1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1st Gen skid plates

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by MetalMiller, Oct 3, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM
    #1
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    Group Buy

    BATCH CLOSED- New buy open: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/bu...ller-skid-plates-1st-2nd-gen.html#post4267378

    Here are some pics of the 4 that shipped out this round.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    First gen skids are finally here!
    95.5 to 2004 Tacos and 96 to 02 4Runners

    I have finally been able to come up with a design to replace the first gen stock skid plates.

    Like my 2nd gen skids, I do offer custom cuts in these skids. You can see examples of my work at www.metalmiller.com.

    The Product:

    The design is a solid 1 piece of 3/16 carbon steel that is designed to take a much heavier beating than the stock skids. This will work for 95.5 to 2004 model Tacomas and 96 to 02 4Runners.

    There are bends on the sides to add rigidity to the design to give it more strength. (Hence the wings you see on the sides)

    Installation:

    Simple bolt on design, just unbolt your stock skids and bolt this bad boy on. New Grade 8 bolts are provided to compensate for the thicker plate.


    Pricing:

    Bare skid: 250
    Custom Cut: add 20
    Shipping: 50
    Powdercoating: add 60

    I'll take 10% off once I get 5 orders and I can go up to 15% once we reach 10. It will be up to you guys whether we wait for the 10 or close at 5.

    Note: the discount does not apply to shipping. They arent very flexible on their charges

    Purchasing:

    I have begun a list of people interested in purchasing this skid.
    Here are some pics of the prototype mounted before the design changes were made to the drawing. You can see the coverage this skid has. I have recently added a few more pictures.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Example of the Metalmiller M in black powdercoat
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Skid with lights mounted behind cuts. PM Drunknsloth for lighting details

    NEW PICS Final design minus the oil drain hole.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]





    September Batch Orders:
    1. Biggie (no coat, No cutout)
    2. Hayabusa3303 (no coat, TACOMA cutout, No backplate)
    3. 01Tac0ma (no coat, unattached white backplate)
    4.Scwerks
    5. Filled

    People interested in waiting for the 15% discount
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:40 PM
    #2
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    Another pic of a skid thats about to ship. This one has a white backplate behind the TRD
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM
    #3
    biggie

    biggie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Member:
    #62237
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Collin
    Tucson
    Vehicle:
    LT Silver Bullet
    come on guys just 2 more spots to fill
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 at 3:38 PM
    #4
    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Member:
    #57195
    Messages:
    3,318
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma
    Camburg LT kit DMZ SUA kit SCS wheels Matte Black custom paint
    if everyone is willing to wait to get 10+ buyers to get the 15% discount, then count me in.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 8:07 AM
    #5
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    I've added a spot for people that are holding out for the 15% discount if we get 10 people. Just say the word and I'll add you to the list
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    #6
    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Member:
    #57195
    Messages:
    3,318
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma
    Camburg LT kit DMZ SUA kit SCS wheels Matte Black custom paint
    thanks, i will keep my eye on this.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    #7
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Feet in the water...

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62169
    Messages:
    3,786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    San Jose, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2002 Xtra-Cab 4x4, V6, SR-5, TRD Off-Road
    Something that slightly resembles a Tacoma...
    What's the pricing like on one like this?? It's not mentioned in the OP.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM
    #8
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    The pricing is just above the pics. Here it is again anyways, I feel like it's pretty fair since it's replacing 2 stock skids.

    Pricing:

    Bare skid: 250
    Custom Cut: add 20
    Shipping: 50
    Powdercoating: add 60

    I'll take 10% off once I get 5 orders and I can go up to 15% once we reach 10. It will be up to you guys whether we wait for the 10 or close at 5.

    Note: the discount does not apply to shipping. They arent very flexible on their charges
     
  9. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM
    #9
    norcalduck510

    norcalduck510 SlammedSociety

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Member:
    #64785
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    S.F.BayArea
    Vehicle:
    SlammedSingleCab 2RZ-FE
    Slammed! 7/8 17x9.5 VolkTE37 knockoffs Custom Intake/Exhaust
    Will this skidplate work for 4cyl 2wd? Does it protect oil pan completely?
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 8:29 AM
    #10
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    I have not been under one of those, do they come with 2 stock skids?
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 8:48 AM
    #11
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    Just need ONE more!!!
     
  12. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:32 PM
    #12
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    Filled the 5th spot today! Anyone else who wants to jump in for the discount, let me know ASAP!
     
  13. Oct 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM
    #13
    EL ROJO

    EL ROJO B==D~~

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Member:
    #39302
    Messages:
    5,885
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cory
    Camarillo
    Pretty nice looking skid! And it will or will not work with diff drop? I'm gonna be looking for some skids around tax time :) if u got deal going then too. +1 for nice work!
     
  14. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    #14
    biggie

    biggie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Member:
    #62237
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Collin
    Tucson
    Vehicle:
    LT Silver Bullet
    the 1st gen in the pics has a 1" diff drop
     
  15. Oct 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM
    #15
    EL ROJO

    EL ROJO B==D~~

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Member:
    #39302
    Messages:
    5,885
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cory
    Camarillo
    Oh nice, thanks!
     
  16. Oct 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM
    #16
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    Here is a pic of a TACOMA cut out that I'm doing in one of the skids. This skid will be waterjet cut since the design has bit more detail than the the TRD cut
    [​IMG]
    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
  17. Nov 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM
    #17
    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38782
    Messages:
    6,175
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    West Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    SAS 01 TRD 4x4
    Look at build!
    Any updates?
     
  18. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM
    #18
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    They should be cut any day, I'll get a more accurate update this afternoon.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM
    #19
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16970
    Messages:
    1,241
    Gender:
    Male
    I was told that they will be ready on Tuesday. So I'll get them them, do a qc check and ship them out right away.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2011 at 8:08 AM
    #20
    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38782
    Messages:
    6,175
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    West Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    SAS 01 TRD 4x4
    Look at build!
    Awesome! do they have the oil drain cut out in them?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
To Top