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Front Skid Metal...Where can i get some?

i will be putting a front skid on soon, and i really dont have a clue where i can get some larger gauge sheetmetal at. so if you guys could give me a few suggestions that would be great.

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use aluminum, any steel thats thick enough will be way too heavy. look up in your phone book for some local metal yard
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SS will work too. and with SS if you rib it you dont have to use as thick of metal but....its going to be pricy
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i saw Alum..get some .090 or 1/8th inch..it will work fine..and you could get some cool junk put on it...like viynl, paint it, rhino line it..somethin of that nature
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yea i suppose aluminum, i totaly forgot about how neavy and expensive the steel would be. plus id like the look of a heafty polished aluminum peice anyways. plus no rust...being from MN thats a major +
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I'm looking to get a skid plate also and would rather make one then buy one. Do you have a template to cut it out?
What are you going to use to fasten it/bend it?


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well i am getting a bumper or a fame of a skid made, then i am going to take measurements off of that the cut it and bolt it on.

not sure if i will need bending, depends if i plan on curving it up any...it might just be flat
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Like this?
It's 1/2" steel square tubing with 3/16" aluminum diamond plate. It's not going anywhere, o and if anyone wants it i'm selling it.


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Thats nice! Thats what I want, only sprayed with rhino liner. Dose anyone have any plans /diagram to make one?


How much do you want for it 034x4?


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Can one be made to mount behind the bumper, mainly for aesthetic uses but just in case...without having to cut or remove any part of the bumper
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yes..there is one like this you speak of by millers fab...aint cheap but not bad..dont worry about the year, it just hasnt been updated it fits all newer years as well

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yes..there is one like this you speak of by millers fab...aint cheap but not bad..dont worry about the year, it just hasnt been updated it fits all newer years as well

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Anyone know of someone who makes one like the Millers Fab for a 97.
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it would easily work for yours if thats wat yer asking...

cause all the years are almost alike, so only very minor ajustments would have to be made, if you can deal with that, you might be ok
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Thanks, dude... you rock fully and completely...so I'm guessing it's just bolt on and no cutting/drilling has to be made??
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yup..., its just bolt on, which also means if you choose can be welded on after.

oh and ummm...thanks, i guess i rock!..lol

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I like my stock steel one, if I bash the hell outta it, then I'll worry bout making a new one thats heavier duty...I've already beaned all sorts of rocks and dirt and its just scratched up...so far so good.
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wow, way to pull this one from the stones.

iim going to be ordering my skid plate tomorrow from the dealer.
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i was waiting for that...
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Wow, I forgot about this... That was about a month before I got the bullbar. Now that i did the "t-bar crank" (new dance?? lol) I'm gonna keep the bull bar.
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