Had my friend bend up the 3/16" boatsides today. He also had enough material to cut me backing strips. Just have to intall them and figure out the hole locations, drill mounting holes along top and at the body mounts. Going to counter sink the the holes across the top and use flush mount bolts so it looks clean.
Cut the metal on the Laser and then bent it up
The 3/16" are pretty thick and doubt i would ever be able to bend these while wheeling.
The front body mount is a bit higher then the other so i solved it by putting a small bend to raise the one end about an inch. Debating on boxing it with some scrap and welding it up. But the metal is so thick i honestly think it will hold up just fine the way it is.
I also wanted to cut down on the weight abit so i cut the bottom to run along side the frame. You can see it in the last pic how i angled the bottom.