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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lowrpmtork, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. lowrpmtork
    Joined: Aug 25, 2012
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    I was putting in check straps for the doors and had some diamond plate laying around. Quick fab and... What do you think?

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  2. I think matching the door panel material would make much more sense. And build a panel to cover that firewall wiring while you're at it.
     
  3. I totally applaud the effort,and not being an ass at all,but does'nt work.
    Maybe more of a match of the dash or door pannels is in order?
     
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  4. lowrpmtork
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    The firewall is going to be painted black, the floor will be covered in black rubber. The dash will either be black, engine turned aluminum, or diamond plate.

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  5. Leviman
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    Personally i think diamond plate should stay relegated to big trucks and badly built vw trikes from the 80s. Remember, you asked ;)
     
  6. MP&C
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    would look more at home in a Jeep.
     
  7. ekdave
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    from Australia

    It's your ride if your happy with it that's all that matter ?
     
  8. JOHN R DOSTAL
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    Line X is a good use for Body and Kick panels I use it in Are Dragsters and it makes it pretty
     
  9. porknbeaner
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    Looks '80s truck/jeepish. It works as far as function but for a trad-ish rod it really doesn't, at least not for me. Maybe a good slathering in a satin paint to make it disappear would help.
     
  10. Less is more,use restraint. You did ask.;)
     
  11. 40FORDPU
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    I love diamond plate..on a Jeep.
     
  12. lowrpmtork
    Joined: Aug 25, 2012
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    Thanks for the opinions. I could go either way. It was scrap material, a little Mothers, and about
    30 minutes, so I'm not out anything.

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  13. Timberbeast
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    In MHO the shine needs to be toned down, maybe satin black. I'd hate to see you accused of trying to look up a skirt. Just my $.02.
     
  14. OK,so that would work then! :D HRP
     
  15. lowrpmtork
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    Never thought of that! I'm getting the orbital buffer out now!

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  16. jfrolka
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    Diamond plate is for tow trucks and trailers not hot rods. Use more floor rubber to cover it?
     
  17. Bad Eye Bill
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    Yep, and I painted the diamond plate on my Jeep black.
     

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