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OK! Procedures and pics are up for Project New Floor, Phase 1; Removal.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by yunit on 07/22/01 08:19 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. fr8train

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    Nice man. Keep us posted on this project. I am going to need to dothis to my floors soon.
     
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    You know, I don't hit on girls like Cindy Crawford and pick fights with guys like Hulk Hogan for the same reason I wouldn't tear into a project like this: NO CHANCE FOR SUCCESS!!! Good thing I'm pretty tight with a guy that owns a machine shop. My hat's off to you, though.

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    Sweet job man, Keep them coming, you are such a HUGE help and I can't thank you enough for doing this!!!!!! Thanks again and keep in touch because I'll be going through this soon.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
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  5. yunit

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    This is the second time I am doing this and I am doing everything by myself, so if you a mechanically inclined friend to help with the project you can finish it in a weekend. I am ordering my POR15 stuff today and hopefully finish the repair part this weekend.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey, would you mind if I put this in the tech section?

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  7. yunit

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    I would not mind at all if you put it in the tech section. I would like to clean up the procedures a little bit and add a couple of more pics first.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  8. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cool, just let me know when your ready.

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  9. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Truly an awesome job; great photos too! Finally, someone with a floor that looks almost as bad a mine [​IMG]. I've got the same task ahead of me in the next few weeks & your write-up/pics are a super big help.

    Great job & thanks again!

    Brian
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    That's one big job ! Great your doing this and taking the time to document the process. !!

    A true K5 enthusiast!!

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    Well, I just finished a tail pan, but this whole-floor thing is impressive! Nice documentation, also.

    John
     
  12. 80K5

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    Nice job. I am currently doing the same thing but I am making my own custom floor because I am cheap and its going to be aobut 5 times stronger.

    Stuck? Isn't that a bird!
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  13. yunit

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    If I keep my 78 I am going to fab up a steel diamond plate floor with a boxed steel tailpan.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    WOW! Nice write up. I cant wait for the next article.
     
  15. Brian 89KBlazer

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    What are you using for your floor?? I'm doing the same in the next few weeks & was going to check into having a local shop make me a sheet of the stock style (ribbed) floor using a much thicker gauge steel & I'd make up my own ribs & supports. If that's too expensivve, I might just use some thick flat sheetmetal. What are your plans?

    Thanks again yunit

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    I am going to use a NOS piece that I installed in my 78' last year and might fab up a new floor for the 78' out of diamond plate and boxed steel if I plan to keep it. I am going to make a template of the new floor that way if someone wants a pattern to go by for a fab job I will send them a copy of the pattern. If you use just 1/4 steel you will not have to install any cross members for the floor, the whole weight of the rear of the truck sits on the tailpan, so if you use boxed steel for the tailpan and 1/4 steel you will be set. Later.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  17. 80K5

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    I just used some flat sheet metal but i made a my own supports and ribs. It is very strong.
    I have a couple pics here if you wana look.
    http://community.webshots.com/user/dedk5


    Stuck? Isn't that a bird!
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    Very good illustrations and explenations.
    Lukers

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    I moved everything to a new site with clickable picture references and a new picture.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  20. BowtieBlazer

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    I plan on tackling soem cancer myself in the near future but nothing that big yet...just a patch job....bet you find some interestign stuff in/around/under/on the floor doing this project eh'?

    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
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