PB, that looks great! Im planning to do diamond plate too, but I want to make some locking access doors for the storage area in the rear quarters. I also plan to paint the diamond plate black. Ive already done a roll-on bedliner all inside.
Yeah, I'm working on the storage right now. I want to do something similar to the gas door idea. I think I'll use a section of piano hinge (cheap and easy to use), and then cut out the existing areas for storage. I haven't figured out a good way of locking it though. Let me know if you figure it out. Also, you talked about painting your plate black. I think I still may, but the back of my truck gets abused, and paint doesn't last. I painted my rollbar with 2 coats of primer, and 3 coats satin black, and it already looks like crap.
dang that looks nice, i finally got mine installed looks kinda bad b/c it does not go all the way back i think i might look into a roll on bed liner sometime soon and rip out the rubber mats and carpet but thanks for the reply
Thanks! I'm really happy with my bediner. I know that it fades, it chips, etc. But I'm a contractor and have beat the crap out of it for a few months, and it still looks great. And I saved $300. I'm
I have thought about diamond plate, it's just too expensive. If I did anything I would make it out of fiberboard or something and glue a layer or foam to it, then a layer of real tree or shadow grass fabric.
You can always go with steel diamond plate, smaller gauge. It'll be cheaper than aluminum. Or, just go with any kind of cheap sheet metal. Anything's better than chip board. What's it gonna do when it gets wet? or where it contacts the bed? Well, maybe it'll work out great for you, but wood products installed in your truck doesn't make much sense to me. The foam is a great idea though. When the panels were out, I should have put some carpet or sound deadening material down. It's loud as hell in my truck! I've got a Magnaflow exhaust, LCE headers, old 22RE. Anything to quiet it down.