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Anti catalytic converter theft.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by chris4x4, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Jul 11, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Is there any interest in a anti theaft plate for Cats.? Im going to make one, and it will cover the cats. and the tranny. 1/8" steel, painted, and bolt on install. Target price should be $200.00 to $250.00 + shipping. :)
     
  2. Jul 11, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    lsocoee

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    The price is probably fair, but if I'm going that route, I might as well go with the y pipe.

    I think that a lot of people with emissions testing will go this route.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    tacoskim

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    +1 definitely a good solution to stop the theft.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2008 at 12:59 PM
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    I think I'd be interested.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    OK. I'll get on makeing it. I'll post pics when Im done.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    if i still had my 06.....i'd be down for one!!
     
  7. Jul 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    Just this past week I measured and drew one up so it could be sent through our shop to be punched and bent out of sheetmetal. I added louvers so that the cat's could breathe and not get the armor plate so hot and the paint won't burn off of it. I thought about having it made out of stainless but I didn't want that stolen along with the cats. If you want to see my drawing let me know. The only problem would be that I don't have the plate yet to see how well it fits.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2008 at 5:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I thought about useing sheet meatal too, but it wont offer much protection when off roading. My choice to use 1/8" will offer plenty of ventilation, while also protecting the tranny and exhaust from a big impact. I like your idea, though! :)
     
  9. Jul 11, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    Chris, did you use 1/8" for your fuel tank plate? I'm going to work on that one next.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Yep! :) I added some braceing on the uderside, and some stratigicaly placed bends to give it more strength.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    I've got some other questions for you Chris on the fuel tank plate so I'm going to post on that thread so I don't hijack this one anymore.
     
  12. May 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    Hey Chris4x4 just happen to come across this post....was wondering if you ever made the skid for the cats? if so any pics? thanks.
     
  13. May 20, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    I didnt. After I lost my job, I tightened up the spending. Im still planning on it, but not sure when the time frame for it will be.
     
  14. May 20, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    sorry to hear bout the job bro. hope all turns out well.
     
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