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Gas Tank Skid Plate

I need some pics of some gas tank skid plates to get some ideas to make my own. would be much appreciated, thanks

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good luck with that game haha

if i wasn't so lazy i would go out and grab a few, but its cold, dark and this sub is AMAZING
maybe later if everyone else pulls the same ****
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Mine's not mounted. If I don't have it on by the weekend, I'll photograph it. They ar different for different models to some extent.
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Best one I got.

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Best one I got.

ya im not a big fan of the "stock" one. i want a full coverage one. thx tho
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the stock gas tank one is full coverage except for the first 2-3" in front of the cross member.

idk if anyone on here has an a/m one
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Yeah its full coverage, pretty thin, but it does cover the whole tank. Probably wouldn't stand up to a huge beating but whatever. I've never seen a custom gas tank skid.....only t-case and front skids.
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you owe me, i was in a tshirt, shorts and flip flops. it was like 26 degrees


i've slid across a few things on the gas skid, its 10x better than the plastic tank though.

heres a few pics, i wish it went up farther you can see i've almost got my tank atleast once.







damn drive shaft rubs when i tuck the driver side tire



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thanks a bunch for the pics! u can look at mazzgirl some more lol. the "stock" one looks ok, i just gotta find one for sale. just to be safe, might weld an additional plate on it idk.
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thanks a bunch for the pics! u can look at mazzgirl some more lol. the "stock" one looks ok, i just gotta find one for sale. just to be safe, might weld an additional plate on it idk.
send me more pics then

look at where the drive shaft is. if you come down on it hard enough your probably going to be getting a new driveshaft too haha

but it wouldn't be a bad idea to reinforce it, i need to add some 1/4" plate to my t-case skid
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send me more pics then

look at where the drive shaft is. if you come down on it hard enough your probably going to be getting a new driveshaft too haha

but it wouldn't be a bad idea to reinforce it, i need to add some 1/4" plate to my t-case skid
ya thats true, im settin up for mild prerunning anyway. not gonna do long travel right now, just beef up shock mounts, tierods, etc. camburg makes a nice shock gusset kit, but for now, i have the 5125's on stock mounts, but will do coilovers in the near future
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2 of the 3 bolts on the mount for the lower part of the coil over are through the stock holes i think haha

maybe only 1 idk
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ya, maybe no coilovers idk, just beefing up the stock stuff is my main goal, its my daily driver so i dont want to tear it up too much lol
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eh its part of the RCD kit. they're about to get sold...
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I had a gas tank skid fabbed up for my truck. It's a lot thicker and stronger than the sock tin foil. There is one bolt that sticks down in the middle but I'll live with it. It has to be removable so it's was a PITA to figure out. The rear has a bracket that extends up and I forget what it is welded to. It has 2 bolts where it meets the actual skid so it's removable. The front has 2 bolts that go through 2 tabs that were welded to the crossmember. I don't have any decent pics of how and where it mouns but here are a few.

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here is a better pic, not pretty but it will take a hit and save my gas tank
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thanks a bunch for the pics! u can look at mazzgirl some more lol. the "stock" one looks ok, i just gotta find one for sale. just to be safe, might weld an additional plate on it idk.
are you pimping me out for truck parts???????????



thats a pimp :] ------->
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he has yet to send me any pics :(

if i didn't spend so much time on the rocks i would sell you mine.. but with my luck, the first trail i ran after i sold it would plant a nice rock through the bottom
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he has yet to send me any pics :(
good luck with that
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