skidplate for 98-2000 4x4 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Fabrication & Tool Tech Need assistance with or ideas for custom metal fabrication? Want to show off your fabrication abilities or custom modifications? This is the sub-forum for you.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-24-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ofallon MO
Posts: 103
skidplate for 98-2000 4x4

havent looked into it but heres what i found on a google search today. sorry if its a repost.

http://www.millersfabrication.com/skidplate.html
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-24-2007
gearhead299's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pennington, NJ
Posts: 391
looks kinda flimsy, don't think it would take much of a hit
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-24-2007
l2en's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Keystone State
Posts: 4,521
That's a pretty salty price too. You can build your own from 1/4" diamond plate that'd be hella tougher for half the price. I had one made for under $100 by an aircraft fab shop.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-24-2007
FMD's Avatar
FMD FMD is offline
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Amherst NY
Posts: 3,811
thats a rip off. watch ebay, use the term: ranger skid and ull hit one. i bought my skid plate for $65 shipped, and it came of an 00 ranger.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-25-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 399
i've seen better prices on here for stock ones
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-25-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ofallon MO
Posts: 103
i didnt plan on buying one or anything, just passing it on. ya that price seemed kinda steep to me as well but i have a ton of diamond plate at my grandpas that he got from a friend that ill build one from eventually
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-25-2007
Rooks's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,867
Was gonna say, I think you could just have a custom fab shop make up one for a lot cheaper then that. But it does look pretty clean.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-02-2007
4x4offroad99's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 648
I thought 98 and 99 xlt Rangers(4x4 off road packages) came with a factory stainless steel skid plate on the front, on the transfer case and fuel cell?My 99 came with them from the factory.

Last edited by 4x4offroad99; 07-16-2007 at 02:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2007
Lone-Ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tri-Cities
Posts: 201
i built one like that just using stronger materials and it cost a fraction of the price.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-12-2007
4LO 4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grovetown, Ga
Posts: 650
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4offroad99
I thought 98 and 99 xlt Rangers(4x4 off road packages) came with a factory stainless steel skid plate on the front? My 99 came with one from the factory.
My 98 4x4 offroad model only came with a skid plate on the gas tank
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-12-2007
outdoorsman's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 1,690
Build you own or have somebody build it. Shoot my freaking rock sliders cost $350 and that is using .120 DOM. I can use a hilift to jack up half the truck, I tested them in my driveway unlike that flimsy $200 plate.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-31-2008
deathbypsi's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Temperance Mi
Posts: 676
I built my own last year and it has taken some serious hits. I have had to pull it off a few times to hammer dents out of the diamond plate and even added another crossbrace.Mounts where my swaybar used to be and I welded mounting tabs to the frame at the front just below the bumper.I can remove it in about 5mins if I need to.






Action shot!After a hard day of wheelin.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-31-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
heres what you need

Name:  newstuff012.jpg
Views: 6
Size:  53.9 KB
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-31-2008
k.blakeley's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: East Texas
Posts: 2,823
Matt forgot to add you must have engine host to lift it into place. lol
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-31-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
hahahaha
yea.. weights 50-60lbs

i only had a BL at the time.. so i just used the floor jack to put it against the frame and even took some of the weight off the tires then welded it on



its only been used once :(
but i guess thats one radiator saved eh? haha
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skidplate off a 2000? swamper06 General Technical & Electrical 5 08-22-2007 05:51 PM
My first fabrication attempt v. skidplate QWIKSNK Fabrication & Tool Tech 15 06-13-2006 02:14 PM
Valance is KIA, skidplate a must! crooked02edge Exterior Semi-Tech 3 06-10-2006 09:48 AM
Very simple front skidplate... (large images) TBarCYa General Ford Ranger Discussion 55 01-03-2006 09:36 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:49 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.