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Finally finished my 60 cover..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Started on it like 6 months ago...lol

    Anyways, I just took a stock cover and plated the bottom half with 1/4" plate. Blened it all in for the smooth look. I had to weld a 1/4" ring to the back side of the cover because the insane amount of heat that it took to fill in some of the spots with weld matertial to smooth it out, warped the stock cover sooo bad that it woulda taken an entire tube of rtv to seal it up. haha! The 1/4" ring regained me my gasket surface so all is good. The next one will get the 1/4" ring on the outside first. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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  2. Esteban86K5

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    Nice work. I like the color!! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks Esteban. And before you go whinin about me copyin' your $hit.....Most everything on my truck is red. "Saftey Red" Rustoleum from the Air Gas place. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
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  4. Esteban86K5

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    Thanks Esteban. And before you go whinin about me copyin' your $hit.....Most everything on my truck is red. "Saftey Red" Rustoleum from the Air Gas place. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif


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    UMMMM did anyone else hear me whine? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    You crazy Joe. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  5. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Well, damn, I forgot to include a few smilies in there to convey the "i'm fawkin with ya" idea. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Crazy? Nahh..... /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    nice, i like how smooth it looks. how did you do that? and when are you gonna learn how to weld?







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  7. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I did the roughing in by using a torch to heat the steel till it was red hot, the hammered it into the rough shape of the cover. There's probably 10 individual pieces of flat bar in there. Tacked it all on, welded up the gaps and sanded all that smooth. Then went over the entire thing lookin for low spots and spots that just didn't look "right" and filled those spots with weld material. It was alot of work, very time consuming. Fill and sand, fill and sand. Kinda like using bondo I guess, but with a MIG welder and a flap disc on a 4" grinder. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
  8. Esteban86K5

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    "i'm fawkin with ya"

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    Aren't we always? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Dude, that looks great. Ya done good!
     
  10. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Looks great. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Now, go bash it on a rock.
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  11. cybrfire

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    Nice work as always Kidjethro!

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  12. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Nice work as always Kidjethro!

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    Thank you sir. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Now, my shipping addy fo the free DIY beadlock kit is....








































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  13. hawkeye649

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    I see half a strong diffy cover when you could buy or make a whole diffy cover out of 1/4".




    Nice welds though, it's always great to see another who takes pride! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  14. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Well, if ya think about it, whats the point of beefing the whole thing? If I hit a rock big enough to get past the top half of the cover, I took the waaaaaaaaay wrong line. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    And thanks for the compliments on the wleds....been welding since 17years old for a living, so it's second nautre now. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    I petitioned my school to pay for my 1/4" plate steel certification.... never did take that cert. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    But my father and uncle talked me out of it for a living. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    It Looks super tough, Joe /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  17. Resurrection_Joe

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    Do you have a permanent leather welder tan or what?

    Immaculate work as always
     

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