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Interior rear panels

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dbozman, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. dbozman

    dbozman 1/2 ton status

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    Gutted and redoing the entire interior on my '74 Cheyenne. The interior panels in the rear (one-piece panels below top, above rear wheelwells) are toast. I don't see anything listed in the LMC online catalog (it's been two weeks and still haven't gotten a hard copy).

    Any sources for replacement panels? Thanks.
     
  2. skyyk5

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    go junkyard hopping is all i can say, and good luck. i couldn't find any so i just made my own from aluminum dimond plate. next time i would add vinal pads to it.
     
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    After looking through what might be the worst online catalog ever, it appears their panels are only for later years (mine's a '74). Still, they're charging more than $400 for those, which is ridiculous. Thanks for checking, though.
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Exactly what I said when I came across those 4 years ago. If you get their colorprint catalog, it's nice. They have the PDF of it online, but the online lookup blows. They do have some unique nice stuff, alot of it is NOS GM stuff too.

    So here's what I did instead:
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    Cool. I've still got the old ones, so it'll be relatively simple to cut a pattern from them. Did you put any soundproofing junk behind yours?
     
  7. Craig Artzner

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    That's exactly what I said after viewing their online cat :haha: :haha: . Yeah they don't have much in the way of stock interior panels, etc. for our older trucks ('73-'76). Yeah I would look for older trucks that are being parted out or junkyards if you're looking for stock. But those diamond plate ones 73k5blazer posted look like a pretty good substitute...
     
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    when i did my diamond plate sides i just put all the factory stuff in the original locations. i'll post pics tommorrow. just wish i would have used thinner plate. and added some vinal pads to it.
     
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    The right side I created a sub box in the quarter panel cavity there. Everything on that side has extra special insulation and sealing to keep the vibs down and keep the sub box (back half of the quarter) sealed to itself.
    But my body is a US Body Source fiberglass body, and as it came, the outside quarters are super thick, and they had glassed right in where the factory panels would go, you just needed to finish them somehow, so essentailly creating a massive cavity between the inner and outer, where I put my sub, amps, inverter...etc..Work out well I think.
     
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    I made mine from ABS plastic, dyed them red to match.
    The ABS has a vinyl patern, on on side. The 1/8" sheet I purchased
    was $30 at McMaster-carr.

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