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my floor is pretty much rotted away soo

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jishory, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    would it be stupid to replace it with some kind of clear acrylic where the driver and passenger feet are? do they making something that wont get scratched up real fast and is really durable
     
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    That sounds pretty freakin sweet. Maybe some rock lights mounted around the clear material..........hmm, wish I knew of any type of material durable and scratch resistant enough to use.. anybody got any ideas?
     
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    i would think lexan, but its rather pricey and i think anything is going to get scratched/dirty and ruin the effect of having a clear floor.
     
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    1" thick plexiglass.
     
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    I did this on my truck. I put a peice of plexiglass in between the kick panel and the brace for the body mount. It works great for rocks. It is completely useless if you get any water or mud on the tire. I can post pics tonight when I get home if anyone wants to see them.
     
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    yeah that would really help out man....i pretty much dont touch mud unless a buddy needs pulling out, otherwise its just rocks and i have halogen rock lights that light up my axles
     
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    How about the wire reinforced glass they used to use on shower doors?
     
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    i think any regular glass that will shatter if a tire flings up a rock will be no good, do they use lexan panels on rock buggies?
     
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    You can use plexy and if it does get scratched all you have to do is lightly sand it and hit it with a buffer and it'll be just like new. Plus if you used plexy and felt like making some bends in it all you have to do is hit it with a torch bend it and buff out the heat marks.
     
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    Lexan would be far superior to plexi.....
     
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    Pics? :D
     
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    X2!!!
     
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    I'll have to take some more. I had them, but deleted them awhile back. obviously you have to cut the bottom of the inner fender liner for this to work.
     
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    Transparent aluminum. :D
     
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    I got scottie and bones working on it right now.
     
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    i had some plexiglass lying around from another project, and made some small floor windows when i was patching rust holes. it did not handle flex well, at all (not surprising, really). i remounted it with little rubber inserts, like body mounts have, but it still broke eventually. i know i have a bit too much body flex, but any vehicle has SOME. so, i replaced it with a more flexible type that i also had laying around. it handled the flex better, but got so torn up by flung rocks that it just wasn't worth it. if i did it again, i'd drop the extra coin for some thick lexan.
     
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    I'm SOOO glad somebody got that. :waytogo:
     
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    Of that, I have no doubt!
     

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