Originally Posted by jrhdpaintball
following your build thread...love the jeep... was hoping to see some pics of the skid you had for sale on the jeep...any chance it made it to the jeep?
Here's some pics of the one that's mounted to my jeep.
The skids are from barnes4wd. They have great reviews. They're basically a builder's skid. Not rdy to mount (that's why they're cheaper than all other skids out there). U have to build the transmission mounting area on them. They sell the skids for $120. I'm selling for the same price since I just got it in the mail yesterday (its brand new) but realized I ordered the wrong one. I wanted a flat/full tummy tuck skid. I'm just trying to get my money back. U could buy from them n pay the same amount... But why not help a fellow JF member and get it from me right
Anyways, like I said in the ad, ill build the mounting area on there for an extra $20. To do this, I cut a small rectangular section out of the skid where the transmission mount bolts would stick out and weld a 6" or so section of this piece of metal over the cut:
I then drill the holes in that section for the transmission mount studs to go thru. U have to do his because if u just drill thru the skid, the transmission mount studs won't stick out far enough to be able to thread the nuts on them and tighten things down bc the skid is so thick/beefy. Let me know if u have any other questions.