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tailpan replacment..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    i will be doing this soon..and i was wondering if anyone had some good picutres of what the tail gate posts are suppost to look like under neath like wear the tailpan goes under? cuase mine dont look great..and i will have to get two new body mounts for the tailpan to sit on to right.?..how hard is it to get the pan to fit in there?

    thanx-Bryan
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    great ill check it out..thanx...

    Bryan
     
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    Just finished my entire truck. fabricated tons of stuff. if you have any questions feel free to contact me.
     
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    They slide over the front and back of the tailpan, two bolts in the back and welded in the front and also to the floor.
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    what exactly are you talking about though i dont understand..sorry im slow lol..

    Bryan-later
     
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    Oyyy pain in the butt job. Check the floor carfully. You can order the bed floor with the tail pan already attched. It's almost easier to replace this way. It's mostly bolt in if the tail pan is installed into the floor. Just pull the hard top. take all the perimiter bolts out. get it loose from the front. Push the bed sides out after you cut the 4 tack welds on the up rights. Tilt the bed at a 45 and pull it out.
    If you go for just replaceing the pan your going to have to find all the pinch welds. Almost every rib on the low side has two in it. There is a spot weld in the corner where bed meets the upright at the rear of the bed. another tack where the tail pan meets the upright from the rear. Then you need to figure out how to suport the bed with the tail pan out. Jack it about 8 inches off the frame so you can slide the tail pan down and out. Loosen all the body mounts. the rear 4 need to come out. the second set needs to be very loose and the front set under the front floar board needs to be loose. Best thing to do is lift the truck by the tail pan till you can slide a 2x4 between the frame and bed. Take some other 2x4's and make a wedge cut and jam them between the 2x4 and the frame to push the frame back down. It's a fun peice of work /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    COLLISION 1/2 ton status

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    BRYAN,
    I just posted some new pics for you to look at, hope they help.
    they take a half hour to update so you can see them, I labeled them with your name.

    Thats alot of work your getting yourself into.
    click on the link
     
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    gee you sure make it sound fun!!...id you ever have to go through all this?

    Bryan
     
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    wow..very nice pics..great help! wel li sort of dont have to worry about my tailpan removal..see,..my current problrem..is the tailpan s TOTALLY rusted away. the only chunks left of it are at the two body mounts on the frame!..everything else of it...gone..icluding some of the floor..so its pretty bad and this is my first truck..so i will need to at LEAST get a tail[pan and new rear mounts in befor i could drive the thing!

    Bryan-later
     
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    were would i be able to buy the floor wiht the tailpan already put on all in one peice...

    Bryan
     
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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=blue> GMPARTSDIRECT.COM ! I don't have the part # right off the top of my head ....... but one of us will have it handy for you !
     
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    hmm think ive heard of that befor..ill check it..thanx

    Bryan
     
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    COLLISION 1/2 ton status

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    GM PART#15571692
    PRICE 1046.92 CANADIAN
    STOCK AVAILABLE IN LANSING MICHIGAN
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    wtf..how much is that in american..its over 1000 in canadian!!??

    Bryan-later
     
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    COLLISION 1/2 ton status

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    1000.00 CAN IS 653.30 US
    THIS IS A GM PART FROM A DEALER,
    IMO NOT WORTH THE MONEY
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    GODAMN!! wtf..i would NEVER pay thsat much..man suppose ill have ot go the other way then!!?
    Bryan-later
     
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    <font color=blue>I don't know how you figured the price, but I paid like 360.00 for mine when I got it last year ! Well worth it in my opinion.
     
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    I second RIZ, I paid 360 for mine and we both got it from <a target="_blank" href=http://www.gmpartsdirect.com>www.gmpartsdirect.com</a> and it is TOTALLY worth the money, you don't have to drill, fabricate anything, it slips right in. Save the money for the floor, wheel wells and body mounts and you'll be a happy camper.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
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    <font color=blue> See... I told ya ! Ben and I both did our last year and we communicated and helped each other out throughout the whole process ........ I'd be willing to bet that he too wouldn't hesistate to do it again and that it would be a snap next time around ! Right, Ben !
     

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