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Unread 05-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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To all of those who own UCF tc skidplates.

I bought my skid plate a couple of weeks ago and am finally getting it installed. I got the skidplate that is between super skinny and super fat. My question is about the transfer case skidplate mounting surface to the frame. In all of the pictures that i see the plate sits flush to the frame. I have sleeves that come out of the frame that impede its final resting place. Did you just grind them down flat/till you could seat them in the holes of the skidplate?

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Unread 05-23-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Unread 05-24-2011, 02:50 AM   #3
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yeah i noticed the same thing. was thinking about rewelding inserts in the frame flush. looks like if you simply grind it flush you will loose too much of the factory weld. im going to leave mine for now as ive got a ton of bigger issues.
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It's the outer part of the nutsert and is only about as thick as a washer. I would not worry about an extra 3/16 of clearance too much.

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Unread 05-24-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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Can you explain to me in detail how you modified the transmission mount? I would really like to lower my transmission a little more. I had to hammer out the tub at the rear output to get the CV from contacting, but i have a nagging suspicion that with a little rough luck my drive shaft would come through the floor. I would really like to install this without a body lift.
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i have the super flat with no BL. i think jbolty and i did a similar deal. i removed the rubber mount from the torque/ mounting plate. i cut off the mounting studs from the plate and welded my own on the same distance apart as the mounting holes in the skid. i used about 2" thick piece of rubber between the plate and the skid. the factory setup is a bit redundant having to bolt the plate to the rubber then bolt the rubber to the skid. this just simplifies the design. had to beat the tunnel for the very top of the trans. didnt have a problem with the cv. no MML at this time.
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