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post #1 of 15 Old 10-12-2005, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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engine 'splash' shield

Does anyone still have an engine splash shield still installed underneath the engine spanning from frame-to-frame? Will it significantly reduce the amount of muddy water splashed up into the engine? Will it increase heat in the engine compartment for street driving?
I would like to add one back for the mudd/water protection, where can you find them? I have checked numerous part sites, no one has it. I can junkyard it or fab my own too i guess.


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post #2 of 15 Old 10-12-2005, 10:40 AM
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I have mine installed still. Never saw a reason to remove it. It is a my daily driver and I dont have any heat issues. I'm not sure how much it helps to keep the engin bay clean, i still have to give it a good cleaning about once a year.

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I took mine off, but kept it to trace when I fabbed one out of aluminum sheet. Try a search and you'll find pics of mine and others. I remember ericsxj.com did an aluminum one and other people used a thicker rubber to make theirs.

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I'm probably taking mine off next time I crawl under there to change the oil. If you can wait a while, and want to pay for shipping, I'll send it to you.

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www.jeepsareus.com has them for $27.99...brand new.
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They DO really help keep the mud out of the laternator and elsewhere when it is splashing around. I tested mine with/without and it was easy to see the difference. I now have a front skid, but my old one is in pretty rough shape or I'd give it to someone.

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When I replaced my alternator on my '88 woody I noticed my splash shiled was gone so I fabed one from one of those plastic political campaign signs you see on the roadside. It's been working for over 2 years now. That stuff is really tough. I think it's called chloroplast ??
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i should get one. i had to replace my alternator last week.

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post #9 of 15 Old 10-17-2005, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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lol guys thanks... cholorplast lol

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I think it's called chloroplast ??
uh no... i don't think so.. but thanks for trying. Chloroplast is part of a plant organism. so unless you can photosynthesize a new shield, time to try again.

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www.jeepsareus.com has them for $27.99...brand new.
cool site man thanks
i will prob buy one... for that price it is not worth my time to try to fab one

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When I replaced my alternator on my '88 woody I noticed my splash shiled was gone so I fabed one from one of those plastic political campaign signs you see on the roadside. It's been working for over 2 years now. That stuff is really tough. I think it's called chloroplast ??
Cheap fix!!
I've got half of mine left. Cut the other half off to work on my rig. I like the idea of using a campaign sign....now I just have to find those Kerry/Edwards04 ones I stole.

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cool site man thanks
i will prob buy one... for that price it is not worth my time to try to fab one
That is a good price. The thing that "forced" me to fab one up is those stupid push clips that secure the stock rubber one. They are SO annoying to take off everytime I want to work under the engine. Even with the right pry tool, the heads always seem to snap off. Maybe you can tap the holes and use some stainless screws and fender washers to secure your new stock one.

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That is a good price. The thing that "forced" me to fab one up is those stupid push clips that secure the stock rubber one. They are SO annoying to take off everytime I want to work under the engine. Even with the right pry tool, the heads always seem to snap off. Maybe you can tap the holes and use some stainless screws and fender washers to secure your new stock one.


My splash sheild has riped through the plastic clips on one side and now will try to fab my own when I get some time

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uh no... i don't think so.. but thanks for trying. Chloroplast is part of a plant organism. so unless you can photosynthesize a new shield, time to try again.
My bad...You are correct. I made a typo the stuff is cloroplast I added a (H)

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