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DIY control arm skid plates

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by jeepinghillbilly, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:40 PM
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    jeepinghillbilly

    jeepinghillbilly [OP] Well-Known Member

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    99 TJ locked/locked, 4" lift, 1" body lift, skids and more skids, geared 4.88s, super shorty sye, all Rockmen adjustable arms, D44 rear, D30 front, all disc brakes, AX15 manual 5 speed, waren winch, currie tie rod, a drop down tail gate and heater relays upgrade to keep my heater switch from melting lol, and lots more stuff. 79 CJ5 with 4.0 swap
    Figure I would post this up for anyone who wanted to protect their lower control arm mounts from rocks. You can buy these at reasonable prices every where, but if your like me and enjoy fabbing your own stuff here ya go. Had my front D30 out this summer so I could re-gear it and install my OX locker. While it was out figured it was a good time to skid my control arm mounts.

    I used 3/16 scrap steel and cut it to shape and then shaped it up on a piece of railroad track I have just for stuff like this. I also cut the side pieces out of 3/16 scrap also.
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    I then cleaned it all up and welded the side pieces on.
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    Then I tacked the skid onto the CA mount.
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    Then welded the skid in solid to axle. This is a very simple mod and if you play on rocks worth every second of time to do it. My mounts were beat up pretty good, but not no more.I cleaned up the mounts and I welded cam eliminators into my mounts and got rid of those ridiculous cam washers. I have pictures of that also if anyone is interested I can put them up.
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    I painted all bare metal with por15 and a top coat. But did not get a picture of it painted.lol
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  2. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:19 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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  3. Dec 18, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    C2T

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    Looks good!
     
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