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front skid plate

My buddy fab'd me up a front skid plate made from 1/4 steel. These are some crappy cell pics i have, but i'll get some more of how its mounted and such later.

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looks good, get some real pics though :P haha
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i will i also sprayed it with rattle can bed liner... came out good.
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nice, i need to get one made badly, basically exactly like that too.
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Looks good, I need one of those. I was looking under my truck from rausch creek my fount cross member is all beat up.
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1/4"! damn thats beefy
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Looks good
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Wow, you didn't have one already? Looks good Joe. Congrats!
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send it over to me when its done
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Looks good.. Now you should A. post Better Pics and B. Post specs.... Please Specs would be great
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thanks guys... yeah i get better pics tomorrow, i need to take it down to do touch up paint work i'll get some specs for yall
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here are some more pics of the mounts and under the truck...
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Looks beefy, I would put never-sieze on those bolts so you can take it off easy down the road...
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Nice looking skid man, there worth there weight in gold. With out a dout
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nice, now wanna make me one? haha
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haha i didnt make it, my buddy did... bring ur ranger down and we'll figure something out lol
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Thats just about the same exact idea I had pictured in my head for whenever I get my butt around to it!! I like the diff skid too....how it wraps up underneeth. Hides the uglyness of the superlift crossmembers. Looks real good man. Damn I wish I had the dough for the plate right now!!
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Looks great.

I still want to do something like that, but the rcd crossmember is so stupid. lol
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What are the dimensions of that skid plate? i was looking at making one for my 2003 edge?
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Down at the bottom will mount completely different than whats pictured if you've got a non-superlifted truck. Just FYI.
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yeah the crossmembers on the superlift made it perfect to mount the plate to. Now i just need a skid plate on the gas tank and im all set lol

I didnt take any measurements... but since ur not superlifted it would be alot harder to mount... youd probably be better off finding a stock skid plate... just sayin
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Hey guys. My name's Kyle, I'm Joe's buddy that made the plate.

I can probably get most if not all of the dimensions from what I wrote down that day. What I do remember right now is that the front portion was ~31" in width at the widest point (closest to the bumper) and ~12.667" at the narrowest point (joining to the base plate). From about where I welded the mounts on to the frame, down to the corners of the base plate (bolted to bottom of crossmembers) was ~28" as far as I can remember. Hopefully I am not mixing these numbers up, I wouldn't take my word for it yet. I'll try to look if anything is still written on the rest of the metal. But if not, I'm sure Joe wouldn't mind measuring the plate for you guys.
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Very Very nice! I gotta do this...
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Very Very nice! I gotta do this...
Same here! Much better than the stock sheet metal skid plate.
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And not totally completely gay like the superlift optional $250 'skid plate'.
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