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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:30 AM   #1
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Gas tank skid plate fabrication question

Hey im looking to get some skid plates for my 06 wrangler sport, but i dont feel like spending hundreds of bucks, couldnt i just cut a steel plate and bolt it over my gas tank? or is there more to it?

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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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Yes, a little more to it than that. If you have the tools and necessary fab skillz, take a look in the Fabrication section. they might be able to give you some better guidance than TJ tech.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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Hey im looking to get some skid plates for my 06 wrangler sport, but i dont feel like spending hundreds of bucks, couldnt i just cut a steel plate and bolt it over my gas tank? or is there more to it?
Were I in your shoes with similar desires, I would take the stock skid off, slice the support flanges appropriately, overlap them 1" and weld them back up. That would raise the skid an inch and that's a big enough difference that you might not need a skid depending on where and how you wheel.

You do need a 1" body lift to finish it off, and the good news is you're not weighing down your rig with unnecessary weight.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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Yep, I'd do what Blaine recommends. With the beefier late model skid, that's a great way to go.
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