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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2000, 02:39 PM
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Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

looking to "clock" Dana 300 and put a new skid-plate with a little more clearance under it, anyone have any schematics, or desing ideas to share?

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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?


Are you talking clearance from the ground up, or clearance between the plate and the tranny?? If you want tranny to plate clearance, I have seen people weld steel bushings in for extra room on applications like that.

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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

Ground clearance. I can never have too much of that..

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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

Robert, I don't have any drawings, but when I clocked my Dana 300 I bolted it back together, marked the area on the right side that
now hung down to far, took it back apart and cut that part off. I then cut a piece of flat stock and welded it in place. How much you can
cut out is dependent on how much you clock the xfercase.

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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

You need to talk to Jeepskate. I was looking to due the same thing and he posted that he was going to due it and take pictures since his Jeep is bodyless. I do not know if he has done yet or not. Check with him.

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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

Would a flat skid-plate be the best? or one with angles or "ramps" be better?
my thought being a flat plate would have too be thicker to support the same weight as one with many smaller pieces put together, correct? The overall idea being a skid plate that could support the Jeep in a high center situation, but also one that will slide over an obstical both forward and reverse.

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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

To see a write up of clocking your TC, check out my web page... I've just finished do this, and I will be running a flat skid plate. (See attached image).



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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

To see a write up of clocking your TC, check out my web page... I've just finished doing this, and I will be running a flat skid plate. (See attached image).



Jim O'Brien
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<a href=http://www.tidesys.com>My jeep page</a>
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Re: Anyone made a new skid-plate ?

That is one clean crossmember! I really like the tubular setup for strength and the plate to act as a skidplate

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