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First Gen Skid Plate by Metalmiller

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (1995-2004)' started by MetalMiller, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Jun 14, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First gen skids are finally here!

    I have finally been able to come up with a design to replace the first gen stock skid plates.

    Like my 2nd gen skids, I do offer custom cuts in these skids. You can see examples of my work at www.metalmiller.com.

    The Product:

    The design is a solid 1 piece of 3/16 carbon steel that is designed to take a much heavier beating than the stock skids. This will work for 95.5 to 2004 model Tacomas and 96 to 02 4Runners.

    There are bends on the sides to add rigidity to the design to give it more strength. (Hence the wings you see on the sides)

    Installation:

    Simple bolt on design, just unbolt your stock skids and bolt this bad boy on. New Grade 8 bolts are provided to compensate for the thicker plate.

    Since this is the first batch, I am looking to sell just one right now to get some customer feedback then I will be producing these in batches. However, I am taking names right now for the skids and once I get the go ahead from the first skid, I will ask for payment and will put the cut order in for the rest of the skids.

    The first order will receive a $50 dollar discount and comes with a Miller M cut in it :) I'll even go in half for powdercoating if the purchaser would like. That is a potential of $80 off.

    Pricing:

    Bare skid: 250
    Custom Cut: add 20
    Shipping: 50
    Powdercoating: add 60

    Purchasing:

    I have begun a list of people interested in purchasing this skid.
    Here are some pics of the prototype mounted before the design changes were made to the drawing. You can see the coverage this skid has. I have recently added a few more pictures.

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    September Batch Orders:
    1. Biggie (no coat, No cutout)
    2. Hayabusa3303 (no coat, TACOMA cutout, No backplate)
    3. 01Tac0ma (no coat, unattached white backplate)
    4. Scwerks (Naked skid, no cuts)
    5. Filled! (naked, no cuts)

    People interested in waiting for the 15% discount
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  2. Jun 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    MetalMiller

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  3. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    rayny1014

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    works with dif drops?
     
  4. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    The truck you see actually has a 1" diff drop on it
     
  5. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    MetalMiller

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    I will post more pics as I take them.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    damn.. i would like one. just not in the budget right now :(
     
  7. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    MetalMiller

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    It will be worth every penny :)
     
  8. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    im sure it would be :D im going to get one from you eventually to put that finishing touch on the customization of my truck when i revive it
     
  9. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    MetalMiller

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    Haha, have much left to do?
     
  10. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Rucas

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    woot!
    Looks good, Im glad my stock skid got put to good use.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Drunknsloth

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    No doubt! When I got this in the mail it was solid! When I took off my stock skid, this made it feel like the stock skid was made of tin foil. No Joke!
     
  12. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    I'm going to go ahead and make the skid with the M cutout and snap some pics.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Sub'd...Really wish i had the money to get on that right now :D but unfortunatly i have to get some tires first :( i will deffinatly be shoppin for it in the future though!
     
  14. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    So if I'm reading correctly,$280,including shipping and powder coating with your "M" cut in as well,for the first guy to buy.,
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    kmok

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    I'm definitely going to be saving up to get that. I'm going to get my sliders installed and a front bumper first though :cool:
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    trd7

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    now you just need to make one for an early first gen ;)
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    kmok

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    I don't see why it wouldn't fit your truck unless you are talking about the pretaco trucks
     
  18. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    idk this is what miller said??
     
  19. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    kmok

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    I'm pretty sure the skid plates are the same for the 1st gen (95-04) tacomas as well as 3rd gen (96-02) 4runners. My brother's skid plate on his 97 4runner is identical to the skid plate on my 03.
     
  20. Jun 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    I say it fits those year models because I know for sure. There are some people on here that really know there stuff about parts compatibilities. If really like to try it out on an old model. That's good news that these should work with some 4runners
     
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