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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Question Fuel Tank Skid Plate

To all of you with aluminum fuel tank skid plates, what gage thinkness are the plates? I plan on fabing a skid plate soon...

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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:31 AM
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I haven't done that. But I run a full bottom skid made out of Al. For it to provide any real protection, you have to have 1/4 minimum. I am going to redo it to steel. I am getting tired of banging it back out with a sledge every 2 months. It's only a couple LB's more for steel, and steel is slicker too.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:32 PM
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Mine is 3/8" aluminium. I believe it's by slickrock, and is plenty sturdy.

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http://www.eastcoastrover.com/Fuelskid.html

heavy alum, tight clean fit, highly recommended..

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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:52 PM
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I just installed the Slickrock stainless plate about two weeks ago, I can't say enough good stuff about it. Dropped right in place, perfect fit all around. Much stronger than the factory piece, and the powdercoating is top-notch as well. It fits SO well that I find it hard to call the thing aftermarket.

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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:01 PM
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does the slickrock plate come with hardware?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:07 PM
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made a new steel one twice as thick as the original. Drilled drain holes in it. It should not have rust problems for a long time and doubles as a skid plate with the extra thickness. Had about thirty bucks in it and it worked out well.
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Thinking on making mine from 10mm thick aluminum. What size (diameter) are your drain holes?

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no, the slickrock plate didn't come with new hardware. That is my only complaint about it actually. But I knew that ahead of time, so I bought new hardware while I was waiting for the plate to arrive.

It was 6 bolts 10mmx1.5 thread, 30mm long
and 4 other bolts with nuts for the swaybar, which I had already. Thread isn't critical on them, as it's just holes in the plate and the truck, and they secure with normal nuts and washers. IIRC I used some 3/8" bolts I had.

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Thanks for the info!
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I have been looking for this info forever. (Size of bolts)

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what about the south ones, how are they or any other kinds out....i need one soon in like 6 mouths..
any help anyone
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The slickrock is sweet, I was lucky enough to win mine here on the D-90.com The fit and finish is great, its tough as hell.
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