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Old 11-29-2007
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....but if i remember correctly, you shouldn't have filled it all the way in with weld.
why not?
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think about it, you get hit, whats there to protect the frame and everything else under the roll pan?
thats right, nothing.

On lifted show trucks I like to see a pan and some sort of custom cage style bumper. On lowered... you're **** is gonna get phucked either way
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screw a roll pan, you might as well drive around with no bumper at all..

think about it, you get hit, whats there to protect the frame and everything else under the roll pan?
thats right, nothing.


on topic, thats going to look really nice when its done, but if i remember correctly, you shouldn't have filled it all the way in with weld.
Thats a cute thought but if it wasnt safe then why did gm s10's come with a rollpan from the factory, if safety was an issue you think they wouldnt of put one on there.


Besides his bed is fiberglass anything thats going to hit it is going to destroy the bed more than anything.
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Thats a cute thought but if it wasnt safe then why did gm s10's come with a rollpan from the factory, if safety was an issue you think they wouldnt of put one on there.


Besides his bed is fiberglass anything thats going to hit it is going to destroy the bed more than anything.
the rollpan on the s10's have a "bumper" under em from what i can remember.
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Old 11-30-2007
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Looks good so far, Just go back and back fill the little air pockets created by the welds. If you have a right angle air grinder. Get what I think is a type 3 roloc back pad and get what looks like a scotch brite pad. They come in different grits, They will smooth the steel out a lot better and blend the welds for less fill when you bondo the rest before paint.

Sometimes they have the pads and sanding discs at harbor freight tools or mcmaster.com

I also like to use the 3" pads they also come in 2"



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I decided to shave my tailgate...because I dont have nothing better to do, and I wanted to get even more experience with welding, and blending paint (i've never blended paint before). I started saturday and have been working on it a good bit yesturday and today. I didn't want to spend the money to get a relocator plate and filler plate, so I made my own. I didn't get any pics while making the relocator plate, or welding in the filler plate I made, so this is what I have...the filler plate is all welded in and the emblem holes are welded up.



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I just now saw the air angle grinder
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Old 12-01-2007
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ok here are some more pics... I got it painted now, but I didn't get any pics, so i'll get some tommorrow.
I put a bondo with fiberglass strands over it first to cover all the welds b/c its moisture resistant (wont soak up water as easy)...then went to a polyester filler to get it all slick.
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I taped up the good paint on the sides so it could be used to blend the paint, and then sprayed some slicksand primer.
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Old 12-01-2007
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Looks sweet dude, cant wait to see the finished product! Id love to shave mine but I use my tonnoe cover alot also. I really would like to shave my emblem though...looks great!
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looking good, why dont you do the gates on both of my trucks.
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Looking good so far.
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nice... wont you have tape lines? i mean why blend that little bit? the cracks will hide the little color diff.

looks good tho
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nice... wont you have tape lines? i mean why blend that little bit? the cracks will hide the little color diff.

looks good tho
I did the tape in a way it would have a rolled edge so there wouldn't be a harsh line...(there still was anyways). I had to sand it alot to get it all down and feathered. And actually, the gaps wont hide the color difference, because its still so close that you could easily compare the two panels color wise, especially if the color is off much...so i'd rather blend it that little bit so it wouldn't be so obvious if the color is off. But, the paint on the tailgate matches the rest of it almost 100%...I doubt anyone would know it had been repainted, other than the fact that tailgates dont come factory with no handle, so it would have to be repainted.
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looks good take ur time, my friend did that and messed up rushing so he needed a new tailgate hes dumb tho
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Go get some pictures now!
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That looks real good Mark! Nice clean look. It looks like the paint matched real well. Now you need some '06 Tails and it'll have a real nice smooth look to the rear.
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looks real good I like the clean look.
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I thought your next post was going to be about how you gave up on blending and painted the whole gate. But that looks awesome in the pic you've got some talent. 06 tails and mirrors, the mirrors would look awesome with your paint on em.
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Man you do some incredible work, keep it up you have real talent. Your truck is developing into one of the cleanest trucks on the site.
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Nice job, looks great
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looks great but its begging for a rollpan
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Looks wicked man! If you were to get 06+ tails then you should tint them dark, thatd look awesome!
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looks great but its begging for a rollpan

Looks really smooth, but i think it would look alot better with a rollpan...
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i'm gonna have to concur with the rollpan and some tinted 06's. i think it would just add to the clean look you got goin on. and your truck truly is becoming one of the premier trucks on this site. i always look forward to opening up your new threads haha. nicely done sir
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great job looks so clean like all the paint jobs you do
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