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post #1 of 5 Old 01-22-2020, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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CJ7 Skids

Hey there...I've been looking for some skids for my CJ7 build. I'd like to protect the oil pan (V8 304), trans/transfer case, and gas tank. I'm just not seeing anything out there really besides trying to build it myself and I'm not a great fabricator. Are there any off-the-shelf products out there?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-22-2020, 09:21 AM
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I was lucky enough to get a Kilby tank pan back when they were available. 20 gallon. Very nice.
Barns make a good belly pan with height options.
Extending it forward to under the engine may have to be custom. I just installed a MetalCloak under armor system in a friends JK and I would try to mimic that

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I agree with the Barnes skid plate...genright makes a sturdy gas tank skid plate. Which tank to do you have?

The oil pan is a bit trickier...you will likely need to modify any prefab product to cover the oil pan.
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With the oil pan so close to the front axle, you have to be pretty rough to hit it. If you have any kind of lift, it's even more difficult.

Gas tank? Yeah....I destroyed mine on the Dusy. I made a custom shield....now I can jack up the jeep with it.

Transmission? I still need to do that one.
I have a Chevy 5.7L TBI with the 4L60E tranny. Instead of using the stock skid plate....I have a transmission support bracket. My 'plan' is to make a skid plate(s) that bolt onto the frame and bracket. That way I can take them off for service without having to jack up the tranny.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-28-2020, 06:27 AM
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I know you don't fab, but, early CJ's used a skid welded onto the oil pan. This may be an option for you. You would have to remove the pan, cut the steel, then attach it.
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