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Unread 12-14-2010, 06:29 AM   #46
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To help you visualize your projects use cardboard and masking tape to build it first. I have also used wood but old boxes are cheap and are closer to the thickness of steel. If you don't have any go to your local recycle center and get some.

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Unread 12-14-2010, 06:54 AM   #47
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^^^^^

There is a posterboard thats foam, rigid and 3/16" thick that Ive been finding very helpful. Can be found at like arts and crafts stores for cheap. A sharp exacto knife will cut it easy and clean as well.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 06:55 AM   #48
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To help you visualize your projects use cardboard and masking tape to build it first. I have also used wood but old boxes are cheap and are closer to the thickness of steel. If you don't have any go to your local recycle center and get some.
Wow, you know, I had never even considered building a mockup first.... good idea!
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Unread 12-14-2010, 07:28 AM   #49
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NEW Sliders

Made these a few weeks ago. Didnt have time to do the round step thing but that will be soon. They are made of 2" square 5/16 wall tube. I mounted them alot like the rubicon sliders, to the body only, along the pinch seam with supports running inward to the body.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:11 PM   #50
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Well, it's been a nasty cold winter and no time to work on the rails....
Finally got a 40 degree day so we cleaned up the rails and got them primed.
They look awesome, I actually really like the white primer, too bad there's no way to keep that looking good!!
Just a little touch up on the primer and another warm day to get the bedliner rolled on...
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Unread 01-29-2011, 10:40 PM   #51
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Made these a few weeks ago. Didnt have time to do the round step thing but that will be soon. They are made of 2" square 5/16 wall tube. I mounted them alot like the rubicon sliders, to the body only, along the pinch seam with supports running inward to the body.
From the pic they look like Rubi rails. Great job.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 10:44 PM   #52
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...I actually really like the white primer, too bad there's no way to keep that looking good!!
Those do look terrific all primed up but you’ll actually like them more with the final finish. Nice work.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 12:07 AM   #53
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I can't wait to get them on, my 6 year old daughter keeps bugging me about getting the "step" on the Jeep. With the temps we've been having, I need to make sure they have plenty of time to cure. We'll probably do the bedliner, and then after a day or so bring them into the basement and let them sit for a week or so...
I'm the most impatient person on the planet....ugh...

Protip.....if you're doing something like this, buy TWO different colors of the same kind of primer....spray one color on the first coat, then the other for the second.. I thought of this when I was attempting to put on the second coat and couldn't tell where I'd covered...

Hindsight...
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Unread 01-30-2011, 12:07 AM   #54
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Unread 01-30-2011, 12:22 AM   #55
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I always use a dark color primer under a black finish, I learned this along time ago with scratches showing as a light grey mark.
You did a great job
We look forward to seeing more builds from you!
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #56
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Sensational effort there!!!
Has there been any progress in the last couple of years?

Also, could I get detailed measurements from you?
I'm interested in building exactly what you have there and would like to knock up some plans on my computer.
If you could, could I get you to measure and note down all the dimensions and I will make a set of plans for any other would be backyard fabricators to follow. Things like steel thickness, distances between holes (centre to centre) and angles of cuts. I know it's not the way you worked your self, but I have been building a roof rack for my JK and have found having a computer model of the design invaluable. Any plans I create I will of course make freely available.

In any event, I'm really impressed with your work.
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