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Need help identifying a part

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Madbomber88, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. Madbomber88

    Madbomber88 1/2 ton status

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    I have discovered some severe cancer that has already spread to the inside of my 91 K5. I have rot through from the front of the rear wheelwell area to the interior sheetmetal where the lowest seat belt anchor is located. The floor pan is salvageable, but I need replacement sheetmetal for the sides where the seat belt anchors. Question is this: Does anybody make a replacement piece for this? I have the LMC catalogue, and I am not sure if they have what I am looking for. They have a piece called "Footwell" part #38-7912, that kind of looks like it, but I am not certain. It appears on page 25 in the 01 spring catologue. If anybody can help me out on this, it would be a big help, I don't want to shell out $50 and then have to send them back. Basically I am talking about the sheetmetal inside to the immediate right of the passenger door, where that small rectangular piece of carpet goes.
    Thanks in advance.
    -Tim
     
  2. newyorkin

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    Yeah, I have this rot too. I need to relocate my seatbelt anchor some day.... Even with replacement sheetmetal, it's probably not strong enouhg to hold the force of a seatbelt in a collision.

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  3. 1986Blazer

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    That footwell part you mentioned was the same I just bought a few weeks ago. This piece is for the floorboard from the top of the footwell all the way back to the halfway point on the floorboard where the door is open (I am not sure I explained that right). However, the steel for that part is great to use for other sections of the truck. I only used a few square inches of the panel I bought and the rest I used where needed to cover other rust holes. The same steel could be bent or cut to the correct shape fo fix the secion of rust near the seatbelt anchor. It is kinda a big PITA but I was able to braze in my new metal with no problem and it looks great now. I have pics but have not posted them yet to my site. I may have them Tues or Wed. I'll let you know. The hardest part may be cutting out the rotted area until you have clean metal.

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 1986Blazer on 07/01/01 05:03 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  4. outlaw612

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    I had to fab the verticle piece in front of the rear seat and both lower seatbelt anchors. Its not to bad of a job if you have access to a plasma cutter and a welder.
     

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