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The greatest Idea for a skid plate ever

Discussion in 'Offroad Accessories' started by Stic-o, October 12, 2004.

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    1. storlied

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      Any cutting boards from walmart I could drill and bolt right up? lol (I'm serious.)
       
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    3. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      yes, I was thinking of using something light like 1/8" for support. I think the two together will make it strong;)
       
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      Get some construction adhesive, and glue the two together. The belly plate on the zuk is only 3/16", and it's kinda beat up, but it works good!
       
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      And use some big ass fender washers to spread the load as much as possible
       
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      3/16" steel right? I was going to use that, but I figured I'd try something different. It works for all the pro rock crawler! Plus 1/8" steel plus 1/2" plastic, equals 5/8", should be good:thumbsup:
       
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      Sorry it took so long to get prices, had issues with my aunts Lincoln Mark VIII had to fix for her.

      I am still going to get the heat resistance and impact strength numbers.

      Lexan comes Clear and some thickness' avail. in white
      .236" thick @ $3.75 sqft
      .375" thick @ $7.37sqft
      .500" thick @ $10.75sqft


      UHMW white only that i know of
      .250" thick @ $4.16 sqft
      .375" thick @ $5.27 sqft
      .500" thick @ $7.77 sqft
      .625" thick @ $10.54 sqft
      1.00" thick @ $15.09 sqft

      Delrin white
      .250" thick @ $11.09 sqft
      1.00" thick @ $56.52 sqft

      Teflon not sure of color
      .250" thick @ $18.00 sqft
      .375" thick @ $37.50 sqft

      Nylon cream colored
      .625" thick @ $35.70 sqft

      ABS black
      .250" thick @ $ 2.25 sqft I think this might be wrong going to dig deeper
      .500" thick @ $28.43 sqft

      these prices are cost and will need approx 10% markup for cutting/handling and some material will need to be ordered, and UPS shipment is availible

      If anybody would like to explore possibilities. PM me and i'll see what kinda of price for size and shipment. I may take a couple days. I'm still diggin.
       
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      No one do this yet? I just found this and I think im ganna go check out Home Depot and Lowes and see if they carry any of this stuff. I wonder if you took 2 or 3 pieces and put them together and used a heat gun if you could actually fuze them together...any thoughts?
       
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      You won't be able to fuse UHMW plastic together that way. It is basically impervious to everything, including heat fusing. Not even many glues that work well with it.

      Also, Home Depot or Lowes won't have that stuff. They'll sell run of the mill plexiglas, but unless you could get that in about 1" thickness, it wouldn't hold up at all as a skid plate.

      Find a plastics or rubber distributor. They're the ones that have the stuff. Everything listed above and about a thousand other types you've never heard of. They also sometimes have a drops pile with cut-offs and corner damaged sheets for sale much cheaper.
       
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      I actally have the material in garage to do this, just never got around to it.:rolleyes:
       
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      ^ pfft well get on it! lol
       
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      Sorry to dig up an old thread, but have you actually made your skid Stic-o? or anyone else for that matter?

      Justin
       
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      No, but I did buy the sheet of cuttuing board for it forever ago, just need to build the subframe for it. Someday:rolleyes:
       
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      Has anyone actually tried this stuff out yet on something bigger than ATV? I would really like to know how well this works since I am attempting to turn my Stock X into a Rock Crawler on a rather tight budget.
       
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      Just ordered a 36"x36" piece of black HDPE, I should have it on within a week or so, and I'll put pics up asap.
       
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      we have a skid plate on our rzr that is plastic, it is 3/8" thick, covers the entire underbelly it is very stout

      the frame underneath it gives it all its strength, it is simply a thick skin

      it slides over rocks effortlessly, it does gouge... but man is it easy to work with as long as its warm, easy to cut and its lighter and stronger then aluminum

      for my bronco I plan to boatside the truck using plastic skins :)

      I think 1/2" will be okay for a BII, depending on how strong the frame is behind it............
       
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      Awesome....now if I could only get the links to the companies I can buy this stuff form to work I will be straight.
       
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      I don't know the names of the vendors off hand that sell this stuff but I also work with UHMW all the time. If I wasn't on disability I could get you the names of catalogs we use at work. Try searching for companies that supply to food/beverage manufacturing companies.
       
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      US Plastics sells ALL kinds of stuff.........

      www.usplastic.com

      and a sheet of UHMW that is 48" x 120" (2" thick) :eek: will be only $2558.94..
       
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      love this idea!!!!!!!
       
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      Still haven't seen where anyone has put it through the paces. This definitely interests me.
       
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      That's a damn good idea!

      When i decide to buy a new skid plate for mine i'll be sure to go get this it is most likely cheaper then buying a whole new piece of metal that's for sure! lol!
       
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      interested... anyone anyone anyone???? lol anyone do this??? pics?
       
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      Great idea!!

      Defiantly planning on doing this give me a couple weeks or so and ill see what i can do with mine. Just planning on getting a big cutting board from bed bath and beyond and cutting to size and mounting up and see how it holds up.:thumbsup::D
       
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      years later, any updates?
       

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