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frontrange
07-30-2008, 03:57 PM
I'm trying to get nothing but clean metal in this tub before I get it shot with Line-X. The original rust magnet design of these really sucked. One more thing off the list..

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/scranage/DSCN1716.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/scranage/DSCN1717.jpg

wesintl
07-30-2008, 05:18 PM
Nice, Looks good. Are you doing the floor DP too?

frontrange
07-30-2008, 05:26 PM
Yeah, and I'm going to wrap the rear corners with DP as well as the area around the vents in the front of the tub. No rust there, but I want to strenthen them and shoot them with the Line-X. Think I'm going to make rear fendor flares out of DP as well since the tub was butchered there before I got it and the ABS flares don't do much for me as far as durability. The cost of steel has gone through the roof, i've go more than $300 into a 4 by 12 foot of 14 GA HRS DP.

Corbet
07-31-2008, 07:48 PM
IPOR sells steel flares if you have not seen them before,

http://www.ironpigoffroad.com/armor/sliders.shtml

little expensive though

frontrange
07-31-2008, 09:32 PM
Actually, it's a good price. I think I like my idea for DP better, but thanks for the link.

nuclearlemon
08-01-2008, 08:42 AM
just be sure to coat the steel well before you put the dp on. i've always coated in undercoating and put the dp on while it's still wet to create a seal.

frontrange
08-13-2008, 08:08 PM
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/scranage/rqpanel.jpg

I welded a scab plate to the tub behind the fender extension that is drilled and tapped so they can be removed and replaced as necessary. I also welded the DP corners on and blended with the fender scab plate with a skim coat of filler.

Next time I do one of these I'll use something thinner than 14 GA DP, forming the corner radius was really tough, but at least I won't have to worry about denting them when backing up in the brush. And they give a nice secure mount for the tire carrier. The DP will be shot with black Line-X, and the rest of the tub with Yellow.

TOTONKA
08-14-2008, 07:16 AM
I LOVE IT, you could even go MAD MAX STYLE:bowdown:

frontrange
08-14-2008, 07:51 AM
Thanks, I think I already went MAD MAX style with the bumper...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/scranage/DSCN1723.jpg