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WTF is this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uglyangelracing, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. uglyangelracing

    uglyangelracing 1/2 ton status

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    Ok Ive been redoing the whole body. The other day I adjusted the tailgate and afterwards found a few of these on the ground and in the hinge slot of the tailgate. What are they? Shims? Do I need to re install them?

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  2. uglyangelracing

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    Nobody knows what this is?
     
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    Looks like copper :confused:
     
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    Lmfao

    Yeah it is but what is it? Im thinking a shim or a silencer. There are 4 of them I think but not sure.
     
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    Looks like it was made with tin snips. I think it is supposed to be a shim and I doubt it is OE.
     
  6. uglyangelracing

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    Thats the funny part found them in the tailgate of all three blazers but they where just banging around in there. Like when bolts were loosened to adjust tailgate they slipped out. They are copper, very soft, and all four corners are cut off.
     
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    I've been inside my old 84 K5's gate, as well as my 89's and I don't rememeber seeing anything like that.
     
  8. uglyangelracing

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    Ok I think it slipped out when I loosened the bolt on the tailgate for the hinge Didnt know if it had just been sitting between the 4 bolts or what but they where in the 85 87 and whatever year the new body is.
     
  9. original balzer

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    this is my GUESS some oldtimers have said that a peice of copper helps to reduce rust inside doors and tailgates this is from a few old body guys that used to put a peice simular to that in doors of hot rods and ext.

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    Hmmmmm.....

    Maybe THATS why I found a bunch of pennies in the doors of old cars at the boneyard I worked at!...sort of like the "sacrificial anode" zinc thing you put in your radiator to prevent electrolosis!...I think I might add some copper to MY doors!...can't hurt!..come to think of it,the doors at the boneyard were in decent shape,not perfect,but not as bad as most--maybe it does help??!

    A previous owner might have made shims for the hinges out of copper... :thinking: .... :crazy:
     
  11. uglyangelracing

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    Yeah but on 3 different trucks? I dont know who knows.
     

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