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Old May 12th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Anyone in the Oakland county area willing to help me make a flat skid for my TJ? I would love to do it myself but Im not 100% sure whats required. Im looking for some insight as well as access to a welder if needed.

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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Do u have a design in mind? As far as tube construction or how you'd like it done...
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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I have a welder, if that's what you consider fab tools?
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Yes I have a design in mind just have to pick up some steel. Have you done one before?

Ya a welder is pretty much all I need but torches or a plasma would be nice to cut out the shape of the skid

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How intense is the design? I have access to a metal bandsaw, if it's just cutting and welding plate steel it may not be that difficult. If you're interested in my help then i'll need a good idea of what it is before i say yes or no. I'm not interested in building someone else's cluster****, but if it's logical and fairly simple then we should be ok.
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Rough Country. 2 more inches clearance than stock. $250.00

I love mine.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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How intense is the design? I have access to a metal bandsaw, if it's just cutting and welding plate steel it may not be that difficult. If you're interested in my help then i'll need a good idea of what it is before i say yes or no. I'm not interested in building someone else's cluster****, but if it's logical and fairly simple then we should be ok.
Fairly simple. Need a way to bend 1/4" steel though if I make a skid.

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Rough Country. 2 more inches clearance than stock. $250.00

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I've thought about buying that but if I can get more clearance for cheaper why not make it....

You running a motor mount and body lift as well as adjustable control arms?
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It's tough to bend 1/4" plate. How wide? It's not so easy without a brake press or arbor press. I know you want to do stuff yourself but if you don't have the fab tools, I suggest paying someone with experience or buying one.
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Save, and buy one. You're not prepared to build one, IMO.


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That's what I figured. It would be about 37 in the front and 43 in the rear. I might end up buying one but I'm just trying to save some money. If someone has a press break and plasma or torch and is willing to help I could build it
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That's what I figured. It would be about 37 in the front and 43 in the rear. I might end up buying one but I'm just trying to save some money. If someone has a press break and plasma or torch and is willing to help I could build it
I have all of those but there is no way I would be doing it for beers. I have to agree with the above statements and suggest you just buy one.
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Below - quick sketch, a way to build something like a UCF or RC skid ,
Without a brake press.

You will want a body lift of 1 to 1 1/4" min. or more tub pounding - denting will be needed.

BTW the 1 x 2 tube could be 1 1/2 etc. (these tubes should be .180 wall min)





Link below, this guy did his own flat skid, @ total flat you may want a Novak cable t case shifter.
(FYI he likes himself a lot LOL)


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/f...-build-698250/

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I have all of those but there is no way I would be doing it for beers. I have to agree with the above statements and suggest you just buy one.
I'm willing to throw some cash too if needed.

Rideraa I'm not really a fan of pounding in my tub but do like that design you sketched up. I thought about doing a completely flat skid but then id need the UCF mount and a body lift. By then I won't be saving money and might as well buy one.
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