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Where can I pick up a front skid plate ?

I dont have my lower valance anymore ( Thank you florida for the flood water bullcrap, somehow It got yanked off, partly due my fault for going through every puddle I saw )



I remeber a guy was selling one and it looked really good, I've tried looking on ebay for one, If I remeber right you have to remove the valance anyway.

Tried with google but no luck, just instruction and pictures, or my truck isn't in the datebase for the product.


Also, a link to the 2inch leveling kit for the front would be perfect too :)
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leveling the front..coil spacers?

as for skid plates... do people actually sell skid plates that are worth a damn for rangers? mine is home made out of 1/4" steel
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its "custom" Matt, not "home made"
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for a '97 it will have to be a custom unit.....there isn't any companies that manufacture a skid plate for a '97 and older Ranger....
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for a '97 it will have to be a custom unit.....there isn't any companies that manufacture a skid plate for a '97 and older Ranger....
dang straight man..... fletch12518 and i got ours made, well i got my bro to make me one out of 10 gauge steel
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James duff makes a skid plate that you might be able to use. It is designed to work with their bumper but you may be able to make up some brackets to work with your stock bumper.

http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/bumpers_carriers.html
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skid plates on ebay for rangers is a hit and miss deal, and the way to find skid plates for rangers on ebay is to use THIS search term:

Ranger Skid
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its "custom" Matt, not "home made"
its home made, i made it
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home made would be like pie or cake or lemonade, if you fab up a skid plate we call it custom


back at ya


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caseys is custom... he paid to get his built lol


how about it put "custom home made" would that make u happy?
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dang straight man..... fletch12518 and i got ours made, well i got my bro to make me one out of 10 gauge steel

I wonder where you got that set up from.........??????? lol
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Oh man, I got such a good smart a$$ remark but I'm not going to say it,

and yeah custom is really the only way to go and get your moneys worth.
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If it looks like crap it's home made. If it looks decent it's custom.
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Lol :)


thanks for the info, Yeah the James Duff one is the one I saw some body selling, Ill check more into it
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If it looks like crap it's home made. If it looks decent it's custom.
then ill change it to custom
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eh, i paid $55 shipped to my door for the front plate, $40 shipped for the transfer case skid plate, and $90 shipped for the gas tank. with all mounting hardware included. Id call that 'getting my moneys worth.

Side note: explorer gas tank skid plates WILL not work with out extensive modification - the brackets are welded in the wrong spots!
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^^^ but when you go to the factory and they want like $200 for the front skid, that is not worth it, especially if when you hit it hard it crumbles.

If I was going to pay 200 bucks for one skid it better be able to jump over any obstacle that is in front of it. haha
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I wonder where you got that set up from.........??????? lol
Pics?
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I was kinda hoping for better pics... to see what it is bolted to on the bottom, trying to get ideas for my own.
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I was kinda hoping for better pics... to see what it is bolted to on the bottom, trying to get ideas for my own.

I'll get some pics for you. Its is very easy.
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I'll get some pics for you. Its is very easy.
Thank you.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...highlight=skid

theres mine, if i did it again, or re design it, it will be narrower so there is room to bolt it to the frame, right now, as u can see the up right parts are welded to the middle of the sections that attach to the frame
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theres mine, if i did it again, or re design it, it will be narrower so there is room to bolt it to the frame, right now, as u can see the up right parts are welded to the middle of the sections that attach to the frame
You have a different front end design But thanks!
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