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Anyone fab a transfercase skid plate?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DPI, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    After the Disney run this weekend, I have decided to build a skid plate for what I think is a weak link on my K5, the aluminum 241. I think it will stay together as long as it does not meet a rock. I need a skid plate (other than the stock one) to protect the case. Anyone have any ideas or pics of there skid plate???
     
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    I built <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/rz/r1/3/34/42/18833442yvGEZvXXiH_ph>this</a> one.I dont have any plans for it,I just made it up as I went along /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Wow, very nice. That thing looks heavy duty as hell. Does it bolt to the crossmember with the two bolts only? Or does it mount somewhere else I can't see from the picture?
     
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    Thanks /forums/images/icons/smile.gif.It has 4 bolts holding it on in what I think are the stock skid plate mounting holes.Its beefier than the crossmember its bolted too.I drug it pretty hard a couple of times and now the crossmember is bent.My fix for that is either gonna be reinforceing it or building a new beefier one.
     
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    If you want to sell this skid plate when you make your new one let me know. Or if you make two of the new ones I'd take one of those instead.
     
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    How far does that hang down below your frame rails?
     
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    You *might* do like the earlier trucks (depending on what your crossmember looks like, if its feasible) and run a second crossmember behind the first one. Bolt a plate between those two. Probably makes some work down there a bear, but not supporting anything, the second crossmember would be easy to remove.
     
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    Nice work Friz..
     
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    Heres a sorta <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/rz/r1/3/33/1/18833301aPycQrSALw_ph.jpg>side view</a> pic.At the top of the pic you can see the frame.It doesnt stick down much lower than the t case.
     
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    Thanks Eric /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Dorian,
    That is a good idea, however my 241 hangs down below the existing crossmember. <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albup82/aab>Here</a> is a picture. I think I may try to build one similar to Friz's, But add some additional support by building a tubed crossmember at the tail end of the skid plate. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    I saw this picture on a website but I cant remember which one. I think this guard was on a heep but it might give you an idea.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/photo/33734680/33735063RcsFhH>guard</a>
     
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    Chris,
    Thanks, that is pretty cool and more in line with what I had in mind. I would like to integrate the skid plate and cross member into one unit.
     
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    I think I have come up with a solution to my vunerable trasfer case. I armor plated my existing wimpy stock skid plate with 1/4" plate. Since the members rides section is having technical diffulculty, I had to post the pictures elsewhere.
    YOU MUST COPY AND PASTE THE URL INTO YOUR ADDRESS LINE TO VIEW THE PICTURE - CLICKING THE LINK WILL NOT WORK
    http://www.geocities.com/mrspalmsclass/TCaseSkidRear.JPG

    http://www.geocities.com/mrspalmsclass/TcaseSkidUnder.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/mrspalmsclass/TcaseSkidUnderSide.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/mrspalmsclass/TcaseSkidside1.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/mrspalmsclass/TcaseSkidside11.jpg
     
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    links worked 4 me /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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