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tailgates...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    ok guys... first of all how many stupid layers are there in tailgates?

    as some of you know I'm doing the paint prep work on my off-road k5.

    well here is my problem; there was some bubbling rust under my paint in the middle on the bottum (not very bottum about an inch up). well I'm thinkin I need to check out the inside to make sure I'm not getting rot from the inside.

    well I take the cover off the inside, and check it out finding no rust. well I should have been smart enough to check that out first, but I started stripping the paint, and when I got to this (it is in the middle) I got a big surprise. I found it rusted clean through 2 layers, and third below it. is this omething that can be repaired with a patch, or should I replace the fender?

    also, about 4" from it is a small spot (about the size of a pin head) that was a little rusty. that small spot had gone clean through the first layer.

    BTW how much is an aftermarket tailgate? I'm thinkin even if I can pick one up for cheap that I probably won't do it.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  2. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here is a pic of my tailgate, I guess I don't have any paint problems: <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire2.jpg>http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire2.jpg</a>

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  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    LOL - yea I don't think you have any paint problems... [​IMG] I do wanna stop the rot, but I'm not going to spend enough on a paint job I will be afraid to use it.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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