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Awesome! I need to build all 6 pieces for mine. I was going to use diamond plate as well. I'll keep an eye on this thread...
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Which begs the question...should I remove the tailgate access panel too? I'd have to remove mine and it's not the upholstered part but at least it'd be the panel itself.
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Tim, this is on my "to do" list for this summer, guys thanks sooo much for doing this, its this kind of stuff that makes me glad to be a member here.
I showed this to a sheet metal guy in town here, he feels very confident that once he has a set in front of him he can duplicate pretty easily and possibly convert them to a file he can use on his plasma table too.
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A couple of weeks ago I took a photo while my son cut the diamond plating, I didn't think I'd use the photo but posting it here may inspire others to DIY the panels. He's using an angle grinder to cut the final shape, (only wearing a welding helmet to prevent the sparks, instead of goggles). A little filing and it goes straight in.

A standard-size sheet of diamond plate of 4' x 8' costs between $80-120, enough for both rear trunk panels and extra for other projects.


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Thanks Speedy. Great work. This will save a lot of headache.

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Definitely thanks for doing that. My Bronco doesnt have the panels in the rear, and I've thought of doing something with it, but would all be free hand

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Ok gang... got them scanned this morning. Need an email address to send it to you. It's a *.dwf file right now. What I'd like to do is have jowens convert them to *.dxf (or similar) and then mail back to me for confirmation on the measurements. Also - if it's not too much trouble, maybe you can add the actual measurements to the drawing...?

(Remember, I had to trace them with a Sharpie so it'll be within .125-.25" but I'd really like them to be completely accurate so people can use a plasma table or just not have to use a grinder to make them fit just right.)

If you can mail me the *.dxf, I will print it back out, lay the piece on it and correct/double-check all measurements.

Anybody who wants the raw file -- WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE DIMENSIONS ARE REALLY CLOSE BUT PROBABLY NOT EXACT -- let me know. I'm into this for a little short of $20 at this point. Not too bad.
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Thank you Speedy for doing this for the group.
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You're welcome! Like I said, post pics when you make some panels.

Thank jowens too because I sure can't make a CAD file.
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i sent you my email. I will work on it soon as you send the file over. I wont know how long it will take till I have a look at it.

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Cool. Sent you the file. Let me know if you don't see it soon.
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ok I got it open. I had to convert it to a Tiff file to get it to read which is a bummer. But I am working with it.

One thing I wondered was, is the top edge supposed to be a straight line or does it drop off from one end to the other? There just doesnt seem to be a straight line on this whole thing.

I guess what im really asking is, how exact is this tracing?

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Ok I have a rough draft of the side panel done. I need some more info on these 8 sets of double holes around the wheel well.

How far apart are the centers of each hole in the pair?

I think what I am going to do is draw up the questions I have onto the rough draft so you can make some measurements for me. This way I will be able to get it as accurate as possible. I will post it up tomorrow.

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Keep up the good work guys. we are watching and patiently waiting.
I'm kinda surprised nobody has done this already. Good on ya'll!

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Ok I have a rough draft of the side panel done. I need some more info on these 8 sets of double holes around the wheel well.

How far apart are the centers of each hole in the pair?

I think what I am going to do is draw up the questions I have onto the rough draft so you can make some measurements for me. This way I will be able to get it as accurate as possible. I will post it up tomorrow.
I think that's a great idea. I just went out and pulled them down or of the rafters again before work. That way I can measure and verify. Using a Sharpie here, not a scanner...

The top edge of the side panel is bone straight - 60" from the leading edge to the BEGINNING of the downward curve at the rear. The rear edge is not straight - more like two straight sections with a bend in between. Bottom edge is straight except for the wheel arches. Front edge is straight and at a perfect 90-degree angle to the top edge.

once I get the questions I will get your answers. Those peanut-shaped holes are a pain in the ass...different centers for several of them. Turns out I think I missed one of them where the PO cut out a new speaker hole. I have just the very bottom of the hole here so I will carefully measure that one. For the actual measurements on those, I think I will dig up some graph paper and photograph it with the template laid on top of it for you to get the dimensions precise. They're not conjoined circles...more like fat ovals with a slot in between.
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thanks, that helps alot. I will have the draft posted later today.

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