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Jethro-Built 14b cover ~NEW DESIGN~

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Cardboard prototype...
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    Will have a drain plug and fill plug. Questions/comments/ideas etc?

    Keep in mind that the finished cover won't be quite so blocky/angular as the cardboard thing. All the edges will be welded and ground/finished to look like one piece. :)
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Much better
     
  3. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    what he said
     
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    kind of looks like mine :)
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    Find a press brake big enough and I'm thinking that's three parts.
     
  6. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    less parts the better(don't need to tell you that just saying it outloud). XOM had a nice article about making your press brake in the intro issue. Sooner or later I may make one.
     
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    how about something to cover the lower bolt head
     
  8. RustBuket

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    I like it. Looks alot less square.
     
  9. BadDog

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    Looks great, less weight, big improvement I guess. But won't it get soggy and leak? :p:
     
  10. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Russ you damn smart ass. lol..

    Anyways, I put together a complete new design cover today. Pictures-
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    Questions? Comments? Bashing? lol Much better I think. Not quite so damn butt ugly as the last one. :)
     
  11. BurbLover

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    I like it alot!!

    Since this is less metal, I'm guessing the cost will be around $25 or so:D
     
  12. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    I LIKE Ugly. The squareish/blocky thing is totally unique. Either way, Eventually, I'll have my 14 under the truck, and one of your covers on it...
     
  13. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Looks good!

    I wish I could weld half as good as you can, lol
     
  14. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That's dead-sexy!!! May need to place an order for one of those....I can't run an aluminum cover forever you know!!!

    The only suggestion left (since you seem to have nailed it) is either go with a lower-profile "button type" bolt to secure the cover, or potentially make the ring thicker so that the cap screws could be counter-sunk and sit flush..... Anything that sticks out (especially at the bottom of the cover) is just begging to be broken off or mutilated on the rocks.

    Now.....where the heck are you going to put your logo on THIS design??? :laugh:


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    Looks good man. One quick comment though. From the perspective of living in New England. I'd rather see the drain and fill plugs having an exposed head, like a pipe plug, as opposed to a recessed head. That way when it seizes in place, and get rounded over, I can get a bolt extractor on it.:smirk:
     

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