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Thanks! I want to get it on the truck in the next couple days to get the holes drilled for mounting it and i will deffently take pics of that.

I got the top of it welded on tonight. and started doing some grinding before it got dark. there are a few spots that im going to have to back and put a small bead on to fill in holes but i dont think it turned out to bad. I think im going to leave the bead on the top just smooth it out a little. here is a couple pics, the first one is of the back side, so it is what you will see from behind the truck and the second one is just a close up of the middle part of it.

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Very nice! I hope it looks good mounted up. Seems pretty big. It might look disproportional or something. We'll see :)
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Yea it is big, thats the only part that is scaring me, i would guess its about 100lbs, im a pretty big guy and its heavy! my wore out leaf springs will probalby through fits.
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man your skid plate looks good!
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Looks way better then I thought it was going to! I like it, nice work!
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man your skid plate looks good!
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Looks way better then I thought it was going to! I like it, nice work!
Thanks! it was kinda hard to explain and picture what i was going for with out seeing it.
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Those turned out great! Beefy as hell!!
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turned out good, are you painting the entire thing black? or polish the top part? i think it'd look pretty cool with the diamond plate polished. that weight has to be killer tho, might be time for an AAL
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Those turned out great! Beefy as hell!!
Thanks! They should take a good beating

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turned out good, are you painting the entire thing black? or polish the top part? i think it'd look pretty cool with the diamond plate polished. that weight has to be killer tho, might be time for an AAL
I was going to paint the whole thing black. What do u mean by polished? If I just polish the steel up and not put anything on it then it will rust pretty fast.
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if you polished up the diamond plate and then put a clear coat on top...just to set it off a little...if i find a picture of what I mean, i'll post it
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You gonna get that thing painted and mounted up this weekend ?
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idk man, it probably wont get painted untill later this week. I still have quite a bit of grinding to do and maybe a little bit more welding. and i have to have help lifting my bed up so i can drill holes to mount it.
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looks good, can't wait to see the final product
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pics of it on the truck coming tonight!
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Well today i put it on the truck to drill the mounting holes. needless to say i spent more time getting pissed at bad drill bits, drills, and not having room than being productive. But i go the holes drilled and am going to have to fix two of them but i will be taking the bed off for that and i will wait untill the bumper is finished before i take the bed off. It dosent look to bad on the truck but the bow in it kinda makes a little mad. deffently a big improvement from my old one. i have one problem though, since the 1/4 inch angle iron sits on top of the frame it interfers with my BL blocks so the last block is 1/4 inch higher than the rest. I was thinking i could make 1/4 spacers for the rest of them or i could cut 1/4 off the block or just leave it how it is. let me know think!

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Rugged… what about those compartments, put a couple of hinged doors on them and get some storage.
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They are for backup lights
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Not bad . It sticks out a little to far for me , but you will have more of a step . Get some paint on it before it rusts again.
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I cut my back two blocks down when I did mine
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Hmmm....Ill be honest.

It looks good, but it does stick out a little from the sides.

But you will have a great step. Im trying to figure out how to make a step for mine right now lol.

Good job. Im ready to see some backup lights in there.


Oh yeah....Are you going to be able to re-install that body lift block?
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Thanks guys!

I will probably just cut 1/4" of the block off so it will be the same height.
Yea it is a little wide on the side but nothing i can do about it now, and i wanted a step! I didnt want it so narrow that i couldnt step on it or just slide off of it.
Cant put the lights in untill its painted and i cant paint untill it decides to stop raining every freaking day.
Im almost done painting the skid plate and should have it on it a day or so.
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Thanks guys!

I will probably just cut 1/4" of the block off so it will be the same height.
Yea it is a little wide on the side but nothing i can do about it now, and i wanted a step! I didnt want it so narrow that i couldnt step on it or just slide off of it.
Cant put the lights in untill its painted and i cant paint untill it decides to stop raining every freaking day.
Im almost done painting the skid plate and should have it on it a day or so.
Well, put some feathers on your head, and do an anti-rain dance lol.
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got the skid plate mounted! sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures, it was windy and couldnt hold still.

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That is beast.

Good job. MY TURN!!!
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