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rubiconvict05 09-14-2012 12:59 PM

Home made skid plates
So I have a dropped transfer case and I am looking to make som skids and angle them up so it doesn't plow snow this winter. What guage steel should I use and do you think aluminium would work? I do some off roading and want them to be durable. I could buy some but money is always tight and I have a metal brake and welder so I want to take on the project myself. Any suggestions would be nice.

RubiCobra 09-14-2012 01:04 PM

Is a SYE kit outside your budget?

I would raise my fatory skid back up to where it belongs before I put that much work into homemade skids.

rubiconvict05 09-14-2012 01:10 PM

Eventually I could swing it I want to do a sye. Basically I want something to get me through winter for now. Just a small up angled skid to keep tons of snow from packing in the belly pan like dirt does. something small would work from what I can tell.

Imped 09-14-2012 01:32 PM

Go get some 3/16" plate the length of the flat portion of the skid and weld it on at your desired angle.......

Then once you get tired of that not helping very much, go flat.

rubiconvict05 09-15-2012 02:51 PM

3/16 sounds good now the question if I do go all out and build some stuff should I use aluiminum and tig weld it together? I will probably go steel since its more cost effective.

Galagher 09-15-2012 11:28 PM


Imped 09-16-2012 10:10 AM

3/16" steel will work if it's properly supported. Aluminum will work if it's the proper grade, thickness and is properly supported.......

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