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Those of you who replaced your rear floors.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Where did you get the crossmembers that attach directly under the floor sheetmetal? I didn't see them in my LMC catalog, just the floor panels themselves...

    I was thinking of just using some C-channel .........

    Mike

    <font color=green>"My K5 is purdyr than your sister!"</font color=green>

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  2. Boss

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    I assume you're talking about the rear tailpan that the tail gate hooks up to and the 2 rear bodymount bolts go through. You can custom fab using C channel, or LMC does sell them and also JCW. I just went with JCW when they had a special and sold them for $109 or something. LMC is like $150 or so.... JCW's fit great.
    Boss

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Yes, I am going to fab a tail pan, but I am talking about the actual piece under the floor metal itself. I think there is 3 or 4 under mine, similar to a p/u floor.....

    Mike

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  4. Brian 89KBlazer

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    I've been sizing mine up (starting this in the next few days) &amp; I'm just going to use some 1x2 (or something like that) tubing &amp; make up my own grid frame under the floor

    Brian
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  5. Boss

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    Oh, ok, gotcha. No, I don't think those are sold anywhere. C channel would be perfect for that though.

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  6. Emmettology 101

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    10-4. [​IMG]

    Mike

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  7. Itali83

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    We bought the factory GM floor, It came somplete from the 14 bolt holes up front to the tail pan out back, those are spot welded on the floor, so you can't buy them. C channel will be great.
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    What did they soak ya for that if you dont mind me asking?

    Mike

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  9. riz

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    <font color=purple> $337.68 is what it was ......... much better than the $450 - 500 the dealer was asking for it ........ super easy to take out and put in now that I've done it. I know I could do it all in no time if I had to do it again ! It was the only way to go in my mind ...... I don't have welding or fabricating skills and I didn't want to pay through the nose for somebody else to do it for me. I wish I lived nearby, I'd actually like to do it again to see how it would go after I've done one already !

    Ben, Let's see those pics ! I'm having trouble gatting my wheel wells ordered with it being a hectic week and all .......I'll keep you informed ! I'm so glad you're all done with yours !

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    I just gotta get them scanned at my friends house. And yes, this swap is TOTALLY worth it. Cost for me to do it, just under 800 bucks total. It has taken me 4 weeks, but I've done it all, and I'm only 18!!!!! Much better than paying 2500-3000 for a body shop to do it. and better than trying to find a rust free truck. The pics will be coiming. I also just ordered all kinda of odds and ends for my tailgate too Kevin. Cables, hinges, guides, torque rods, seals, etc. Keep in touch and anyone who sees this and hasn't done the swap and needs it done, DO IT, it isn't that bad and there are enough of us to help ya'll out. Good luck kevin with the wheel wells situation.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
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    Oh P.S.
    Where are your pics Kevin?? I wanna see yours!!!!!
     
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    i just used some shallow c channel.

    Adam
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