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post #1 of 5 Old September 24th, 2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone build Skidplate from,Aluminum

I have sheet and am going to build a skid plate out of it. I have no break so gonnnahave to do some extra welding.

Any tips would help!

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post #2 of 5 Old October 2nd, 2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Anyone build Skidplate from,Aluminum

I will be out of 3/16''. I have the pattern on a sheet of cardboard.

Like you, will be doing a bit of welding.
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Re: Anyone build Skidplate from,Aluminum

I've made a few but honestly the UHMW is a better material. How will you be cutting it, plasma?

Here is a good shot of one of my aluminum skids


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Re: Anyone build Skidplate from,Aluminum

I have an aluminum road sign under mine. No welding. Just tucked it ontop of my rock sliders and bolted in the factory holes

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Re: Anyone build Skidplate from,Aluminum

I made a 3 pc skid out of 3/16 aluminum.

All my friends with uhmw have bent their crossmember landing on rocks and it rubs on the front driveshaft, I ride the same trails and with the aluminum it gives extra strength and supports, I haven't bent my crossmember yet.

I cut mine with a Makita metal cutting skil saw and carbide holesaw for the holes.

The main belly is one piece and the other 2 pieces are the small sections under the rocker panels

Here is one of the skids under the rocker which also wraps around the back as a fuel tank guard




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The rockers are attached with 1/4-20 counter sunk screws tapped into the underbody supports

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