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Unread 08-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #16
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Jeeps legal department probably wouldn't like it with their logo on it. Why not create your own brand on the plate?


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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:33 AM   #17
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fwdjeep: Right now I am using my work's tools and facility to make the plate. They do not mind if I am making it for myself, but if I were using them for other purposes, there might be legal issues and I could be out of a job. Needless to say, I will not be able to sell any currently. If there is enough interest, I have some contacts at a local shop and I am sure I could talk with them to see if there is any interest in producing a small batch of them.

NYWk266: You are absolutely correct about it looking like the Jeep logo, technically mine is just a modified Ariel font to look like the Jeep logo, but it is not worth fighting any legal battle over. If I were ever to go into any sort of production with this, or make any profit off of the plate, I would definitely steer clear of putting anything remotely similar to that on the plate. Thanks for looking out
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Unread 08-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #18
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Looks great though!


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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #19
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Cut, bent, welded, and primed. Hopefully I will be able to get the paint done tomorrow and have it installed on Wednesday. Here is a picture of the current progress...
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Unread 08-13-2013, 03:46 AM   #20
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Sweet. Great work mate.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #21
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Got it installed a day earlier than I was expecting. I have attached a picture so y'all could see it. It is 3/16 plate steel that is being held in place using the three M6 bolts that were originally holding the plastic splash pan in the front. I had to use longer M8 button head bolts in the rear since the plate is now on the bottom side of the existing skid. And up in the front I used 2 M10s that went into existing holes in the frame. I will try to get a few more pictures tomorrow if there is interest or if I have the time.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #22
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One more view from the front with the air dam on.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #23
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Got it installed a day earlier than I was expecting. I have attached a picture so y'all could see it. It is 3/16 plate steel that is being held in place using the three M6 bolts that were originally holding the plastic splash pan in the front. I had to use longer M8 button head bolts in the rear since the plate is now on the bottom side of the existing skid. And up in the front I used 2 M10s that went into existing holes in the frame. I will try to get a few more pictures tomorrow if there is interest or if I have the time.
Looks good gdash! I love seeing people fabricate cool things.

It looks like you still need to add some slots for the twist fasteners to attach the front air dam. Also, I'd be careful with the edges you have bent up on the side, from our experience the sway bars will hit those edges when off-road.

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Unread 08-15-2013, 12:50 AM   #24
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Sorry for the delay on our Sump Protection Plate, I've been very busy lately. Researching manufacturers and suppliers. Organising the best possible shipping prices. Building our new website. Getting engineering certificates in place. I know everyone is anxious, but bear with me, I want to make sure every aspect of our products is the very best it can be. On the positive side, we have dozens of new products in the pipeline that will be available very soon.

We now have finalised design and CAD drawings for Chief Products WK2 Sump Protection Plate. There will be 2 versions, one standard and one deluxe. I'll post some 3D drawings and more detailed information soon.

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Unread 08-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #25
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Looks good gdash! I love seeing people fabricate cool things.

It looks like you still need to add some slots for the twist fasteners to attach the front air dam. Also, I'd be careful with the edges you have bent up on the side, from our experience the sway bars will hit those edges when off-road.

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bmackin:

Thanks for the input!

I thought about the twist fasteners, but with the material thickness add, the twist fasteners won't reach all the way through the plate and. I plan on using self tapping sheet metal screws with large washers to hold the air dam in place.

As for the sway bars, and the bend on the plate goes right under the pivot/mounting point of the sway arm. The closest point is 1.75 inches away from the plate, which I believe there is more clearance between my plate than there was with the plastic pan at full jounce and rebound.

Please keep the input coming!
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Unread 08-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #26
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Just went and took a picture of the sway bar clearnace
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Unread 11-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #27
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What's the status??

What is the status? Are you ready to take orders?
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Unread 11-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #28
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Nice job.
How much does it weight? Also if you do produce it, would it be possible to get it without the punched-out letters?
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Unread 11-07-2013, 04:38 AM   #29
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Great job your boss should let you make 25-50 depending how many are interested in them. between a few forums I an Sure that 50 will sell quickly tell him 50-50 on the profit. Not sure how it would work with my set up. but it looks alot Beefer then RROs Pre-runner skid great job
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Unread 11-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #30
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When and where can i buy one
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