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body panels how to ??????????
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:09:13 PM »
Looking for ideas, how to skin my rock truck. do I cover the tube and all? do I just tab and fill each opening? I'm thanking when its all done I would like to have it warped. show me what you got. my thought is from the window openings down. well were windows would be that is. around the rear tires as well.
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Re: body panels how to ??????????
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 03:04:38 PM »
i would like to say try your hand at making fiber glass ( fg) molds and panels like fabr but not sure how they would hold up in the rocks. prob go with 16 g aluminum and just bend it into shape. prob 12g in he wheel well area in the rear maybe 14 g would be easier to work with.
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Re: body panels how to ??????????
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 03:48:04 PM »
I have some 16g aluminum to get started with. the big hang up in my mind is how to attach it. dzue fitting? tab and bolt? kind of looking for mounting ideas. I bent sheet metal for a living years ago that side of it I thank I figure out. I will be covering the tube work to clean it up and make having it wrapped easy. Just not sure how I would like to mount it.
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Re: body panels how to ??????????
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 03:54:39 PM »
I have some 16g aluminum to get started with. the big hang up in my mind is how to attach it. dzue fitting? tab and bolt? kind of looking for mounting ideas. I bent sheet metal for a living years ago that side of it I thank I figure out. I will be covering the tube work to clean it up and make having it wrapped easy. Just not sure how I would like to mount it.

I did the dzus tabs on mine, it seemed pretty easy.  You need 2 basic tools, a center punch die that fits into the tab after it is welded to the frame, this locates the hole to drill in the panel.  Then a dimple die.  I fixed a round tube to the side of my workbench, to use as form die to roll the edges.  If you need any pics, let me know. 
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Re: body panels how to ??????????
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »
Dzus it.
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