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Rear cargo floor is almost ready to go in

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I just got the floor back from being blasted to bare metal, they removed that horrible coat of gavanize on the floor, so now today is with be POR15'd and put into the truck next weekend.
    Here is a look at the floor blasted. <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/yunit/aad>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/yunit/aad</a>

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  2. Itali83

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    Cool, lookin good! Keep us posted.
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    How many floor swaps are we up to now? I started mine in May, Riz did his, and there's another one in tech section (I'm gonna feel like an idiot in a second cause the member name will come to me after I post). Cool beans on the floor install, I didn't enjoy my old floor when it was resting on top the frame.

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    Blazer boy, I did mine [​IMG] hahaha
    Ben 87 Jimmy
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    D'OH! I was gonna say that but was afraid of giving credit to someone for having to go through terrors of getting that thing in. Its not the installation thats pain but fixing all the rot before putting the one in, which I saw you had to do.

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    Actually the one in the tech section is mine.

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    Lol, I am making an a$$ out of myself tonight. Its been a long day. I finally got my uncle to take all the crap out of the lean-to next to the shop and got my Blazer out. I've been sanding on it all day and breathing that nice dust. I shot the thing with epoxy primer back in august and am finally getting around to finishing it. Next I'll lay down some acrylic primer (gray stuff), sand that, and paint.

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    Just finished the first coat. Stuff is a bitch to put on sandblasted metal.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    So whats so wrong with the coating it came with. Granted I sanded off most of mine, sprayed it with epoxy promer, then put on some Morton bedliner.

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    <font color=purple> I used some strong aircraft stripper on mine and then laid on the POR-15 .........Rear great results ! Keep us all informed !!!

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    There are two problems with the rear cargo area floor.
    1. The only part of the floor that is actually galvanized is the sheet metal part of the floor. The tailpan, crossmembers, body mount plates, seat mounts, and seat belt mount are all raw steel. If you notice on the old floor the first things to rust are these items.
    2. I had this floor installed in my 78' K5 and one season of salt started to break down the galvanize on the metal and the crossmembers starting showing a little rust.

    With POR15 this floor will be bullet proof and I will also seal up any open areas between the tailpan, crossmembers, and the floor itself. This will be a floor that should never...ever... rot out again. Later.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    Oh OK, I gotcha now. I thought you sandblasted the bed right out of the box. I wouldn't trust that coating from the factory to hold up for crap. I hope the excessive amounts of bedliner, undercoating, and seam sealer do the trick for me.

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