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tailpan replacement

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    okay boys, show me some pics of your tailpan replacements. i have a welder now, so i need to get this done.

    thanks
     
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    i replaced mine in the summer, here are some pics i dont know if they will help or not.



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    that lloks good pete. is that a brand new rear floor pan also?

    where did you get it?

    thanks
     
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    Brand new NOS GM floor with tailpan and cross supports.

    GM Part #15571692

    Just searched gmpartsdirect and it does not come up anymore, hit a local dealer and have them do a search for you.
     
  6. wraenking

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    well i called them and it has ben discontinued. guess ill have to go aftermarket
     
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    I just replaced my tailpan with a 2x3. Use tubing at the rear most body mounts, welded directly to the side of the square tube. Space down where the tail gate bolts on with 1/4 inch stock and tap it for the bolts.
    Use what ever gauge sheet metal to cover the new tailpan and to connect it to the existing floor.
    I replaced the tailgate posts with stamped rust replacment piece and the fit fairly well.
    I have an extra left hand side one if you need it.

    Blake
     
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    have any pics?

    thanks
     

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