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12 bolt covers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pauly383, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Who has the best cover at the best price ? Everyone I liked went out of business , and everyone online wants an arm and a leg for a cover I'll kill .

    Is bluetorch any good ?

    I need to rethink these plated stock covers . Seems the mounting flange is too thin , and if you come down just right you can peel it up from dropping straight down . Broke a bolt too :doah: , but its gonna come out easy .

    Man the wheeling gets harder too quick in the AZ :wink1:
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Dude--they might be still in progress, but Dan at RuffStuff Specialties has hellabeefy covers
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    No 12 bolt listed on his site at this time . I need it yesterday .
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Call him. or PM Gravel Maker.
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Mailbox full , I paged him my number , maybe he will call back . If no 12 bolt , I will just search out until I find one with a thick mounting flange . ****** rocks aren't agreeing with my covers :laugh:
     
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    chrisb420 1/2 ton status

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    ditto on checking with gravel maker, he had a post about week ago asking for someone to send him a cover to make
     
  7. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    On phone now , nice guy . Giving me some pointers on what I can do until some covers are available . He is 3 weeks out on some covers for testing . He needs an ARB guy for testing . Anyone want to send me an ARB and a compressor :wink1:
     
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    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think BTF is about it. I had one of theirs on my 12-bolt; super beefy. I didn't like the 12-point bolts included, I bought my own allenhead type bolts. I also found that I had to follow a specific procedure to get it sealed good. The bolt holes are very close to the welds.

    The Superlift rock ring is the only other thing I've found: http://www.central4wd.com/category.aspx?page=id%7C34099:dunno:

    When I still had the 12bolt, I was trying to talk Kert into making a cover for the 12bolt; I pointed out that BTF was really the only alternative currently. He said there were a couple of other axles he wanted to do first.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice , but I don't have any "stock" covers to put that over . I have 2 plated , wavy , hammered on , beat up and repounded seal it with silicone only covers that peel up each trip !!
     
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    Get ahold of Andrew & see if he still has his old 12 bolt cover. It was 1/2" plate. You might be able to get a rockring for the 12 bolt front someone. I bought a 14bff build your own kit from DIY & used the metal ring as a rockring to stop peeling my stock flanges. Since I have installed the 3/8" ring it has not peeled a cover off.

    Andrew may be able to machine you a rockring.

    Harley
     
  11. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool , Thanks . FWIW , the plating you did rocked , I have hit that no problem :thumb:
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Someone is welding me up one , I will have it in 4 days :thumb:
     

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