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Aluminum skid

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04YodaTaco, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jan 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    04YodaTaco

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    Looking for an aluminum front skid for my 2.7l first gen. Anyone have one with good opinions? I am looking for one with access to the oil drain plug.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    Good luck finding one :D
    I know they make them for second gens (I seen them)
     
  3. Jan 4, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    OZ-T

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    pm Relentless , he makes a 2nd gen skid in aluminum , not sure about 1st gens
     
  4. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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    Not sure I'd wa t an aluminum skid to be honest..
     
  5. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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    1/4" aluminum is pretty stout

    Obviously not steel but not tinfoil either
     
  6. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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    Yea..ill go steel haha
     
  7. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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    That's cool

    Just saying all the fish and work boats around here are 1/4" aluminum
     
  8. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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    Carry on......
     
  9. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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    For the price tho..could get 1/4" steel cheaper
     
  10. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    Can't argue that
     
  11. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    Alright I will give that a shot. Looks like what I want won't be easy to obtain. Maybe I can find someone local to fab something up for me.


    As far as the aluminum vs. steel debate goes I realize the advantages of steel but aluminum seems worth it for two reasons:
    -Won't rust like steel.
    -Lighter weight.

    I guess if getting aluminum isn't easy or costs a lot I will get a steel one and coat it real good before I install it to head off the rust.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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  13. Jan 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    Well if you have a shop you can do what I do. After every year once the cold hits..I just pull all the armor off and repaint it :) other e sliders..but I paint those too.

    It's kinda a pain I guess..but worth it I think.

    Was easy when I just had a front bumper :laugh:

    But yea..gonna cost a ton. I can see the weight part being nice though
     
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