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post #1 of 4 Old 07-19-2007, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Homemade Skid Plate

I'm trying to make a home made skid plate. I've seen people with them on before, and I thought I'd make one. I want one towards the front of my Jeep in front of my stock one. I tried mounting it yesterday, but there is nothing to mount it to. I don't want to weld anything to my frame. I was just wondering if you guys have done this or mounted anything like that. I was going to take the 2 bottom bolts out of my transmission and make brackets there, but that doesn't seem like a great idea. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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post #2 of 4 Old 07-19-2007, 07:08 PM
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Check out the mounting design at www.skidplates.com on Skid Row stuff.

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I wish I had the mechanical creativity to create my own heavy duty skids. That would be cool. Or even if I knew how to weld...

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My engine skid is by 4 Wheelers Supply.
See: http://www.4wheelers.com/jeep-tj-oil...63-p-1116.html

The photo in the link doesn't show the mounting points but the rear mounts to any flat crossmember (ie the RE long arm flat belly pan). It is kind of hard to describe where the front mounts... There are some factory holes (I think three) in the side of the box attached to the frame the motor mount bolts to. 4WS fabs a L shaped bracket with three studs welded to it that fits into the three holes on the motor mount support. A U shaped 3/16 support cradles the engine bolting to the skid at the bottom and the motor mount boxes on both sides of the motor.

Skid-Rows bracket is similar. See the Skid-Row bracket and a custom skid here:
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