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Anyone made some skid plates

Discussion in 'Armor' started by Darkgoatracer, May 18, 2017.

  1. May 18, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    Darkgoatracer

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    Hey guys, has anyone posted up a build thread of home made skid plates? Maybe with measurements? I looked and didn't see anthing.
     
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  2. May 18, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    This is a drawing I got from @Sub-Zero. I haven't had a chance to work on this yet but I did get under there and take some measurements for the mounting bolts. I'm going to make a few changes. Namely reduce the angle of the bash plate. I'll try to get that drawn as well.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. May 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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  4. May 18, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    Do you know what the x and similar lines are for?
     
  5. May 18, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    It's cross bracing to protect it from bend in when it's hit.
     
  6. May 18, 2017 at 4:50 PM
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    Ah I see. Any ideas what he planned on making that bracing out of?
     
  7. May 18, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    I would use 1" x 1" x 1/4" angle iron. Lay it on the open face so it points straight up.

    I will try to get my modifications drawn in the next day or so and posted.
     
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    Sweet! Do you have measurements or the file for it? I really want to try making one.
     
  10. May 18, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    The modifications I"m making are going to make it look pretty much like yours.
     
  11. May 18, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    If anyone feels like making an extra set one day and sticking them in the mail to me,feel free!
     
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    I used 1/8x1x1 angle
     
  13. May 19, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    Also I did a 45* angle on the sides but I would do 90* if I did it again
     
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    Anyone feel like sharing the files from their skids for a fellow DIY'er ?
     
  15. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Here ya go....double check the dimensions

    ifs-trans skid.jpg
     
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    Lets say a person had access to aluminum road signs.... think theyd hold up to much of anything?
     
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    I think light snow would bend them :rofl:

    But mine are 1/4" thick
     
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    :rofl: you would probably be okay if you ran over some cotton candy....but that's about it
     
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    What about TWO? lol
     
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