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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:07 AM
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http://www.plerthee.com/page6.html

Anyone know difference in this co's plate Vs Genuine?

i.e. the pcs on the 97 limiteds (wings / sills etc . . )
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 12:59 PM
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Genuine will have a green & white sticker on the back...

Seriously, the genuine will have hardware and some strategically placed foam bits for padding, but other than that its the same stuff.

Rebel4x4.co.uk has a similar line that looks a little cheaper across the board. Many places will offer a choice of 2 or 3 mm plate.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 01:15 PM
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I was just told a bit ago the Genuine had a different pattern. That true?

Also, the genuine was available in Black that I think may be anodized . . the UK vendor I posted is powder coat.

As far as hardware, seems that riveting would be best mount. I mean your not going to take it off.

Considering going to a plate "limited" trim package but in black and use limited steps but anodize black as well.

Just trying to find best value and quality. Great deal of work getting this girl back to "like new" and want her to be really sharp.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 01:24 PM
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I shelled out the extra cash for the Genuine and was glad I did. Talk to Mike at West Chester Rovers - he had a complete set of black adonized ones a while back that seemed reasonable. If you are spending all the time and money to make it look new use the genuine ones. My $.02.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 01:51 PM
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I have genuine LR black (anodized) on my truck. It has all faded to a gun-metal color in less than 1 year - but I actually really like it that way. Dont get anodized genuine if you want it to remain deep black forever.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:48 PM
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I agree Joe, worth the cabbage . . . you have contact data for him?

RN can get for 400 (set) then I guess I can anodize the side step.

Can you guys email me images of what yours looks like with the Black? - Larry@lanziant.com

Appreciate the input re the fading Jim. Just trying to determine what will look best . . .

Even took the time to simulate (images) must be loosing my mind

Note: the rep from the UK company I noted above claims "you would not be able to tell difference side by side" - only no foam or hardware. They powder cost Vs Anodize the black. I do like the Xmbr cover they have.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:53 PM
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Actually, why not get the silver set and have everything anodized a gunmetal color at the same time? Everything will look the same and should look great. What I discovered after mine faded was that it was the same color as the "V8" on the side and the "Land Rover" on the front - plus now its not nearly as "contrasty" as the black, and the white doesnt look as good with light colored trucks like my yellow and your white.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Larry, we just became a vendor for Plerthee and would like to know what products you D90 owners would be interested in.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:58 PM
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Jim,

Who does anodizing? Source?
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:58 PM
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Larry,

Just curious, you going to wheel that restoration as well? I'd be afraid to after all the work you've done to it!

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:09 PM
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I havent used them, but have heard good things. Also many suppliers to the paintball gun scene do anodizing.

If you do a batch, let me know - I've got some parts I need to do also, maybe we'll get a rate.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:11 PM
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West Coast Roves is listed in the Vendors section. I have bought a lot of stuff from Mike and he is a good guy to work with.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:14 PM
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Why Eric, whatever do you mean?

Not gonna bling her out with 22's and neon

However, I am going to "drive" this one. Just trying to finish with the right trimmings. I mean its a wagon . . . I did not replace the carpet to wade her.

That be said . . .yes and no . . .

trails/rocks/snow yes . . . mud/rivers/"billy-bobs mud-a-thon" no

I will be hammering a ST for "wheel'n"

Seems like forever too Eric. But hats off to the guys with nerver to dress em' sink em' and then redress 'em


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Just curious, you going to wheel that restoration as well?

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Does any one have a link for west chester rovers?

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:48 PM
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Why Eric, whatever do you mean?

Not gonna bling her out with 22's and neon

However, I am going to "drive" this one. Just trying to finish with the right trimmings. I mean its a wagon . . . I did not replace the carpet to wade her.

That be said . . .yes and no . . .

trails/rocks/snow yes . . . mud/rivers/"billy-bobs mud-a-thon" no

I will be hammering a ST for "wheel'n"

I am envious of your extensive restorations. I was just curious of the next step. Nothing less, nothing more. But it is very cool that it'll be out on the trail looking great.

I avoid the mud pits and deep fording as well. I did drive down a river for quite some way. They told us it was the "trail" and lo and behold the Jeepers were right. It was fairly shallow though.

There's a 90 I saw on the www with chromed OEM wheels. I am holding out for beadlock spinners myself.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 04:07 PM
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Thanks,

She's coming along!

The images above are actually 3 mos old. She looks better now. I just used that image to test to diff color plate on.

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Re Plerthee Plate

Hi Larry,

Our wing tops are are an identical shape and design to the original wing tops, if you were to put them side by side you could not tell the difference.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Kevin

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Just did the math re the Plurthee plate . . .

By the time you add in all the pieces, shipping and the euro>dollar coversion - cost is about the same.

John perhaps you might post a package price since your vendor now. I do like that Xmbr cover!
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 04:14 PM
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John,

I would be interest in the bumper steps, the 110's or the short plates.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 05:45 PM
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I checked out that plerthee website, the OEM wingtops are different than theirs. Everyone who makes non OEM wing tops does the same thing, the drill holes all down the sides for mounting, which means you then have to drill multiple holes into your truck (the fewer hole you put in your truck, the better). The OEM have three holes, two in the front and one in the back, they also use an adhesive pad under the plate to hold it in place and prevent vibration noise. They are stuck on there so well, you really don't even need the bolts. If you can get the OEM, you should (especially since you are spending all that time and money to make it look correct). As far as finding some0one to do the anodizing, you probably can find someone local that you can just drop them off with. Why spend money shipping it to and from, call a metal supply house and ask them if they know anyone. Just trying to help
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 06:41 PM
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Thanks David,

Will email your tracking# glad the carpet sections were of help

I agree re the plate. Seems to be the general opinion but wanted to inquire. Seems a few folks want to know what is best so maybe thread helped.

Color seems to be the only issue left . . . .might just have to do custom as Jim suggested.

RN has a decent package on set and can get black. Then will just have to coat ltd steps

However, wife thinks I should just use the plated steps anodized black and no plate on the body. . . . She's put up with alot of Rovers


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Old December 2nd, 2004, 07:55 PM
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Does any one have a link for west chester rovers?

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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...read.php?t=822

New Phone number though. 1-800-41-ROVER

Ask for Mike.


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