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post #1 of 17 Old 03-22-2009, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Modified the MVC Truss / Skid ( Pics )

Well i wanted some more protection for the diff and i also wanted to make sure that the truss wouldnt get hung up on anything, So me and the friends got out the plasma cutter, grinder, and welder.

made some 1/4" thick plates





Put the rear end of the ZJ on some stands so we could fit under it easier



And had my friend start welding away



We ran out of wire fairly quickly ( other friend was supposed to buy more but forgot... so we will need to finish tonight. )

BUT it gave me a chance to get a before and after picture






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Nice work!

Seems like you'll get quite a bit of protection from such a simple mod.

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Very nice work. Going to have to look into that truss.

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got it finished ! just need to clean up the welds and paint...

pics will come in the morning.. too dark out right now

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post #7 of 17 Old 03-23-2009, 02:45 AM
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lol, this is exactly what im doing to mine, now i have something to look at. thanks.

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pretty cool idea, nicely done u going to paint it black or use the bedliner to match the other parts on ur jeep?

also whats goin on with that xterra/frontier next to ur jeep, i c a solid axel in there

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nice work man!!! props!
just another thing to add to my future mods list lol

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pretty cool idea, nicely done u going to paint it black or use the bedliner to match the other parts on ur jeep?

also whats goin on with that xterra/frontier next to ur jeep, i c a solid axel in there
im going to paint it black


and yeah thats my friends 02 Xterra .. its a pretty sweet rig.. D44s, ARBs, 35"s.... hes the one that did the welding for me.

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Perhaps keep a small drain hole in the corner? Might also want to keep it cleaned out from mud

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Perhaps keep a small drain hole in the corner? Might also want to keep it cleaned out from mud
the front side is open ( under the diff ) as it cant be welded to the diff it has a very small gap between the diff and the pumpkin where stuff can drain out

as seen in this picture





anyways... here are some more pics... i still need to grind on the welds a little to make it pretty before i paint... the welds on the right side in the pics got a tiny bit ugly lol... he was trying out a different thickness of wire and didnt quite adjust till the left side.... holds up just the same.. just means i need to spend a little time with the grinder making it look good and smooth




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some more pics... i fixxed the ugly slag with a grinder






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i always wondered why it didnt come from MVC that way.

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and yeah thats my friends 02 Xterra .. its a pretty sweet rig.. D44s, ARBs, 35"s.... hes the one that did the welding for me.

nice, and dang thats alot of work. never seen too many tricked out xterras especially like that one.

and checked out the new pics u posted, looks good

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