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Old 05-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Stainless Steel Cargo Cover for JKU

Just thought I'd share my last project on my Jeep. Some of you may have seen my post many months ago on my painted Jeep slush mats. I painted the tire thread purple and gold (South LA LSU fan), most didn't think it would hold up, but surprisingly they have held up pretty well for the most part. About a month ago I decided I would tackle a cargo cover. My husband had a subwoofer and amps installed in the back and I was constantly worried of them easily being taken. I didn't want a dust cover because I wanted it to stay there and not use the same belt rail that the soft top slides in. After researching on here I found a similar cover that someone made out of wood I think. So my design is similar to that one. Although, having access to stainless steel and keeping my purple and gold theme mine is somewhat different. I'm posting pictures of the process, from my drawing on an envelope getting measurements to the end. My measurements were tweaked a little once I got the pattern cut out of cardboard, but the dimensions give you a general idea.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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Pics Installed

And of course here are a few pictures once installed. We still have a few adjustments to make. We need to use smaller bolts so they pieces can shift about a 1/16th an inch so my stripes can line back up perfectly as they were painted. We are also debating leaving the thicker weather stripping we stuck under it in or replacing it with something smaller, so both pieces will sit flush. The two pieces make a small amount of noise when hitting a large bump (hitting each other in the center), so we are working on a fix for that. But overall, this is it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Looks really nice is that 1/8" or 1/4" sheet metal? I had this idea as well my buddy has an english wheel so he could put some folds in the metal for more strength.
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Thank you. It's 1/4" stainless steel.
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