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Icon6 Custom Skid plate Skid plate build up thread,

We I am going to be taking the lower fog light valance off and making my own custom skid plate. I have the coolest idea ever for it. Ill make this thread a build up thread. So far I just have my sheet of steel as of now. Pics will be added as progress is started.
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cant wait to c it
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yes defiantly get pics because I took my llower valance off also and I want something to cover up the underside.
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It better be awesome, as you described it.
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yes defiantly get pics because I took my llower valance off also and I want something to cover up the underside.

will do, I'm cutting it up and measure now.
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It better be awesome, as you described it.

lol you know it!
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thinking about putting this on the top front of the skid plate, but im not sure which one?



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Id go with the 4x4 or have a decal made.. any pics of the build up?
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Id go with the 4x4 or have a decal made.. any pics of the build up?

They are going to be a step by step process in pictures. Getting the measurements now. Still need one more sheet of steel......the one i got wont be enough
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hurry up, haha jk
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Instead of putting a badge to be ripped off, why dont you cut "4x4" into it?
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Instead of putting a badge to be ripped off, why dont you cut "4x4" into it?
i thought about it, but i need to spend my 10 gift cert. some how lol.
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Here's the one I made. I just slapped on some bogus measurements to give you a general idea. I left the original plans with the shop that cut and bent it for me.

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my truck with and now without the lower fog valance. Much more clearence!
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The clearance was always there

I guess you were just afraid to mess up that plastic clip
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The clearance was always there

I guess you were just afraid to mess up that plastic clip

ha lol, yep sure enough was, lol that was my ice breaker lol
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Yah I decided after I put my bumper back on, clearance can be earned with more lift I guess. Now that I have my bumper I don't even really wanna offroad it.
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here is the plate cut out, now all i have to do is bend a lip for the front and the plate is done
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Ok its on now. Did a fit test, painted it, than installed it. finshed product here:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44824
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get some picture of under the truck and lets see how it attaches and everything. I want to see behind the plate and everything.
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I like it.
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what length would u suggest i would make my skid plate?
1999 Ranger 2wd
31x10.5x15
no lift
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