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Unread 08-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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Mine had one too when I bought it new in 93.
I got tired of trying to keep it fastened and took it off long ago.
If I remember right it was held to the frame with the type of pins that hold the door panels on.
That's correct. Like I said above, I reinforced it with wire. I like having it on there.

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Unread 08-10-2012, 12:12 AM   #17
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I still use mine, I keep fixing it with zip ties. It would be nice to find a source for this material. I have heard of some type of roofing stuff that is real close. Any roofers on hear know? There is also some flaps on the front inner fenders made of it.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 01:59 AM   #18
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I'd still like to see a pic of one.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #19
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I'd like to have one. Last time I went blasting through some water, then I pulled off and heard funny noises from the engine which was my alternator yelling at me. It still works, but waited there for like 5 minutes until it stopped making noises.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #20
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Here's some pics of the guard in place.

Attaches across the bottom of the shroud in the front. Cutouts for the lower radiator hose and CAD harness and hard brake line. From this angle you can just see the alternator but it's way back in there and mostly protected.

Front view


Rear view, mostly on edge but you can see the drape of the thing. Stops just in front of the oil pan.


Driver's side. Shows the thickness, about 3/16" or so.


Puttin it to use. Easy crossing, low water...
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Unread 08-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #21
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Anyone know where a replacement can be bought? Mine's kinda shredded and I can't find one. I guess I could get a piece of EPDM or TPO roofing and make my own.
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Unread 08-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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One of you that has a serviceable splash shield should measure up a blue print for us!
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Unread 08-11-2012, 06:43 PM   #23
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Mine used to chill on top of my front axle, then I removed it. I'll avoid mud and water at all possible (use go-arounds and such) and I it's pretty much a trail rig now so it really doesn't matter for me. I don't think the stock shield did a very good job any ways.
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Thanks for the pictures, Feetwet. I'm still looking for a replacement and having a hell of a time finding anything online.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #25
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No problem on the pics, you're welcome.

I haven't seen them online anywhere either. I tried searching under "splash guard", "splash shield", "mud shield", etc. to come up with a link for you guys but no luck yet.

I'll be under the Heep for a while this weekend, I'll take some measurements. Any heavy rubber mat-type material should work. Something like EPDM roofing may be a little light. Need something like mud flap material, a bit stiffer. Mine has a layer of nylon fibers imbedded, gives it some heft and retains the shape. Don"t want it flopping around in the wind and all that.

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Unread 09-06-2012, 09:36 AM   #26
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Here's some pics of the guard in place.

Rear view, mostly on edge but you can see the drape of the thing. Stops just in front of the oil pan.
DON'T DRIVE IT LIKE THAT!!! You need to put back the dents in your oil pan before you try to drive it.

J/K very clean under there! Seeing that angle of the pic of the radiator reminds me that I need to skid the radiator and oil pan.

I was curious what people would say on this thread, I just replaced my radiator and didn't put the splash guard back on. It was torn and only connected in a couple places. Maybe I'll put part of it back on when I make skid plates.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #27
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That's funny Idso, I just had the oil pan off for a new gasket install. Popped out 2 dents and painted it with some shiny black rattlecan. Looks wet with oil though, doesn't it?

Anyway, took some measurements as promised. Here's a quick sketch with rough dimensions. Ignore the radiator location. I drew it in the wrong spot. It is actually in FRONT of the leading edge of the shield. The shield attaches to the cross member just behind the radiator, for you guys trying to fab up and install one. Just refer back to the earlier pics.



It installs using those plastic barbed push pins with the large round head. As I said earlier, I reinforced with wire here and there.

Hope this helps someone.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #28
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Thanks for the measurements, I have a 95 yj, im actually gonna try and make my own skid plate today, if it works out ill post some pics of what I used and how I bolted it up...

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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #29
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You are aware this is about the Splash Guard, not the Skid Plate, right?

The former is a rubber mat that helps protect the engine from splashing water and road debris, the latter is a Metal Structural Support for the engine and transmission/transfer case.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #30
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Yeah I'm aware, I couldn't find any rubber material like that, I got some 1/4 thick aluminum sheet from Home Depot, n put it up in the same spot, I'm just trying to protect from water splashing up in there
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