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K5 Tub Rebuild

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have one of the best kept K5 tubs I've yet to see and I'm thinking about selling it, am I nuts?

    It's only the tub section, no firewall but I have a firewall for it.

    The issue is, time. As in no time to really work on it/finish it right now. :(
    Do I store it and hope for the best or sell it and let someone put it to good use? :confused:

    Couple of pics:

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  2. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here's it's current status.

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  3. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Even have the frame done too... :crazy:

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    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    If you have the space, I say keep it. Those tubs are getting hard to find.BTW, I posted pics of my 70 in the garage under Shameless Hussy-it is DK Bronze according to the sticker. Is that the same color as your tub?
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Keeping It!

    So I decided to go ahead and keep the thing. :D

    Had to separate and clean the factory weld seam on both the tub and the firewall.
    Sectioned and welded on a blazer windshield frame onto the truck firewall.

    Put on a hard top for alignment.
    Now it's ready for some creative cutting and grinding to make the final fit.

    Pics of the latest progress.

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  6. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    More...

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  7. roechambeau

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    that looks awesome. i sure wish i had been able to find a good windshield frame to graft in. i ended up having to use a pickup windshield frame. lost the hard top but it gave me a reason for the family cage. anyhow project looks great. :D
     
  8. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Little More Progress

    Tacked the lower passengers side front door pillar.

    Everything seems to be linning up like it should.
    Took measurements from another truck cab to have a reference point.

    Floor seams came together really well but door isn't fitting just right yet.
    Scratching my head over the door thing...hope it's something easy I'm missing...

    Will still have to do some extensive 'small repair patches' due to some large gaps that had to be cut out because of rust.

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  9. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for posting some of these pics kurt. This answers some of my questions, and its inspiring to see this work that you are doing.
    If you decide to get rid of the tub, just have greg bring it with him to blazerfest. I paypal you a couple hundred for it. :rolleyes: :rotfl:
    Great job with the progress though. :thumb:
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If the tub goes, I go too. :laugh:
     
  11. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Good!

    Nice progress man. Are you a body man or what? Because it looks damn good! I know where to get me a clean tub now! :wink1:
     
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    You're doing a great job!
     
  13. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nope, not a body guy at all. This is all 'first time' stuff for me.
    I guess I will be in the end though. :laugh:

    I feel like I'm in way over my head at times but it seems to be coming out okay.
    Having fun and learning alot as I go along.

    Thanks for the props everybody, it's great motivation. :wink1:
     

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