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DIY Skid Plate?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Papa Tac, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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    Papa Tac

    Papa Tac [OP] Adjunct Anarchist

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    What do you do when you come across a street sign on the roadside?
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    Wipe it off and hope no one was looking...


    Seriously, I'm looking for your help in making a F.O.R.D. Skid plate (found on road side discarded). I've gotten little help from Search on Homemade skid plates, and hoping the Great Hive Mind on TW could point me towards a plan or drawing with measurements for making a skid from a street sign.
    I don't do any rock-crawling or major 4wheeling, just rough dirt roads and light 4x4, so I don't need grown-up protection.
    If anyone can point me towards info on measurements, pics, installation etc it'd be much appreciated.
    I've got plans on doing one for my Subie Impreza wagon, but wondering about Taco, too
    The sign I found...ahem the signs I liberated, are: 2 of 24"x24", 1 each of 12"x24" and 24"x36". I assume they're standard thickness, and can be bolted together if needed.
    If anyone has any other DIY ideas for street signs, pass them on!
    BTW my Taco is a 2010 AC, manual base model.

    thanks in advance for your help - if this happens, there will be pics!
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    well, assuming its standard crap steel, it does not bend nice, and likes to crack, unless you use a legit bender. which would make everything easy.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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    Papa Tac

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    Heh, I figured it's not choice material...
    But I'm gonna try anyway - I could buy for real, but where's the headache in that?
    Cheers
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    DIVERMAN

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    Tailgate theft prevention, Locking rear window, Blind spot mirrors, Fogs on anytime, Rear diff breather relocated, Bed storage locks, LEDs in/out, Relocated trailer plug(custom!), OEM bed mat, OEM running boards, OEM bed divider, Bed lights, Rev lights, Raptor lights, WeatherTech floor mats and window vents, Extra D-rings, ImMrYo Bracket, UWS low pro black toolbox, Carhartt seat covers,
    i used one to make a skid plate for my quad years ago. it was aluminum, took anything i threw at it and more. held up real nice.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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  6. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Papa Tac

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    Beautiful Foz, man! I already had favorited your page, love your build.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    Fuze911

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    Thx man. I do miss that foz. Especially the gas mileage lol.
     
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