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Old 06-19-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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Got Rust?

I DO.

These are my before pics, I've got another tub and an extra firewall, but have to become a metal surgeon to put it all together.

And so the saga begins.....


Drivers side...WOW!

Pass. side is much better...yeah right.

This is gonna be great!
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: Got Rust?

Yikes! Good luck with getting it cut out and replaced.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: Got Rust?

I feel your pain.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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I feel your pain.
I can only hope mine turns out as nice as yours has!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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Re: Got Rust?



Pics of the donor truck?

Lots of threads on the board to work from/gather info.

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Post up your question's, we're here for ya.

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Old 06-19-2007, 02:54 PM   #7
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Re: Got Rust?

I thought thats what there supposed to look like after almost 40 years?? it should not be that bad if you have a new tub and firewall. Id love a new tub I spent about the same in repro sheet metal as a decent tub would cost. (enough for free shipping from LMC $$!!) for mine and I have the same or more rust as yours in that area. except for the doors mine are good. put up the pics as you pull it apart and brace it up or the firewall and windshield will fall off when you go to unbolt and lift it off.


alot of us are in the same spot and may all have sheet metal surgeon PHDs soon enough.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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I DO.

These are my before pics, I've got another tub and an extra firewall, but have to become a metal surgeon to put it all together.

And so the saga begins.....

This is gonna be great!
Dude, that is totally freakin' ugly, oh the flashbacks. Mine ends and yours begins. Watch the lower 'A' post and kick panel, I had serious problems there. Ended up making my own rocker backing plate to get the rocker low enuff to get the door to fit rite...

Have fun and post up lots of pics!!! So you musta got the sons 'vette done... J.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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I've got another tub and an extra firewall
So does that tub pictured have a good rear floor?

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Old 06-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #10
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Wow, I will never ever complain about my dime and nickle sized holes ever!!! I would walk right by those Blazers (Sorry, I do not mean to be rude). I am a certified welder and my skills are good (Not like some of the masters here, but I am into steel not sheetmetal, big difference!) and I'd still run away.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:05 PM   #11
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Aw pchssssit that'll buff out !
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Wow, I will never ever complain about my dime and nickle sized holes ever!!! I would walk right by those Blazers (Sorry, I do not mean to be rude). I am a certified welder and my skills are good (Not like some of the masters here, but I am into steel not sheetmetal, big difference!) and I'd still run away.
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:31 PM   #13
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So does that tub pictured have a good rear floor?
It has the usual rust...do you know someone that needs a floor section?
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:54 PM   #14
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don't forget that goodmark sells complete floor pan assemblys for our trucks now.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:11 PM   #15
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:25 PM   #16
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Dude, that is totally freakin' ugly, oh the flashbacks. Mine ends and yours begins. Watch the lower 'A' post and kick panel, I had serious problems there. Ended up making my own rocker backing plate to get the rocker low enuff to get the door to fit rite...

Have fun and post up lots of pics!!! So you musta got the sons 'vette done... J.
The vette is ready to go to the painter, not close to done, but the boy is gone for the summer and then off to college and OBVIOUSLY I've got my hands full with this one, so Don the painter will take it from here.
BTW, how is progress on your Jimmy going?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #17
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It has the usual rust...do you know someone that needs a floor section?
he is looking for one, IIRC.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:27 PM   #18
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Makes my rust look good... Keep us posted as we know you can do it..
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:57 PM   #19
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I feel lucky...this is as bad as FarmTruk has anywhere...
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:38 PM   #21
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Re: Got Rust?

Mines worse...




I'm not proud of that, but I know this is not a restoration project. My new floor will likely be diamond plate from the firewall to the tailgate.

Good luck with your project.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:57 PM   #22
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Guys, I have been there, done that and I thought I was crazy. Good to see I'm in good company!
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:12 AM   #23
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Gotta love a challenge! Never say never! With all the help from this forum, should be no problem dude. The parts are out there, we just have to find them, oh, and then have the funds! K5, to stay alive!
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pull that outer rocker off and you might get a nasty surprise
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The vette is ready to go to the painter, not close to done, but the boy is gone for the summer and then off to college and OBVIOUSLY I've got my hands full with this one, so Don the painter will take it from here.
BTW, how is progress on your Jimmy going?
It now has 2 swinging doors and floors, just have to finish up some welding and reassemble. will post up pics soon. Good luck with the project, I'll send you some cut proof gloves... J.
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