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Old 01-15-2013, 04:48 AM
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Sorry mate. I just saw WJ on your profile. Yes it will be interesting to see if Stu or any other vendor makes something for it. There's obviously a market for it.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

That's ok - it reminded me to update my profile.
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Hey all.

I have fashioned a replacement for the front piece I've mentioned previously out of fiberglass. Although it's not ideal, at least it's stronger than the cardboard original.

It will just have to do until I can find a cheaper metal alternative here.



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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Very clever.

I assume you used the cardboard piece as a mould?
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:51 PM
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Yep. It's under the glass in the first pic. Because it was a textured surface we layered it in PVA and wax but it was still a bit of a nightmare separate it when it cured.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

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Yep. It's under the glass in the first pic. Because it was a textured surface we layered it in PVA and wax but it was still a bit of a nightmare separate it when it cured.
Couldn't you have left it on, like you weren't going to use it for anything else and it would be a bit more cushioning!?
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Couldn't you have left it on, like you weren't going to use it for anything else and it would be a bit more cushioning!?
I could have but I wanted to avoid this...
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

ASFIR does make some all aluminum skid plates for 2011+ WK2's

http://www.urbanoffroad.us/index.php...id-plates.html

These plates are very expensive but many of the guys with WK's have used them.
They make a replacement aluminum skid for the plastic belly pan and the engine skid plate, the plastic transmission plate and the transfer case. No gas tank skids though.

These skids are available individually, just look around at the Urban Offroad webpage. ASFIR has it's own webpage http://asfir4x4.com/catalog-jeep, prices are similar.
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ASFIR does make some all aluminum skid plates for 2011+ WK2's

http://www.urbanoffroad.us/index.php...id-plates.html

These plates are very expensive but many of the guys with WK's have used them.
They make a replacement aluminum skid for the plastic belly pan and the engine skid plate, the plastic transmission plate and the transfer case. No gas tank skids though.

These skids are available individually, just look around at the Urban Offroad webpage. ASFIR has it's own webpage http://asfir4x4.com/catalog-jeep, prices are similar.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

I have made a template for a steel replacement and will transfer it to 3mm steel plate on the weekend, once I am happy with the fit I will look at upgrading the attachment points. I will make sure to post pics on the weekend. If it all works I will be able to have the parts laser cut and folded as I am also creating a CAD file. Once you see the pics let me know if there is any interest and I will work out a piece price.

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Looking forward to seeing how it works out Adam.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Thanks, I'd probably keen if you are succesful with the front mounts.
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