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Old 14th February 2010, 08:32   #31
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Can anyone help me designing a suitable skid plate for Gypsy as last time i have seen the t-case sitting on a rock.i remeber viji was refering something similar this.

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We will be getting quite a few made. Just tell Viji to keep one for you.

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Design is ready with Vijay, only need to manufacture it.
Yeah, it's about time he got it fabricated.
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Old 16th February 2010, 10:48   #32
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We will be getting quite a few made. Just tell Viji to keep one for you.

Viji/Shanz. placing an order for that here. pls keep one for me as well.

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Guys,

I am interested too. whats the cost invoclved?

since its being fabricated for many we should get a good deal?
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Even if it a fabricated in bulk i don't think its going to be cheap. Vijay must have spent some a lot of his valuable time and money designing the Skid plate, this should also be taken in consideration. Dont take the designer for granted.

Hey Kunal hows the progress on your skid plate.
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Last OTR is managed to dent the exhaust pipe just in front of the skid plate. I didn't beached or stuck though.

This resulted in severe vibrations at idle and getting it rectified now.

Could this have been prevented with a longer skit plate?

Any suggestions to prevent this happening in the future?
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Last OTR is managed to dent the exhaust pipe just in front of the skid plate. I didn't beached or stuck though.

This resulted in severe vibrations at idle and getting it rectified now.

Could this have been prevented with a longer skit plate?

Any suggestions to prevent this happening in the future?
Hi Tejas,

The Classic has a very short Skid-Plate, make one based on the design of the Original CJ3B Skid-Plate, which extends under the silencer.

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Hi Tejas,

The Classic has a very short Skid-Plate, make one based on the design of the Original CJ3B Skid-Plate, which extends under the silencer.

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Thanks. Is it readily available off the shelf? Or do you have the dimensions and thickness?
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Thanks. Is it readily available off the shelf? Or do you have the dimensions and thickness?
The Skid plates are available in Scrap/Gujuri, IIRC. Approx 1K last time I checked. The plate is cheap, but again IIRC, the gear box needs to be removed along with the cross member - thus causing a bigger $ wrt to Labor costs. Gurus - Am I right here?

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i) CJ3B/CJ500D/MM540 same skid plate
ii) M&M CLASSIC has a slightly different Skid-Plate
iii) The MM550XD have a Larger Skid-Plate

All the above Skid-Plates are interchangeable.
Arka - I believe the CJ340 falls in (i)? Or is it (ii)?

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The Skid plates are available in Scrap/Gujuri, IIRC. Approx 1K last time I checked. The plate is cheap, but again IIRC, the gear box needs to be removed along with the cross member - thus causing a bigger $ wrt to Labor costs. Gurus - Am I right here?

Arka - I believe the CJ340 falls in (i)? Or is it (ii)?
Hi Santosh,

The 4WD Cross-Member has 4 Holes to mount the Skid-Plate.

Ask Suresh Stephen for exact details; IIRC Type I.

If the Plate fouls with the skid-plate a the old type body mounts/bed (Rubberized Canvas Strip aka Balatta Packing) under the Cross-Member and tighten the nut.

The Original cross-member bolts have a rounded head and Square neck to Lock into the Skid-Plate, while tightening the nut.

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Tejas, your skid plates are difference than mine, which covers the pipe well.

Ignore the coolant leak, that was an old problem, this is a very old snap.
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Tejas, your skid plates are difference than mine, which covers the pipe well.
Now the hunt begins to get one or then fabricate one. If i do have to get one fabricated, should i go wider since you also have a small dent.
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Look at the damage to the old one!

Mahindra Milestone has promised to make a mm540 type skid plate for me. Should i make any modification to that design?
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What is the gauge of metal used for the skid plate? Should i go thicker than the existing one?
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guys i am in the process of building a jeep,
which skid plate?, how is it mounted?, what gauge?
sorry my knowledge on this is pretty less, according to the picture i think that it is bolted on to the cross-member with 4 bolts ,am i right ?
and why can i see holes in the skid plate ?,weight reduction ??
details of my jeep here -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...mix-match.html (my new baby A 4X4 JEEP !!!(no specific model because its all mix and match))
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