Glasstite" I think it sold for around 700.00.

    You should get a nice price for it.
     
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    Amazing work as always. How much time did you invest in that portion of the job?
     
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    Glad that it wasnt just me, I had to make relief cuts in the outer rocker once I finished welding it in.
     
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    If'n you bought it 25 years ago, you must be about 80 now hehe
    Thanks for all the help you gave me, sheet metal came out great, even finished up the wood bed, I'll have to send you some pics. some time.
    Family is well, hope yours is too
     
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    I think I saw your wood bed on another forum if you use the same handle Jaros44 Really looks nice. I wanted to do that to mine, but I figured I wouldn't live long enough to finish it.
     
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    Two weeks on the friggin' doors, at this rate I'll be 70 before I get to drive her.:rolleyes:
     
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    A little less rusty

    Heck I did all the hard work, yours will just drop in. Save the wood bed project for after the big block, I'll watch how you do the motor swap!
    Thanks for the comps., and keep in touch
     
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    The guy is buying me a new STC fast trac soft top in trade so roughly $650 or so. Everyone tells me to keep it but the whole reason I got the blazer is for 4 seater and camping in the back. This way I get a nice full top and this gentleman gets a half top and everyone gets what they want :laugh:
     
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    I had a soft top for my Jimmy once, I couldn't stand the wind noise and freezing my butt off in the winter so that's the reason for the half cab.
     
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    Very nice work.
    My rig is nowhere near as bad but I have a butload meatl to replace.
     

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