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Old 04-21-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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all this skid plate talk

with every1 talkin skid plates lately i got thinkin.... would it not be a lot cheaper (and not that hard) to weld up custom plates instead? how heavy duty you think they would have to be.... was thinking maybe some some rebar/angle irons/plate steel could do nicely......

any1 have any thoughs i dont know too much about skids other than that i want them too but cant afford them.

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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Weld plates on so that you cant access whats behind them later? What happens when its time for maintenance? .02

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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no weld plates into existance lol.... bolt them to the frame... sorry
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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OH hahaha no worries... ppl have done it... just takes time/experience that alot of us dont have...
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theres lots of write ups on it. Scotch740 did a nice write up over on JF, with drawings and dimensions.

if you have a welder its not a bad way to go...but i think by the time your done with fitment issues and working on the kinks you will have saved lots of time and money by just buying it from UCF or Rokmen. besides, have you seen the price of steel lately?!
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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GOOD POINT! i do ok though one of the guys in my wheeling club is a metal supplier
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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3/16" is as heavy as you need for a skidplate.

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