Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Rear tail pan.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jhellwig, May 15, 2005.

  1. jhellwig

    jhellwig 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Posts:
    420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bonaparte, Ia
    My 83 k5 has a rotted tail pan witch I am guessing is a common thing for blazers.

    What I would like to know is should I just by the replacement peice from lmc or is there a better way to replace it? I am from Iowa so it is going to get its share of brine on it. Does anyone know of a place to get something that would be better than the regular stamped steel peice?
     
  2. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Posts:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Great question has anyone come up with a good solid repair. I'd prefer to do something with heavier guage metal to resist corrosion in the future. Mine is a Sub but I'm sure it's the same.
     
  3. jhellwig

    jhellwig 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Posts:
    420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bonaparte, Ia
    Something along the line of stainless would be nice. The floor and tailgate posts would also be nice to have in a better metal.

    The cost of stainless would suck though.
     
  4. dave_90_blazer

    dave_90_blazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Posts:
    688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melvindale, Michigan
    deffinatly the tailpan and tail gate postes, mine are trashed
     
  5. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Posts:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    This is by no means a good solution but for anyone with a beater looking to avoid pita repairs, on my last burb with a tailgate the cross member where the hinge pins were located were rusted right out. The gate would practically fall off when opened.

    I had a hitch so I ran square tubing that fit snug into the ends of the hitch out a couple of inches and 90 degrees up ending in flat stock drilled to match the hinges. It worked great.

    Ghetto, I know. For my current burb I want a really pro solution. It'll probably end up being heavy guage and POR15 unless someone here has some good ideas.
     
  6. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Posts:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    buy a welder and a cutoff wheel, then find a good sheet metal place.
     
  7. jhellwig

    jhellwig 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Posts:
    420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bonaparte, Ia
    Maybe I should just buy the peice and let my local machein shop take a crack at something.


    It would be a nifty novelty if someone made one out of billet aluminum. :D
     
  8. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2000
    Posts:
    15,967
    Likes Received:
    459
    Location:
    East of San Francisco
    Do a search for JJLaughner's diamond plate monstrosity :haha:

    -- A
     
  9. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Posts:
    17,568
    Likes Received:
    943
    Location:
    Massachussetts
    carve up a bed....

    I've used the tail end of an old unrusted pickup bed from the boneyard trimmed to fit,to patch a few K5's back together...they have the same "ribs" --in fact I think its the same floor only slightly different in size than a pickup...

    You can buy aftermarket ones,but they are pretty wimpy...I've used galvanized 16 Ga steel too--it lasts forever,but its a bear to bend and cut,and the fumes will sicken you if you inhale them while welding or brazing it..Aluminun will cause corrosion due to electrolisis,and make it rot even faster unless its kept separated from the steel,and thats impossible where its bolted with a steel bolt(after a year or two the aluminum will have a hole bigger than the bolt head!) :crazy:
     
  10. MarcS

    MarcS 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2002
    Posts:
    515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    This Ebay Store has alot of material. And they will cut it to size also.

    Link
     

Share This Page