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Replacing metal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Eagle86K5, Mar 28, 2000.

  1. Eagle86K5

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    Any you folks had any luck replacing mounts and floor boards from like say J.C.Whitney?
    It seems that with a mig welder and a few of those metal pieces I could play ...Rust Be Gone!

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  2. collegeK5er

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    i ground our rust and used scrap roof flashing and pop rivets (only had small areas to do) sealed it up with calk and bondo. no problems
     
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    A friend of mine works for Sears doing heating and A/C installs...I was wondering how good some of the galvanized leftovers would work patching small stuff...

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    roof flashing is pretty flimsy so i'l guess it would work just fine. only problem with mine is that one the passenger side it "pops" when you get in, but better than falling out and it was free.

    doin it all on a budget
     
  5. 89Jimmy

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    I used a piece of jacket material from an old furnace to do floors on mine. It was galv. plus painted the ugliest shade of green imaginable. It was free and heavier than plenum or duct material. If your friend has to scrap a furnace he'll have 2 big side pieces plus the doors from the ends.
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    You can weld galvanized metal, but be careful, the vapors are poisonous. Stay upwind or select more suitable material.
     
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    I am replacing some of the areas on the bed and tailgate area with galvanized sheetmetal from heating/ac shop. It's working great so far. It sure as heck would be nice to have a sheet metal brake in my shop to bend the metal though. The metals welds good, but again, watch the vapors they can be harmful if inhaled a lot.

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