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my skidplate buildup

yea!!! finally got off my lazy @ss and started makin my skidplate.
first was the cardboard mockup
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looked good.
then it was off to tractor supply.
.....and man do i hate how expensive daimondplate is.....good thing i didnt get the thicker guage..
and back at home, where i was out 105dollars...and i still havent bought bolts and yet another yard of aluminum for brackets...
anyways, heres the cut pieces, in which i only used a dremel and hacksaw to cut the pieces (hacksaw worked better) and bent the pieces the ol fashion way....clamps and my trusty adjustable wrench.
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id post more pics, but my phone camera only took a few good ones.
hopefully its not rainy again, and ill finish tomorrow.
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Good luck, man!

I'm in Modesto, CA not that far away!
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Did you check to make sure at full turn the tires do not rub it?

I got my diamond plate off ebay! good start!
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Did you check to make sure at full turn the tires do not rub it?

I got my diamond plate off ebay! good start!
im waiting to do that after everythings mounted so i dont have to do cut after cut.
just two cuts to the end pieces.


and i guess itll have to wait now....hw first...
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Looks good, but can't the HW wait, get busy working on the truck.
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haha

all these shiny skid plates

my super beefy one cost me $60 in materials and how ever much a box of welding rods is
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haha

all these shiny skid plates

my super beefy one cost me $60 in materials and how ever much a box of welding rods is
mines mostly cosmetic anyways lol
...i wish i could weld...
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haha

all these shiny skid plates

my super beefy one cost me $60 in materials and how ever much a box of welding rods is

shiney? mine needs to be cleaned before it can be called shiney!
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Looks good, but can't the HW wait, get busy working on the truck.
ok, youve inspired me.
OUT TO GET PARTS!!!
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ok, youve inspired me.
OUT TO GET PARTS!!!
I'm so glad I could help!
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Haha!

Way to go guys!
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I'm so glad I could help!
No No no hes just pushy haha hes not one to wait haha
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how much did the diamond plate cost cuz i didnt look at tractor supply when i was gonna build mine but n e ways im in vacaville so pretty close
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well the tractor supply, both in woodland and dixon ran about 41bucks for a 24"x24" sheet.
and since i took too much time toolin around tractor supply, and being an idiot by not buying enough bolts, im 90% done with the assembly and barely started with the hangers.....
oh well
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main piece with two bolts in
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one of the side pieces on, and trimmed. i think i have good enough tire clearance, but we'll see.
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and there was an elephant in my driveway :)
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haha nice trunk
you got any measurements on the skid maybe a blueprint
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haha nice trunk
you got any measurements on the skid maybe a blueprint
i can get ya some tomorrow if u really want.
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thanks man
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Nice elephant.
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Looks good, I need to get of my *** and make me one, my radiator is way to exposed right now without a bumper.
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thanks guys.
and woohoo! picked up the last of my bolts!!
hangin wit my dads mustang club took mytime away though.
so i guess ill hope for tomorrow afterschool.....
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haha nice trunk
you got any measurements on the skid maybe a blueprint
the main part is about 24"x24" (with the bottom cut about 9" up
and both end pieces are like 6 1/2"x18"....or....idk anymore....cuz i cut it again....oh well, you get the picture lol
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Looks good, I need to get of my *** and make me one, my radiator is way to exposed right now without a bumper.
Or you could just get a bumper.
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get them finished pics up im tired of waitin!!! j/k but seriously are you done yet i really want to see it
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Or you could just get a bumper.
I got one, I just need to weld on a new front crossmember first.
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Nice work!

More pics please!
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