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Old November 6th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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You guys are going to make me blush

Just to reiterate what others have said make sure you use a liberal amount of PB blaster several times before you even try to remove the factory bolts.

Additionally you will want to make sure you only have a small amount of gas in the tank otherwise the tank will be very heavy.

Thanks for all of the kind words everyone
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Old November 6th, 2005, 06:10 PM
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dave,

would you still consider doing another group buy for the ss gas skid tank? thx
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Old November 7th, 2005, 06:14 AM
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Hi Guys this may seem like a dumb question but I reckon you will know the answer.
I'm currently rebuilding by 1984 LR90 and switching the fuel tank to the rear instead of under drivers seat as per UK spec vehicles. The rear of the chassis is now set up as per NAS90 and I have the plastic NAS 90 fuel tank. A company in the UK is currently making me a skid plate to suit.

WHat I cant seem to work out is what holds the tank in place, I assume its the skid plate but just want to make sure I'm not missing something

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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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Yep the skid plate holds it up
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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:55 AM
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Thanks mike

Thats what I thought just wasn't too cleart from the parts/works manual
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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:01 AM
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If there is a group buy on the skid plate, let me know!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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yes, im interested in the group buy as well....
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Old November 7th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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If you want the details for a group buy, The skid plate is being made up by southdown they make a standard one for nas90'S. Im getting one made up with their removable tow hitch fitted


Thir web address is

http://www.southdown4x4.co.uk/
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Old November 7th, 2005, 12:10 PM
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Ian, Dave Lucas a member here on the foum makes Stainless steal skidplates for $300us, that is what everyone is talking about the group buy for.

http://www.slickrockfabrication.com/products.asp?id=8
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Old November 7th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Thanks Mike, new around here.
I thought there would be plenty of people stateside making skid plats for NAS90's. Its harder to find someone in the UK
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Old November 7th, 2005, 01:29 PM
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There are a few, but the problem is in the some northern states (ok most) use salt on the roads and it does a real number on the skid plate unless it is galvinized well or made of stainless, and for the price you can't go worng with Dave's!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 02:07 PM
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The main issue is attaching the skid to the chassis - you need the NAS mounts that hang down. Pendy made me a set of mounts which I bolted onto the 300tdi chassis i used to rebuild my truck. Theres a thread here on the site somewhere with pix.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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Should have said the chassis has been custom made its basically a 300tdi chassis but galvanised with NAS 90 rear crossmember and the thank mounts fabricated as part of the chassis. The skid plate is a heavy duty galvanised one we have the same problem in the UK with road salt, especially where I live - so I get everything galvanised
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Old November 10th, 2005, 12:43 PM
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getting the pile of rust that was once my skid plate might have been the ugliest project ever (and with a 90 that is saying a lot). as it stands now, there is a strap-down holding the tank in place as i do some rust abatement in the hard to reach places. tomorrow the new plate will be here. i had to do some drilling to get some of the old bolts out so i imagine that i will have to do a little alteration to rebolt everything. what is even scarier was the fact that i actually had to torch a few of the really tough bolts. i like to say i was brave to torch next to a gas tank but i guess it would be more acurate to say that it was the dumbest thing i ever did. desperation makes you do stupid things so i will just chalk it up to that.

keeping you up to date - george
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Old November 10th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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Do you have any pictures of the factory skid after you removed it?
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Old November 10th, 2005, 05:34 PM
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i will take one tomorrow morning ... you wont recognize it as a skid plate.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:13 PM
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I bet mine is at least as bad as yours.. and is still somehow holding my tank off the pavement. I have really been meaning to get around to this, but, with a D90, it seems that there's always something more important going on requiring the attention of my checkbook... "if it's only mostly broken, don't fix it (yet)"
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Old November 15th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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here is what i had to work with ... anyone want a partially used skid plate?
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Old November 15th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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Quote:
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here is what i had to work with ... anyone want a partially used skid plate?
I think you ment to ask "Does anyone want PART of a skid plate"
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Old November 15th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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now thats what I call a rust problem
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