Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Fabrication & Tool Tech Need assistance with or ideas for custom metal fabrication? Want to show off your fabrication abilities or custom modifications? This is the sub-forum for you.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-16-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate

I have a '94 4X4 Ranger. And I plan on fabricating myself a front skid plate surrounded by tubing. Basically a pre-runner style skid plate even though my truck is 4x4. If anyone has any comments, advice, pictures, links etc. Please I am begging you text me @ (209)597-2190. My e-mail is [email protected]


I live in the east bay of California. About an hour east of San Francisco. If anyone locally knows of shops let me know. I currently have two sheets if 1/4 thick aluminum. So all I need is tubing! Thanks
This is what i want to do. Except without paying 800$ for it!
Attached Thumbnails
Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate-106.jpg   Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate-107.jpg   Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate-108.jpg  

Last edited by 94'RangerGuy; 01-17-2011 at 04:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
there are a few guys running setups like that. one comes to find but I can't think of his username. he has a 4 inch suspension lift though.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2011
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
^^ man that was helpful.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2011
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
look up seed60. I not sure about his skid, but he has a nice tube bumper.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
look up seed60. I not sure about his skid, but he has a nice tube bumper.
sorry how do i search members again?
i went to "Search" typed hi8s name in the box where it searches any and all of their posts but i couldnt find him
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2011
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Ford Ranger Forum - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource - Members List

There is a search box on that page, it will pull him up that way.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-17-2011
swickwake's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: porterville, ca
Posts: 373
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-17-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by RLong31 View Post
^^ man that was helpful.
thats what I'm here for lol
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
That Is the Exactthing I want to. HOW MUCH DID IT COST. I have tools a tig and mig welder and aluminum. Just need to find tubing and fabricate
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-17-2011
swickwake's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: porterville, ca
Posts: 373
that was the position i was in when i built it.

you will need about 25 feet of 1 3/4 either hot rolled electric welded (HREW), cold rolled electric welded (CREW), or drawn over mandrel (DOM).

its hard to say how much because steel prices have been up and down since then.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-18-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
Damn thanks a lot man. I'll start looking. Any recommended Suppliers? Should I get it from an Industrial supplier or can you buy it from any fabrication shop
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-18-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
I like yours more than the "BAJA BUMPERS". I want mine to be more flush with the front end like yours. I Just realized you modded your radiator to mount behind the skid plate. How hard was that?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-18-2011
Scott B.'s Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 109
Here's a picture of mine. It's made of 1/4" aluminum, and attached to the bumper mounting bracket and the funky angled crossmember.
Attached Thumbnails
Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate-skidplate.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-18-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
I was thinking about just using the sheet of aluminum I have and making a traditional skid plate that will actually serve a purpose guarding my front differential. But sadly I just want to do it for the tubing front umpire plus the looks! Lol
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-18-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by swickwake View Post
that was the position i was in when i built it.

you will need about 25 feet of 1 3/4 either hot rolled electric welded (HREW), cold rolled electric welded (CREW), or drawn over mandrel (DOM).

its hard to say how much because steel prices have been up and down since then.
I take it all those acronyms are different types of tubing?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-19-2011
swickwake's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: porterville, ca
Posts: 373
^^^ yes. use the DOM tubing for the main horizontal tub and use either the CREW or HERW for the rest of the bumper structure.

build your mounts first. use some card board or construction paper to make templates. for metal i would use 1/4" flat stock (you can decide on the width).

use your local steel suppliers.

my truck is a 98
in the pic below red for DOM and green for HERW or CREW. dont mind the dogs ***.
Attached Thumbnails
Custom Fabricated Front Skid Plate-truckasdf.jpg  

Last edited by swickwake; 01-19-2011 at 12:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-19-2011
94'RangerGuy's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 67
Thanks a lot for the help man! How much of a lift do you have. I want to do exactly what you have, like semi pre-runner, but not too overboard. Where did you get the fenders from? and how much was your lift.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Custom fabricated rear steel bumper - $50 eguy208 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 04-04-2015 06:24 PM
For Sale: Custom Built Box, Sub, amp etc,,.built for Ex Cab Ranger., Skid Plate< Bs03fx4 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 15 12-14-2010 05:12 PM
Fabricated Step bars, Pics please jdcrush Fabrication & Tool Tech 34 04-22-2009 09:51 PM
Custom Skid plate Skid plate build up thread, fletch12518 Fabrication & Tool Tech 21 07-05-2007 11:31 PM
Custom skid plate help ScottG Exterior Semi-Tech 2 02-14-2006 08:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:36 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.