Always keep your safety in mind when working on any project! Even if just replacing the Fender, you would remove it with the Inner Fender attached, then separate the two off the vehicle. Repairing one, involves all the others. I could see the outline of them on the floor inside the Cab. Next remove the eight Carriage Bolts holding the Bed to the Chassis Frame. It is common for moisture to build up on the floor and eventually this causes rust holes to develop.
Many just make jobs go easier, while others are requirements. Just because a part looks solid, doesn't mean it is. Cab Corners, Rocker Panels, Inner Rocker Panels, Cab Floor Supports, Cab Floor Channels, and the Floor Pans themselves. You can check out our on-line catalog or order specific information on your vehicle below or call our store at 1-800-888-5072 for more information. Are they hard to change? Rust is the equivalent to Cancer. I also removed the rotted out Cab Floor Supports. Believe me, I had to assemble my new bed, and I thought I'd never get all the bolts in! The more of these that are in tact, as far as the edges go, the better guide you have to align new parts.
Water tends to accumulate on the floor and soak into carpets which over time can cause gaping holes to open up. Using new bolts is a good idea too, when replacing Fenders. Chrome Master Cylinder Cover Replacement Steering Stabilizer Cartridge Solid Oak Aircraft Style Dome Light Bushing Kit fixes saggy doors! I then cut off the old rotted out Cab Corner. Eastwood sells Brushable Seam Sealer, and they sell it in tubes for a standard caulk gun. They are stamped steel sheet metal panels so that they fit right over the old floor after you cut the rust out. Body If your lights have moisture in them, these gaskets are the cure. If you enjoy breathing exhaust fumes or have always enjoyed The Flintstones, this may not be a problem, but for the rest of us a repairing the floor is the only way to go.
Why use rusty bolts to secure new rust free parts? If you need rust repair parts, go here. Take a screwdriver handle, or hammer handle, and tap on the body. One such product that has worked well for me in the past, is Corro-Less. It's sold by The Eastwood Company. After the Rockers, Cab Corners, and Fenders were on, I started on the Floor Supports.
When you replace the Fenders, you may discover that your Radiator Support is rusted as well as your Front Valence, the piece under the grille. Now you can see that all these parts are connected. Failure to do so will result in premature rusting of new parts. You don't want to weld a shiny new rocker onto a rusted Inner Rocker, nor do you want to weld a new Inner Rocker to a rusty Cab Floor Support. Seemed the nuts were inside the hollow of the supports. Eastwood carries it in spray cans, and in quarts for larger areas. Since I knew my doors were aligned properly, but rusty, I left them on, and started with the rocker panels.
The Cab Floor Support is welded to the rocker panel, so it too is usually rusty. Welding them on, is the only way. With aftermarket Chevrolet Blazer floor pans repairs are made easy because the pans have been specifically designed to replicate the original piece. I welded it to the new Rocker, and the edge of the door frame. The nuts were square 4 point , and just a solid chunk of rust. Floor pans are one of the most susceptible areas in your vehicle to rust damage.
The rust may start on the outside, and rot through, thus spreading to the inside quickly. Andy's Auto Sport is the ultimate shopping destination for your Chevrolet C- and K-Series Truck car or truck floor pan needs! The Cab was sagging on that side, and now I found out why. Here's a run down of what is commonly replaced at the same time, when repairing cab rust. Check to see if any wires are attached to the underside of the bed, and remove any that are. When replacing the fenders, and Inner Fenders, you replace them as a unit. For instance, Inner Rocker panels.
You must check fit up many, many times, before welding each of the panels into place. Furthermore, there are factory clearances between panels. Don't take short cuts with the integrity of your vehicle; perform the proper repair with new floor pans. The parts of the Bed are: the Floor, the Right Bed Side, the Left Bed Side, the Front Box Panel, the Tailgate, the Right and Left Wheel Wells, and the Gas Tank Door s , depending on the year, and if it has Dual Tanks or not. When replacing the Fenders, it's common to replace the Inner Fenders Wheel Wells as well.
I need new fenders for my truck since mine are rusted, where should I look? Beds Keep in mind that beds are bolted together, so it is possible to change one bed side, or any section that unbolts. If you enjoy breathing exhaust fumes or have always enjoyed The Flintstones, this may not be a problem, but for the rest of us a repairing the floor is the only way to go. Now you do not have to give up on your rusted old project. Getting out the bolt under the cab on each side was a slight problem. If your Cab Corner is rotted away, you can't work off it. This worked well for me.
They offer many unique tools and supplies to make restorations much easier. Failure to do so will result in premature rusting of new parts. All that I've seen in recent years are. When they are not bolted to the Fenders, the Inner Fenders are not very rigid, they actually feel flimsy. Since I was replacing the Rocker, and Cab Corners, I didn't weld my new rocker to the rotted out Cab Corners. If you leave a spot the size of a dime even, in no time at all it will begin spreading again.