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Is this hard to replace

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by mud hungry, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. mud hungry

    mud hungry 1/2 ton status

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    How hard is this part to replace? I have to replace both of them. Also where should I go for this and just about every other panel on the truck?
     
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    Well... I wouldn't want to hear it, but LMC Truck has all the parts you need... they are not too expensive, but are just the skins... you would need to cut the current skins off, then weld the new ones on...

    Seriously, you are probably better off doing a whole body swap than trying to replace quarter panels on a Blazer... If you had circled the doors, I would be all for you doing the work and gettin'er done... but not for the amount of work involved in quarter panels...

    I considered buying one of each panel that LMC has available for when I go wheeling, then realized how much would be involved if I actually decided to replace a single panel... Now I think I'll just keep a pair of rocker panels and possibly door skins on hand.

















    Oh yeah, one more thing... DAYUM those tires are tiny... :cool1: :cool1:
     
  3. dodgedude99

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    what are you talking about?

    1/4s are that hard to remove or install?

    alot easier then it would be to swap a body.
     
  4. senatorwoodhouse

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    Lmc has most any part you need, also try sherman or even jc whitney, though jc's website is extremely difficult to understand and you get bizzaire responses for searches. Yeah I'm not that smart but I would say cutting out and welding in new skins would be a LOT easier than a body swap. Oh yeah also you can just buy parts of the skins rather than buying the whole unit. That is one of the projects im working on myself.
     
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    some skins you can just apply over the old body panel not the best but it works if done right
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    quarters are not hard to do,have done lots of them.you dont want to apply them over a old panel, it will cause rust a lot sooner than if you removed it.mostly it takes time and being real careful on your measurements when cutting the old one off and before wleding the new one on.
     

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