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The floor is finally in!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    The floor is finally bolted in and the wheel wells will go in tomorrow. With a little luck she will be on the road by next weekend. I should also have the rest of the procedures done during the week. Later.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  2. Itali83

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    SWEET!!!!!! I know the feeling man. You know enough to put the fenderwells UP through the outside right? that way they slip right in. You got your sides to flex enough with the top on so slip the floor in there? you are a more brave man than I. I ended up taking out the last crossmember and it slid in with no body persuasion at all. Good job and great to see it. keep the pics coming!!!!!
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  3. wayne

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    That is great news. I hope we can get togeather to wheel sometime.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  4. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    Alright! Bedline the crap outta that thing now [​IMG] I like what you did with the straps getting things to fit. I had to stick a come-along in the holes for tailgate pins to pull my bedsides back in. Have you tried test fitting your tailgate? I don't mean to be a wet blanket or anything, I just don't want you to have anymore work because my nerves were frayed when I was fitting mine. I just bolted up my empty tailgate for a check on the gap. I had to much on the top, and so had to pull things inward.

    So, what are we up to now? You, Itali83, Riz, and me. I hope I didn't forget anyone like I usually do (sorry I did). If it weren't for this site I wouldn't have gotten the crazy idea to do my swap and to bedline everything. Mine'll be on the road in spring because it still needs painted (have to get the new shop furnace going for consistent heat). I also still need to undercoat and put in my 3.73 axles.

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    AWESOME! If you don't mind a few questions from the inexperienced, any torching involved, or just bolts? Did you have to replace any crossmembers? Where did you get the body parts, and how did they fit? How tough was it to get the old stuff out? Would you drive 1000 miles and do mine if I bought you supper?

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    Just thought of another question. What kind of lift do you have, and what are the tires and wheels? Are you hitting the inner wheelwells, or just the fenders? I really the small lift, big tire approach.

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    I did the whole sway myself also. TO get the old floor out I used my friend sawzall. I cut the floor out in 3 major pieces. then unbolted the wheel wells from the truck. I bolted everything in going back in, I got new wheel wells bolted those to the floor, bolted the wells to the truck, and bolted the floor to the frame. I did take out the rear crossmember so that the tail pan can get by it. Look at my website and you'll see how bad mine was. It really isn't that bad of a project really, just time comsuming!!!!!! It took me 5 weeks total. the first 2 were working about 8 hours every day. I'm also really slow and a perfectionist so that was why so mch time and I also had a lot of fabricating to do. Check out my website and you'll see what I had to do and PM me anytime and I'll help ya out.
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  8. yunit

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    Ben pretty much answered your floor questions. I will have the rest of the floor install documentaion done during the week.

    I have a Tough Country EZ Ride 4" lift up front and a shackle flip in the rear. The tires are 38.5x16.16.5 Super Swamper TSL's and the wheels are American Racing Hurricanes(?). To be honest I have not driven the truck yet with the new axles or tire/wheel setup. The tires will definitely hit something; the rear is super flexy on the truck. I will probably go with a 2" body lift in the spring to give me some more room.

    keep an eye out for the rest of the tech article on the floor install.
    Pete.

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    Man do I miss my garage ... I need to do this job! Looking sweet!
     

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