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help! rust!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gotmilkgotlift, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. gotmilkgotlift

    gotmilkgotlift Registered Member

    Jan 5, 2002
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    new england
    my 85 k5 is running away with rust, ivew never done bodywork before, but can probably tack patch panels on but body mounts and back tailgate in bad shape,i saw pictures on how to fix a floor,does anybody have pictures on how to fix tailgates and where to buy the piece to weld in?
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Jul 23, 2000
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    E-town baby!
    Anything that's badly rusted and bolts on is meant to be replaced if possible. LMC, GM and a few others sell complete 'new' tailgates. If you have serious rust and probably cracking of the tailgate I'd replace rather than attempt to patch it up. The other option is keeping your eyes open for a good used tailgate. These can be had for much less than a new replacement obviously. The hard part is the tailpan and floor...not a job for the faint of heart. You'll need a good place to do it as well.


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