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skidplate buildup for RangerExteme

RangerExteme kept buggin me so figured i would build him a skidplate, I'll post pics when i get home. I work at a steel company that makes armor for the humvee's, so i got a piece that was big enough. The only prob that i had was it was too heavy, so i just punched hole out with my iron worker to take some of the weight out of it. To bend it was a pita, couldn't find i shop with a press brake bug enough to bend it so out came the old torch and hammer. The nice thing was to cut my base shape out we have a plasma table, so that made it a little easier. All i know is i hope that i got it bent to the correct angles and all the bolt holes line up because i didn't really have the truck to keep test fitting it. Like i said as soon as i get home i'll post some pics. Tomm with be the real test to see if it fits lol The best thing about this is it was all FREE
Got all my center lines for punching the holes
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punched 1 1/8 in holes
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after a little heat and punching 1/2 in holes for mounting and a little wire brush
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A little paint goes a long way
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just added pics so let me know what you think. This was my first try at a full plate, and the armor plate made things 10x harder
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Looks pretty good! Should hold up quite well. Just ignore Scott, he like to bug people a lot.
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Dude I wanna see this thing on your truck!
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Looks pretty good! Should hold up quite well. Just ignore Scott, he like to bug people a lot.
ohh i know, just didn't want to see him cry lol
i weighed it and it comes in at 25 lbs
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yeah looks good hopefully he'll see if it works this weekend
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abajillion times better than mine
gah!
i want it...
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Thats a beast!!! looks great! wanna trade?
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i like the holes...easier to clean...looks good, wanna make me a new one? mine got trashed haha
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Haha noooo its mine! You did a great job john can't wait to get it on there tomarrow!
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ohh i know, just didn't want to see him cry lol
I understand.
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ohh i know, just didn't want to see him cry lol
i weighed it and it comes in at 25 lbs
I don't cry what are u talkin about!!! haha who always pulls u out when u get stuck good old me! Its juts how we do i pull u out u make me a skid plate
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I don't cry what are u talkin about!!! haha who always pulls u out when u get stuck good old me! Its juts how we do i pull u out u make me a skid plate
ha ha funny
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I was wondering...is that a floating skidplate? Hey Scott, when you building mine...lol
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Haha i didn't build that. Thats all Johnathans Skill man not me i can't take credit for that!
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What is it going to bolt to? I noticed it won't bolt to the stock skid location.
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...to the crossmember and to the tow hook mounts?
just a guess
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Looks really great man!
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...to the crossmember and to the tow hook mounts?
just a guess
yeah that was the plan
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Nice job there Jon! Scotty...get this damn thing on man! So John....When you gonna start on mine!???
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i would make them but we are extremely busy at work, but i could always try to fit them in

If i was going to make them and sell em what would you guys think a good price would be? that is as long as i can get steel
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With the quality of it adn the weight.. would you accept somewhere around a hundred bucks, then whatever shipping may be?


Its lookign fantastic, adn very very urable....

I honestly dont know the price on steel nowadays, so you got me on if I'm near a ballpark or not.. I know I would definatly pay that for myself in a second if there was one available...!
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that thing is sweet....wish i could get one like the made up
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yeah we went to fit it up and of coarse i made it too long. Gonna make a few modifications to it tomm and weld mounting brackets to the frame. The only good thing that came from my f up is that the one garage we stopped at, we came away with a new roll bar/ light bar off a toyota that we are going to modify to fit all for free
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Haha yeah the best part had to be that man! Made it all worth it..but heres some pictures in the warehouse...sorry idk what happened my hand got shakey.

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The new Bed Roll bar i got for free.
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Jon goin to town on the skid plate so we could bed the ****
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