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post #1 of 21 Old 02-05-2010, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Con Ferr skid plate

Con Ferr used to make a bad *** front end skid plate for Cj's. I can't seem to find one anywhere.

They cover from spring to spring and also protect the power steering. I think they attach to the front bumper or frame ends, and in the rear they hang from brackets that attach to the frame somewhere around the shock mounts.

I think Con Ferr is out of business or something, if anyone knows what skid plate I'm talking about, is there a similar product?

ETA here's a pic I found:




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ConFerr has been gone for several years now.

Can't say that I would ever want or need that under my CJ. My springs and axle tubes are the only things that I drag over rocks. The steering box is pretty well protected via the leaf springs unlike a TJ that has nothing in its way.
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CSP, not sure if you can see it, but there is a small radiator for the transmission cooling system mounted behind there.

While I appreciate that you would never want or need one, telling me this and all your reasons why does nothing to help me find one.
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While I appreciate that you would never want or need one, telling me this and all your reasons why does nothing to help me find one.


That was funny....I'm just saying

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While I appreciate that you would never want or need one, telling me this and all your reasons why does nothing to help me find one.
Welcome to the internet.

Like I said, ConFerr is out of business in reference to your statement that
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I think Con Ferr is out of business or something
It doesn't hurt you that I added my opinion.
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Welcome to the internet.

Like I said, ConFerr is out of business in reference to your statement that

It doesn't hurt you that I added my opinion.


That was funny too............

I think his question is answered though now. ConFerr was huge about 10 yrs ago, I remember buying shackles from them.

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I believe Kilby Enterprises makes a CJ Steering Skid but I don't know of anyone who makes an engine skid for a CJ. Just not a lot of demand for CJ's especially when TJ's have ruled the market for the last 10 yrs and JK's are the new thing to own.

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Welcome to the internet.

Like I said, ConFerr is out of business in reference to your statement that

It doesn't hurt you that I added my opinion.
Apparently my sarcasm didn't translate regarding conferr.

Anyway, I know I can't get one from conferr, I was hoping someone else made one like it, or someone knew where I might find a used one, and that someone could perhaps direct me to it.

Regardless of yours or anyone's opinion of them, I happen to have a need for it. So if you don't know where I can find one, please take your mastery of the internets to someone else's thread.

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That was funny too............

I think his question is answered though now. ConFerr was huge about 10 yrs ago, I remember buying shackles from them.

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ErikEastman,

I believe Kilby Enterprises makes a CJ Steering Skid but I don't know of anyone who makes an engine skid for a CJ. Just not a lot of demand for CJ's especially when TJ's have ruled the market for the last 10 yrs and JK's are the new thing to own.
Thank you. It's looking like I may be fabricating what I need.
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Found one!

I know it is despicable to necrothread but because of this thread I actually found one.

Was looking through Craigslist ads and found one listed in Ohio. Would have never have known about it except for the OPs picture link so I recognized it mixed in with various bumpers in the ad photo.

Got it for 30 bucks plus shipping. But I am not so sure it is a Con-Ferr product.

The other Con-Ferr stuff I have (rack and shackles) are stamped Con-Ferr. This plate and the 2 mounting legs are not marked at all.

Maybe it shipped with a sticker instead but since I have only seen one photo and the one I actually own who knows.

The 2 legs mount with a single bolt to the bottom of the frame using the hole fwd of the sway bar mount. On the passenger side this is easy as the hole is unused but has a threaded nutsert in it. On the driver side that hole is one of 3 used to mount the steering box mounting plates and would not come out. In the end the nutsert tore out of the hole rather than let go of the bolt. I just threaded in a bolt the same size as the hole and called it a day. Other end of the legs have 2 holes each to bolt to the plate.

The plate does cover well and can also bolt through the face of the bumper.

Usefulness is debatable but I like finding vintage parts. Found a pair of Go Rhino trusses/ axle skids on Craigslist in NJ. Sometimes you just get lucky and find stuff.

Thanks to the OP for posting the picture. It helped me.
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I know it is despicable to necrothread but because of this thread I actually found one.

Was looking through Craigslist ads and found one listed in Ohio. Would have never have known about it except for the OPs picture link so I recognized it mixed in with various bumpers in the ad photo.

Got it for 30 bucks plus shipping. But I am not so sure it is a Con-Ferr product.

The other Con-Ferr stuff I have (rack and shackles) are stamped Con-Ferr. This plate and the 2 mounting legs are not marked at all.

Maybe it shipped with a sticker instead but since I have only seen one photo and the one I actually own who knows.

The 2 legs mount with a single bolt to the bottom of the frame using the hole fwd of the sway bar mount. On the passenger side this is easy as the hole is unused but has a threaded nutsert in it. On the driver side that hole is one of 3 used to mount the steering box mounting plates and would not come out. In the end the nutsert tore out of the hole rather than let go of the bolt. I just threaded in a bolt the same size as the hole and called it a day. Other end of the legs have 2 holes each to bolt to the plate.

The plate does cover well and can also bolt through the face of the bumper.

Usefulness is debatable but I like finding vintage parts. Found a pair of Go Rhino trusses/ axle skids on Craigslist in NJ. Sometimes you just get lucky and find stuff.

Thanks to the OP for posting the picture. It helped me.
You should post a picture as I see none on his post.
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Here it is.
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That'd be interesting to see once installed.

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That looks nice! I would be nervous with the cooler that low, a stick at the wrong angle would not end well...

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