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RCD Lift compatible Skid by Metalmiller

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by MetalMiller, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    I took some measurements for an RCD lift compatible skid this last weekend. I'll post pictures as it the project progresses. We cut the blanks today and will be doing the forming tomorrow. Here is what I have so far!
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    Screenshot of the design with the Miller M
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    Machine cutting parts
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    Blanks cut on the table
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    Front piece for skid before bending
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    Transfer cover before forming

    Pricing info will come as soon as the final design is done. I have heard there is a need for some protection for the guys with the RCD lifts so I wanted to make something up to fill that need. I will update with photos as this develops. If you have any ideas or comments please PM me or post whats on your mind.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    HOSS454

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    looks good... definitely interested..
     
  3. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    It's gonna be tough, I cant wait to get the bent skid back tomorrow.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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  5. Jun 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Yup! the skid is formed and ready for test fitting. I need to get back down to Houston to fit it up though. Unless there are any guys with the lift in the Shreveport, Louisiana area?

    I'll snap some pics of the bent parts, it's lookin pretty good so far!
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    how much shipped to hawaii? zip code is 96768...
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    when you get pictures please post them!
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    im settin on a 2.5 RCD Classic lift right now, like to see some pics an may be interested in a skid
     
  9. Jun 22, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    I'll be posting them as soon as I can. I will hopefully be able to meet up with the guy I got my measurements from this weekend to at least drop off the skid so he can play with it and take some pictures.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    The first prototype has been mounted. I'll get pictures up asap
     
  11. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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  12. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    any update on this skid? I'm about to pull the trigger on my RCD lift next week & I'm very interested in this skid!
     
  13. Sep 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Yeah, the first prototype was made and sent off for testing. I got distracted, but it worked. I just need to make one design change and it will be good to go. I can put you down for one if you like. I'll be cutting a couple of first gen skids in the next week or so.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    I'll let you know as soon as I get the lift. I always seem to talk myself out of things for my truck so I don't wanna pull the trigger too soon! Thanks bud!
     
  16. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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  17. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Yep! The back skid fit perfectly and I've tweaked the front skid for perfect alignment. I'm just waiting for the guy I sent the skid to to send me some pics. This was about 2 months ago :(
     
  18. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    If you need a new guinea pig, let me know.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    I talked to the guy yesterday. He said he's gonna knock it out this week. Once I get some pics, I'll post em and start a sell of there is some interesr
     
  20. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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