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Old 11-02-2016, 09:59 PM   #26
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Re: My winter project

I'll be doing body mounts soon as well, feel free to offer any worthwhile advice. Also, do you have any details on the roll bar or if that same model can be bought somewhere? It looked like you were able to find yours used.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:48 PM   #27
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What plastic coating did you use? Looks quite good.
Tom, I used an exterior trim and plastic coating in satin black made for touching up on bumpers. I went this route to help with scratches and everyday use the panels get.

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Old 11-08-2016, 10:18 PM   #28
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I'll be doing body mounts soon as well, feel free to offer any worthwhile advice. Also, do you have any details on the roll bar or if that same model can be bought somewhere? It looked like you were able to find yours used.
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I used the information that is here on the site for replacing the body mounts and is very useful. Worthwhile advice I would say is get a bunch of good dust/particle masks or respirator and safety glasses because you will be getting a ton of rust junk in you face.
If your mounts have never been replaced cut the bolt heads off spray WD or something and drive them out and you will save yourself a bunch of time.
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:58 PM   #29
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Mounts are in and the body line is good, I'm ready to tackle the rust and patch panels. (thanks senorx)
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Old 11-09-2016, 02:05 AM   #30
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Looking good bud....bet it really likes those new mounts!
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Old 11-09-2016, 02:41 AM   #31
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great progress!!! keep the updates comingdid you buy new aftermarket patch panels/sections or are they cutouts from another blazer/jimmy?
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:39 PM   #32
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The door panels came out really well!
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:46 PM   #33
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great progress!!! keep the updates comingdid you buy new aftermarket patch panels/sections or are they cutouts from another blazer/jimmy?
No patch panels yet. When I get the body set right then I'll start getting replacement body stuff.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:17 PM   #34
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Not sure what to do next. The doors shut nice but rub at the header. Should I shim at A pillar or loosen up the front cowl a bit to see if it will relax some.

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Old 12-03-2016, 09:55 AM   #35
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Not sure what to do next. The doors shut nice but rub at the header. Should I shim at A pillar or loosen up the front cowl a bit to see if it will relax some.

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Adding body shims at the mounts located near the rear of the door should help. Removing shims from the front mounts by the firewall could help also. Before doing any of this, any bolts holding the fenders on should be loosened off. This is a fairly big job because once the front cowl has been moved (rotated) forward, your doors and fenders will have to be realigned for proper gaps.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:56 AM   #36
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- consider this before digging into this process - it takes awhile to get the panels back where they need to be.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:55 AM   #37
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where did you find your roll bar? I need one like yours..
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:25 PM   #38
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where did you find your roll bar? I need one like yours..
I saw it in a truck in a grocery store parking lot, talked to the guy and done deal. I see them in trucks occasionally. I don't know a supplier that sells this type.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:57 AM   #39
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Where did you find the rally wheels? I've been looking for some just like those but all I seem to find is beat up bent ones.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:53 PM   #40
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highjack...

wheelsvintique will sell you new ones, just sold a set that I got from my local you pull it, paid 5.00 a wheel and 5.00 for tires that held air for shop rollers.

Keep an eye on the for sale forum, they pop up
shipping is the deal buster, like 30- 35 bucks a wheel, depending on where they are located
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:56 PM   #41
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Where did you find the rally wheels? I've been looking for some just like those but all I seem to find is beat up bent ones.
I keep my eyes open. Finding the wheels, rings and caps together in good shape is rare at least for me.
The set on my blazer are from a few different trucks that I have found over the years.
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:35 PM   #42
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Adding body shims at the mounts located near the rear of the door should help. Removing shims from the front mounts by the firewall could help also. Before doing any of this, any bolts holding the fenders on should be loosened off. This is a fairly big job because once the front cowl has been moved (rotated) forward, your doors and fenders will have to be realigned for proper gaps.
I have everything loose to the headlights that I think would affect the movement. I figured it would take some time and patience but windshield header wont move. I will take out the two front body shims and see what happens. I have lifted, lowered shimmed and re shimmed only to have been lucky enough to break the pass side glass and chip paint. should I pull the front end and start from scratch.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:52 PM   #43
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I can't seem to move windshield header for now so...I found some needed parts, original seats with backs and hardware, tailgate top seal and rear carpetstrip.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:01 AM   #44
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Engine work and wiring on the list, HEI was in but electrical has some issues. I chased down the points and coil feed taped from factory it was cut and dumped. I just need some cleaning up.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:23 PM   #45
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I am going to replace the door dust seals when the front end back on. Having installed a kit before and without the original gasket pieces it went fair at best. If your plans include installing new ones save the metal stapled parts you will need them.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:13 PM   #46
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Man, you are going to town. Good for you. I just picked up a white 71 (my first Gen 1). Off topic a bit from rust resto, but what size tires are those BFs you have? I love the way it sits and those rallys look killer. You have a 4 inch lift or so?
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:31 PM   #47
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Man, you are going to town. Good for you. I just picked up a white 71 (my first Gen 1). Off topic a bit from rust resto, but what size tires are those BFs you have? I love the way it sits and those rallys look killer. You have a 4 inch lift or so?
Thanks but going to to town is a little over the top. I work on it when time allows. I try to do something everyday even if it is as small as removing a bolt.
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Old 03-04-2017, 12:19 AM   #48
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I see you got a rear carpet strip I have a front repop strip for 90 shipped if interested let me know and I can get you some pictures.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:39 PM   #49
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Thanks PM sent.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:48 PM   #50
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Where u able to find the rubber part that was stapled to the metal of the dust seal and do u have any pics installed
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