Hi! I have a trailblazer I am going to start restoring. Should Do the floor or

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    reneenayposted 12 months ago

    Hi! I have a trailblazer I am going to start restoring.  Should Do the floor or walls first?

    I'm going to replace most of it, I'm looking for a little encouragement.  I'll be doing most of it myself.  Thanks, Reneenay

  2. Terrielynn1 profile image94
    Terrielynn1posted 12 months ago

    You need to make sure the motor and The exterior body is sound first. There is no point on making it pretty if you don't have a drivable vehicle.

  3. WheelScene profile image91
    WheelSceneposted 12 months ago

    Trailblazers are a great vehicle. I agree with Terrie. You want to make sure the vehicle is structurally and mechanically safe before worrying about body work.

    If the vehicle checks out and you are seeing some rust you want to replace start in a small area and see how severe it is. I know trailblazers have a problem with the drains which caused rust in some. What happens is water gets trapped in the door well and can't escape so it begins to rot.

    The floors are typically where people start when restoring. The oldest trailblazer is from 2001. Personally if you are considering alot of work it might be too much $ to restore a 2001 vehicle. If it is minor touch ups then you might be ok. Also if a vehicle that new is rotten it may have suffered flood damage.

    To answer your specific question start with the floors before doing doors/body work.

    I think you may want to do some more investigating before taking on a big project like this!