Custom tailgate cover and front cover - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Builders Corner

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 06-19-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 44
Custom tailgate cover and front cover

My plastic jeep cover on my YJ was cracked and missing some parts so I fabricated one out of diamond plate and custom bent the ends to wrap the frame came out looking really nice also had some small cracks on the tailgate from over sized tire being back there for many years so I custom cut a sheet of diamond plate to cover tailgate took hours for key hole and around release handle but came out great.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	002.JPG
Views:	124
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	20651   Click image for larger version

Name:	005.JPG
Views:	143
Size:	82.9 KB
ID:	20652  

tazzilla is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #2
rogertc1's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maquoketa
Posts: 489
Thumbs up

You do nice work. The Jeep really looks sharp.

rogertc1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 44
Thanks I was worried about cutting the diamond plate sheet used duct tape for a guide while cutting with my jig saw and a very fine tooth blade just went really slow and cuts came out very straight. was 1/2 the cost of buying pre done on line. hardest part was getting holes in the correct place for key cylinder and door handle as well as bolts and rubber bumpers. Used no adhesives just reinstalled original hardware back onto tailgate and holding in place just fine. Even mounted hinges on top of cover looks better in person.
tazzilla is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2010, 12:53 AM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Portage,Indiana
Posts: 16
Thats some awesome work and custom fab. Wish I had those skills.
dbernotus is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low mileage 99' TJ (lockers, 36's, LA's) Pinckney, MI GrnTJ Classifieds Archive 8 01-06-2010 06:10 PM
front diff cover ? VisionJinx TJ General Discussion Forum 9 09-25-2009 03:34 PM
Temporary cover when removing the front roof panels? whitebomber JK General Discussion Forum 4 05-05-2009 03:31 PM
Trail Cover Review nutmegger1957 JK Pics Forum 8 04-29-2009 10:52 PM

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC