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Old 05-06-2020, 05:06 AM
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Mate, don't change the Grill, I just reckon your Grill has a Ford Jail Bar or Chev Truck Waterfall Grill feel to it.
Too late, that has already been done a few weeks ago. Just haven't posted it yet as was waiting for some mesh to try behind it before I assemble the front clip again.

I have hung the Overland script back on the wall.
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:19 AM
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Marcus, your Jeep is looking amazing! Looks like it's not far from completion.
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Old 05-07-2020, 05:24 AM
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Marcus, your Jeep is looking amazing! Looks like it's not far from completion.
Thanks mate. Cab panel work on the outside is just about done now. Probably be some in the inside yet. Then might build my whole bed from scratch!
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:42 AM
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It will take a HUGE P-max die set to make the upper rolled edge!
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:42 AM
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I got a lot of comments about what I was going to do with the original spark plug holes in the covers, even after I turned them into dimple dies. I had originally planned to run the wire covers that came with them.


But they didn't fit on the other side under the brace or the brake booster. Also I don't like how tall they are anyway when looking end on.


Thought about it and decided I could, with some work, overcome the main problem with the brace. I carefully, with heat and a press, reduced the arc of the brace back leg so it came out wider. Then welded it back on its mounting plate further back. It also meant I didn't need that clearance scallop anymore, so popped it back out for a much cleaner look.


To solve the too tall look when viewed end on, and fix the clearance problems still left, I thought I would shorten their height. I started by cutting off the flanges.


Then tipped a new flange higher up. I had to use a smaller lower die just to fit the covers over to start the bend.


I cut the angled end off where the wires normally exit and folded a 90* bend instead. Still leaving the end open so any heat that builds up can escape. There won't be much as the cover sits up about 50mm-2" along the intake side.


I treated the parts with some phosphoric acid which I will go into a bit more soon.


Now it looks just as good end on and solves all my clearance issues.


I had already cut off the original threaded standoffs, so welded on some stainless nuts instead. Went up a size so I could use these stainless countersunk screws I had which fitted nice and flush.


Does look more finished now.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:05 AM
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Cool looking covers Marcus.
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Old 05-10-2020, 04:05 PM
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Looks really tidy
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Old 05-10-2020, 07:00 PM
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They now look like they belong there.

Well done.
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:31 AM
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Glad you guys liked the covers. They are done and dusted now so can get back to putting the front clip together. Years of working under horses as a farrier didn't do my back any favours, so being able to sit on the wheel and work closer to the engine helps a lot. That is why I thought I might as well do it why everything was apart. I was waiting for some grille mesh to arrive anyway to see if I want to run some.
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:31 AM
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Default Bead roller question.

Hi Marcus, can you tell me about your bead roller. Looks like two made into one.
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