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Where can I get this part?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RustyParts, May 27, 2005.

  1. RustyParts

    RustyParts 1/2 ton status

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    I've searched everywhere for this piece of sheetmetal, I'm assuming it's called a front quarter gravel deflector. I've attached a pic.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Think you could pan out on the total photo. It's a good shot of the rusty area but I'm havin trouble seeing the actual location. I've got mine almost totaly torn apart so I've seen about every part . Hopefully we'll be able to help
     
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    I believe I can possibly just repair the lower part of the rusty piece, but I would like to replace it. I found one for a suburban, but I failed to bookmark it and now I can't find it.

    I appreciate your responce. I'm attaching some new pictures.

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    OK just to be sure I"m looking at the section right behind the rear of the door right. Looking thru the catalogs classic industries has something called inner cab corner that might work. altho they have something that from the pics looks alot like what you could use to fab it back to health 88-98 outter cab corner
     
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    Thanks for your help, I'll check it out.
     
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    It's a lower 'rear' door pillar, that's what they call it in the catalog's.

    I've had to replace a couple of em'. ;)

    I think I have one on the shelf, interested in it?

    Gotta check which side I still have for sure but I think it's the drivers side.
     
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    I have a couple of lower door pillar repair pieces, but this piece is located behind the door pillar (approx. 1 inch). It appears to me that it is some type of gravel shield or deflector.

    The lower part of it which is rusted off actually bolts to rocker box and supports the bedside. I may need to get me a factory assembly manual to find out what it actually is.

    I really appreciate the reply from you guys, this is the greatest site!
     
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    I think they call it that thingy that is located behind the door pillar, bolts to rocker box and supports the bedside.

    I have never seen a replacement part for it. Your's are actually in pretty good shape! Fortunately, they are only 18 gauge and thus fairly easy to fabricate. Unfortunately, they are also notorious for catching crap and making rust nests.

    I cut my rusted ones off just below the cleanout holes and then fabricated the replacement metal pieces. I waited until I re-installed the rocker boxes to drill the holes where they bolt up to the.... well the other rocker box support thingys. I also formed them without the very bottom part of the lip to try and improve the drainage situation there.

    BTW... been through the factory assembly manual enough times that it is now twice as thick with sticky notes marking the pages... don't remember ever seeing that detail.

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    I'm already in the process of making patterns to replace mine, not as nice as having factory parts but it'll have to do.

    Those pieces you made look very nice, wish the under side of my Jimmy looked as neat. You do great work.

    Thanks
     
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    I found something like that on E-bay just today (7/8/05). Search: 72 blazer. They call it a rocker box end cap.
     
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    Different part.
    There is a torsion box end cap but it's not the same.
    Maybe their discription is off...?

    I have one but it's for the passengers side, sorry. :(

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