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14 bolt skidplate = Done

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, May 6, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pacificnet.net/~waxer/14Bolt_Skidplate/>http://www.pacificnet.net/~waxer/14Bolt_Skidplate/</A>

    All 1/4" plate, painted Chevy Orange baby!!! Now I dont have to worry about getting caught up with the pumpkin, I'll just slide off.
     
  2. i_4x4

    i_4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Good looking skid. Now that you have perfected your skid plate I will let you build 1 for me. I want 1.

    Later Ed

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    Don't follow me you will get STUCK!!
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    looks good. are you planning to build more?

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  4. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Heh, that thing was work man. Fabrication is pretty work intensive. Lots of time involved, lots of trial and error, etc...
    Now that I'm done tho I see all the different routes I'd take to improve the current design.
     
  5. Twiz

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    "Now that I'm done, I see all the different routes I'd take to improve"

    Man, ain't that the truth. Everything I get put togather, I allways can see a better route than the one I took. All the time I have involved with stuff, finaly get it done and sit back, take a look- "If I move this, cut that, change this, yadda yadda."

    Glad it's not just me!

    Twiztid & tired,
     
  6. SAVAGE1

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    Sweet Job! Very clean. Let us know if you plan on any mass productions... I'd love to have one!

    Off Topic: Do you have any problems with exhaust fumes in the cab with your tailpipes set up like that? I like that setup.

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.savage1.coloradok5.com>http://www.savage1.coloradok5.com</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by SAVAGE1 on 05/07/01 11:36 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  7. UseYourBlinker

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    Nice..



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  8. freeforever

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    That looks pretty sharp....did you loose any ground clearance? hell and I really like the way you did the shock set up to.....real nice!

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  9. Waxer

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    No fumes what so ever with the exhaust that way, and I lost about 1/4" of ground clearance with that skid, but if you figure that now I wont get caught up with the diff, I feel it was well worth it.
    As far as mass producing them, because of the many hours it takes I'd have to say no.. I'd be more than willing to give out the plans tho. Before I do I'd want to test this thing out and once again let me thank XtremeWlr for the skid was his original design that I simply added to. So if you would like the plans then email me and I'll get them sent out to ya.

    Thanks to all for the compliments....
     

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