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NIce fix for rusted floor

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CrazeeBush, Jul 22, 2000.

  1. CrazeeBush

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    After seeing how much replacement panels for the back floor are I decided to fiberglass in the holes and extend it out far enough to support the floor. After a few layer of mat and resin this stuff is STRONG! I stood in the area where the hole used to be and proceeded to jump up and down on it. And let me tell you I'm no small person(6'5" and 235 lbs) hehe Just thought I'd let ya know how my project is going along. In a few days the herculiner is going in and in 4 days the beast gets painted... How nice.. =)

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    Do you have a photo?

    YEEEEE HAWWWWW[​IMG]
     
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    How far out from the holes edge did you run the glass? did you use cloth and then resin? how long did it take to cure fully?
    thanks man.

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
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    I ran it out quite a bit past the holes and what you do is tape the holes up and then slop a bunch of resin in the area where you lay the glass. Then you lay down the glass and spread more resin on top. It took it 30 mins to sure since I mixed the resin a wee bit hot.

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    did you use one piece of cloth or several? Im just curious because i have 2 fairly large rust spots/holes and a bunch of glassing stuff left from redoing a boat. thanks.

    shaggyk5

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    I've got some scraps of carbon fiber/kevlar composite fabric left over from building a race car that I was going to do the same thing with. Unfortunately I would have ended up making a complete new floor when I was done. I'm still trying to find a use for it, it looks really cool when it's done carefully so it has a smooth surface. This stuff is STRONG too, we use it to make skid plates and it works great.

    Joe
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