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07XMan2Door 02-19-2011 09:17 PM

DIY Evap Skid
 
I decided to build my own Evap skid. It's certainly different from all the ones I've seen & I think it's actually stronger than most. I tried to take a pic of it installed but due to the shiney paint it didn't show up at all.
Next time I go out & straddle a huge crack I'll snap a pic & post it.

I started with a piece of 3/16th inch steel plate, 10" x 26". I had to trim it a bit so it wouldn't interfere with the transfer case.

I drilled two 1/2" holes in the transfer case skid, just in front of the cross member. I then drilled two corresponding holes in the Evap Skid & bolted it to the TC skid. Two huge washers were intalled to clamp down on this cross member. This prevents the skid from moving forwards or backwards.

On the other end of the skid I fabricated two brackets that bolt to the framwork of the Jeep, using existing bolts.

Metal strap was welded to the edges of the skid for rigidness & side impact resistance.

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSC01422.jpg

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSC01425.jpg

jcf 02-20-2011 01:10 PM

You do a good job Bruce & it should work great :thumb:

Barrie 02-20-2011 01:13 PM

Looks good Bruce, can't see why it shouldn't work. :thumb:

Ageless Stranger 02-20-2011 01:51 PM

Nice work Bruce. :appl:

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by jcf (Post 1068729)
You do a good job Bruce & it should work great :thumb:

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Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah (Post 1068736)
Looks good Bruce, can't see why it shouldn't work. :thumb:

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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 1068802)
Nice work Bruce. :appl:

Thanks folks. I guess if I keep following Julie around I'm going to find out if it's strong enough. It's deffinatley thicker than the stock TC skid.

Ageless Stranger 02-20-2011 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door (Post 1068813)
Thanks folks. I guess if I keep following Julie around I'm going to find out if it's strong enough. It's deffinatley thicker than the stock TC skid.

I heard she's fun to follow. :cool:

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 1068816)
I heard she's fun to follow. :cool:

It's fun for the most part, but sometimes it hurts, lol. Ask Barrie to show you what happened to his front left swaybar conector while following her.

I also dented my tail pipe & drug my arse pretty good, scuffing up my rear bumper while following her. :(

Perhaps that is a disclaimer in her signature, lol.

Barrie 02-20-2011 02:09 PM

There is a lot of truth to her sig line, just take a look at my trans skid and gas tank skid. But it's so much fun. :D

Ageless Stranger 02-20-2011 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door (Post 1068829)
It's fun for the most part, but sometimes it hurts, lol. Ask Barrie to show you what happened to his front left swaybar conector while following her.

I also dented my tail pipe & drug my arse pretty good, scuffing up my rear bumper while following her. :(

Perhaps that is a disclaimer in her signature, lol.

I'm looking forward to the oppertunity. :)

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah (Post 1068834)
There is a lot of truth to her sig line, just take a look at my trans skid and gas tank skid. But it's so much fun. :D

:rofl:

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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 1068836)
I'm looking forward to the oppertunity. :)

I might be cheaper for you to just stay home & beat your jeep with a hammer? :rofl:

Barrie 02-20-2011 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door (Post 1068843)
:rofl:



I might be cheaper for you to just stay home & beat your jeep with a hammer? :rofl:



:rofl: :D

Ageless Stranger 02-20-2011 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door (Post 1068843)
:rofl:



I might be cheaper for you to just stay home & beat your jeep with a hammer? :rofl:

Nah, I'll make the trip. :)

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 1068856)
Nah, I'll make the trip. :)

Ya, we hope you make the trip too. Should be a blast. Jeff & Julie are real good about spotting & choosing good trails & good lines & avoiding damage. Jeff is real good about hiking back down the trail to make sure everyone makes it.

DANIMAL 02-20-2011 03:11 PM

Good job on the skid plate.

I built my own also (at work). I could not see paying $100 for something that I could make for less than 1/2 of that.

Here are a couple of pics.
http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/47...600x600Q85.jpg

Sorry, no pics of it installed.

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by DANIMAL (Post 1068962)
Good job on the skid plate.

I built my own also (at work). I could not see paying $100 for something that I could make for less than 1/2 of that.

Here are a couple of pics.
http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/47...600x600Q85.jpg

Sorry, no pics of it installed.

Very nice!! I'll get the jeep out today & hopefully the flash wont go off so I can get an installed pic.
Thanks for sharing. I wish we could just delet the cannister alltogether.

Ageless Stranger 02-20-2011 05:27 PM

That second one looks great as well! :punk:

tuff2010 02-20-2011 07:04 PM

Great job!! But it is much easier to spend 10 minutes to relocate it ..

http://image.4wdandsportutility.com/..._kit_after.jpg



http://www.dominionoffroad.com/jeep_...er%204xfix.jpg

jcf 02-20-2011 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by tuff2010 (Post 1069482)
Great job!! But it is much easier to spend 10 minutes to relocate it ..

Nope that mucks up things & you end up with a sick Jeep :facepalm:





You guys stop talking about me & grow some thingy's like mine.................hey wait a minute :eek:

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 08:11 PM

[QUOTE=tuff2010;1069482]Great job!! But it is much easier to spend 10 minutes to relocate it ..QUOTE]

I was going to delete the cannister but read that the computer wont forgive you. Then I was going to relocate it, but I read various times that changing its elevation & distance jacks up things as well. Could be hogwash that's for sure.

Thanks for the complment though!!!

tuff2010 02-20-2011 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jcf (Post 1069494)
Nope that mucks up things & you end up with a sick Jeep :facepalm:

I know quite a few people that have done it, myself included and have had zero issues...

I have heard of a few people having a vacuum code come up , but it was cleared and never came back..

07XMan2Door 02-20-2011 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by tuff2010 (Post 1069641)
I know quite a few people that have done it, myself included and have had zero issues...

I have heard of a few people having a vacuum code come up , but it was cleared and never came back..

Good to know, You hear lots of things that are just crap that's for sure. I heard that chrysler won't warrantee a plethora of things if it has been relocated, lol.

07XMan2Door 02-28-2011 07:08 PM

Here's some pics of it installed.

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSC01438.jpg

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSC01435.jpg

07XMan2Door 03-09-2011 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuff2010 (Post 1069482)
Great job!! But it is much easier to spend 10 minutes to relocate it ..

http://image.4wdandsportutility.com/..._kit_after.jpg



http://www.dominionoffroad.com/jeep_...er%204xfix.jpg

Just wondering why the heck Chrysler didn't put it there in the first place. It looks factory!!

maksevrod 03-11-2011 02:12 PM

Factory - isn't always quality.
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