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Old 06-22-2011, 08:39 PM
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D**n now I gotta go buy $100 worth of diamond plate
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How much is diamond platting? I seen a FJ Cruiser in Four Wheeler using it on the bottom of his doors.... i kinda was thinking about using to on my door bottoms to cover up the rust on my passenger door.
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How hard was it to diamond plate the floor? My floorboards are getting ready to wimp out on me and this seems like a decent way to go.
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Good job on the seats and the DP's. I wouldnt recommend seat belts from a salvage yard for safty reasons. Some things just shouldn't be sold used when lifes are at stake. Just a suggestion. Just dye yours like you did the seats. Wont that work?
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:03 PM
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I wouldnt recommend seat belts from a salvage yard for safty reasons. Some things just shouldn't be sold used when lifes are at stake.
That's like saying you should buy new seat belts to put in when you buy a used car...

I wouldn't worry about it as long as you check the belts for nick and frays. If the belts are in good condition you should be good to go.

Just make sure the belt webbing isn't damaged if you try and pick up some used ones.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Northwoods Snowman

That's like saying you should buy new seat belts to put in when you buy a used car...

I wouldn't worry about it as long as you check the belts for nick and frays. If the belts are in good condition you should be good to go.

Just make sure the belt webbing isn't damaged if you try and pick up some used ones.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:43 AM
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I emailed a local metal shop here in Sacramento, Ca for a quote and this is what the rep told me

"If it's not a structural thing and just for lining you definately want to go with .063

It runs about $3.75/sqft. Keep in mind that does not include shearing costs. Our minimum to shear is $20.00.
We do have tons of rems down here to pick from."

give you something to go off of at least
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:22 PM
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i think this is the coolest thing ever but, i dont think it would work to well with my 1999 jeep cherokee lol.
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does the vinyl die work on the... pleather-ish kind of seats that come in the xj?
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The vinyl die will work as long as you clean and prep the seats. Used to use that stuff on cars that I used to customize.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:33 AM
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i like the look you should create them and sell or at least make a diy pattern
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Originally Posted by freegdr View Post
i like the look you should create them and sell or at least make a diy pattern
Yeah diy pattern would be cool!
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:23 AM
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Wow, I've been wondering how that would look... now I have a lot more to go on when considering it... diamond plate for the win!

As far as the dye though... my biggest concern is the dye rubbing off on my clothes... especially since I live in florida and my a/c needs to be fixed (back sweat)
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:28 PM
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not too bad, might look a little better if you did the whole door panel and not just half-assed it IMO
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very interested to know how you connected plating to the part of the panel
also, what is the material used on the top part of the panel?
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