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09-23-2013 05:01 PM License plate holder
I wished I had a nickel for every time I have walked by the rear of my truck and caught my license plate. I decided to move it to a better place. I got a plate pan and some sheet steel and went to work. I cut a pocket in my rear bed sill. I fitted the plate pan in this pocket so that it would be flush with the rear of the sill. I cut the sheet steel on a diagonal and bent it in my press brake. I then tacked it all together so it is flush with my rear sill.


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08-31-2013 05:21 PM More Projects with new toy
First I made a negative of the back of the trim ring. Then I made a negative die of the front of the trim ring. I drilled a hole through both to place an alignment pin. I used a hole saw to cut my blank using the hole from the hole saw to align everything. I cut a piece of scrap plastic from my sand blast cabinet to keep from scratching the polished stainless. I then placed it all in my 20 ton press and pressed it until it would not go any further. And the result is this.


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08-31-2013 05:19 PM More Projects with new toy
As stated before my pickup has a spare tire mounted to the right front fender. There is a trim ring behind the upper bracket. It was made of steel and chrome plated, but the chrome is pitted so bad I needed to do something. I looked on line but could not find any. I could get it re chromed.$$$
Well I have always been intrigued about how metal is shaped soo I got round stock and turned a set of dies to make a trim ring out of polished stainless steel sheet.


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08-24-2013 05:35 PM Projects with new toy
My steering shaft uses a GM sliding shaft and a round stainless rod. I had a buddy at work make me an adapter to go from round to GM double D, but I was always leery of the round shaft loosening and spinning in the adapter. So I made a GM double D to double D.


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08-24-2013 05:33 PM Projects with new toy
The 36 has a spare tire mounted to the right front fender. It has a rod that runs from the fender to the cab. It is attached at the fender with the use of some hill side washers. These were badly rusted so I got some stainless steel round stock and machined up a couple.


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