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by bartonmd » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:23 pm

Crazytb on the OS is now a member of the skidplate mafia, and I'm down to:

(1) Aluminum V8 Skid Plate

I will be ordering more I6 steel skids at some point, here... Sooner if I have an order for one...

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by Zero » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:50 pm

i hope to grab one in the new year!
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by bartonmd » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:55 am

I've got an order for one, so I'm ordering a set today... There will be (3) steel I6 skids in stock in a couple weeks... They are $165 powder coated, with SS hardware, and shipped...

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by Zero » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:18 am

Awwww man your kill'n me! I gotta scrape together some cash to get me one of those bad boys before you sell out again.

You should look into stamping your logo, or laser etching hahahaha, then people all over will know these are your skid plates.
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by The Roadie » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:14 pm

Mine's marked. :excited:

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by wswensonjr » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:32 pm

Looking to see what people have done to protect the head of the bolts from rock hits???


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by The Roadie » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:05 pm

I used button head, hex recess bolts. There are new things (I think we discussed them here somewhere) called "rock washers". For new fabricated stuff like my gas tank armor, Neil just welded a 1/4" piece of tubing around where the bolt head goes.
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:08 am

wswensonjr wrote:Looking to see what people have done to protect the head of the bolts from rock hits???


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If you order one before they are powder coated, as I said on page 2 of this thread, for $20 extra, I can weld on some tubing as rock washers.

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by Trail X » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:45 am

Or these: http://fourtreks.com/rock_slidder_washer.html

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But they are currently out of stock...
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:54 am

Nice find. Those woud be a perfect compliment to the skid.
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by Zero » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:00 am

Dude i wonder if our lathe is set up at the shop. I can make those easy!
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:30 am

Zero wrote:Dude i wonder if our lathe is set up at the shop. I can make those easy!


I can make them too, but why? If you weld them to the plate, you would have been a bunch of time and material ahead to just weld some 3/8" tall sections of 1.25" pipe around the bolt holes; and if you don't weld them to the plate, they may keep the bolt head from getting messed up, but they won't stop it from shearing, because they are held in place by the bolt they are trying to protect...

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by Trail X » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:36 am

Some of us already have skidplates... and may need some bolt protectors!...

And I'm not so worried about shearing the head off... more afraid of wiping the hex out of it... hehe.
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:42 am

JamesDowning wrote:Some of us already have skidplates... and may need some bolt protectors!...

And I'm not so worried about shearing the head off... more afraid of wiping the hex out of it... hehe.


Oh, I understand that... I was specifically talking to the 2 guys who were asking about the protection, and who don't have skid plates yet...

I would think that you guys with the Aluminum plates could get the "welded rings" put on at a local welding shop for around what (4) of the washers would cost, shipped, though...

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by wswensonjr » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:20 pm

bartonmd wrote:
wswensonjr wrote:Looking to see what people have done to protect the head of the bolts from rock hits???


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If you order one before they are powder coated, as I said on page 2 of this thread, for $20 extra, I can weld on some tubing as rock washers.

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Cool Mike I will be contacting you early next week about this.... I would like to get one with the welded tubing on them....

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by bartonmd » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:58 am

wswensonjr wrote:
wswensonjr wrote:Looking to see what people have done to protect the head of the bolts from rock hits???


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Cool Mike I will be contacting you early next week about this.... I would like to get one with the welded tubing on them....

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Awesome, just let me know!

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by wswensonjr » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:40 pm

Can't wait till I get mine in the mail.. :)
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by Zero » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:01 pm

Must .......get...........another movie.......need cash.....for skid plate!!! Must ......go.....on...... :viking:
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by bartonmd » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:45 pm

Teaser pic after I got done welding the current 4 that are already sold, before they went to paint today... 3 of them have the new bolt head protectors...

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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:28 pm

Well done. I know mine was a bitch to get off from the bolt heads being scraped up. I need to get some protection welded on mine.
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