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re tubing vs. re flooring

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scooby, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. scooby

    scooby Registered Member

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    my floors are rust.
    it will cost 500 bucks to buy new floors and rockers.
    plus more cash to get metal to fab up the parts i cant get,
    add on the cost of a welder.


    about $1,000. mmmm...


    now, new used tub lol "new" hhehe

    $600 used tub . alright, its from a 2wd , ill cut the tcase hole. now the tricky part, how hard is it to re and re the tubs?? wires ect. sterio?? can it be done in the drive way?
    anyone wanna help??
     
  2. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well if you have ever done a true frame off restoration.... there ya go. I seriously think you are gonna need a Boom or something to lift the tub off. Those things are heavy as heck. The car I did a frame off on I actually used a tow truck because we didn't have enough man power there to attemp it. Hey perfect time to buy that winch... then fab up a holder and pulley setup [​IMG]

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  3. 74Roadster

    74Roadster Registered Member

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    You found a decent tub for $600?

    74 roadster in progress [​IMG]
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

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    It could be done but it isn't easy. If you get some good SOLID 6x6 and a bunch of stable stuff to stack on you could slide the 6x6 under the tub and jack and stack till you clear the frame and roll the frame out from under it. Pain in the butt but it can be done. You know anybody with a lift of have any place that will rent a bay with a lift? If your being realistic and have 2 trailers and do all the prep work (pull clip and get wirings and stuff discconected) you could probably swap tubs in a couple hours then trailer the truck home for the last put together.

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