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Where can I find a full tub?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PhoenixZorn, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. PhoenixZorn

    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    After a close inspection of the floor of my blazer, I found that the whole thing is bondo and it's starting to fall apart... so now I need to find a full metal tub that I can weld to the remaining body panels and save my truck from a life of luxury in the scrap heap... if I can't put my kid in the truck because the floor isn't sturdy enough to hold a seatbelt bolt, I have to get rid of it... and I'd hate to do that considering I just put $4000 into it...
     
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    Honestly, from having been there myself, replacing the tub with another (whole thing) is easier and cheaper than welding in repair panels.

    Might be a tad difficult to get to your location from say, Arizona, but from my standpoint, it just made more sense to get another tub to start from.
     
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    yeah, what he said.

    if you can do your own welding/bodywork, the I'd say go for the repair panel trick... but since you can't or don't want to, getting a whole new body would be easier and cheaper. It would also be pretty annoying if you poured a ton of money into repairing the bed only to find out that other parts of the rig are rusting away too. With a whole new rust-free body you'll know that everything is a-ok from the get-go.

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    I swapped a tub on mine and had it wired and running in less than a day. It was a rust free diesel tub I'd bought for $100, no running gear. But I have a shop, big pipe jack stands and a couple friends that liked beer.
     
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    If you guys find any links to midwest locale, low rust tubs, please tell me...
     
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    talk to
    thebigdaddyof2
    he has a fully stripped rust free cab with title sitting in his shop.
    he is near STL, MO

    Blake
     
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    Thanks... I sent him an e-mail..
     

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