Originally Posted by bedrck46
Looks very nice Did you consider have the baggage door done in diamond plate also Since it appears that the material that was cut out for the Door area would have covered the door
Yes, I did consider doing the baggage door, but then opted out of doing it for 2 reasons:
1. I figured I wouldn't be able to re-use the lock and latch because of the increased depth the diamond plate would add to the door depth. Though I didn't do any checking, I guessed I may have problems finding a new lock and latch to fit the increased depth.
2. From initial inspection it didn't seem to be an easy task to remove the door from its side molding for mounting the diamond plate and that there could be considerable risk on damaging the door molding and/or door if it was attempted. And just attaching the diamond plate to the door I didn't think would give a very clean or finished look. So I chose to leave the door alone.
At first not doing the door looked strange, but it's grown on us and now we're happy with how it looks.
Plus, where there is diamond plate, it has addressed our specific objective for putting it on.
Thanks for the kind words.