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Old 10-26-2019, 06:45 PM   #26
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Re: Got my K5 back!

I saw those things on one of the PowerBlock shows. I thought it looked like a good retirement job.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:20 AM   #27
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Re: Got my K5 back!

Recently I had the inside of a longbed blasted. If the guy came to me and did it at my place it was $600 for half a days work.. I drove it there and it went for $300. now this guy cleaned up most of the sand but some got into the cab and it had a light film all over which I still haven't thoroughly cleaned, and like you I needed glasses and a dust mask to drive it home. The end result was I was able to bedline the bed after using a primer that I ordered from my bedliner manufacturer and it came out decent. Its great to have a friend help Good luck with the project and congrats on getting your truck back..
your quarters are very good.. id just make patches and do that.. I never created a build thread for my 79 but we did that on both the 76 and the 79 im building now.. more work but a lot cheaper in the long run PS my wife would have been the same way thinking I was nuts
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:46 AM   #28
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Re: Got my K5 back!

friend of mine spent weeks preping his old peterbuilt semi tractor . he worked around each and every factory panel rivet and it was a solid 5ft paint job in the end . he wishes he had done the blasting job like this . faster and would have been a 1ft or less paint job in the end .
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:33 AM   #29
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Re: Got my K5 back!

This is the method I'm hoping to use too. Now that the kids are all in college and I have an extra vehicle...who knows. I've also seen them on powerblock tv and looked interesting. Looks like some good success out there!

I do know after cleaning, you really do want to get a primer coat on there quickly to protect from rust....
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:20 PM   #30
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Re: Got my K5 back!

looking awesome....
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:38 AM   #31
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Re: Got my K5 back!

My daughter and son in law own and run a dustless blasting business, never would they leave a mess like that in/on someone’s job.

Rust inhibitors are key but they do not last long, it’s the blasters job to inform the client of all the steps in the process and what they should expect...no surprises !
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:42 PM   #32
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Re: Got my K5 back!

Well, after spending more time on the blazer this week I've decided that I would like to replace both rear quarter panels. Unfortunately no one has them in stock. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:49 PM   #33
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Work this past week.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:09 AM   #34
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Re: Got my K5 back!

Congrats on finding it and bringing it home again. Did you change the wheels/tires? The front wheels look pretty deep and that last front pic makes the wheels/tires look splayed out.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:35 AM   #35
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Same wheels, I think the wheels just look different with the front clip removed.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:45 PM   #36
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Did you put primer over rust?
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:16 AM   #37
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wazzabie, I used a red scotch bright pad on the metal before applying the epoxy primer. The primer was applied 24 hours after the sand blasting.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:43 PM   #38
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On hold, no one has replacement quarter panels (bed sides).
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:27 PM   #39
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Thought I would post some pictures of patch panels I got from Jegs. The first three are by Key Parts and the forth is from Golden Star. The Key Parts are decent metal and fit. The Golden Star piece is very thin and quite frankly just crap.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:28 PM   #40
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:09 PM   #43
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Thought I would post some pictures of patch panels I got from Jegs. The first three are by Key Parts and the forth is from Golden Star. The Key Parts are decent metal and fit. The Golden Star piece is very thin and quite frankly just crap.
I hope I speak for others on this board when I say thank you for posting this info along with pics, it's helpful for many that are either already doing this kind of work or considering it - thanks!
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I hope I speak for others on this board when I say thank you for posting this info along with pics, it's helpful for many that are either already doing this kind of work or considering it - thanks!
Amen! Good info, thanks for sharing.
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