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need a little encourgement... the rust is getting to me..

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85blaze, Aug 18, 2000.

  1. 85blaze

    85blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Rust Sucks, there is no way of getting arount it.. haha Lets see some rust pics so I know I don't have the worst rig out there.. well I might, but its almost all re skinned, I just need to do some holy floors

    Project Silver Bullet
    http://coolwebworks.com/blazer/12jul991.htm
     
  2. Canuck

    Canuck 1/2 ton status

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    I keep getting an error message when trying to check out your rusty bus.

    Canuck

    Go Wide or Stay @ Home
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hmmmm, my favorite subject [​IMG]! I probably should have bought a rust free tub (I can hear you laughing) but I did'nt realize how bad it was until I started to cut some of it out.[​IMG] I've replaced both my doors, my tailgate, both front fenders, and half the front floors were gone. Sounds not too bad so far but I still have to replace my rear floor and the entire box sides. So whats left of the truck the I bought? Frame and VIN, and with my luck the VIN has rust on it too [​IMG]!
    At least it will all be worth it when I'm done, all those rice boys have to show for the money they spent is a peice of crap with stickers, I'll have a good looking K5 (nuff said)
    Don't give up!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. talldogg

    talldogg 1/2 ton status

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    Don't let the rust get you down. All it means is that you bought something made of REAL STEEL! Besides, getting rid of rust is like a writ of passage. I do recommend you order the Eastwood catalog. You need to get your hands on the right supplies, because nothing is worse than getting rid of rust only to have it reappear on your new paint job. Also use a sealer before your primer, primer is NOT a line of defense against rust. And coat all nooks and crannies with ruberized undercoating. This way if water pools up, it won't get to the metal. Good luck.
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    hehe Click on my page link. Some good rust pictures there. can we say Fred Flinstone Special?
    everything to the tranny tunnel had to be cut out.


    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
    http://grimsk5s.coloradok5.com/
     
  6. balzer

    balzer Registered Member

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    yeah sometimes you may think that its not worth it. its noisy, it sometimes smell, doesnt handle great, horrible gas mileage, expensive, rough ride......total chick magnet.

    yeah its worth it
     
  7. loudandproud

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    Rust adds character.... lol
     
  8. Bigmeats

    Bigmeats 1/2 ton status

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    Remember, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!
     

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