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    Project: Shops suck so do it yourself.

    Well after finding a bit water on the cab floor this past week I have decided enough is enough.




    I am going to clean up the spaghetti, do quite a bit of re-wiring, sanding, stripping, seam seal, sound deadener, new carpet padding etc. etc.

    So it begins...

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    BTW, if you own a shop and you do quality work....Ignore my previous comment.;)
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    dont know were you water is laying but just a fyi check the drain tubes for the sunroof. they run down both pillars and out above the door hinge, and i beleave there are some in the rear "cant remember 100% but i had somehow cut one of mine and was getting water from there,

    just something to think about before you get everything back in lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by suncad03 View Post
    dont know were you water is laying but just a fyi check the drain tubes for the sunroof. they run down both pillars and out above the door hinge, and i beleave there are some in the rear "cant remember 100% but i had somehow cut one of mine and was getting water from there,

    just something to think about before you get everything back in lol
    Thanks man. I will check that as well. (edit: just checked and drains are fine)

    The leak I have currently is behind the passenger seat, at the seam where the floor was raised.
    When we put the Blazer on the lift to check out the exhaust, water started dripping out the floor. Awesome!! pfftttt..
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    Anyone have any tips for prepping this floor before I dig in on Monday?

    I am thinking scraper, wire brush, course sand paper, green pads and then solvent.
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    Wire wheel on a angle grinder is the least physical.

    alot also depends on the direction of the seam overlap.

    When possible, the open part of the seam needs to be towards the back of the car so water isn't forced into it.

    Seam sealer is a good prduct when putting panels together, but Windshield leak sealer also "flows" well into spaces after the fact.

    afterwards, smear clear silicone ( if visible) or tar/rustproofing onto the seam from the outside if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjsp View Post
    Wire wheel on a angle grinder is the least physical.

    alot also depends on the direction of the seam overlap.

    When possible, the open part of the seam needs to be towards the back of the car so water isn't forced into it.

    Seam sealer is a good prduct when putting panels together, but Windshield leak sealer also "flows" well into spaces after the fact.

    afterwards, smear clear silicone ( if visible) or tar/rustproofing onto the seam from the outside if possible.
    Cool. Thanks for the tips Big!
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    The problem.........




    Solution.....



    new sealant...



    after sealing the seam....applied left over scraps of fat mat and dynamat on top of the really expensive black stuff. lol

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    Floor is finished. Now onto the panels underside and rear cargo area...
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    Looks good. I'm waitin for the weather to break so I can do the same. Seam seal and Dynamat. So I can finally put my interior I'm and figure out placement of everything
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    What is the console out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazedlow View Post
    What is the console out of?
    It was custom made by Jon. (Epicenter Designs, see my signature)
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    Man that sucks. It looks like they didn't even attempt to weld that seam up or use any type of seam sealer afterwards.
    Good luck getting it all water proofed so you can be driving it again.

    And seeing the wear marks on the sides of the console makes me sad. It's gonna happen, but still.





    And BTW, have't really talked to you in awhile. Hows your wife?


    The bitter after-taste of a poor quality job will last far longer than the sweetness of that cheap price!

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