I know there was another thread but I thought I should start a new one since that one was getting kinda long and getting a little off topic.
Anyway I know someone wanted to know what I used to make this and how I did so I will try my best to explain it.
Some kind of stock I used angle iron but round or square would work good as well.
A sheet of diamond plated aluminum. (thickness is up to you)
Some bolts a couple different sizes.
Drill and Bits
Something to cut aluminum (jig saw with a metal blade)
I started out by measuring by eye how wide I wanted the bottom side to be about 16.5 inches. Then the top which was somewhere around 24 inches. For the top piece of steel I cut the notches. Then I held both pieces in place and measured how long the side pieces should be. Then I bolted all four pieces together so I could get the angles correct on the side pieces. From there I cut the aluminum to fit as you see it in the pictures then bolted it to the steel. I then tack welded the back or bottom piece to the sides while it was still attached to the aluminum so it would hold the angles in place. Don't burn through the aluminum, with a tack weld the aluminum shouldn't even get hot. Take off the aluminum then weld the back to both sides so you have a piece that looks like this. \_/ Now you have to make a piece that will mirror the piece but for the tow hooks. and weld this to what you have already to close in the top part. To connect what I had at this point to the piece notched for the tow hooks I cut two 4 inch pieces and welded them in to place. To bolt it to the back/bottom I welded on four inch tabs that were drilled and bolted to the frame. To attach the front I drilled the steel and frame on the outside you can see these bolts in some of the pictures.
I am sorry that I dont have any pics of the process or any pics of the skidplate not attached to the truck but it is a pain to get on and off and when I was making it i was a 100miles from my camera. I may get a picture of it in the future if it has to come off. It is just a major pain to get it on and off.
I am not completely finished I am going to cut a piece of aluminum for the front that should come above the tow hooks and behind the liscense plate.
Now for the pics.