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Does anyone know if there is some kind of skid plate to protect the bottom of the engine area so I don't get mud etc up in the engine?
 

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Sounds like a deal
 

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definetly interested as well...dont have the time or patience for fabrication.And i just changed my fuel filter and it is right out in the wide open ready to be smacked......
 

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just let me know what you want. I just need the year of the "E"
Here is what I did with mine.
skid for all the lines running along the driver side and then a skid for the oil pan, alt etc...
 

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depends on what you want it made of?
Aluminium , stainless, cold roll is the least spendy but you'd have to sand it all down and zinc coat it. Stainless would last longest but is pretty spendy.
I like aluminium because it lasts and it gives a little more.
 

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That's pretty badass megaescape! Have any more pictures of it? I'm curious to see where it mounts in the front and in the rear. I take it that necessitates dropping the skid plate to do an oil change?
 

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I was thinking of that. For the '08 I can actually just cut out a 8X8 section give or take, put a flange on the section that I cut out and bolt in an access. It would be pretty easy. :)
 

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How hard is it to install/uninstall if I need to do any work from the bottom of the engine? How much are we talking for aluminum? I live in Chicago.
 

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That's pretty badass megaescape! Have any more pictures of it? I'm curious to see where it mounts in the front and in the rear. I take it that necessitates dropping the skid plate to do an oil change?
+1! Thats pretty sweet, also better air flow underneath ;)

So how about a 2005? And I was wondering about the oil change issue as well.
 

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for shipping I need to get zip codes, Once I receive the zip codes i'll check prices on the metal. If it's not a 2008 I'll have to do some research.

Okay, or I can tell you exactly what you need to do, if you can get the metal. you can do this.
 

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My zip is 60067, but I need to know how easy is the install. I have an 01 V6 4x4.
 

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depending on the unit-body and the cross members it's pretty easy. I'll find an '01 and look. Get back to you on Friday nite or Sat morning. I'll put a flange and access to get to the oil filter as well. I'll PM you prices and all that good stuff sat for sure.
Thanks,
Phil
 

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Prices are 48 shipping anywhere up to IL. 37.50 for the aluminum and 35 for my time. total price is 120.00 for the skidplate
 

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That sounds like a great deal. If I can ever save some money :roll: , I'll have to take you up on that.
 

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I would be interested in buying one off you. I would like to see what it would look like. Would it come up the front bumper a little? or would it just cover the bottom of the engine area?
 

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Careful Phil you may have just found a new career :lol:

If I wasn't working on the Bronco I'd want one of these as well, but I need to save my auto mod dollars for the other 4x4 for now. :calvin:
 

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Right now with the way the State is treating the Metal Trades any extra money will help. :)

The 30 " comes up underneith the bumper.
I'll have pics up sat with the bolt pattern. It would be very helpful if anybody interested can take a pic of the front under carriage of the rig. I think the unit body remains the the same but am not sure.

For those of you with a bull bar it mounts right to the bull bar and the cross member on the unit frame.
Without the bull bar I have brackets that will allow you to mount the frame.
Very simple bolt on. All you have to do is drill the hole and bolt it up.
 
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