A rebuild of #miRustyJeep...

Their mini boatsides have the same piece of steel. And it isn't long enough for where it is supposed to go. It caught me by surprise when I saw it.

I noticed they were shorter than I expected as well. I'm going to think on it a bit. Not sure its worth sending them back, but I may add a bit more material to them and get more coverage.
 
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They are extra sharp now. They need to tune up their laser a tad. This makes short work of the sharpness and if you use the rounding cutter, it does just that.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/2577CE0C-6FF1-4863-B030-65BE67A8AC00?tag=wranglerorg-20

Works equally well on steel and aluminum.

I was planning on using a formica trimmer or small roundover in my router to clean up the edge. Probably not as convienent, but I already have the router...the inside of the radius will have to be done by hand though.
 
I was planning on using a formica trimmer or small roundover in my router to clean up the edge. Probably not as convienent, but I already have the router...the inside of the radius will have to be done by hand though.

I don't like the price of this one but it is worth a shot if it comes in a 1/4" shank version for a trim router.
https://dirtchurchindustries.com/products/beveling-bit
 
I noticed they were shorter than I expected as well. I'm going to think on it a bit. Not sure its worth sending them back, but I may add a bit more material to them and get more coverage.

Swap out the angle for 2 or 2.5" x 1/2" 6061 T6 bar stock. Cut the length to run from the edge of the bubble beside the seat to a few inches past the last forward hole a screw will go through under the door. You need more flat support than the angle will provide.

edit- is that supposed to be for the corners? It looks like the piece under the doors.
 
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Swap out the angle for 2 or 2.5" x 1/2" 6061 T6 bar stock. Cut the length to run from the edge of the bubble beside the seat to a few inches past the last forward hole a screw will go through under the door. You need more flat support than the axle will provide.

edit- is that supposed to be for the corners? It looks like the piece under the doors.
Yeah, it’s the tub backer that goes on the inside, under the rail for the top.

Your first paragraph has me a little confused. I assume you’re talking about support under the doors, but I’m not sure what you mean about the axle?
 
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Yeah, it’s the tub backer that goes on the inside, under the rail for the top.

Your first paragraph has me a little confused. I assume you’re talking about support under the doors, but I’m not sure what you mean about the axle?

I think it’s a mistype of “angle”
 
Yeah, it’s the tub backer that goes on the inside, under the rail for the top.

Your first paragraph has me a little confused. I assume you’re talking about support under the doors, but I’m not sure what you mean about the axle?
Yes, angle, not axle and that whole mess is dumb.
 
That is interesting. Not sure how well it would actually work in practice. Watched the video and I could hear it chatter. 31,000 rpm is pretty fast for steel.

That little air one sounds faster. But the width across the flutes is shorter so less SFM for cutter speed. But, it makes sOOOOO much noise, I wouldn't even be able to tell if it shot both inserts off of the bit.
 
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Been holding on to this pic until RotM came around...Its probably the best winter shot I've ever taken of my Jeep...Just one of those days that pictures were coming out well.

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