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Skid plates are on (updated)

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Well I had a front and transfer case skid made. I need to still paint and I think trim a little more of the transfer case skid. After we welded it it warped a little and the lip is a little close. So that needs to be trimed, other than that they are a go. On with the pics
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looks nice and strong.

I assume you are going to paint them so they don't become a massive rust magnet.
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Looks good on there! I've always liked skid plates
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damn, now thats some nice skid plates. I wanted to do that for mine. take some pictures with measurements when you paint them. give people a few ideas for how big it is.
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Nice looks beefy
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^^^ Yeah, we jacked the truck up off the ground with both of them, they are plenty strong and not that heavy.

The front weighs about 25lbs and the transfer case is about 15lbs
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nice, im jealous
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and mine weighs 50 lbs haha

looks good man, i still think atleast the front of the t-case skid should have like a little 'ramp'? on it so you slid over the stuff and dont get hung up.. i guess we'll see how they work out in a few weeks wont we?
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Yeah that's what I was looking at and thinking, so if it ever gets hung up, it will be changed
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sounds good... what did they charge you? and where did you go again?
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looks like that thing can take a beating!
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go hit it with a sledge hammer!!!
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overkill is good (:
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wow very nice
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Nice. I may eventually get a fuel tank plate.
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the only thing i would have done differently is put the bolts up from the bottom where just the bolt-head is the only thing showing......just incase something tried to grab hold of them. otherwise that could make taking them off a PITA....oh and maybe drill a few holes in the bottoms of the plates to aid in mud/water drainage??
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^^the holes are a good idea..
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yup, good idea. I really need to get some metal plates and tubing lol.
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I want to cut a longhorn out haha. It would look [email protected] I will eventually just have to figure out what I want to cut out.

I want a cool design
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looks nice and strong.

I assume you are going to paint them so they don't become a massive rust magnet.
Rust? This is Texas! What's rust?

Might want to put a hole in the bottom though to let mud drain and give you access to your drain/fill holes on the tcase skid.
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i want something cut into mine, i was thinking Ford, Ranger, kick me :p haha jk, i actually want this crazy/mean smiley face air brushed onto it


the drain fill holes are on the back.
ones behind that dampener thingy
atleast its bolted on
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I'm going to think of something, but I'm thinking a longhorn would be killer or Ranger in the ford font would be cool. That would be complicated though
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Damn, those things are rock solid! Good Job, I wish I had welding/fabbing skills... I think I'm going to sign up at the local VoTech for welding classes...
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i never got this much support on my skid plate, guess i need to go take some pics and post it up on the metal fab section haha

Ranger in the Ford font was what I was thinking too, Water cut maybe?
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Too bad there isn't a plasma cutter anywhere, then it would be cake.
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