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 NPT's Rear Tailpan Crossmember Replacement
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 Posted: Oct 7 2011, 05:15 PM
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Ok, this is the official work thread for this project.

Here is the link to the talk thread when I was shopping for parts and looking for info.

http://www.gmsquarebody.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1457

Here is some pics of the current rotted out cross member on the truck:

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 Posted: Oct 7 2011, 05:16 PM
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I decided to go with Summit for the replacement part, they were the cheapest with shipping included, and they are a well known and reputable company. Part is currently shown as back ordered on the Summit site, I called them and they said that is a direct ship part, they would have to contact Goodmark on availability on Monday as they are closed now. So I will call Monday for a lead time. I am not in a rush to receive it, as I don't plan on installing it until sometime in December or January.

Goodmark Part #4174-790-734
73-91 Suburban Complete Tailpan Crossmember Assembly w/shipping.

Summit:

$169.94


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If you look close at the last 2 pics, you can see the floor sagging around the body mounts on the door sill there, it's like that on both the right and left sides, and the tail pan is actually sitting and rubbing on the bumper brackets as you can see the rust scrub marks in some of the pics on those bumper brackets.

I bet I will get another 1" of lift in the rear of the body after this is done, and it will remove some stress from the other body mounts and body frame parts in the rear of the truck.

Little by little I am going to start picking away at soaking fasteners and chasing threads that is holding this all together to prep for this project. I think I will be able to save the rubber parts on the rear mounts, just need to replace the bolts, nuts and washers.

Got to get the bumper in a ready to remove position also, as it has to come off to access this area. This will also give me a chance to attack any rear body and chassis area with my needle chisel gun to clean that shit off and rust reform it.


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 Posted: Oct 7 2011, 05:23 PM
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Have a breaker bar and a cutting torch handy just in case. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif


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 Posted: Oct 7 2011, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE (Jay @ Oct 7 2011, 06:26 PM)
Have a breaker bar and a cutting torch handy just in case.  http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif

No torch, fuel tank is right there, rear center. It can't be easy for me you know that. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif

I got the sawzall armed and ready. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/waytogo.gif

I know many of the bolts are going to break or strip, I got a box of galvanized self tappers and a case of caulk on standby also. http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac305/07Burb/Funky/laughing1.gif


The shit I go through to avoid car payments and cheap insurance.... http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx163/bobkyle2/dumb/picard.png


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 Posted: Oct 8 2011, 09:47 AM
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In other news...

Permatex seen a rise in sales in october.


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 Posted: Oct 8 2011, 10:02 AM
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QUOTE (NorthportTroller @ Oct 7 2011, 06:36 PM)

torch + fuel tank :



you sure this isnt your best option at this point http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys%203/tease.gif http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif

good luck with the project hoss, looks like a doozie ohmy.gif http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif

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QUOTE (Brownie @ Oct 8 2011, 11:05 AM)



you sure this isnt your best option at this point http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys%203/tease.gif  http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif

good luck with the project hoss, looks like a doozie  ohmy.gif  http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif

This is the last hurdle dude, once I get this out of the way all the major repairs will be done and I can pick at the regular bullshit as I wish. smile.gif

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 Posted: Oct 21 2011, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (NorthportTroller @ Oct 7 2011, 06:19 PM)
I decided to go with Summit for the replacement part, they were the cheapest with shipping included, and they are a well known and reputable company. Part is currently shown as back ordered on the Summit site, I called them and they said that is a direct ship part, they would have to contact Goodmark on availability on Monday as they are closed now. So I will call Monday for a lead time. I am not in a rush to receive it, as I don't plan on installing it until sometime in December or January.

Goodmark Part #4174-790-734
73-91 Suburban Complete Tailpan Crossmember Assembly w/shipping.

Summit:

$169.94

Well, the bastards stuck it up my ass. I just happened to log into their site to check my order and they bumped the arrival date from November to phukin January, and they didn't bother to notify me about it, I just got off the phone with them, I think I made the one girl cry, but I don't give a shit. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/flipthebird.gif


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QUOTE (NorthportTroller @ Oct 21 2011, 07:10 PM)

Well, the bastards stuck it up my ass. I just happened to log into their site to check my order and they bumped the arrival date from November to phukin January, and they didn't bother to notify me about it, I just got off the phone with them, I think I made the one girl cry, but I don't give a shit. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/flipthebird.gif



LMAO you go hoss, f that lousy customer service shit. Im surprised at summit though they're usually pretty good http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/cry.gif


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