smooth instead of chequer for wings/quarter protectors?

NPT90

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I've dreamed of smooth, cover-free wings since I bought a Defender. Someday I will repaint this truck and put fresh, clean wings on, no tread.
Same!

Since I already have plate the smooth do look like a nice option, add to the rigidity while accepting paint (IMO) better than the 5 bar. Diamond plate on the wing tops seems invaluable, I have seen so many panels bend and bow when doing engine bay work, forget about stepping on the sill.

If I had a nice maintenance free ride I would love the look of bare sills but alas, its not my lot.
 

4RF RDS

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picked up the full set of 3mm smooth from bearmach. I'd rather not rivet but can't find a good set of black stainless or alu countersunk screws. anyone have any good options for hardware?

that said, I'll have a relatively new set of black chequer (hood, wings, sills, quarters) if anyone is in need.
I went to my locate hardware store and picked up a bunch of philips, stainless, countersunk screws with nyloc nuts. Been secured for two years now and no issues. Just that it was hard to drill that first hole in a perfectly good panel.
 

WK2Burner

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I went to my locate hardware store and picked up a bunch of philips, stainless, countersunk screws with nyloc nuts. Been secured for two years now and no issues. Just that it was hard to drill that first hole in a perfectly good panel.
i have a few things im getting from YRM, ill likely get a few packs of these and see how stainless looks. Was worried a bit about the corrosion, but i guess some paste will prevent any issues, plus the top portion will be painted over powder anyway.

 

WK2Burner

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will be pulling my chequer in the next few weeks. hit me if interested, I'll post in the FS section when it's all removed.

7 full pieces, should be ding and dent free. installed just prior to shipping to the states, never saw a day of inclement weather.

maybe $175 + ship
 
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