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Old 07-11-2017, 10:13 PM   #1
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New to me 91 Jimmy

Well, I first came to this forum because of the extensive knowledge of first generation K5"s. Now diving into a couple 3rd gen K5"s and hope for the same knowledge base or help to build it. New in the driveway 1991 K5. I do have some work to do on this truck (not a southern truck). I have to do rear floor (at tail gate) and rear floor support, outer and inner rockers both sides, drivers outer floor, body mounts. But here is a pic
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:11 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: New to me 91 Jimmy

You wouldn't guess it needed that much metal work looking at the picture. Congrats on the purchase. What are your plans for it?
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:14 PM   #4
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Gut the truck day. 1991 K5 Jimmy under the knife. Gutted the inside, all side panels, seats, carpet, kick panels, center console, glove box, removed nasty running boards, retracted rear window and removed tail gate. And yes there is rust and rot (this was planned for). Next step order body parts, cut and weld in new. FYI this is what salt does to your vehicles and this truck has been heavily undercoated since new. So yes rust from the top side down.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:36 AM   #5
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I'm liking it. Just dig in full bore.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:23 PM   #6
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Small update. All body bolts out. Body panels ordered.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:02 PM   #7
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That's a dagone shame right there. I guess you northern guys are completely used to it though. It can be nice again.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:12 AM   #8
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Pulled the wheels. New brake pads and rotors up front. New shoes in the rear. Waiting on drums. Welded in patch at passenger kick plate. Removed the broken power mirrors. Have manual stainless ones to install. Wouldn't you know the bolt pattern to mount the mirrors are different. So I will have to drill new holes and fill the old ones. Seat bases were rotten. Ended up buying a complete interior from another k5 just to get the seat bases.

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Old 10-01-2017, 09:19 AM   #9
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You wouldn't guess it needed that much metal work looking at the picture. Congrats on the purchase. What are your plans for it?
Plan is function. This will be my winter beater. I have a son who will turn 16 this next year, so a slightly imperfect truck for him to learn with is okay.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:41 PM   #10
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I guess you call this progress. New mirrors installed. A couple kick plate patches in (not super pretty but nobody will see this area ever). Cutting out more rot and more rot and more rot. My new friend is air chisel. He makes removal fast and easy. Any body that knows these k5's the rear step area/ back seat is the bad spot. I made the funny rectangle pieces that goes from the cab floor brace to front of the rear bed floor. Install after I get the new floor in. All new floor pans etc are to be here by Wednesday. Tail gate repair started. Cut out the bondo area. Welded in new patches on the top left and right corners. Picture 4 shows a hole. Thats the seat belt mount! more metal going in there later.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:43 PM   #11
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A few more pictures
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:38 PM   #12
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Ain't rust fun? ;-)
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:01 PM   #13
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Ain't rust fun? ;-)
Rust sucks! But I am getting it beat down. its nice to have a rust free k5 beside it so I can see what its suppose to look like.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:19 PM   #14
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Power mirrors removed and manual mirrors installed.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:21 PM   #15
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Tail gate patch welded in place. Some more details to work out on that. Rear tail support- using a spot weld drill bit. Works awesome and fast. More knife cutting and a test fit. No particular order.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:12 PM   #16
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Bottom of drivers door metal repaired. This area gets covered with carpet so nothing pretty here. Need some body sealer and paint. first pic was test cut to see how much I needed to cut out.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:23 PM   #17
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At least the frame looks like it is decent!
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:38 PM   #18
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At least the frame looks like it is decent!
This truck was heavily undercoated since new. All cab supports are like new. Rot is all top down other than the dreaded rear sill support.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:41 PM   #19
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Progress tonight! Rear part of the passenger floor pan welded into place.
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