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Old 03-24-2011, 12:32 AM
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Whats the best plan of attack? The northeast was not kind to the body... Currently it needs floor pans in the front and back, fenders, and rear wheel wells. I have access to rust free m1009's, maybe some regular K5's if I am lucky.

Found more rotted rust... Went to replace the blue cable in the tailgate, since the window was stuck 1/2" down. Tore it all apart, replaced the cable (from inside the truck), noticed some rust, didn't think too much of it. Window goes down now, but wouldn't go back up. Got the tailgate open, it dropped a few inches and the backing almost fell off the bed of the truck, where there are supports or something for the tailgate. Took the cover off, that I put on, and looked inside to take a closer look, some of the internals decided they didn't want to be installed anymore. Got the tailgate closed again, broke some plastic stuff on the cap, slamming it over and over again.

So Rust that needs to be fixed in order front to back:
1. Driver side and Passenger side rocker panels
2. Front floor pans
3. Rear floor pans (back seat)
4. interior rust in back seat driver side
5. Both rear quarter panels
6. Floor, or whatever at bottom of tailgate
7. Tailgate
8. Tail light mounting locations

I think I may see if i can find a body, or make a flatbed, but I could use a backseat occasionally. Maybe, I will put a 1500 cab on it, get a flatbed made up, and buy a car to have a back seat.

I talked to a guy about a cab. Going to Graceville, Fl (~1/2hr drive) to pick one up for $65-$100 depending on what I want on Monday. So the plan is to strip what I have out and off. Probably keep the doors, seats, dash, hood, and some misc parts I don't realize I need yet. Opinions and tips are welcome
 

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:20 PM
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if you have access to a rust free 1009, just go that route. thats what i did. i started looking into fixing my last blazer and said the heck with it and went down south to get a rust free body. mechanical stuff is easy to fix, rust on every panel not so much
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:12 PM
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Yeah, I can talk to Ted at Ted's Trucks and Stuff. He has more than listed on his site I can get complete running m1009 or pretty much whatever. He is in Midland City, Al. They are about 30 min away. And yes they are painted green camouflage.
 
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:28 PM
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Does anybody know if I will run into any fitment issues putting a body from an '84 onto my '90? Found one for $400, no doors or front end, but very little rust and no dings.
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:03 PM
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found another for 300 and ordered some body mount bushings. Pick it up Saturday.
 
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Where did you get your tub from? I need one badly.
 
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