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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FatBoyBlazer, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    has any one else ever had a rot problem like this before
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    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    my truck has almost the rot, pisses me off that i cannot find repair sheet metal for it. gonna have to fab something up for my truck soon

    1978 K5, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  3. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    i'm getting it fixed in like 2 weeks and i'm probably gonna use stainless steel.

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  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    HeeHee, thats minor compared to what my Jimmy looked like...I fabricated a complete 3 sided corner piece out of 10 guage (.133") for both corners and welded it in when I re-did my front floors.

    Rene

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    Wheels 1/2 ton status

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    Yep. and mine migrated around on both sides. Cut out all the rusty (no pun Rene) metal and sandblasted. Fab'd new panels and welded them in.
     
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    has any one ever use stainless

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  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    LOL Larry, I think my user name is a misnomer now. "tRusty" is now rust free. I should call it BentK5 to be accurate...[​IMG]

    Rene

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  8. dyeager535

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    Yep. I ended up replacing the body. Compare $400 for a good body (and one that is more rust resitant as they got newer) to what it will cost to have it repaired...

    Dorian
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  9. 1990SilveradoK5

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    I will be fabricating pieces for the corners at the foot wells in the back seat. My girls were riding with me shortly after I bought the truck and asked why they could see out under the carpet panel. Looked closer and found that the carpet is the onlything holding whats left in place.

    Will fab a three piece corner and weld it in when I do my rockers and lower rear quarters. Then a paint job and I will be living large.

    Well atleast looking like it, wont be living it until engine, exhaust, tires, and 4:10's go in.

    If a man can't have a dream, then why's he living?

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    AAAHHHH!! Sorry, just had a flashback to a very long cut & weld session last summer. Don't know if I'd bother with stainless, might be a PIA to weld. I just used heavier gauge stuff and Herculined it, holding good so far. (Good luck w/ the lower seatbelt mount!) [​IMG]

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  11. LittleJimmy

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    Yeah wait til you see the pics of my cab it is toast. I don't know if I should replce the bad parts, which there is a lot. Or if I should get a new tub. I don't know yet. I will wait til I post the pics and see what everyone else thinks. Later LittleJimmy
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

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    Can't use stainless because your body is not stainless you will not be able to weld them together. If you pop rivet stainless in your going to make it corrode faster due to dissimular metals in contact causing electrolisses.
    Try the dealer for the repair pannels. They say they can get the floor for a 75 so should be able to get it for a newer body.
    You probably also have a leak somewhere either from the top seal possible a rust hole where the bed meets the roof or rusted out from inside the fender from crud collecting that was slung off the back tire. that pewice is fairly simple and as long as it's not up into the seat belt mount you could probably pick up some drop (cut off from orders) from the local steel suply place for next to nothing. Just make sure it hasn't got into the cab support under the floor. If it has got into the floor suport that is available from LMC or one of the companies. Might even be available from JC Whitney.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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    Hey Grim what woul;d you recommend if it is up to the seat belt support. Because my truck is shot right there on both sides. Passenger and driver. What do you think! Thanks LittleJimmy
     

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