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Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair

Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby LS1 SS [OP] » Jul 30 2012, 6:09am

So I bought an 00 sierra stepside and decided to test it in a couple of mud hole.. and cracked the bed near the left rear tire.. i was curious as if any of you have experience with this. I'm hoping to just get an adhesive to put behind the bed to bring the crack flush again
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Re: Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby ASTE25 » Jul 30 2012, 6:32am

If it's a bad enough crack, you can order the whole side here: http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/ce/full.aspx?Page=132
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Re: Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby LS1 SS [OP] » Jul 30 2012, 7:44am

It's not so bad I think I need a new side.. The crack is just obvious looking and not flush.. I don't wanna seal it entirely just hold it together so it isn't noticeable and won't get any bigger..
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Re: Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby camfire87 » Jul 30 2012, 8:26am

Well if it's going to be a bushwagon, then I suggest just getting a bit of flat bar and riveting it behind the fender so it hold nice and sturdy, but won't look real pretty (although if you did that all over the place it might look like you bedazzled the truck...). but a better looking option would be to get some fiberglass mat, some resin and hardener and all that good stuff, then use a thin strip of wood and some clamps to hold the fender together just right, and the fiberglass in behind, and once that hardens then you can take off the clamps and put in some more fiberglass behind the remaining part to make it good and strong.
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Re: Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby LS1 SS [OP] » Jul 30 2012, 8:32am

Aren't the stepsides made of an smc type of plastic not fiberglass? So could a shop just plastiweld the plastic from the back side ?
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Re: Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby camfire87 » Jul 30 2012, 6:44pm

I believe you're right, and they are just a type of plastic. Getting it fixed by having a shop weld it up is definitely an option, but it will for sure cost a bit more, just depends on how much a person wants to spend. Fiberglass will still work though, fiberglass sticks to everything...including my hands, pants, shirt, tools... arm hair :o
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Re: Crack in my stepside =[ , anyways to repair?

Postby LS1 SS [OP] » Jul 30 2012, 10:02pm

Thanks for the advice man
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