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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:33 pm
by BNZ
Great.
Long story short,got some drawings,measurements,useful pictures ?

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:13 am
by ToySlider
Sorry for reviving an old thread but I too am interested in a skid plate for my st165. I am going to be rally-X'ing it this year and don't like how the oil pan is open to the elements so to speak. If any of the guys who have skid plates, have measurements of there skid plates and how they mounted them I would greatly appreciate the info so I don't have to start from scratch to try and make one.

Again sorry for reviving this thread it just seemed like there were a lot of people interested and it just kinda fell off.

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:04 pm
by LegacyofDan
nah its a good thing you revived it, some one needs to mass produce these for us! lol

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:26 pm
by jonnyboygt4
you must think about the materials a bit more. stainless steel rusts fast if not painted well. second is weight! i think alluminum would be a better idea, only problem with that is cost...also what thickness of material do you plan on using?[/quote]

umm...stainless will not rust at all...ive got a 1/8 inch stainless skid plate on my GMC Sierra and its been ran through 3 canadian winters and not one bit of rust at all....stainless will only tarnish ...will never rust... and stainless is very durable...much more durable than aluminum....the stuff i used was very hard to drill as it was a very dence stainless.....pretty well armor plating !

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:13 am
by BNZ
After 3 days of designing,measuring,trials i've made myself a light replica of that Cusco guard,and i can make more of them in different thickness

Mine is 3mm hard-Al perfect for light gravel racing due to reduced weight.
At first i was going to do it from 7mm Alu but i realized I'm not going to race on such tough rallyes and belly-surf on gravel :)

Price is 199$ + shipping,although shipping from Europe to US will add some charges.

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Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:47 pm
by LegacyofDan
you are going to have a pm in about two seconds :)!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 3:24 pm
by BNZ
:) processing...done !

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:51 pm
by 88gt4DE
Thats some real nice work man .... love it :notworthy:

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:49 pm
by rio_cyber
Can you take the mesaures of the plate, and post them.... Thx....

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:47 am
by SleepingTurbo
pm'd you! need these for protection against Chi-town streets.

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:24 am
by BNZ
rio_cyber wrote:Can you take the mesaures of the plate, and post them.... Thx....


The plate's dimension is 110cm x 100cm

@SleepingTurbo - PM'd back

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:35 pm
by BNZ
LegacyofDan's plate is ready to ship :)
Also I've made myself a plate for the diff in the back (last 2 pictures)...i don't think for most of you running on the streets is necessary but for offroading,better safe than sorry.

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Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:46 pm
by LegacyofDan
I am excited! :)

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:53 pm
by BNZ
Back diff plate installed.
I know crappy pictures but the light was not helping me at all

Re: making skid plates

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:03 pm
by Mafix
you might as well make one for dan and ship it with the other. lol!