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Post by Scooby on May 18th 2011, 5:41 pm

Well this is my Blazer that I have had for a while as a winter beater. It's a lot of fun and has been dependable for a long time. It's time to fix the old girl up and make her pretty again. In the pictures you will notice that the rocker panels are pretty much gone I had some 18 gauge sheet metal custom bent to fit over the rockers and will be welded in place. I have a lot of work to do but it will be fun I am going for sunset Yellow this time around.











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Post by craigsnedeker on May 18th 2011, 6:09 pm

Blazers are dependable. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Post by Scooby on May 18th 2011, 6:15 pm

I have a lot of work to do! but I like it. I just need the weather to cooperate with me. I was going to get the grinder out and remove some cancer today and within five minutes it started raining.
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Post by craigsnedeker on May 18th 2011, 6:15 pm

Ikr? It's raining all week.
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Post by Scooby on May 18th 2011, 6:22 pm

Sucks this year, last year this time I was working on the car every day. I have a lot of projects in mind beside body work and paint for this truck.
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Post by craigsnedeker on May 18th 2011, 6:23 pm

yeah, like what? Smile
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Re: 1995 Blazer

Post by Scooby on May 18th 2011, 6:27 pm

Body lift 31" tires, Home made roof rack, tire carrier, winch for this season. Then next year 6" lift and 32" tires, and brush guard.
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Post by craigsnedeker on May 18th 2011, 6:30 pm

Oh, nice. I hope to do a body lift to. I was going to get a roof rack, but I need the money for the lift.
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Post by rmdhokie on May 18th 2011, 6:33 pm

Nice project. keep the pics coming. Any projects planned for the motor?
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Post by Scooby on May 18th 2011, 6:40 pm

Just a rebuild for the motor and trans nothing special. When I find work I will be looking for a 1970 charger that will get some nice motor upgrades! that Mustang looks gorgeous I just want to go for a ride!
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Post by austin26372 on May 18th 2011, 8:37 pm

Wow, rust. Makes me glad I don't live up north! Very Happy

Make her purdy!!!
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Post by Scooby on May 20th 2011, 5:52 pm

Did not get much done today seems like I lost some time somewhere! Anyways I got some welding done on the rear quarter, and I really do suck at welding! I think I have the wire feed down too low. I have more work to do tomorrow but here is what I got done today.





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Post by Scooby on May 22nd 2011, 3:29 pm

Well it's ugly but it will do! I will have more later.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 22nd 2011, 5:40 pm

Scooby wrote:Well it's ugly
Maybe to someone who is used to finished bodywork.
Looks good to me. I think you got that patch dead-nuts where it's supposed to be.
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Post by Scooby on May 22nd 2011, 9:08 pm

Well I got more done, but I am having problems for sure! If there is anybody out there who has done some body work I could use some suggestions! I went and put some primer on to protect it over night if it rained and I noticed you can really see the repair underneath the primer. I spread the body filler out approx 3 inches and feathered it down to the body panel, but well I am sure you can see in the pictures the results. I will say it looks a lot better than a rust hole!!



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Post by retired plumber on May 23rd 2011, 10:35 pm

Your problem is you lap welded your repair insted of butt welding. 63falcon sells welding stuff and is a pro at it also. You might send him a pm and see what he says.
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Post by Scooby on May 24th 2011, 3:56 pm

Thanks Retired, I talked to falcon about my setup, and he recommended lap welding this panel. I am thinking at this point I need to increase the area of the blend farther than three inches.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 24th 2011, 4:01 pm

Blend out the area up to the top of the tail light and as far right as you can go. You may have to hammer the weld down a little and get it closer to the original plane.
Also use a long board when sanding that area. Harbor Freight sell them
http://www.harborfreight.com/17-inch-auto-body-hand-sander-1727.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/sanding-block-98167.html
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Post by Scooby on May 24th 2011, 4:38 pm

Cool, Thanks Falcon! I will post up pics as soon as I get some more done!
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Post by Noah Zarq on May 24th 2011, 8:53 pm

Also, primer does not protect metal from rain. It's porous, unless you use primer-sealer.
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