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Icon5 i have some questions and ideas about making my own skidplate

i went down to the metal fab shop by my house today and talked to a guy about purchasing a peice of steel diamond plate. I dont have a welder to weld on a skid plate so im planning on doing it just by bolting it on. My first question is, what size should i get? i have never had a skid plate on my own vehicle before and im not sure on the shape i should have it cut. My second question is, how do i bolt on the skid plate? i was looking under my truck today and i couldnt figure out where to bolt on a skidplate. will i need to drill some holes in the frame? i have a 93 ranger 4x4. will a skid plate even fit on my truck? i was looking at them online and i couldnt find one for my year of truck.
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I used:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Diamond-plate-al...QQcmdZViewItem

i know you have a different year, suspension setup, drivetrain, but maybe an idea?
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Yea i have a 94 and want(ed) to make a skidplate. Ive looked on numerous sites with out finding the first one being made. so i dunno if you can make one fit with the ttb setup. I really havent spent much time under my truck trying to come up with an idea either... so for now ive kinda given up on the idea
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Yea i have a 94 and want(ed) to make a skidplate. Ive looked on numerous sites with out finding the first one being made. so i dunno if you can make one fit with the ttb setup. I really havent spent much time under my truck trying to come up with an idea either... so for now ive kinda given up on the idea
Same here.... damn TTB
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It helps when you have winch mount. Mine is being "bobbed" in the rear to clear the SAS since theres no dropped crossmember back there anymore. And it will still mount to the frame in the middle (now the rear edge) as it did before. But it will also have brackets in the front to attach to the winch mount. I would think you could make something to tie one into the tow hook locations easily enough.

You don't need one UNDER the TTB so it'll just be a shorter plate is all.
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i must ask this question. What is SAS and TTB? is there a glossary around here?
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i must ask this question. What is SAS and TTB? is there a glossary around here?

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thank ya kindly sirs
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http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/bumpers_carriers.html
$75 right now...

maybe get some more pics from them for an idea...
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http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/bumpers_carriers.html
$75 right now...

maybe get some more pics from them for an idea...

i was just looking at that website. those skid plates are made to mount onto their custom bumpers. Do you think they could tell me how they mount their skid plates otherwise? i should call them and ask them for the blue prints.
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i must ask this question. What is SAS and TTB? is there a glossary around here?
Ha ha! We should have a glossary!
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Ha ha! We should have a glossary!
damn straight. other forums do
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ohhhhhh thats a good one. THX
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You don't need one UNDER the TTB so it'll just be a shorter plate is all.

I am not 100% sure on a TTB but since I have a solid front axle I want to have a skid to stop the mud and water from flying into the belt system and causing it to slip.
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I am not 100% sure on a TTB but since I have a solid front axle I want to have a skid to stop the mud and water from flying into the belt system and causing it to slip.
agreed,x10000
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The pic FX2.3 posted gave me some ideas for a custom skid plate, or at least attachment ideas...
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Yea i'd like to get one made also lucky my gf's father is a machinest and can get me what ever i want really cheap
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I have my custom skid plate one my truck. I have a 96.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44279

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44824

The amber lights are off now. But that should spark an idea. Tonkaranger04 has one as well. Same set up as me.
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