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post #151 of 927 Old 05-12-2009, 06:30 AM
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So, does everybody in Cali have carpeted garages and driveways?

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It's not carpet, it's a shipping (moving) blanket. We have a bunch of them and use them all the time when wrenching on the Jeep. It's a whole lot better than crawling around on the cement. They're great for trail repairs and make a nice bed and blanket, in the garage, for those times when my wife finds the Jeep mod reciepts. When dirty, they can be taken to a coin op laundry. Like Jerry says though, they get folded up and put away when grinding, etc.


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I might sound stupid, but I don't know what a 'chem film' is...
If I buy a can of spray paint from the local store. Can I use this to paint the skid or will it be bad for it?

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No, you don't sound stupid. Chem film is to aluminum what a high quality corrosion resistant primer would be to steel if you could dip it in a big tank to apply it and it was the same color as bare steel.

You can't paint aluminum directly without a primer. Zinc Chromate is one type and there are others. Not difficult or expensive, just different than what you use on steel.

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I've got a question. I know nothing about metals so bear with my ignorance. When my daughter was playing softball we sent her bat to a place in Socal to be (before they banned it) Cryo'd. It supposedly gave the bat more pop. It does something to the aluminum's structure. Not that this skid plate (judging by the pics) needs it, would this benefit the skid plate at all.
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Not that this skid plate (judging by the pics) needs it, would this benefit the skid plate at all.
As you noted, in order for it to be a benefit, we have to first identify a deficiency.

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Relevant or not so relevant, but once upon a time I removed the lines out of those clips and the clips and mounted the lines right behind the crossmember to the bottom of the tub where there was more room for them. That was to shove an A/R bar through over the top of a raised tank. Might see if that makes sense for what you're trying to accomplish.
That more than makes sense, and was actually going through my mind.

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Man, I am so glad I have been holding off on a gas tank skid, due to no BL! Just placed my order! Looking forward to finally doing my gas tank mod and alum skid!

Thanks for all your hard work!

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Man, I am so glad I have been holding off on a gas tank skid, due to no BL! Just placed my order! Looking forward to finally doing my gas tank mod and alum skid!

Thanks for all your hard work!
Since you are in Lake Forest and have an 05, I'd really like to save you the shipping and installation if you'd like to make arrangements to swing by and let me work my magic??

No magic really, but I'm still doing some slight evaluations on the straps and would like to get my own eyes on it.

Would that be possible this week sometime?

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Since you are in Lake Forest and have an 05, I'd really like to save you the shipping and installation if you'd like to make arrangements to swing by and let me work my magic??

No magic really, but I'm still doing some slight evaluations on the straps and would like to get my own eyes on it.

Would that be possible this week sometime?
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Abosuletly! How about tomorrow or Thursday? I can be there at anytime.

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Abosuletly! How about tomorrow or Thursday? I can be there at anytime.
Fill up before you get there
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Kat says she's been collecting rocks from JV for several years for you. She's decided to include them in the skid box that's going out freight collect.

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Kat says she's been collecting rocks from JV for several years for you. She's decided to include them in the skid box that's going out freight collect.
Thanks Kat, they will go nicely with all the sand we have been hauling back here over the past few years
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Fill up before you get there
No, you didn't...

I almost spewed coffee on the monitor!

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Abosuletly! How about tomorrow or Thursday? I can be there at anytime.
Tomorrow morning at 10 will be just fine. I'll pm you the address so you can confirm.

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Fill up before you get there
You made me run out and check the tank. Just under 1/4. Now I keep thinking...don't do a Jerry!

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