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Old 03-28-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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DIY Custom Rock Guard

I am going to make my own custom rock guard for my Class A. I have studied quite a few that were hanging on the back of a MH and they look very straight forward to make with 1 exception- how are the bolts attached to the back of the decorative cut stainless steel sheet?

I'm assuming that they are welded but I am not sure. That decorative sheet of stainless is very thin and it is flush with the neoprene. Does anyone know for sure?



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Old 03-28-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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my newmar is bolted right thru stainless & rubber with stainless bolts
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forgot to say i took mine off & is hanging in garage because it seems to make everything i pull messier than without it. even back of bus seems to stay cleaner without it. still have mudflaps right behind all tires.
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Probably spot welded
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Probably spot welded
Can anyone verify? Only spot welds i have ever seen have been 2 sheets of metal, never a bolt.
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What you are looking at is "stud welding". It is usually done with a special machine designed to weld threaded studs onto flat sheet. Auto body shops use them to pull dents sometimes then grind them off flush.
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I thought about making my own, but after checking the cost of the materials I found it less expensive to buy the UltraGuard! I didn't want one with the coach name on it!
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Every rock guard I have had has caused more stone chips on the toad or trailer I pull. After I removed it, no more stone chips. Mine is laying next to my garage and isn't causing any damage there. Individual flaps next to the tires is the best way to protect the toad.
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What you are looking at is "stud welding". It is usually done with a special machine designed to weld threaded studs onto flat sheet. Auto body shops use them to pull dents sometimes then grind them off flush.
That's the answer! Here are some details I found via Google- STUD WELDING - THOMAS manufacturer of refractory anchors

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I thought about making my own, but after checking the cost of the materials I found it less expensive to buy the UltraGuard! I didn't want one with the coach name on it!
I was able to source all the materials locally from industrial supply companies for less than $120. I have access to a water jet to do all the cutting as well as what ever welding equipment I may need (http://www.techshop.ws/tools_and_equipment.html). I'm figuring about 3 hours start to finish since this will be the first time I make one.

I don't want one with the coach model on it either so I would have been looking at $479.00 + shipping. I'm figuring I can make it for 1/5 that price and will learn something new as I do it.
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Every rock guard I have had has caused more stone chips on the toad or trailer I pull. After I removed it, no more stone chips. Mine is laying next to my garage and isn't causing any damage there. Individual flaps next to the tires is the best way to protect the toad.
That is good to know! I like the look of them, which is why I want one. When I tow I'll be sure to remove it.
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I was able to source all the materials locally from industrial supply companies for less than $120. I have access to a water jet to do all the cutting as well as what ever welding equipment I may need (TechShop is the 1st International Open-Access Workshop -- Core Tools and Equipment). I'm figuring about 3 hours start to finish since this will be the first time I make one.

I don't want one with the coach model on it either so I would have been looking at $479.00 + shipping. I'm figuring I can make it for 1/5 that price and will learn something new as I do it.

$479 ? The one below is what I got!

http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Solution...5X8TTWJ0QZKVVH
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On our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, that full length mud flap/rock guard is Aluminum. And, not exactly sure how they did it but, mine too has "stud welded" studs on it but, even though I've had the aluminum section off the thick rubber, I don't recall the studs being aluminum. I know for sure that it's aluminum because I've laid it on my work bench and polished it with various aluminum polishes.

A buddies '05 Meridian's is also Aluminum. He's had his polished proffessionally and it came out great. But, I too am wondering if that full length flat has caused most of my rock chips. Seems like when I had it off, under other circumstances, I didn't have near as many chips on our toads, hmmmmm.
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