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Rawkon 03-06-2012 11:42 PM

alum door skins
 
punctured my best top fabric doors... me and a friend picked up some scrap alum and started cutting and grabbed some fasteners.

we'll have them done tomorrow.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...13710290_n.jpg

thetanman43 03-07-2012 01:11 AM

Looks sweet! :thumb: Are you gonna leave it as unfinished aluminum?

4x4builder1 03-07-2012 06:30 AM

Hit it with a coarse tire cleaning brush to dull the finish some and clear it. Good cut job looks great.

Rawkon 03-07-2012 09:40 AM

yea im gonna just use a scouring pad and water, im gonna leave them unfinished, jeep is garaged and just sits till shes on the trail. gonna finish them today

pasteris71 03-07-2012 11:55 PM

Would you interested in making a set for a 2011 JKU and if so how much?

Rawkon 03-08-2012 01:28 AM

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...11685487_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...41533351_n.jpg

Rawkon 03-08-2012 01:30 AM

pasteris by the time i fabbed and shipped them you can prolly get em done cheaper at a local fab shop. I used my old bestop cloth doors, removed the clothed and just fastened the aluminnum sheet to it. about 4 hours labor and 100 bucks in material including the fastners.

Rawkon 03-08-2012 11:45 PM

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...95663218_n.jpg

gmcnutt13 03-09-2012 01:47 PM

Wow. Thats looks pretty damn good. You should build them and sell them. I would buy a set.

my98tj 03-09-2012 03:41 PM

those look freakin sick man. great work.

pasteris71 03-09-2012 08:50 PM

Looks great! If you ever decide to make more let me know.

Gilcano 03-09-2012 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmcnutt13 (Post 2121782)
wow. Thats looks pretty damn good. You should build them and sell them. I would buy a set.

x2......:d

jerryj 03-09-2012 10:06 PM

Those came out real nice man I may steal that Idea !! Whats next,we gotta get together on the trail my friends are lame!! Did my taxes and the 8.8 and regear are coming soon !!!:dance:

Rawkon 03-09-2012 10:15 PM

all i need is the frame from the bestop fabric doors. i can make the skins pretty cheap for what they are. its about 150 for supplies and about 6hours to cut, roll the bead, weld the fasteners and mock it all up. if i had to do it over again i would move and add a couple fasteners on each door. i need to get a bead roller that fold the out edge over at a slight angle... currently mine are filed smooth. PM me if your serious and want a real quote. :dance:

Rawkon 03-09-2012 10:17 PM

jerry go with a 9inch!! i wish i did, then i could put a real truss back there. were headed out with fourwheeler mag this thursday doing our barstow to laughlin run. gonna take it easy and check out the sites on the way out. then saturday haul ass home from laughlin. let me know if you wanna come. a few prerunners and go fast jeeps are coming. also a slow group with a couple unimogs and not so fast jeeps.

chop110 03-09-2012 10:56 PM

Great job! How did you make the stamp?

Rawkon 03-09-2012 11:14 PM

used a bead roller and took our time. its all free hand and measurements.

chop110 03-10-2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Rawkon (Post 2123789)
used a bead roller and took our time. its all free hand and measurements.

You did that freehannd? Wow! :eek::thumb:

solman 03-10-2012 02:52 PM

Looks great. I picked up a set of cloth doors with bad fabric last week for $25. I plan on doing the same thing as soon I find some aluminum.

Rawkon 03-21-2012 12:15 AM

ran the jeep hard with the new doors, they worked great. no rattles or anything
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