making skid plates

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Postby BNZ » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:33 pm

Great.
Long story short,got some drawings,measurements,useful pictures ?
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Re: making skid plates

Postby ToySlider » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:13 am

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.
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Re: making skid plates

Postby LegacyofDan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:04 pm

nah its a good thing you revived it, some one needs to mass produce these for us! lol
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Postby jonnyboygt4 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:26 pm

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 !
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Re: making skid plates

Postby BNZ » Sat May 07, 2011 10:13 am

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

Postby LegacyofDan » Sat May 07, 2011 1:47 pm

you are going to have a pm in about two seconds :)!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: making skid plates

Postby BNZ » Sat May 07, 2011 3:24 pm

:) processing...done !
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Re: making skid plates

Postby 88gt4DE » Sat May 07, 2011 4:51 pm

Thats some real nice work man .... love it :notworthy:
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Re: making skid plates

Postby rio_cyber » Sat May 07, 2011 5:49 pm

Can you take the mesaures of the plate, and post them.... Thx....
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Re: making skid plates

Postby SleepingTurbo » Sun May 08, 2011 1:47 am

pm'd you! need these for protection against Chi-town streets.
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Re: making skid plates

Postby BNZ » Sun May 08, 2011 5:24 am

rio_cyber wrote:Can you take the mesaures of the plate, and post them.... Thx....


The plate's dimension is 110cm x 100cm

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Re: making skid plates

Postby BNZ » Tue May 24, 2011 3:35 pm

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

Postby LegacyofDan » Tue May 24, 2011 4:46 pm

I am excited! :)
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Re: making skid plates

Postby BNZ » Tue May 31, 2011 12:53 pm

Back diff plate installed.
I know crappy pictures but the light was not helping me at all
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Re: making skid plates

Postby Mafix » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:03 pm

you might as well make one for dan and ship it with the other. lol!
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