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Unread 09-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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Used Skid Row Skid Plate Fab. ?

I purchased a Skid Plate off CL today and it is to long for my 99 6cyl.TJ
The guy told me it came off his wrangler. After further looking it belongs on a Limited.
My question. I was thinking about taking it somewhere to have them cut off the excess that prohibits me from attaching it to my Jeep.
Is this something that can be easily done at a low cost?
Where would I look in the yellow pages?
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Any tips or help would be appreciated.

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Unread 09-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Buy a $20 grinder and do it yourself.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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3/16" steel. How long would that take?
For someone to cut it with a tourch would 20.00 do it in your opinion?
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Unread 09-19-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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An angle grinder will whip through that - probably won't burn up even a whole cutting disc.

A torch will give it a pretty ugly appearance along the edge. If that's OK for you then go by a welding company and ask them to hack it off - 20 bucks cash should do.
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I would get a grinder, it will be a very useful tool in the end. Cutting blades are cheap and they will have no problems cutting through that.
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If you buy the grinder, you will have a tool to be able to use again & again instead of just one 20.00 cut job from a welder.
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For someone who is some what mechanically inclined, is it easily done?
Cutting through that kind of steel and keeping a straight line and all ?
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Yes its very easy. You'll need a face shield of some sort, although not absolutely needed, it add a bunch of safety to the equation. I pair of gloves isnt always a bad idea either.

I'd get a permanant marker with a straight edge and mark where you want to cut it. Try to keep the blade running in a straight line and i bet you'll be surprised by how easy it is. The blade is straight anyways so much like a circular saw for wood, it wants to cut straight. Guide it in the right direction via your eyes and your guide line and you'll be fine. Also, you'll want to make sure you pick up the right blade for what your cutting and try to get the slimmest possible blade that'll do the work your doing. Not only will it take much less time by having to grind/cut through less material, it'll be easier to handle.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 06:43 AM   #9
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Thanks.
I get a little nervous the 1st time I try something on my Jeep, however I am learning as I go.
I do not want to cut the steel the wrong way and be out 70.00 for the skid.
I do not know if it will really work. I have got a call in to skid row to ask for the measurements and to see if it is doable.
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