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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Overboard on custom skidplate-writeup!

OK, I did the writeup on my superford site, and it is supported by 8 pics, including 2 drawn schematics with some dimensions. Hopefully this will give a good idea on a way to seriously help protect the tank. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] gas tank armor
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looks good! next week i am gonna build mine, cept its gonna be welded together and cover the whole thing in 1/4".
i hope you had a torch to help make those bends!!
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that looks pretty good man! Now you gotta take it out and try to dent it!
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That's pretty nice man! I was thinking of something similar but now that you've laid out all the work... I might just plagerise you! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I definately got my work laid out for me for my welding so I've been writing out the plans now so I'll just have to cut and weld and not ponder what the hell I need to do next. I don't think my roll cage is in the cards this time but It will probably be as soon as I can find someone with a pipe bender. Take care man! It looks great!
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Re: Overboard on custom skidplate-writeup!

you have an axle seal or wheel cylinder going out in your passanger side rear tire? the one pic shows oil, but the rest look dry.
http://www.superford.org/registry/us...8/P1010117.JPG
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Humm yeah thats something. Dont think its the wheel cylinder though. Tends to toss brake fluid all over the back of the tire. Matter of fact thats the same side I had to replace. Only take about 15 minutes.
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Re: Overboard on custom skidplate-writeup!

Dude!!!
VERY nice!!! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I like. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Nice job on the radii too.
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Re: Overboard on custom skidplate-writeup!

Thanks guys!

BurnedBronco, as I recall I had just washed it, but I will check it, think it was just some water coming out.

Norm, plaguerize away, that's what the whole sharing of info./ideas is about. You may not want something just like mine, but it gives you something to go on right?

I wish I had a torch for this, sure would have made it easier. Burnedbronco, don't know why you would want 1/4". As high as you already sit, just work with 3/16" and get something for the bottom and back. You with the torch, this would be a couple hour deal. That plate I used is very strong, and was very heavy. If you used 1/4" and did the whole thing (sides too??) the skid would probably weigh over 100 lbs. !

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Re: Overboard on custom skidplate-writeup!

i gonna do the whole thing out of the 1/4 inch do to me having a 5' by 12' peice laying around, so ill just make it out of that. im gonna cut chunks out of spots where i dont need it to lighten it up so its a little less heavy. ill show you guys the pics once i start on it next week.
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Re: Overboard on custom skidplate-writeup!

Well, that makes sense. I can vouch that plate steel is not cheap. I have been used to buying small pieces of tubing, angle iron, etc, and when I bought this piece from my local steel place, it was $40! You don't want to know what the same piece would have been in stainless. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

All things considered though, I had been checking out sites that sell skid plates (mainly jeep stuff). 3/16" skids were going for $200-350 typically!
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