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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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countersinking bolt heads on a skid plate

So i was lucky enough to get a set of the All Phase skid plates from CR and they are NICE, but being that i don't have the ability to leave well enough alone i thought it would be a good idea to countersink the bolts on the front skid so the heads don't become hamburger.

here is what they look like stock
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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so the fist thing i did was cut out the mounting slots from the skid plate using a 1 3/4'' hole saw. In the pic it is sitting on top of the 1 3/4'' tubing i will use for a "spacer"



next i cut two 5/16'' spacers out of the 1 3/4'' tube and welded them into the 1 3/4'' holes on the top side of the skid



i then welded the mounting slots onto the spacer's



then a quick weld around the bottom, and the bolt head is now safe



on the truck sorry for the poor picture quality

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Looks great. I havent had an issue with hitting those bolts on my bud built yet, but now i know what i will do if i do in the future.




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not a bad idea. but that lowers the pan as a whole. great idea though, my bolts are about gone. probably going to end up cutting them out.

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Looks great Todd!
Wanna come help me retro fit a set on my 89?
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I didn't think about countersinking the heads on the bolts when I built mine. I built my IFS/engine skid it two pieces so I could remove the the second one to access my diff, oil, CVs, and driveshaft. I don't like the bolts hanging down in front. Even a round head bolt could catch.

I'm stealing your idea and countersinking my bolts.


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Looks great Todd!
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ya sure any time
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I should countersink my main ones (the rest are carriage bolts) under the IFS cross member. I ripped mine out of my allpro skid awhile ago. The center section is held up by pressure from it being bent lol
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