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well id post a pic of it semi mounted but my computer is crap.
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i found an ingenious(sp?) way to mount my skidplate!!
to the tow hooks!
i even made a lil sketch for you guys.
tell me if i went a lil overboard with the crosses or not, just tryin to make it atleast a lil strong!
n the pic looks like crap but u get the idea

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blue=hangers or w.e.

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Looks great!
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veeerrrryyy nice!!!!!!! (with Borat accent) hahaha looks good tho
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so..... i finished!!!!
hangers touch the radiator frame.....so ill fix it later

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Hows the tire clearance?

Looks AWESOME!
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uh, ill check tomorrow lol.
drove it around and no rubbing, so atleast i know it clears!
but thanks
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uh, ill check tomorrow lol.
drove it around and no rubbing, so atleast i know it clears!
but thanks
ya until you get some bigger tires(255s) i hope it all works out good tho
it looks good bigger than i thought it would be
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ya until you get some bigger tires(255s) i hope it all works out good tho
it looks good bigger than i thought it would be
ya, if i ever have issues i can just wack out more, or just take off the sides period.......i love how i have options lol
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yep def looks good thats kinda how im makin my but only using one 24x24 piece you must have a lot of leftover diamond plate
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well thatll be TOO easy!!
haha
and ya, like half a sheet or so?
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Looks good but does not look very strong.. I think it needs more of a frame behind the diamond plate.. and do you have any lock nuts on there? vibrations could make the bolts come lose and cause problems..
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Looks good but does not look very strong.. I think it needs more of a frame behind the diamond plate.. and do you have any lock nuts on there? vibrations could make the bolts come lose and cause problems..
like i said, temporary.
im almost out of aluminum n crap so i gotta get more.
and i was actually thinkin of that just a minute ago...
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so..... i finished!!!!
hangers touch the radiator frame.....so ill fix it later






On the fourth picture, where the skid plat comes back and attaches w/ bolts to the ?cross member?, did ya have to drill? Or did your truck come w/ holes there? What size bolts did ya use?

Very good design with the skid plate btw. Beautifully done.
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hope you don't plan on sliding rocks with that cuz it doesn't look very strong.
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On the fourth picture, where the skid plat comes back and attaches w/ bolts to the ?cross member?, did ya have to drill? Or did your truck come w/ holes there? What size bolts did ya use?

Very good design with the skid plate btw. Beautifully done.
there were two holes there that i bored out to fit the bolts.....idk wat size....
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hope you don't plan on sliding rocks with that cuz it doesn't look very strong.
TEMPORARY F**KN MOUNTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

AKLJFLSKJFSDLKFJS;JKFSD;

its cuz i dont have the time or money right now to go buy more aluminum!!
once i DO get it, its also gunna be attached to he frame in like 4 spots total or so

as for now, its not like im goin offroad, so its fine with me atm.
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It looks great even if it's mounted temporary i mean if the skid plate breaks or bends it's alright i mean that's why you got it , could you please share plans and measures?
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