I'm not sure what the Inside Skin is, but all of the mechanism for the locks is exposed on the inside of our doors if that says anything.
I now try and make sure that if I have anything loose or small that could bounce around inside the side bins, I try and tie it down to keep from blocking the locking mechanism
A.R.E. offers an inside steel skin to stop inside dents from tools moving around in the box. Maybe that would not leave a space for things to jam up and stop the locks from working.
I am Planning on cutting down some Insulation 4'x8' board used on houses to fill in the back side of the doors. The boards have some insulation factor as a bonus and will stop the dents from the inside. Now maybe the 3/4" thick boards will also stop the problem of the locks jamming.
Nice Job Bella,
I have a DCU that I am working; the aluminized insulation works well on these, and it cuts down on the locks jamming quite a bit, plus it helps a lot with the colder days. If you fur out the aluminum skin with wood it will cut down on condensation as well.
Looking good Louie. The pioneer tool trailer I bought from you made to Alaska with no problems. I just put some new tires and tubes on it, greased it up and updated the wiring. I got a ton of questions from people about it. One lady asked if it was a smoker and some guy asked if it was a bear trap. Oh, the border crossing was interesting due to it being a military trailer
Not much happening on the ARE. I did sell the other one I had. It turned out looking good painted black. Getting paint on these makes all the difference.
I have the ARE I am keeping in the garage stripped down getting ready for the RED paint. The rack mount turned out to be very simple yet strong. I will post up some more pictures soon.
That looks very nice. Paint does make a big difference in the asthetics department. I am waiting for the body shop to get some space so I can get mine matched to my trucks paint. After seeing the pic above I am know convinced that I made the right decision in purchasing an ARE. That is exactly the look that I want. Thanks for posting up the pic.
I'm about to get the same style of cap from Leer (used) for my Ford Ranger.
I will be keeping my eye on this.
Cap looks good. This is something Ive been thinking about for my truck also. Cant wait for more pics.
Also, where did you get the export/aussie tail lights? Ive been looking for those since I bought my truck.
Did you guys know you can get vertical side walls on these A.R.E. shells? Besides a huge difference in interior space, you can actually lean up against them when you're drinking your beer.
The option is called "Radius Front / 90° Side Walls on 29" and 36" Units Only"
on the option page:
truck: 2005 3/4 ton, Dodge Cummins Quadcab, shortbed, 6speed, 5.9L
camper: Callen built custom design
off road package: air dam removed, xfer case & fuel tank skid plates, Line-X rockers, Warn 4x fender flares, Toyo A/T 285/75R17 E rated
build thread: http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=28099