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by bartonmd » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:10 pm

Kyle came over today, and we made his transmission skid.

This one is 1 piece, but I think I'd make it in 2 pieces to sell, to make shipping easier.


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by HARDTRAILZ » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:44 pm

Its nice!

No issue on drive home. Trans temp same before.
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by fishsticks » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:03 pm

I dig it. My poor frame rails and crossmember could use some help down there.
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by Opeth » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:25 pm

Nicely done!
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by NC_IslandRunner » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:39 am

Sweet! How much so I can add it to the pile of $$ I need!
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by bartonmd » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:02 am

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out...

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by Karo » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Very good Mike, how much weight? Did you think shipping to Germany is okay or did we go the other way like with the radiator skidplate?
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by Cable810 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:34 pm

Definitely interested!!
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by bartonmd » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:27 pm

Karo wrote:Very good Mike, how much weight? Did you think shipping to Germany is okay or did we go the other way like with the radiator skidplate?
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Shipping and duty would probably be cost-prohibitive, compared to getting it made there. There are no bends, and only the (2) parts welded on. The one can be a bend, instead of a weld on, though.

I don't have it in CAD yet, but I will soon.

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by Moots1288 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:28 pm

Ah I wish I had the extra money to pick one of these up at tecore dammit!
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by navigator » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:35 am

as much backlog as Mike has, I doubt he is caught up by TECORE.
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by bartonmd » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:23 am

navigator wrote:as much backlog as Mike has, I doubt he is caught up by TECORE.


The backlog is on bumpers/sliders/etc., really. Skids and stuff that I don't have very much labor in, I usually get out pretty quickly. In fact, this prototype was going to be for him, if he wanted it for TECORE.

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by navigator » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:49 am

good info Mike, I figured that you would do them by the order they come in.
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by bartonmd » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:43 am

navigator wrote:good info Mike, I figured that you would do them by the order they come in.


No, that's why I'm the one that answers questions relating to lead times. I do bumpers in the order they come in. There's no reason that skids, that are more important for wheeling than bumpers, and that I can put 10-30 minutes of labor welding together and get out, should have to wait months behind a bunch of bumpers that take me between 10 and 40 hours of labor each to make. That, and with the exception of doing prototypes like this, doing skids doesn't really affect the bumper lead time, because I tend to do them when I other wise wouldn't bother going out into the shop, when I only have 1/2 hour or something. The shipping them doesn't add to lead time, because I ship them at lunch at my real job, when I wouldn't otherwise be at home working on bumpers, anyway.

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by RyansTBLS » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:28 pm

Awesome! How much are they? :poke:
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by bartonmd » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:10 pm

I need to add up costs and material and will post it up in the pics/prices thread, and here...

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by RyansTBLS » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:05 pm

:poke:
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by bartonmd » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:45 pm

Maybe you've missed my posts about company travel, doing 2 peoples' jobs, and trying to get my truck and bike back on the road, but yeah...

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by RyansTBLS » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:03 pm

Lol yea I know, whenever you get back :safari:
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by Cable810 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:29 pm

:poke:
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