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I need some help with my 74 Blazer.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by coham, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. coham

    coham Newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me with some information? I have a 1974 Chevy Blazer 4X4. It's in good shape, but I'm at an impass with the body. The floorboards are rusted out, as well as the corners of the bed. I only have one small patch of surface rust on the passenger side behind the door. I've looked into a few options as to what to do to fix these rust problems, but am not happy with them. Does anybody have any suggestions for fixing up the bed, floorboards, and exterior rust? I was wondering about fiberglass bodies and other alternative methods. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    my 75 is the same way same with my parts blazer thats a 74 rusted out to hell so im going with a pickup cab on the 74 and will junk the 75

    Bandit
    (Your right i dont understand the jeep thing)
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    weld in some diamond plaiting

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  4. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    cut out the rust and go to the junk yard find yourself a nice piece of sheet metal from another car truck doesnt matter and weld the new piece on it and sand it down to be smooth if you want you can go to a body shop after you weld it on and have them really smooth it out with bondo or fiber glass then primer it looks real good

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  5. coham

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    I checked on diamond plating...Stuff's expensive!!! I know it'd look nice, but I don't have the money for that nice touch up.
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Keep watching toe parts for sale section. They put a lot of tubs on there for sale......

    Become one with nature..........Then marinate it..
     
  7. Grim-Reaper

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    Click the link to my site and there are some pictures of how I fixed the floor on my 75. Couple hundred in material and a lot of sweat.
    GM dealers say they can get the floors. It comes as 2 halves with rocker boxes everything from the weld at the base of the fire wall to the bed but they want $450 each side up front for it.
    There is a company making a full fiberglass body for the truck but it's about $5k when done from US body Source. You can also get the Hummer fiberglass body for about the same price.
    Unfortunatly unless you luck up and find a rust free body thats about it. You can use the front floors from a truck to start for repair for the floors. the outer rockers also fit and they do have patch pannels for the bed but other than the dealer I have not found a full front floor or rocker boxes. That's why I scrapped them all together and went wild with mine.
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  8. Batmanjr

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    Not to sound aragant, but does anybody know that JC whitney sells body parts?? Let's see here, each side is $35.00 and I thought I saw a full floor in one of there mags but I can't find it right now. I'll look on their web site and find out what I can.
     
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    DO what I did.....I orderd all the replacement panels on my pasanger side and the two on the driver side...tail gate seals, hinges, and door sil plates for around 280 bucks after shipping 305...LMC has almost every thing you need to do body work..and the panels are heavy gage steel.
    www.lmctrucks.com
    PS: mines a 76

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    Don't be fooled, LMC is NOT CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can find it else where, I would do that first.
     
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    I know it's not cheep...but hea that have it all!...besides I had no problems with them and I got my stuff fast. But JC whipme is also a good sourse of parts and acessories to. ALWAYS try to see what it will cost you localy...and compare to prices in catalogs and then local...but the catch SHIPING they always get you there in catalogs!

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    Like Grim pointed out there are some drawbacks to the fibreglass bodies, mostly that it cost $5000![​IMG] and it will crack and break instead of denting...
    I'd keep my eyes peeled for a rust free tub. I found one, it just took a while.

    Rene

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    I guess I should have stated, that if it wasn't wheel much, fiberglass would be good.

    There was a place not too long ago that had a tub that was reinforced for $3500..... That price is a little better....

    My friend has a fiberglass tubbed CJ.. He wheels the hell out of it and Jumps it(well use to, like 3-4 foot off the ground. Until the frame broke) IT is still intact and in good shape!


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