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Diamonds are Forever!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Sep 18, 2006.

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So uh, yeah...

  1. I love it!

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  2. Will you make me some?

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  3. They suck! They belong on a ricer

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  4. Finally something I can use my FLITZ on

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  5. Paint it flat black or OD because thats what the little voices tell me to do

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  6. Um, Nekkid!!!!!!

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  1. Chevy305

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    it almost looks like that diomond plate "sticker" Vinyl
     
  3. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well don't be fooled, its real polished aluminum diamond plate. :eek1: :bow:

    I bought a sheet of 24"x48" 16g gauge and it was the pefect fit. The 2 pieces I had leftover I decidied to mount on the top of the rocker panel. I'll get pics of the driver side soon.
     
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    looks nice!
     
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    Blingin!... in a good way.. Looks real sharp!
     
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    Those look sweet.


    Let me give you a little experience warning tho. I made a set of those for my burb (the alum diamond plate floor mat things). Those things get VERY slick if ANY wettness gets on them. The bottom of my boots were slick just from walking down the sidewalk. Drove to work and almost hit another rig cause my foot was sliding all over the floor trying to get to the brake pedal. Wasn't fun, so out they came.
     
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    looks good....

    That really blings up the interior!..the only downfall is ...
    ..aluminum VS steel= battery!..

    I hope your floor was painted well before you bolted it down..keep an eye on the bolts,eventually the aluminum will turn white and salty looking around the bolts,and will erode a big hole around the bolt due to electrolisis..its best to put tarpaper or some sort of plastic between the steel and aluminum,(or paint the underside, or bedline it)..and use galvanized bolts,and replace them when any corrosion is evident..

    I have a 12' "reefer" truck body in my yard for storage..its diamond plate aluminum floor has a 2" hole where nearly every bolt held it to the channel iron floor joists!..:eek1: ...its real "slick" if it gets wet too,despite its "tread"..

    I do like the looks of diamond plate though..I have "bed rail protectors" of aluminum on my 79 C10,and I chopped an old diamond plate running board up to fit the steps on my 82 stepside--they go well with the aluminum diamond plate tool box..its a pain keeping the aluminum bright and clean here in "salt east" MA though....:crazy:
     
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    Thats called galvanic corrosion
     
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    My floor is totally bedlined, and I painted the wholes after I drilled them in the floor. The hardware I am using has these little rubber cushion under the washers. I also painted the little bit of the sheetmetal screws that hangs down underneath the floor.

    Hopefully that doesn't happen. :o
     
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    A little to bright for me . But looks good and alot cheaper than if you just bought them .
     
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    I'm not sure. All I see is a reflection :doah:
     
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    I'll try to get some better photos and ones on the driverside too. My cell phone camera isn't the best.
     
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    slippery in the rain (somewhat) and shiney in the sun, lol, i'd paint mine black
     
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    stylin concepts sells ones a lot like that.
     
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    Well it does look pretty damn sharp
     
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    Thanks :D :waytogo:

    Thats the kind of gratification I was looking for. :D
     
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    I can dig the dimond plate door sil strips....they look sharp. As for the floor plates, I think glare may be a problem. You get an A+ for style though~!!:bow:
     
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