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Fabbed some skidplates today...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TL697, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Removed the thin, stamped skid plates, and made some of my own...

    - 3/16"

    You can see where I've already scraped up the frame in a few spots...

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    "Spined" the skidplate for the transmission with angle iron since it spans from one crossmember to the other...

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  2. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    tonyplanet

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    Looks nice. Pretty clean looking. I like the detail you have on your cross-over pipe. I need to re-locate my cross-over pipe, it got a few dings.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    TL697

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    Thanks...

    I might put a couple kickers back to the frame on each side of the crossover guard since it just floats after the trans skidplate...
     
  4. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Nice work! I'm making skids too but so far I've only done the front diff plate. Won't be able to finish the rest until the fall semester. I take a metal work hobby class at the local community college.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    Sorry to double post.

    I was dealing with this same issue on the planning of mine. The options I came up with are:
    -Like you said, run supports out to the frame like the allpro one
    -Re-route the exhaust
    -Build a heavy replacement for the transfer case skid and connect the exhaust skid to it

    Still haven't decided.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    TL697

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    I used my shop at work...

    Total cost so far - (1) six pack MGD for the welding shop manager... :D
     
  7. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    looks good :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    If you replace the transfer case skid and want to link it to the exhaust crossover skid, remember not to fasten any part of it to the transfer case... It is "rubber isolated" and the skideplates are not...

    ~Troy
     
  9. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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  10. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    Yeah, if I go that route I was just planning to overlap it so that if the exhaust flap gets pushed up, it would just run into the transfer case skid.
    Honestly, that was the least likely of my options. I'm strongly leaning toward building one either like the allpro that covers both the exhaust and transfer case with cross members to the frame or just re-routing the exhaust and replacing the stock transfer skid with a heavy one of same dimensions.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Yeah, I may add on to the exhaust skid to cover the transfer case, and then kick it back to the frame on each side like the allpro one... Might work on that tomorrow...
     
  12. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    Dude thats bad ass. I've got a case, my turn next? :D
     
  13. Jun 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Nice work! Do you know how much that weighed? Personally I dont care about weight, but the suspension tends to squat, so did you lose any clearance?
     
  14. Jun 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    That looks awesome man! Only thing I'd be a bit cautious about though is having that front lip over the stock plastic bumper.... should it get bent somehow wouldn't it potentially dig into it?
     
  15. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    Man that is awesome! Looks great!!
     
  16. Jun 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Not sure about the weight... More concerned about the protection... I can always add some 5100's, but didn't notice any different clearance...
     
  17. Jun 14, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Well, I figured that anything up that high would potentially damage the bumper anyways... So, I figure if it deflects a few branches, it fuctions a planned... I plan to buy or build an ARB style bumper anyways...
     
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