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Looking to add a few skid plates to the ol Comanche. What do you fellers have. Pictures would be great. Doesn’t seem to be many out there direct fit or they are not exactly sure if they will fit or not. I don’t want to spend $200.00 on something I have to cut apart and modify to make it work. 

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1 hour ago, 1989commanche said:

Built rock rails a few years ago. 2X2 1/4” wall square tube. Work great. 

 

 

 

you clearly have the skills. :L:  I would just make my skids. :D   

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2 hours ago, 1989commanche said:

Few more pictures. Everything is at a different angle and height on these trucks. What I thought would be a few hour project took about 2 weeks off and on to finish. 

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Beautiful work! I can really appreciate how much time, effort and skill went in to those

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4 hours ago, 1989commanche said:

Looking to add a few skid plates to the ol Comanche. What do you fellers have. Pictures would be great. Doesn’t seem to be many out there direct fit or they are not exactly sure if they will fit or not. I don’t want to spend $200.00 on something I have to cut apart and modify to make it work. 

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Aside from rocker guards, a nice transfer case skis is good to have. I plan on adding the JCR off-road skid plate for the XJ. I think it should fit well

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I’m looking at skid row T Case skid and probably the metal cloak oil pan skid. I just don’t want to put the time it takes into making them myself. Plus I don’t have a big enough brake to bend the plate. I guess I could score it 1/2 way bend it and weld it back up. But it all takes time. Working 50 hrs a week doesn’t leave much of that and it’s too hot out. It’s been over 100 outside the last 3 weekends. 

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My t-case skid is 1/4" plate that I had the steel shop bend up 1" on each side (I needed one made for my control arm crossmember and it was cheap to have a second one made up).  not sure if that works for a stock t-case though, as my trans/tcase is from a wrangler and so is up a bit higher.

 

I finally found a stock fuel tank metal skid that will eventually be going on. 

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12 hours ago, Pete M said:

My t-case skid is 1/4" plate that I had the steel shop bend up 1" on each side (I needed one made for my control arm crossmember and it was cheap to have a second one made up).  not sure if that works for a stock t-case though, as my trans/tcase is from a wrangler and so is up a bit higher.

 

I finally found a stock fuel tank metal skid that will eventually be going on. 

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 Is that driver front tire at full stuff Pete? Do you have bump stops? I ask cause it looks like your arm is maxed out on the unit body.

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if I remember right, there's about a half inch of clearance above the arm when each side is firmly on the bumpstop.  :L:  

 

 

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17 hours ago, 1989commanche said:

Few more pictures. Everything is at a different angle and height on these trucks. What I thought would be a few hour project took about 2 weeks off and on to finish. 

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That is VERY impressive.   Those rails are better than many of the commercial aftermarket creations I have seen.  NICE WORK.

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Well I don’t do anything half @$$. It’s full send or nothing at all. My bumpers are 2X6 1/4” wall rectangular tube. The hitch receivers are welded back and front of the tube. Recovery points are 1X 3 solid Bar stock welded front and rear of the tube. Winch can plug in front or rear of truck. Fed by a 1/0 welding cable on a 500 amp fused connection. Have a set of 20’ #2 welding cable jumper cables I can just plug into bumper. System works really well. Frame reinforced about 12-14” back from bumper mounts with 2X6 1/4” plate. Reinforcing steering gear mounts also. Have had the front end about 4 foot off the ground hanging from big tree testing the bumper and winch mounting. The little end Caps are 1/2 X6 plate. Have bounced them off a few trees and rocks. They do what they were built for no body damage. 

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