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by bartonmd » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:32 pm

The radiator skid prototype on Kyle's TB did amazingly well this weekend at TECORE III, so I'm doing a few more to get the design finalized... This is just to get the correct hole positions and stuff, so I'll be drilling the holes by hand, on my TB for this run... Yes, these will fit under the stock bumper cover, and stock tow hooks will mount to them. You will have to make a small (dremel or metal shears) slot in the bottom of your stock metal bumper support to mount the tow hooks, though.

I'm making (4) radiator skids this first run, and just put the order in for them, so it'll be a couple or 3 weeks until they're ready to go... One of them is staying on my TB, and the other 3 are up for grabs...

Unless something really funny happens with the pricing I get from work, these should be $250 with hardware, but unpainted and unshipped... Shipping will be on an individual basis, as these are heavy enough that it will matter where you are in relation to me...

Here are some pics of the prototype, which will be the same design, with only a couple small dimensional tweaks (1/8" here, 3/16" there)...

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Kyle's with bumper on (and 3" body lift)

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On mine (no body lift)

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Also, with Kyle's MDB Prototype bumper:


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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:41 pm

Awesome. This skid allowed me to not even pick a line, just go right down the center without worry on several obstacles. Other than a bit of lost paint it held perfect. Well worth the price.
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by Trail X » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:45 pm

This thing was BA on the trails... glad to see a production run Mike!
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by bartonmd » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:51 pm

Thanks, guys! I'm really happy with how it held up to being absolutely SMACKED a few times this weekend!

I don't have orders for any of the other 3, but doing several at once spreads out my setup costs, so I don't mind hand-drilling the mounting holes on this run for it... I figure I'll take "dibs" on who can pony up in the next month or so, when I'm ready to ship them, so those few who have been waiting on these for some time now can get them...

Also, I'll be trying on Kyle's bumper and seeing what has to be changed, so I can make a non-body-lift bumper in the next couple weeks, as well...

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by bartonmd » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:51 pm

I got a PM from Germany, and one of them is spoken for...

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by Gordinho80 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm very much interested... just have to figure out the finances. I'm also very much interested in the bumper...
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by rgraboske » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:03 pm

Too bad you're not a little farther north, or I wasn't a little farther south. I could drive down and get it. :drive:

I have a few more maintenace items to take care of, then I want one. If not this run, the next :drool3:
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by bartonmd » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:11 pm

rgraboske wrote:Too bad you're not a little farther north, or I wasn't a little farther south. I could drive down and get it. :drive:

I have a few more maintenace items to take care of, then I want one. If not this run, the next :drool3:


FWIW, I'll be in Watervliet, MI, for a weekend, about a month from now...

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by bartonmd » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:28 am

This first run appears to be booked up, but things happen, and money hasn't changed hands yet, so let me know if you're interested...

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by Zero » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:49 pm

Excellent work. I hope ya get this batch sold asap....then maybe you can start taking pre orders for another right away.
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by irishboy02 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:41 pm

How many are left?
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by bartonmd » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:32 pm

bartonmd wrote:This first run appears to be booked up, but things happen, and money hasn't changed hands yet, so let me know if you're interested...

Thanks,
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As above, as of right now, all of these are spoken for... However, there will be more runs as needed...

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by fishsticks » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:39 pm

irishboy02 wrote:How many are left?

:hijack:

Does this mean you ditched that silly notion of 20's and scraping speed bumps... or is this for the speed bumps?
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by irishboy02 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:23 pm

Im sry, im currently accessing from my cell and didnt see that.

Nahh, this is for the speed bumps :finger:

No longer going down. I thought long and hard-no point in trying to look like an SS when i cant keep up with them. Nothing i own can ever stay the way i received it, so stock is not an option. So i said fcuk it, i cant do much worse than i already have right? (unless i do it again) Not to mention the wealth of knowledge i now have regarding our trucks. Ill just keep it as is. Oh yea, the kid backed out for the swap anyways so alwell.

cant wait to get rubber on my 15"ers :coffee2:

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by Mooseknuckle » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:57 pm

dude that is the best news I have heard all week! I'm glad your staying,felt like I was loosing a brother. Welcome back even though you never went anywhere.
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by janesy86 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:27 pm

Mike, once you go into production for a second batch, count me in... or if someone falls thru with payment. :thumleft:
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by bartonmd » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:57 pm

I'll be drilling the mounting holes and tacking them together this weekend, at home, then welding them at work next week...

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by janesy86 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:00 pm

Nice!! :cheers: I hope I can get one of these.
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by irishboy02 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:28 pm

Let me know!
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by wink » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:28 pm

janesy86 wrote:Nice!! :cheers: I hope I can get one of these.


You wont be getting mine :raspberry: . Can't wait to get it on.
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