View Single Post
Old 08-14-2016, 02:52 AM   #18 (permalink)
Macskyver
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 223 Times in 55 Posts
Before I forget, here is a picture showing the front end of the truck.

As you can see, it won't win any low Cd contests. I probably won't be doing any mods here, as the current setup makes a huge difference in off-road capability. I might consider doing some sort of removable air dam (maybe made out of some sfiff rubber) that hooks over the bumper. And I will probably get rid of the round lights or swap them out with a light bar.

Anyways... Today was spent behind a table saw converting 2x6 (1.75"x5.75" actual) rough cut cedar into 3/4"x1/4" strips. This is basically the least expensive option I could find for getting the strips. You can order them online for about $5 a piece, but that gets real expensive when you need like 120 of them. You can get about 30 strips out of an $11 2x6 from Lowes. I ended up getting 6 boards so I would have extra figuring for waste. I will probably end up with a bunch left over though as the boards were surprisingly clean and knot free.

I started by ripping the boards into 1/4" strips:


Then I ripped those in half to get the roughly 3/4" wide strips:



I also started throwing together a makeshift router table for the bead and cove cuts:

  Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Macskyver For This Useful Post:
aerohead (08-17-2016), BamZipPow (08-14-2016), bespurcell (09-15-2016), ChazInMT (08-17-2016), Daox (11-11-2016), freebeard (08-14-2016), NeilBlanchard (09-27-2016)