Nice.Worked on the end caps this afternoon
set to align with outer top edge of taillamp
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put primer on them for now, no time to finish them until tomorrow
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Have to fill in the transitions with some more weld material
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figuring out the lower cap, hopefully get these welded tomorrow.
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Personally I would make the transition from the rail to the D pillar a more vertical return to the face of the faux rail at the end rather than the somewhat tortured expression (so it would be more like the tailgate side). You are the designer here so drive on
Lots of good work here to resolve a wide variety of conditions which were never intended to be capped. Congrats on getting near the end of another amazing project.
Looking good. Drive on metal masterThanks Karl - so more of a hard edge instead of the contoured transition? When I staggered the faux rail, I wasn't planning on widening the D post. If I had just run the rail into the cap, I wouldn't have ended up like this. I don't want to rework all that at this point, So I'll clean it up with some additional metal.
Today I added some material to the left cap (based on my previous plan), and made the cover plate for the right side. That's as far as I got - had to make the right cap twice, first one I had the depth all wrong for the gate depth.
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Feel pretty good about the overall look from the rear / side
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It will be real pickup only when You will make a VOLVO on a gate like this.
I lIke this idea. Perhaps cutting the parts out of ABS and gluing them onto the steel using some of that incredible Fusor material or epoxy and fairing it in with Everfill.
It would complete the thing.
Locally I have seen a Passat pickup and a Jetta pickup. They were both surprisingly nice, they are built from fiberglass kit parts as I understand it.