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inner fender replacement?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaggyk5, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    can i swap out my inner fenders with out taking anything else apart? I know ill have to temporarily remove all the stuff mounted to them on the inside, but once i do that, can they just be taken out? or is more involved. I want to get new ones soon, cause mine are pretty rusty. I dont get it, the rest of the truck is fine, but the inner fenders are junk. Thanks

    --matt
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  2. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, you should be able to take them off w/out taking anything else off. It will be kind of tight and if rust is a problem, be ready to bust some knuckles.

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    You need a 9/16 and a 1/2 and a lot of WD-40.
    There's a lot more bolts in there than you would think, so be patient.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. shaggyk5

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    cool. Im ready to deal with the rust, i just wanted to make sure i wasnt gonna have to take the whole nose apart.

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    Air tools and some decent hearing protection makes the job go much quicker. [​IMG]

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    I have the same problem with my 87, don't understand it at all. The body is really pretty good yet, but the floors and wheelwells are shot. My old 84 had a terrible looking body, but the wheelwells and floors were fine. At least my 87 still looks good to the rest of the world. My passenger side well is so bad that on my last hard romp the battery sunk down quite a bit, now I'm nervous about hitting it too hard till I get the well replaced.

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  7. outlaw612

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    Does anyone know where i can get the little panels that bolt to the rear of the front inner fenders? Im not sure what they are, maybe an access panel. Mine are long gone and I cant find them in the LMC catalog.

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    If you don't want to replace the inner fenders, its not too hard to brace the battery tray so it doesn't fall off.

    Pete

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  9. shaggyk5

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    you mean those plastic panels that hung on the bottom behind the rockers? I just pulled mine off. Damn things were cracking, and all they were doing was trapping junk up behind there anyway.

    --matt
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  10. Kennedy

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    If anyone wants a set of inner wheel wells, or those plastic body mount guards... I just pulled them off my Blazer to mount a set of fiberglass fenders. They are in southern California- have no rust- and can be had for cheap:)

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