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Trail Toys UHMW Gas Tank Skid

Discussion in 'Trail Toys' started by SMKYTXN, Mar 2, 2015.

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What color of UHMW would you prefer?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2015.
  1. BLUE

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. BLACK

    52 vote(s)
    75.4%
  3. RED

    10 vote(s)
    14.5%
  1. Mar 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM
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    SMKYTXN

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    Skids are currently in stock!

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    I have put together a new gas tank skid for 2nd gen Tacomas. My skid is made out of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Polyethylene. The material is a full ¼” thick and is very puncture resistant and slippery. The material is actually silicon injected which adds to it’s tendency to slip over obstacles rather than get caught on them.

    The skid attaches to your truck using 2” endless loop cam buckle straps. Two hooks are provided that slip over the passenger side of the gas tank straps and two anchor mounting brackets bolt to the drivers side of the gas tank straps. The beauty of this design is that those of us that didn’t buy off roads don’t have to buy new $80 gas tank straps. The breaking strength of the webbing and associated hardware is 6,000lbs.

    The skid weighs in at a meager 8lbs. We already have enough weight on the drivers side of the truck, no need to add any more to that than we have too.

    Don’t forget that you don’t have to paint this skid ever! :D

    Installation time should be less than an hour.



    By popular request, the default color of the skids will be black. Here is the complete package.

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    Prototype pictures below.

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  2. Mar 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    TheNatural

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    But... does it come in black?
     
  3. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    SMKYTXN

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    The standard color is Blue. Black is available for a slight upcharge.

    For the most part the other colors are meant for specific purposes. There's a bright red that is intended for high heat applications, for instance.

    I can put together a list of colors and costs if folks are interested.
     
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  4. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:08 PM
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    KenLyns

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    How does the skid terminate at the rear? Any potential interference with diff lock actuator guards? (Though the skid probably can be trimmed easily to accommodate.)
     
  5. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:11 PM
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    TheNatural

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    I'd be interested in a price for black.

    The low weight of these is really appealing, especially because it's all on one side. I haven't totally convinced myself yet though.. it feels weird to put things on my truck that aren't steel.

    High heat could be useful. If your gas tank ever catches fire, you can reuse the skid on the next taco! :cool:
     
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  6. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    SMKYTXN

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    The skid terminates about six inches before the end of the gas tank. There shouldn't be any interference issues.

    I will get prices on the different colors tomorrow. LOL, I think you might have bigger issues if you catch your truck on fire than trying to reuse a skid.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:23 PM
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    phillstill

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  8. Mar 2, 2015 at 11:32 PM
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    UHMWPE is good shit. SO MANY uses for it. This is a new one on me.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2015 at 4:11 AM
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  10. Mar 3, 2015 at 7:36 AM
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    Hot damn!!! :bravo:

    Ready to make under aero as well. :) Seriously though. I'd be #1 on that list if I off roaded.... however.....it is still quite useful if I ever rally cross....hmm..
     
  11. Mar 3, 2015 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks Mark. You do know those course cones are notorious for ruining gas tanks, right? Better jump on it. :D
     
  12. Mar 3, 2015 at 8:29 AM
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    hmmmm, new bathroom vanity or a kickass gas tank skid....decisions decisions. Might have to opt out of the gb, but i will have one of these soon!
     
  13. Mar 3, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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  14. Mar 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM
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    I will have to verify that the distance between the cross member and the mounting straps are the same. Shipping is definitely going to be more, but I won't know how much till I take these things over for shipping. Send me a PM with your location so I can get you a quote.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM
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    Ok, I verified the colors and pricing. I am able to get blue, red, and black. I will be buying full sheets, so for this group buy I would like to stick to one color. Please voice your opinion as to what color you would prefer.

    I will honor my stated prices for whatever color is chosen. Prices will vary once the group buy is over.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    I run a 1/2" one on my Ford, but in hdpe. Slick as shit!
     
  17. Mar 3, 2015 at 2:34 PM
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    I'm somewhat interested depending on how it fits my DCLB. I measured the distance from the center line of the holes you used for mounting on the cross member to front edge of the gas tank. I got 16".
     
  18. Mar 3, 2015 at 4:02 PM
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    Please measure the distance between the straps and from the front strap to the front of the tank. Thanks!
     
  19. Mar 3, 2015 at 4:12 PM
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    So much want! Was thinking about a steel one but the weight is considerable. This is an awesome solution to that issue.
     
  20. Mar 3, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    From center to center, the straps are 24 1/2" apart. From the center of the front strap to the front of the tank is 11 1/2".
     

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