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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Tranny skids

Looking to make my own tranny skid plate (tummy tuck) but I can find any I like. Post whatever you got on your jeep that's not the original transmission skid plate . Write ups and pictures thanks,

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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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I have the Barnes4wd flat skid. No write up. Not the easiest mod. Good luck.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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I have the Barnes4wd flat skid. No write up. Not the easiest mod. Good luck.
how did you get your front ds back on mine is too short now and it looks like i will have to cut a tunnel in the skid and possibly adjust caster angle or pinon with new adj control arms
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Unread 04-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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Looking to make my own tranny skid plate (tummy tuck) but I can find any I like. Post whatever you got on your jeep that's not the original transmission skid plate . Write ups and pictures thanks,
Isn't that the beauty of making your own? I have an AEV TT.



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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #5
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how did you get your front ds back on mine is too short now and it looks like i will have to cut a tunnel in the skid and possibly adjust caster angle or pinon with new adj control arms
I did cut a notch for the trans and front drive shaft out of the front section that is bent up. Plus my HP44 housing helps.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:33 AM   #6
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Nth Degree here... Along with Currie CAs uppers and lowers... Had to notch the rear spring perches... Otherwise just a little blood sweat and gears... Had to shorten my front shaft (and rebuilt cv) when the D44s were swapped
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Yes it is, but I'm going to steal some ideas lol. I just started to build my front bumper . I also got all the metal for rear and steering box, but no Clue how I can make a tranny one lol
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here's mine UnderCoverFab Ultra High Clearance skid and engine skid, both are .250 aluminum. i went beyond manufacturers specs, so it took a bit of work to get it right, but i have a massive trans and TC in comparison

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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:22 AM   #9
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here's mine UnderCoverFab Ultra High Clearance skid and engine skid, both are .250 aluminum. i went beyond manufacturers specs, so it took a bit of work to get it right, but i have a massive trans and TC in comparison

How much clearance?
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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #10
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its 1" deep.

currently i have 19.5" to the frame and 18.5" to the skid
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I did cut a notch for the trans and front drive shaft out of the front section that is bent up. Plus my HP44 housing helps.
oh nice yeah i wish i had a hp44 or hp 30. what tranny mount do you use? ive got a lot of vibes with my bd mml. Sorry op but i figured this convo would help you out in the end!
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oh nice yeah i wish i had a hp44 or hp 30. what tranny mount do you use? ive got a lot of vibes with my bd mml. Sorry op but i figured this convo would help you out in the end!
I built my own crossmember out of tubing with YJ bushings at each end bolted to tabs I welded on the inside of the frame rails.
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