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jaros44sr 09-12-2006 07:09 AM

PO has me PO'd
 
Started to strip paint off of PS of truck, and this is what I found. This side was up against the shop wall so I haven't paid to much attention to it. I thought it was in pretty good shape since it had a new rocker panel hung on it. Why would you waste your time covering up all that rust? Oh well, deja vu. Here I go again on the PS

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...j/msoCBA72.jpg

Pictures are for ref. only, unsafe work practices, DO NOT attempt at Home or Workshop
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EDIT: for index

Pages 1-8 rust repair

Pages15-23 changing 72 front clip to a 67-68 chevy
also hanging a floor pan on a chevy pick up

special-K 09-12-2006 07:48 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Always an ugly site.Not rare to see,though.

tpi72blazer 09-12-2006 08:13 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Wow, it's amazing to see the amount of rust that some of you guys start with. Luckily vehicles around Colorado don't tend to rust as bad. Good luck.

Yukon Jack 09-12-2006 10:38 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Dang, good luck getting that all back together.

raggedjim 09-12-2006 11:00 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
I see "show trucks" that look great from the top side but have rusted out cab supports, floors, etc.

It takes effort to make it right, most people won't put that much effort into it.

Don't give up, do it as right as you can (It's hard to know when to stop...), and you'll have a better blazer than most.

Good luck, Rg

vtblazer 09-12-2006 11:10 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Always the biggest battles, rust and P/O's.

Good luck keep us posted on your progress.

Good pics BTW.

LUV2XCLR8 09-12-2006 03:21 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Hey James, visors are on the way ;)

FeDeX # 045740433140784

jaros44sr 09-12-2006 05:11 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Thanks guys, its just so dang fustrating cause I spent amonth on the drivers side. Maybe this time I am truly done shoveling crap off the workshop floor, hehe I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and there is no rust around it.
Thanks Kurt, I just got it from my wife for my birthday, still learning how to use it. Alot different than my 35mm I had 30 years ago. While I have your ear, how did you make out with cutting your top in half? Curious? I might be headed down that road!
Thanks Luv, enjoyed seeing pics of the GQ, that is really sweet. What size tires and lift? I like the way it sits!

Time to start ordering pcs. from Goodmark, I should buy stock in 4 1/2" cutoff wheels, can't imagine how many I went thru so far:blah: :blah: :blah:

jhow66 09-13-2006 12:54 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Thumb through this to see what it takes:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jason_burkhart/my_photos

jaros44sr 09-13-2006 08:37 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jhow66 (Post 1803940)
Thumb through this to see what it takes:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jason_burkhart/my_photos

Thanks for the pics. nice work, someday mine will look that good if I live long enough! Jim

jhow66 09-13-2006 11:43 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
It took us 1 1/2 years and we still don't have the top finish. (it is my son's-orangeuavol-)

FRENCHBLUE72 09-13-2006 06:32 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
wow those boxes are long gone.

jaros44sr 09-13-2006 07:54 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FRENCHBLUE72 (Post 1804410)
wow those boxes are long gone.

You sound like there should be some kinda boxes there, he he. Neither side had much to speak of, mostly just held up a bunch of mud and large flakes of rusty metal. I plan to rebuild with sliders to put back the rigidity i lost with the rocker boxes gone. I can't decide if the slider should have a urethane mount or not, since it is tied between the frame and the body??

I wasn't going to do anything, but a buddy was wheelin' with the same truck like mine and his doors became stuck shut on some of the steeper inclines. Got me thinkin...

lawricker 09-14-2006 06:33 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
I know how you feel, more rust than you were prepared to deal with....kinda gives you t hat sick feeling...but I just finished all the body work on mine Can't think of much I didn't replace...lol...pillar bottoms, door bottoms inside and outside, floor pans, kick panels, rockers, inside rocker panels, front fenders, and several floor patches in the bed.....blocking it off now, waiting on the money to paint.
JUst take your time, measure twice, tack it measure again.....good luck...if you need advice these guys are great....

Chevyman63 09-14-2006 06:52 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Boy does that look familiar!

Good luck...you can do it!!

jaros44sr 09-14-2006 05:19 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Sick feeling haha. It's a never ending battle, I look at the trucks where they spend lots of money on the purchase, and wonder if maybe I should have gone that route. Nah, I can say I built it when it's done. $700.00 was cheap, just don't let my wife add up the receipts

jaros44sr 09-14-2006 05:22 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LUV2XCLR8 (Post 1803447)
Hey James, visors are on the way ;)

FeDeX # 045740433140784

Visors arrived today, thanks for the deal. It's addictive I can't stay of the parts board.

florida4x4 09-15-2006 07:36 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Yeah, man! I've been there. Good luck with it

jaros44sr 10-11-2006 06:03 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
OK, here's my present progress. This side was alot easier as the PO hadn't added many patch plates. Every thing was cut out with a 4 1/2" angle grinder, channel locks and a pry bar. Once you pry up on the spot welds you can see the little detents and grind the metal till it gets blue, then you are almost thru the metal and won't damage the under layer your trying to save. Taking it apart I actually saw some shiny metal, what luck. Plan to spend a good couple of hours around the body mount to cab brace, they are really spot welded in well.http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...replace002.jpg

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Alot of my new sheet metal came in so I'll be cutting, fitting and cutting, fitting...

LUV2XCLR8 10-11-2006 06:05 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
WOWSERS, Hope your keeping this pic's for reassembly later :lol:

jaros44sr 10-11-2006 06:13 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
I could only post up 10 pics, so maybe I can do it this way and re-reply. Hope the picture cops don't catch on! I've put a white dot where the spot welds are so in case yours are all rusty you can still locate them, I had 5 spot welds fail in the area of the spreader plate and that is where the most rust was!!

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Any questions?? Jim

LUV2XCLR8 10-11-2006 06:16 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
WOW, I wish I had the nerve to try that, I would have kept several
vehicles in the past if that wasn't so scary to me, nice work, cya ;)

jaros44sr 10-11-2006 06:20 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Luv, I see this truck in my sleep after 4 years!!! What's that saying: some assembly required. This is the last piece of rust and crap pile on the work shop floor, I hope.

Rusty Parts has been my mentor thru this hole process, I thought if he could do it, well so can I.heh heh

jaros44sr 10-11-2006 06:23 PM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
I've done worse, used to cut english sports cars in half to put floorboards in those. Rusty pcs. of sh!t...

Chevyman63 10-12-2006 06:04 AM

Re: PO has me PO'd
 
Wow...great pics!
Please keep them coming during the assembly process, they are very helpful. I will be working in the same area soon.
Thanks.


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