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Old 08-02-2007
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take it over to ACC, they have one in the welding class, have the teacher cut it for you, also there are plenty of metal art shops around town, find one of those places, they do wonders with a plasma cutter...


and i just noticed im over 2000 posts, damn i missed number 2000, didnt celebrate :(
heres what i want on my skid plate
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Well got the back trimmed up and put the first coat of paint on, with a little special touch on the front skid. Got to love that rust is the same color as burnt orange.

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After painting one thing you realize how bad you need to paint everything. I wanted to but don't have enough paint on me. I might paint the frame this weekend and put a new coat on the bumper.
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lookin' good... I need to coat my exhuast, too.
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awesome man! the longhorn is a nice touch too
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still at some point might wanna add some holes. yer gona hate the dirt and water that will collect up there and rot yer plates.

still like em, nice and beefy
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yeah I need to do that soon, they got a hell of a workout the last two days and held up good. Lots of new scratches though
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yah that def got put into use
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you can say that again...
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grading down the hills
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Well so much for pretty skid plates haha.

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It bowed in a little
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The torsion bar plate took a good shot too
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those are some damn nice skid plates

I wish I could make stuff like that
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Thx, I'm soooooo glad I decided to get them made before our trail ride or my truck would now be 2wd because my transfer case would on the ground haha
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Everyone is giving you great props and some good advice. In addition to the holes drilled in the t-case plate you might want to just add some thick weld beads running parallel to the frame of the truck. This will help with "sliding" off of obstacles and such and most likely the weld beads will take a lot of wear and tear instead of the whole face of the plate!!! $.02

Nice work!
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You wouldn't happen to have any measurements/drawings for those skidplates do you???
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Sure don't man sorry, more of a let's build some skid plates like this and just go from their type. I think 99ranger4x4 has the measurements of his front skid, might want to ask him.
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sorry for diggin up a old thread. but casey can you tell me or show some pics of how you bolted your front skid plate into the fame rails? im doing a front hitch/ skid plate and im mounting it in a similar fashion.
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I don't have my sway bar on and used those holes for the back two and an existing hole in the frame for the front.
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Casey, lets go beat those skid plates some more.. I'm going to bvorr in 2 weeks, hopefully I'll be wheelin! haha
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ok on the front two two existing holes how did you get the bolt in there? it seemes to be a 1/2" grade 8 bolt.
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Mmmmm, beefy!! I need to make one.
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ok on the front two two existing holes how did you get the bolt in there? it seemes to be a 1/2" grade 8 bolt.
I want to say there is an elongated hole in the frame at the front. That is the one I used so I had a little play to move the bolt back and forth. Then I just put the bolt inside the frame and tightened it up.

You have to have the bolt in there first then slide the skid plate through it or you can't get to it.

I don't know if that explanation helps you any haha
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Casey, lets go beat those skid plates some more.. I'm going to bvorr in 2 weeks, hopefully I'll be wheelin! haha
Man I wish, but a 6 hour drive to go wheel just isn't in the cards. I did drive by the park last week going to houston. Wasn't in the ranger though.

I would love to try out the LTB's up there though.
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damn those are sweet
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thanks casey. i think for my skid mounting ill just drill and tap a set of holes. but will see.
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Man I wish, but a 6 hour drive to go wheel just isn't in the cards. I did drive by the park last week going to houston. Wasn't in the ranger though.

I would love to try out the LTB's up there though.
trailer it behind the work truck
my trucks gonna be wheeled for the first time (assuming i get parts in time)

next time you come through throw the ranger on a trailer, i wanna go wheelin again lol.. good old times with rangers
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some of those trails are going to get pretty tight for you now that you are full width and maybe one day i can get it up there.

katemcey is closer but those rocks aren't my trucks friend at the moment
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