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TTB D35 Armor

I had little time off and decided to add a little armor for the aluminum D35 housing and the yoke. The only thing I am not sure about is the color.lol

Its all 1/4" plate and protects the entire diff and yoke.

I used cardboard to for a pattern. It took a while to turn the cardboard into 1/4" steel, but it turned out pretty good.
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It uses a 3/8" 3.5" muffler clamp around the pinion bearing and I boxed in the clamp's saddle, and then it uses the 5 lower bolts from the diff.
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nice!! totally function with a pinion guard and everything!!! i really like it alot! NICE WORK! how much time would you guess you put into that??
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sweet and sexy. have you thought about maybe putting something on the section that goes on the diff to protect the bolts? maybe a frame of sorts?

either way, looks really good. i like!!
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post up some more pics of your truck cause i dont remember it nor have i seen it really!
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nice!! totally function with a pinion guard and everything!!! i really like it alot! NICE WORK! how much time would you guess you put into that??
3 hrs. Most of that went into getting the front peice cut and shaped. After I bolted it on the res was easy, just cut some cardboard and then transfer it to metal and tack together. I saved all the stencils, so if I ever build another one, I can cut all the pieces ahead of time and then just tack it all together and weld it up.
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post up some more pics of your truck cause i dont remember it nor have i seen it really!
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here is a link to my whole build.
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NIce I like that. good work!
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Looks badass man
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NIce I like that. good work!
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Seth, great work man! Nothing I love more than homemade parts!

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sweet and sexy. have you thought about maybe putting something on the section that goes on the diff to protect the bolts? maybe a frame of sorts?

either way, looks really good. i like!!
How about some of these bolt protectors:

They are a bit pricey though.
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Seth, great work man! Nothing I love more than homemade parts!



How about some of these bolt protectors:

They are a bit pricey though.
Bolt Protector Spacer 3/8" (16 pack)
I really dont think they will be an issue. They will hit straight on and it will take a pretty good whack to damage a 10.8 bolt.
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Its been a while since I have been on so i figured I would post an update.
I had to take my skid off so I could tack another one together. I decided to go ahead and add the gussets to mine and the new one I was making.

I dont have any pictures of it on the truck since the paint was still drying when I left for school.
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need my address to send me one so i can test it for your?
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That's some nice work.
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looks great, like the idea of the muffler clamp

got any measurements of the plates, or the new bolts?

I coulda used that when i smashed my explorer into a rock
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I'm guessing that'd be real beneficial for a rock climber and useless for everyday driving?

Looks like you do AWESOME work. Good job! :)
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Looks great!
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Damn Nice! Great work!
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