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Old 07-26-2017, 06:56 PM   #1
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Reproduction Tailgate Panel

First time dealing with a K5 Blazer where I've had to replace the brushed aluminum panel on the tailgate. Started a complete resto on an 1987 K5 Blazer 4x4 and the tailgate panel has a "chrome naked lady" on it. Customer wants new panel but I haven't been able to find a new one or reproduction.Does anyone of a vendor or any company that makes a reproduction panel? Its a 1987. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Reproduction Tailgate Panel

I bought mine from LMC I believe
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:32 AM   #3
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I bought mine from LMC I believe


Check and see if you get time. I have looked on their web site and called them and they couldn't find it, or the lady I had couldn't.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:49 AM   #4
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Re: Reproduction Tailgate Panel

Well I did find one on LMC after I pulled up the downloaded the Blazer catalog online. They have them listed on page 29 but after calling LMC back they said they do not have them and are currently looking for a supplier. So i'm SOL on that. Anyone have any other suggestions. Owner really wants new. He has replaced everything that bolts to the exterior of the truck with new.

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Old 07-27-2017, 02:17 PM   #5
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Re: Reproduction Tailgate Panel

There's a few on ebay including one NOS.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:48 AM   #6
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Re: Reproduction Tailgate Panel

eBay is going to be your only source for new and it is going to be EXPENSIVE! I have purchased a couple of them.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:36 AM   #7
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Re: Reproduction Tailgate Panel

I have one in nearly new condition. pM me.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:44 AM   #8
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Re: Reproduction Tailgate Panel

There was never a repo Blazer panel. Ever...
Just like 81-87 pickup insert. Never repo'd
Too hard to make cheap to avoid GM patents.
LMC and everybody else were selling factory GM panels.
They were still available a yr ago from GM. All sold out now.
There was 3 panels.
Chevy(RH holes), GMC(LH holes) and a plain "crash" panel with no holes.
No holes was last one GM had in stock.
I have/had all 3 in multiples.
So if you got one from LMC or somewhere else few yrs ago, it's a GM piece.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:08 PM   #9
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That's really interesting- good info thank yo!
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:41 PM   #10
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That's really interesting- good info thank yo!
Yes it is, thanks Irish.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:33 PM   #11
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Always glad to help. Feel free to ask any Blazer/Jimmy questions.
Somebody needs this 30yrs of useless GM info stuck in my head
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