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Diamond plate door trim?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    a while back someone had put diamond plate on the inside door trim of their rig. i cant remember who, and one remember.?
    its the area at the bottom inside the door where the carpet would be.
    anyone remember who?

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  2. Blaze

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    I think that was James90. Not sure, but I remember he was from Rocky Mount, too.

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    james90........... are you out there..............

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    That was my rig. I did the whole intierior in dimond plate. I did the lower panel and the small panel above the arm rest on the doors.
     
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    Is this what you are talking about? I got the pic off of James90's webpage:
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    pic didnt show up......
    whats his webpage?

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    roadrage.... got anypics?
    let me know
    my email is: Confederate9@aol.com

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    Good subject. I am going to make a diamond plate gauge cluster. Anyone out there have one of these? I'm planning on only making a plate to house the gauges. I hope its not too tough. Can anyone offer any ideas? How about some pics?
     
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    I put diamond plat on my door there are some pics on my web site and my photo alubm http://www.trailblazer90.coloradok5.com
     
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    Thanks for your attention, James. Nice truck and pics. I wanted to ask you, did you get the diamond plate as it is in your pictures, or did you plate it?
     
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    I got it just like that from the fab

    and I was thanking is you use some 1/8" thick plate you could use some 2x4s to bend it you put the plate between the 2x4s and bend agunest it so you will have a nice looking bend

    do you get what i am saying/

    XXXXXXXXXXX-WOOD
    XXXXXXXXXXX
    DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD-PLATE
    XXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXX

    XXXXXXXXXXX DD
    XXXXXXXXXXX DD
    DDDDDDDDDDDDD
    XXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXX

    HOPE THIS HELPS

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    Got it, James. I'm going to try to just make a piece for the guages alone and bolt it onto the existing guage cluster. I think that would look alot cleaner than making a whole new cluster that includes openings for the a/c vents and wiper/light switches. I may however attempt to fab the whole thing if I feel brave enough. I just want a clean installation. Once I get it made I'll let you know. I'm pretty excited about making it, though.
     
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    keep me posted on how it gos I have been thanking about doing the same thing.

    and would like to see how it look in place

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    James, Did you line-x the dash and doors yourself or have someone else do it. If you did it yourself how hard was it? It looks PIMP!

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
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    line-x is a pro job you have got to have some spical stuff to do it but i thank it is some great stuff

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    I have allways wanted to make a diamond plate guage cluster trim, but I dont know what to cut all the whole with. Any one with ideas.
    Ike

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    a hole saw is what I would use

    you would thank that they only work on wood but the will work on diamond plate and even steel

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