Ok, my K30 is going to venture out soon on it's maiden voyage. In fact, if I can get my junk together, it may go out this week end. I would rather not rip the bottom out of the tranny or crush the x-under exhaust pipe so I want to throw a skid plate under there to protect them. Since I don't yet have my lift or big tires (I hate these little 31s!), and the wheel base is LONG, a skid is even more important. Right now there is not so much as a case skid under there (god knows where the original went). So, how about some pics (preferable) or descriptions (clear) of simple skids you've seen or run? I've got ideas but I figure there are many ideas out there that I haven't even considered. Like I said, I want to protect the tranny (TH400), case (205) and the exhaust (crosses under tranny about 3" in front of the x-member). Unfortunately, the exhaust pipe is about 1" lower than the x-member. What I've got in mind, for now, is a single plate bolted to the x-member and extending off the back under the case, about the same width as the case and resting against the bottom. Those 205s are brutal tough and don't need that much protection so I don't think a rear supporting x-member is warranted. A second plate will go forward. The x-under 2-into-1 exhaust is just temporary. So, I'm thinking bolt a square tube across the front of the x-member as a spacer so that a plate will clear the pipe about .5" and just run a plate forward to another (new) x-member near the front of the tranny (maybe further?). It may angle up. I'll probably use (2) 1-1.5" x .250 square tube spacers between x-members and the front plate to give clearance for the exhaust, that way, when the exhaust is changed, I can just take out the spacers to raise it up. Maybe also add some 1" angle or square tubing down the sides front-to-back for added rigidity. The plate would be .250 and have nuts welded to the top side and bolts going down from the top of the x-members and ground/cut where they protrude. No demolished/hung bolt heads and the spacers could be drilled to accept the plate nuts and allow the plates to set flush. The new front x-member would probably be 2x1x.250 with 2x.250 angle iron brackets bolted inside the frame channels. Oh, yes I have seen yours Friz. I don’t have the time, equipment or desire to duplicate the fine piece of artwork under your rig... Any other ideas, suggestions, etc.? Pics and descriptions of proven skids would be greatly appreciated. Russ 85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.