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I must have a fat ass....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    I was crawling under my truck, and noticed some cracks on the floorboard. The strange part was, that it was under one of the seat bolts. Its not a little crack either, it looks as if the seat must have sank an inch.

    Anyone else have this problem? it happened on both the passnger sside and drivers side....

    Im thinking of reparing it by using some angle iron so that the stress is even along the floorboard, and just hammering the cracked portion back into shape, using por putty to fill the crack, POR 15 the surface, and then lay POR fiber glass over it.

    Wacha all think?
     
  2. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    This is normal for the K5, notice how there is no support around any of the seat mounting points.
     
  3. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    oh good, its not just my fat ass!
     
  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    mine has the same problem, thats the main reason i want the seats to bolt the cage, whenever it gets put in /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  5. MilpitasK5

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    Mine was so bad that when I drove in the snow or rain my carpet would be all wet from the water coming up!

    I cleaned it up and Navy Jellied the rust then had my buddy weld some 1/8" steel straps down on the cracks. After welding up the cracks of course. Luckily the bolt holes were still useable.

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  6. TruckNutzDude

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    At least you didn't break the seat like the Fatty who owned my blazer before I bought it... Man, how do you break a seat!!! Anyways, I still have to replace it but can't because of the lack of funds (no job.. again!) Anyone got a drivers side seat they don't need anymore???? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I've had that problem myself.
     
  8. SUBFAN

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    It was the previous owners fat ass /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  9. 82diesel

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    the guy who owned old jimmey must have been 400lb + the floor under the seat was gone, and the seat was compltely broken.
     
  10. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Stop drill the cracks and weld them up. Yep is common.
     

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