I agree with this completely. If any real work is involved in making it function and fit and it is as simple as this item, either make your own or look at other designs.How much is a piece of steel that size? The corner bends are cool, but you could weld a lip if you needed to. Seems like a lot of fabrication needed for that part, and you could do the same with a piece of steel. If you can cut and weld metal, I wouldn't buy that.
U have any details on what would b required I been wanting to get a flatter skid and would like to do it myself like with this one but haven't been able to find any write ups on doing the mount. I made my own sliders and do all my own work but like to have something to read over and help me get going in the right direction.How much trouble it will be is a function of how good you are with basic tools, how precise your measuring is, and how well you understand the basic function of that skid plate/crossmember.
I could have that skid ready to bolt up in about 90 minutes but I've also built several flat skids before.
Go look up prices on 1/4" steel plate, your not saving much buying it yourself. I would definitely pay a little extra for the bends, properly drilled bolt pattern, and clean cuts.I agree with this completely. If any real work is involved in making it function and fit and it is as simple as this item, either make your own or look at other designs.
Paying $150 for "laser cut precision" is a waste of time and money if you then have to hack all over it to make it work, IMHO.