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Old 01 September 2005, 09:01   #1
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Checker Plate

Hi Chaps. My F50 Jeep is looking a little tired around the sills and rear quarters. I was quoted 600 to get is repaired and sprayed etc however as I only paid 400 for the little blighter 600 seems a little disproportionate. Therefore, I was contemplating some checker plate or other quick fix alternative to making her look better.

1. Where to buy checkerplate at a reasonable cost.
2. How does one bend it.
3. How is it affixed.
4. Any alternative ideas other than the obvious from the likes of P D - Jono - Jono Gorton or Dave Manning
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Mmmmmm checker plate....!

If you buy a landy you can buy all the panels ready to fit!

You are prolly needing 2mm plate for sills and non load bearing surfaces. My Wing tops and load bed are 3mm and survived well.

It was cut using a plasma cutter, plate has a tendency to fur up quite a bit.

Bent using a larger bendy press thing. Failing that (if you don't have access to one) clamp a bit of wood either side of where you want the bend and beat the **** out of it with another piece of wood and a hammer. Can get all sorts of funky shapes made using that.

Fixed using double sided sticky tape, or my prefered technique is lots of rivots. (Rivot guns are well cheap if you don't have one). I decked out the back of the 90 for 130 as a guide.
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Old 01 September 2005, 10:35   #3
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Just to add, that is all sealed using sikaflex and if I park it down hill and it rains, it all fills up with water. Can also use it to bond the plate to panels.
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looks damn......

......good - thanks for the tips. Does it come in black I wonder - further investigation required...
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Yes it does. A lot if discovery drivers use that.
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If you need it to look smart and black just cut it to shape and take it to the nearest Anodising Worshop and they'll make it look lovely.
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bending tool

gives lovelly folds to
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Hate to piss on your fire but...

It'll rot like buggery under the checkerplate. Daihatsu's aint the most rot-free of vehicles anyway (but you know that!)
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My F50 Jeep is looking a little tired around the sills...
Have you got more sills than this chap?
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Picked up my.......

...........checker plate yesterday all nicely cut to size and bended into shape - only cost me 25 which I thought to be a bargin.

Now - next question. Afixing the same to my Jeep. As you will see from the attached photos there aint a lot for it to grap ahold of. My options are obvious, bolt it in place with countersunk heads - pop rivets or some form of adhesive. The latter may be best therefore, what adhesive should I use ?

Any additional tips would be appreciated.
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