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Skid plates by Metalmiller

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by CJH9980, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Jan 1, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    CJH9980

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    As some of you know, metalmiller is going to start making skid plates for us. They will be available soon, he's working with his metal suppliers to get the best deal before he advertises a final price.

    Here are some pics of the prototype, this one is unfinished. He's going to have the option when you buy it to either get it finished by him, or receive it unfinished for a lower price.

    They will be made with 3/16" steel. It fits my 2010 TRD OR, so It should fit all 2005+ prerunners/4wd's

    Here's pics:

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    This one was taken next to a fierce doberman pinscher, so you can see how beefy it is. (not a mini pin..well maybe)
     
  2. Jan 1, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    raskal311

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    Picture of it on the truck?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    this was the first prototype. I am actually going to be working on the hole placement and mounting hardware with the next one. I'll probably be able to get the 2nd one done next week. I'll definately get some pics of these guys mounted as soon as the design gets fine tuned
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:51 PM
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    yosh2000

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    if he could put those cool dimple die cutouts on there like the old downey ones i would be all over it!!
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    got a pic of the cutouts?
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    choptop

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    Nice!:popcorn:
     
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    :DIll take it. I have always wanted a dog like that. Poke holes in box for shipping:p
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    ^ but just make sure to have an access hole predrilled for the oil drain bolt!! the downeys you had to drill this hole yourself...
     
  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    lembowski

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    Those are awesome yosh! If his come out like that and are affordable I for sure want one. Those Downey ones were $180+shipping.......that was a damn fine price.
     
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    Nice work Metalmiller.

    See guys there is good work coming out of Texas.
     
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    yea, i've been trying to find some hookups that could make me one off for cheap...also almost scored a used one for $50, but missed it to a local guy.:mad:

    if MetalMiller can mimic the downey one, that will be on my list soon.

    ...come on guys, get your LED cluster or HID retro done by me so i can have money for mods!!
     
  15. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    Fortunately all the design work is in my hands so I can tweak them for the users tastes. Thanks for posting those pics, I like how those look. They looked kind of thin though... the ones i did were 3/16 would people be upset if i went from that to 10 gauge? that is from .1875 to .135 thickness. It might lighten it up a bit too.
     
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    I like how the Downey ones were strong enough to be a jack point. I would love if you could keep the strength of those.

    Weight is not a concern of mine.
     
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    Is there a purpose to the cutouts or are they just for looks? If it's just for looks, I don't see the point and don't want to give anything an opportunity to get through those holes and damage anything.
     
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    I figured people would be more concerned about durability than the weight of the plates. The reason I havent put any cut outs or designs in the plate was to prevent anything from passing through and potentially damaging anything behind. But like i said before, the options are still open for design, I'm working on getting the mounting holes just right and will be extending the last portion to cover the front diff.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    I'll thrown in a month's worth of food :D
     
  20. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Those look good, and the holes can be cut easily. Once we have one that fits properly (have to account for the extra lenght to sheild the diff) The cosmetics will be a piece of cake.

    Miller and I were going to do fit tests today, but we ended up cutting trees down from dawn till dusk...5 acres doesn't sound like alot until you're out there w/ a chainsaw...

    But, He'll have a working prototype very soon, and we'll post pics of it mounted
     
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