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oil/radiator skid and lower control arm skids

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by ETB1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:19 am

I decided to take on building my own skids. I used 1/4 inch aluminum plate for the lower control arm skids. I used 3/8 inch aluminum 6061 plate for the oil/rad skid. Measure, measure, measure is all i have to say about that. To bend the thick plate i had to score it and then weld after it was bent. In its current state i can lift the vehicle with skid. The lower control arm skids were just something i wanted to do. I always liked The look. I still have a little more bracing to do but it works at the moment. I
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by Trail X » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:32 pm

Looks really great Josh! Did you thread into the control arm? Or bolt through it?
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by ETB1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:51 pm

I bolted through it with grade 8 bolts and nylon lock nuts. That way i can just put vice grips on the bolt head and remove the nut with out much hassle.
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by cpyonker » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:21 pm

ETB1 wrote:I bolted through it with grade 8 bolts and nylon lock nuts. That way i can just put vice grips on the bolt head and remove the nut with out much hassle.


Let us know how these things hold up!


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by ETB1 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:43 pm

I will. Being aluminum im sure they will get their fair share of bashing but thats ok.
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by Trail X » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:54 pm

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by ETB1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Those would be nice. Thats why i used nylon lock nuts lol. Much easier to remove
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