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post #1 of 25 Old 09-12-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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YJ steering box skid build

I was about to purchase the 1/4 inch fabtech steering box skid on 4wd tonight, had my credit card number in and was double checking my order when i decided to make my own skids. About an hour ago i ran outside with a flashlight, masking tape, cardboard from my garage and a knife i made a mockup of what it should look like so i know it would fit before i decide to start cutting material.

Finished the mockup:


Ill have some more pics up tomorrow


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post #2 of 25 Old 09-14-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Got my hands on some 3/16 inconel 718 scrap at work. drawing up final dimensions in autodesk inventor and building soon

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Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #3 of 25 Old 09-14-2011, 11:22 AM
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this makes me want to build one.....i will be watching this.

not in a creepy way
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post #4 of 25 Old 09-14-2011, 06:25 PM
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Hmmm.. this might be a good cheap DIY kit for those that weld.. I could cut everything on my plasma table and ship via Flat Rate Postal...

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I like the fact that everyone on here trys to help each other....you dont see that often anymore. The guys that make their own parts, and share it, then Beserk offering to do stuff to help ppl out, this forum is great!!!

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i agree. the more I stumble upon other forums in my google searches the more I like this place...... I have stumbled into tundratalk.net before and I will never go back. WOW.

how much for the skid kit?
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post #7 of 25 Old 09-17-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Made a second cardboard mock-up today in the light and changed it up from my previous design. I just modeled it up in Autodesk inventor.


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1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #8 of 25 Old 09-17-2011, 03:20 PM
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Hmmm.. this might be a good cheap DIY kit for those that weld.. I could cut everything on my plasma table and ship via Flat Rate Postal...
Just like your fire extinguisher mount....which works great by the way.
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that looks sweet
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post #10 of 25 Old 09-17-2011, 08:41 PM
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can you post it with dimensions?
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post #11 of 25 Old 09-17-2011, 08:58 PM
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Not knocking your design or anything else but you do realize with a leaf spring Jeep, your box already has a steering box skid. (leaf spring)
Looks great though.

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post #12 of 25 Old 09-18-2011, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Not knocking your design or anything else but you do realize with a leaf spring Jeep, your box already has a steering box skid. (leaf spring)
Looks great though.
I have heard that leafs are completely capable of handling rocks and act like skids but im concerned about that rare occasion where i might hit a rock the wrong way and wished i had a skid there.

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Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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can you post it with dimensions?
Ill post the dimensions after i finish it so that i know that it fits right on the jeep, dont wanna mess anyone else up haha

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Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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lol sweet. Thanks.
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post #15 of 25 Old 09-19-2011, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty big progress today, i cut the inconel with the plasma cutter and ground it flat, rounded the corners and tacked the pieces in place. hopefully it fits the first time when i place it tomorrow lol.

Cut up and ready for tacking:


Finished tacking:









Going to try on tomorrow and weld completely tomorrow after class

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1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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