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Old May 4th, 2003, 13:24
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My custom corners

I had gotten a little blemish at the shopping mall so I decided to cover it up with some steel panels.

I had actually planned on making some of these over a year ago but some other project always came up. I started by cutting some steel to shape...

...then had a local sheet metal shop bend them up to my specs...

I then test fit them and and made some tops and mounting brackets...

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Old May 4th, 2003, 13:28
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What's the side view look like?

I'm impressed, are you trying to look like your favorite FARMER?
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Old May 4th, 2003, 13:31
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I then had my metal bitch tack weld everything in place...

Then I removed them for the finnish welding, grinding, smoothing, and painting.

The finnished product came out very nice IMO...


I used 12ga for the panels and 1/8" for the tops and mounting brackets. Total cost was under $300 but these were very time consuming to make, I probably have 15 hours in them. Next will be a custom wrap around bumper to cover up the crushed lower panels.
Big thanks goes to CRASH for the welding and to FarmerMatt who gave me some tips on how to wire the LED lights.

Jes

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Old May 4th, 2003, 14:17
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excellent! now that you have the pattern and procedure down... when does production start?


looks great.
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Old May 4th, 2003, 14:21
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Those look sharp. Very nice work.

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Old May 4th, 2003, 15:46
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Yeah, i'm jealous, i really need to make some of those. What made them so expensive, if you dont mind me asking?

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Old May 4th, 2003, 15:51
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Man that looks GREAT...how did you communicate your "specs" to the shop? Did you just guestimate how much the bends would effect the fit when you measured and cut your flat piece of steel?

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Old May 4th, 2003, 16:28
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Basically I went down to the sheet metal place and talked to the person who was going to do the work. I told him what I wanted and asked what the best way to do it would be. I then did the cutouts and had him bend them up. 12ga steel is about 3/32" thick so the bends did not effect overall length that much.
What made them so expensive is I live in an expensive place. The bending alone was $90. Yes I could have gotten it done cheaper out of the city but it would have cost me gas money instead. The lights and the wireing were the bulk of the expense.
Body shops wanted $400+ to fix the dent minus paint( ) and I might have ended up denting it again and breaking another tail light. I fixed it permanently for cheaper so I'm happy.

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Old May 4th, 2003, 17:17
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That looks pretty dang cool. Nice work!
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Old May 4th, 2003, 21:18
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That is sweet! Do you still know/have the measurements for cutting the steel? That looks really good and I think I may want to have it done to mine too. I also want my front fenders done that way.....some backed into mine....big ole dent.
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Old May 4th, 2003, 21:57
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Jes, very cool

You'll have to fab some extra sets!!

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Old May 4th, 2003, 22:35
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had gotten a little blemish at the shopping mall so I decided to cover it up with some steel panels.
That looks like the JV Sledgehammer stripe a few of us got last april!
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I wanna hang out at your shoppin' mall, rollin' on my dubs

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Old May 5th, 2003, 08:49
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Nice....very, very nice. Looks like you two were busy last weekend.
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Old May 5th, 2003, 09:39
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Nice job Jes. Now you're pimping with the big boys. Did the wiring turn out OK? Do your turn signals still work right?

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