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post #406 of 470 Old 07-29-2019, 08:52 AM
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Yeah.... I agree that the step does look better under the cab to match the fender. You may have to photopaint the stakes all the way down to the step too I am not sure which way I would go there without seeing it. From the earlier picture, I can see how they were from the factory, but they may look better going down to the step.

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Just curious. Are you going to run the state pockets all the way down or will they stay like that? I know they are like that on the original. I was just wondering what it would look like if they went all the way down to the step like on the Dodge?
Have been thinking about that and using the shorter stock bed height it could look alright and finish it off better.

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I'll do longer stake pockets next but did these last night.


Removed the labels on the cardboard and the centre stake pocket to see if it improved the appearance of symmetry. I do think the longer back section looks less obvious now? Removing the centre stake pocket would mean bolting through the side to hold the top of the guard on, showing a bolt head on the inside like the Fords and Chevys, rather than to the underside of the stake pocket that the Willys had. Seeing a button head bolt might be a small price to pay though.


Cardboard labels gone and the centre stake and steps back in. I think it was a bit off centre before too.

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post #409 of 470 Old 07-30-2019, 09:41 PM
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I like it both ways with or without the center stake pocket
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I like it without, but think a tooled detail along the side would be great to tie it in with all the cab detail.

Not a lot, but something mirroring a detail on the cab

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post #411 of 470 Old 07-30-2019, 11:48 PM
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I agree the tooling would be cool
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Kinda like this but to mach the doors
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I was originally planning just a step inwards around the parameter of each half the same distance in as the doors. Don't think it needs more than that as could get too fussy. I'll have to see if it needs it or can fit in my bead roller too without cutting the sides in half. Hard to see in these shots too is that the skirts step out 30mm-1.2". I bent the cardboard that way in the lower tape line but doesn't show in these shots.

Here is a photo with longer stake pockets too as requested.


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I like them all the way down but that's just my opinion maybe a few others will chime in. It looks awesome either way
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Could do a bead following the sides 2" in and up around the rear fender like on the Fords. Use the same bead as I added to the grille and the same size as one of the ones that go across the cab.
This is a similar colour scheme to what I have been thinking of doing too.


Or a step inwards same as in the door, opposite way to this Ford following the same pattern explained above.

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Hi there GoJeep,

What a awesome rebuild man!
I keep following this project from Holland and wish you all the best with it.
Keep up the good work!

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I definitely think that if you remove the center stake pocket, it takes your eye away from the extra length of the bed. Because of that, I prefer the look without the center stake pocket.
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Sounds cool I think I agree loosing the center pocket and doing the reverse bead like you described and full length pockets front and rear keep up the amazing work
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Like this make the outside look like the inside of the ford
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Like this make the outside look like the inside of the ford
Exactly.

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