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Johnny Reb, Diamond Plate pic

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by James90, Aug 12, 2000.

  1. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    here is a pic of the diamond plate I put on my blazer this is after I had it line-xed so that is the black stuff.

    hope this helps

    I will get some more pics of the plate and line-xed inside when I get more film.

    thanks

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
  2. James90

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    I found one of before the line-x here it is

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    <font color=red>Wow!!</font color=red>That looks really cool! [​IMG] [​IMG] I don't know why I did'nt think of doing that.

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  4. JoeAngelicchio

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    That's a cool treatment.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
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  5. 89Jimmy

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    That's a GREAT look. How thick was the plate? I've only seen it about 1/4" thick. Did you get it a fabricater or a catalog?
    John

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  6. James90

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    thanks guys

    the plate is 1/4" thick and I got the stuff form a frind of my dad and cut it to fit my self it was a little bit of a pain in the ass but not to bad

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    That's fantastic! Really looks great. Are you planning on writing up a how-to?

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  8. James90

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    I was not planing to but if you guy would like to read how I did it I will try to wrirgt one and put it on my web site.

    [​IMG]Go prepared

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  9. Dave A

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    Cool! That very thing is on the list of things to do to mine,(when I get one). That and diamond plate the inner bedsides. I don't think I'll do the upper part of the door by the armrest though, I'd burn the heck outta my arm in the summer! How did you stick it on there, glue? I don't see any screws.
     
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    I used pop rivets and you thank it would burn in the summer but it has been hot as hell in NC this summer and it has not hurt me once. I was thanking about puting diamond on the sides of the bed to but did not have the money to do it so I made some out of wood and got them line-xed the mach the bed and you cant even tell they are made of would

    I have a pic of them with out the line-x on them and will try to get a pic of the line-x

    [​IMG]Go prepared

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    Hey James,
    I noticed that you have the shoulder belts for the rear seat. Do you know if there is some kind of reinforcement in the cap for the seat belt mount? I only have lap belts but would rather have shoulder belts so I can use the better booster seats in the back. Thanks.

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    I dont know if there is any reinforcment up there I have never took them off to look, but I most likely will take them out to put in lap belts so I can thak yhe top off and still have seat belts back there.

    sorry I could not help!

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    Hay James what did you use to cut it with and where can I get some of that diamond plate
     
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    I cut it with a 4.5" grinder and I got the diamond plate form one of my dads frindes that owns a fab shop I got it for free out of a diss colored pice.

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    Hey BlueOx You can get diamond plate at places like lows and home depot, its not cheap there though. I have had the idea to use it to replace all the silver brushed plastic in my silveraddo trimed rig, except, I can't yet figure out how to cut out around all the guages and stuff on the dash, it would look so cool though.......I keep dreaming, one day I am going to try it though. It looks awsome Johnny Reb!!
    Ike

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