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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #226
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Micky and the guys at Mild 2 Wild did a great job fixing the hood and laying down the Winter Chill

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Unread 10-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #227
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. Just seen your Jeep on Crawls FB page.
I thought that jeep looked familiar.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #228
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Dude, I thought this was a real time build. I was about to say you work really fast.

Just seen your Jeep on Crawls FB page.
I did everything in about 4 months. It helps when your wife is pissed about having to park her car in the driveway. Lets just say she kept me motivated to get out of "her" garage. I wish I had known about this forum when I started.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #229
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I tried to make a new tranny cover from the leftover 6061 that I cut out of the corner guard for the wheel opening. Tried to beat it with a hammer. Nothing. Heated it with a Mapp torch an beat it. Nothing. Put 2 4x4s under the back of my Tundra. Laid the Aluminun on it. Heated it w torch. Used the Hi Loft to jack the Tundra off the ground with the base of jack on the aluminum. Nothing. Took it to a shop and put it in a 20 ton press. Got maybe a 1/4". Holy **** this stuff is tuff.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #230
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I tried to make a new tranny cover from the leftover 6061 that I cut out of the corner guard for the wheel opening. Tried to beat it with a hammer. Nothing. Heated it with a Mapp torch an beat it. Nothing. Put 2 4x4s under the back of my Tundra. Laid the Aluminun on it. Heated it w torch. Used the Hi Loft to jack the Tundra off the ground with the base of jack on the aluminum. Nothing. Took it to a shop and put it in a 20 ton press. Got maybe a 1/4". Holy **** this stuff is tuff.
Yeah I ran into that problem also, I ended up cutting slots and bending it that way.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #231
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I tried to make a new tranny cover from the leftover 6061 that I cut out of the corner guard for the wheel opening. Tried to beat it with a hammer. Nothing. Heated it with a Mapp torch an beat it. Nothing. Put 2 4x4s under the back of my Tundra. Laid the Aluminun on it. Heated it w torch. Used the Hi Loft to jack the Tundra off the ground with the base of jack on the aluminum. Nothing. Took it to a shop and put it in a 20 ton press. Got maybe a 1/4". Holy **** this stuff is tuff.
This statement alone is making me consider whether I should save the extra coin for aluminum armor. I thought it was just a gimmick, but if that's your experience, I guess it could really take a beating, huh?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:22 PM   #232
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This statement alone is making me consider whether I should save the extra coin for aluminum armor. I thought it was just a gimmick, but if that's your experience, I guess it could really take a beating, huh?
Stuff takes a beating then usually springs back.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 11:11 PM   #233
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Stuff takes a beating then usually springs back.
Any transfer of damage to the body itself?
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:51 AM   #234
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This statement alone is making me consider whether I should save the extra coin for aluminum armor. I thought it was just a gimmick, but if that's your experience, I guess it could really take a beating, huh?
This stuff is unreal. I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it. It's 3/16" and much stronger that 1/4" plate. And lighter to boot. It my scratch easier, but like Hendrix says, it just goes back to shape.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:56 AM   #235
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Any transfer of damage to the body itself?
I am assuming you mean body damage behind a corner guard. It is reasonable to think that if you hit hard enough to bend the aluminum and body panel in, then the aluminum might spring back and not the body panel. However, there are enough fasteners holding the two together that this shouldn't happen. If it did, I would just take a rubber mallet and beat the inside back to shape and no one would know.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #236
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Yea, I saw this on the other website too. Why not just cut to present time and show the end pictures/wheeling pictures?
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Unread 10-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #237
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ok now your just kicking all the rest of us while we are down....lol....sweet fab and a real paint job to boot!!!!!....not cool man not cool....it is a good thing my pistol is a piece of crap or id just have to use it on myself...lol and my jeep.......love the color btw...
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Unread 10-29-2013, 11:52 AM   #238
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I like the color. I wish I could bring myself to put a real paint job on mine. On the other hand, a rattle can paint job is easy to touch up when you drag a tree down the side of your rig.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #239
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Yea, I saw this on the other website too. Why not just cut to present time and show the end pictures/wheeling pictures?
Where would the fun be in that. honestly, I thought I would get more feedback as a real time build and I am not a pro, so I was hoping to learn by it which I have. I wish I had known about this site before I started. Would have been huge.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #240
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I like the color. I wish I could bring myself to put a real paint job on mine. On the other hand, a rattle can paint job is easy to touch up when you drag a tree down the side of your rig.
The color is Winter Chill from a '12 Grand Cherokee. Gotta keep it Jeep. Got in a real off camber spot the other day and drug a tree down the side. Wife was pissed. Thanks for the compliments.
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