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Old May 10th, 2005, 02:43 PM
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Bulkhead Rust

I've read a few posts speaking about dreaded bulkhead rust --- i'm in the process of getting all my small rusty areas cleaned up (hinges, rear bumper) and want to check out my bulkhead. Now I know this is probably a silly question but what bulkhead are we talking about. Is it the Firewall that seperates the cabin from the engine compartment? or is it some other part of the truck. I have a 95 SW in case that matters.

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Old May 10th, 2005, 02:57 PM
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Is it the Firewall that seperates the cabin from the engine compartment?
Yep, and your going to have to pull some of the AC out to check it (if you have AC)
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Old May 10th, 2005, 04:13 PM
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I would shop this one around if you plan on having it done for you. If you have a body shop remove the front clip from the grill back it get's pricey quick. Most folks strip and epoxy prime or galvanize them. I am pricing this out and will go the epoxy prime and original paint. prices vary widely. from 7k to 2k depending on how much you want to do - just get them the bulkhead or hands off and write a check.

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Old May 12th, 2005, 02:07 PM
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thanks for the advice --- going to give a good look around this weekend. Fingers crossed that I find nothing.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Be careful on galvanizing them as the sheet metal is thin in some places and multi layered in others and some people have had bad issues with warping of the metal. I know for certain that they can be galvanized as I have seen it done and I have no idea why some warp or how to prevent it--just a warning before you just give it to some one and have it dipped. Also beware that galvanizing outgasses and some paints, especially those that seal completely, will begin to bubble after a short while. Talk to the paint people as they should be able to recommend those that can be applied.
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