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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:43 PM
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New seats and some bling....sorta

well... as much bling as I dare put in a defender. What do you all think?

Before:


First tried just taking the cage out and some touch up paint..... but still looked like crap:



New seats, and some diamond plate wheel wells, rubber floor lining as well. Drilled some holes and used those black automotive plastic interior push pins to keep the floor in place. Came out pretty good i think:







Not sure what I'm going to do with the wall/bulkhead, whatever the heck you call it that divides the front and rear areas.... Rhino lined now with scratches....looks kinda crappy, but if I diamond plate that I think it would be way too much shine
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 08:50 PM
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get a bulkhead eliminator and get rid of it
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Wrong checker plate.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Wrong checker plate.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:23 PM
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Depends on who you ask. Personally I'm not a fan of checker/diamond plate. First thing to go when I bought mine. Makes you wonder what the precious owner was trying to hide.

* disclaimer: for all you sensitive souls out there; it's ok to like checker plate. If you like it - go bananas.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:42 PM
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I use it on my bonnet, as walking on the wings and the bonnet is a MUST.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 07:55 AM
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A little goes a long way w/checkerplate. I would just leave the rhinolining, it is a cargo area.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Agreed. An exception for me as it is very functional.

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I use it on my bonnet, as walking on the wings and the bonnet is a MUST.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Clean work but I am not much of a fan of diamond plate. I have some on my wing tops but they protect the wrenches and other things I leave on there while working in the engine bay. Hell, if the 90 is nearby they work as an extra bench for other jobs too.

I would agree with airborn as far as cargo area and leaving it rhino-lined. If you were hauling items like stone I'd say diamond plate but since you put seats in the back I would have put in a rubber mat. I did indoor/outdoor carpeting i got from Lowes and I think it came out decent. It was cheap as hell so if I ever get sick of it I can toss without remorse. Let me know if you ever want to meet up - I'm in Red Bank all the time.

If you did it for covering holes, there is Dexon which is an aluminum putty that I've used when I went from bench to jump seats.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Post a pic of the Boss 429 Mustang??
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get a bulkhead eliminator and get rid of it
I didn't know anythign of the sort exsist... will check into it!

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Wrong checker plate.
Lol, I got it from my neighbor who owns a sheet metal shop. He had this in stock (it's 1/4" AL, pretty heavy stuff!), Better than waiting to order checker plate for more money, and besides...checker makes me dizzy

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Depends on who you ask. Personally I'm not a fan of checker/diamond plate. First thing to go when I bought mine. Makes you wonder what the precious owner was trying to hide.
I thought the same thing but I can pop it off in 2 mins, if I ever sell it and need to show whats underneath. Its really all in good shape, just ugly underneath

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Clean work but I am not much of a fan of diamond plate..... I did indoor/outdoor carpeting i got from Lowes and I think it came out decent. It was cheap as hell so if I ever get sick of it I can toss without remorse. Let me know if you ever want to meet up - I'm in Red Bank all the time.

If you did it for covering holes, there is Dexon which is an aluminum putty that I've used when I went from bench to jump seats.
Only holes I covered were some old seat mounting holes, just couldn't stand the rhino lining. I thought about carpet but I didn't want it to hold any moisture. Even outdoor carpet will hodl moisture. Would love to meet up, I'll send you a PM.

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Post a pic of the Boss 429 Mustang??
Haha I wish I had one... just my dream car...nothing wrong with dreaming right!

My mustang is a little bit less rare...

Heres a pic of me romping around Watkins Glenn in the rain... talk about puckering up... nothing like driving a high HP, RWD car on the East Coast Fastest track, walls the whole way around and in the wet!

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I didn't know anythign of the sort exsist... will check into it!
yeap

http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=3820

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Only holes I covered were some old seat mounting holes, just couldn't stand the rhino lining. I thought about carpet but I didn't want it to hold any moisture. Even outdoor carpet will hodl moisture. Would love to meet up, I'll send you a PM.
Loadspace mat from a NAS D90, 200.00 at the stealer.. and would look fantastic and it is rubber
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yeap

http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=3820

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Loadspace mat from a NAS D90, 200.00 at the stealer.. and would look fantastic and it is rubber
What do you do just cut the bulkhead and slip that capping/bar over it? I can deff fab up something as nice for a hell of alot less money if thats all it is

Is the bulkead structural at all? I'd imagine cutting it like that would allow for more flexing of the body by removing so much material (not sure if it would matter or not?)
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It is structural.
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That particular one does exactly that , cut / cap

There are others that look like a NAS truck ( tubing attached to sides and floor )

Yes it is structural but unnoticeable effect if cut or replaced ( notice the capping is a reinforcement item and if removed completely and tubing is placed in their location is the same effect )




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What do you do just cut the bulkhead and slip that capping/bar over it? I can deff fab up something as nice for a hell of alot less money if thats all it is

Is the bulkead structural at all? I'd imagine cutting it like that would allow for more flexing of the body by removing so much material (not sure if it would matter or not?)
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Haha I wish I had one... just my dream car...nothing wrong with dreaming right!
You and me, both. Cool WG shot!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:24 PM
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That particular one does exactly that , cut / cap

There are others that look like a NAS truck ( tubing attached to sides and floor )

Yes it is structural but unnoticeable effect if cut or replaced ( notice the capping is a reinforcement item and if removed completely and tubing is placed in their location is the same effect )

Cool, thanks for the info... let see what I can fab up!
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