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windshield post and dash rust

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sponsoredbydad, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. sponsoredbydad

    sponsoredbydad Dune Slaying Sand Junkie Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i need help on how to remove my windshield posts and dash its all spot welded seams and how far doun the posts can i cut or do i need to remove the whole post. they seem to be conectet to the fire wall and the dash via welds /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  2. pmedal

    pmedal Newbie

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    I am learning a very expensive lesson. Don't buy a MN blazer. My 72 blazer windshield posts and top are completely rusted through all the way around I will have to replace or replicate a complete piece. Not to mention the rest of this bucket. I am having a hard time locating a replacement, any suggestions would be appreciated /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  3. Robin

    Robin 1/2 ton status

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    You know if you've never had a 1st gen before this is probably the most overlooked area, and it's the hardest to replace. I haven't seen a replacement part for this and there is nothing you can use from the truck above the windshield.

    I just recently noticed the rust holes in mine, which explained the river of water that ran down the posts when it rained. I've spent the last 3 months replacing rusted sections and welding thin areas. Then all the heat I applied caused warping , so I had to redo some sections.

    It never approached how I wanted it to (with custom pieces welded in) and I wished that I could have replaced the whole header, with the amount of effort I put into patching the original. I'm on to smoothing/filling...

    Someone creative could probably come up with a solution that mates a drip-rail section cut out of a truck and a tube windsheild header that the top seals against. Would also have to mount:
    - top/sun visor brackets
    - mirror

    On cutting the posts, I would leave as much of the original as possible.
     
  4. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    you have to cut off and replace the w/s frame with a clean one if you can find one, i cut one off a 72 k5 i had for parts once aand mailed it to someone who needed a good one not full of holes, it was the one and only part on the entire thing that was not horribly rotted gone away

    good luck
     
  5. pmedal

    pmedal Newbie

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    Robin,
    Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking that I will weld small sections at a time, to replicate the piece (trying to save anything salvagable) /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif All the while scouring planet Earth for any type of replacement.
     
  6. 70k5b

    70k5b Registered Member

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    I had the same trouble on my 70,i bought the inner cab roof repair panel for a 69-71 truck and my body man is working to make that work,

    good luck on finding one
     
  7. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    i want to say there was one on 67-72chevytrucks.com they pop up there from time to time.

    69k5
     

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