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View Poll Results: Budbuilt skids or rear bumper?
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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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I'm assuming Crolison's roomate sold his
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Im gonna go with budbuilt skids, thanks everyone for the help!
88cleve4runner if you happen to find those pictures i would love to see them but if you cant dont worry about it.
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got that for you. i'm not sure why he chose to weld it tent style on the left and not on the right. if i pull my skid off anytime soon, i'll try to remember to snap a few photos of how i did it for you. But basically, check the skid before welding anything on to make sure that you have enough room between it and the diff/other parts to fit some more metal, and then go to town. WARNING: it will weigh a metric ton when you finish.

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Thanks for the link. I understand now, but i dont know how to weld or have access to a welder. How long does it take to do it?

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PM Rolison his roommate might still have some
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Thanks for the link. I understand now, but i dont know how to weld or have access to a welder. How long does it take to do it?
we did both of our's within a day. But that day also included screwing around, messing with my 63 chevy's and waffle house.

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here's that link to his roommates. never says if they sold. i just messaged him on facebook asking if they had sold or not so i'll get back to you on those. Really good price for them. i think its a skid plate, belly pan, and all mounting hardware for $400

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Budbuilt. Great guy. Great supporter of the wheeling community too.

Typically skids are there for "puncture" protection... there is also the weight vs bulletproof vs cost balance that ya wanna keep too!!
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I've got the entire Budbuilt setup for sale. A guy from the TX chapter wants them and I was planning on selling them to him in January when I move to Houston.

However, the purpose of me selling these was to help cover moving expenses and since I won't be getting the money for these until after I move, selling them locally would be very helpful.

Tacoman 12, PM me or call me if you want to work something out. My name is Paul and my number is 865-705-5904.

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here's that link to his roommates. never says if they sold. i just messaged him on facebook asking if they had sold or not so i'll get back to you on those. Really good price for them. i think its a skid plate, belly pan, and all mounting hardware for $400
Chase is correct. IFS skid, belly pan, rear cross member and all mounting hardware for $400. Everything was recently repainted and is ready to be installed.

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dude here's your best shot, jump on them!

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Thanks we are trying to work something out via PM.

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Thanks we are trying to work something out via PM.
I can hold them and bring em to the mlk run

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Thanks for the offer, but im meeting him tommorow to pick them up.

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good deal. Since you got those cheaper than buying brand new........ now do a rear bumper haha

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I wouldn't worry too much about beefing them up......I have beat the hell outa mine, as did their previous owner, and whil they are in rough shape they still are protecting the truck.

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Picked them up today, thanks Paul. Maybe i will beef them up later but I didnt realize how thick and heavy they really were and dont think i will need it for awhile. And i will be getting SAWs soon because im still sitting on stock suspension with the shrockworks bumper. It will be awhile until i get a rear bumper. Thanks for all the help, i really appreciate it!

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did you guy get that skid plate to fit for Tacoman 12?

and look who finally got that bumper on. How many bends is that main piece that goes across the truck?
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did you guy get that skid plate to fit for Tacoman 12?
as of saturday no, i'm not sure if they gave it another try or not. He'll just have to redrill the holes. It won't be a big deal

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as of saturday no, i'm not sure if they gave it another try or not. He'll just have to redrill the holes. It won't be a big deal
redrilling the holes isn't going to solve the problem. it completely did not fit because of how it was "reshaped" by the seller. Parker and his dad were going to call Bud to work something out about getting one that fit without having to pretty much re-fab it themselves - kind of sucks being as it was sold under the pretense of 'good condition'.... That'll end up being one expensive skidplate I guess. Not everyone is capable or eqiupt to do fab work (even something as simple as drilling), that's the problem here, if you buy something with the expectation that it will fit, and it doesn't... then what...? We spent a good bit of time talking about it with them sunday evening. Hopefully we'll get it all worked out, as that's a sour way for a 16 year old kid to learn about buying used from a 'trusted' forum like ga-ttora.

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redrilling the holes isn't going to solve the problem. it completely did not fit because of how it was "reshaped" by the seller. Parker and his dad were going to call Bud to work something out about getting one that fit without having to pretty much re-fab it themselves - kind of sucks being as it was sold under the pretense of 'good condition'.... That'll end up being one expensive skidplate I guess. Not everyone is capable or eqiupt to do fab work (even something as simple as drilling), that's the problem here, if you buy something with the expectation that it will fit, and it doesn't... then what...? We spent a good bit of time talking about it with them sunday evening. Hopefully we'll get it all worked out, as that's a sour way for a 16 year old kid to learn about buying used from a 'trusted' forum like ga-ttora.
i don't think (not going to use names) the seller is to blame for the skid? He clearly stated that it had never been put on his truck. All he can do is post it the same way he bought it. I guess trading Bud skids (and letting him fix this one and resell it) woulnd't be terrible. But Bud's are 3/16, thats what my skid is and i didn't use a drill press, just used a regular drill. If they don't have a handheld drill and a few bits they could buy a drill and bits cheaper than what they could ship all the stuff back to Bud and get the new one for. Thats why i'm sticking by redrilling the holes. Honestly, its what i would do, and its what 90% of the people i've talked to about this have said also. it really won't be that hard, i promise.

You will need a hand-held drill, several bits, punch, and WD40 to help keep the bit lubbed up and a sharpie to mark where the holes need to go.

Parker i'm not trying to say "tough titty" to you or anything Bud, honest. All i'm trying to say is, with used skids, this happens. Even if you get another from Bud, use it, take it off to do your oil or something, and try to put it back on; it is going to be tough to get back on. Granted it might be easier than this one, but regardless they are a pain to put back on, straight or bent. I just think taking this up with Bud and getting a replacement would be a waste of money after already paying a decent price for skid and belly. Just keep them and MAKE them fit. Ultimately i woulnd't call drilling re-fabbing, i don't know how to express how easy to drill the holes would be (scaled of 1-10, it would be a 8.5), but it will also save you a crap ton of money unless Bud was willing to trade straight up or something

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If the skid has been reshaped, wallering out holes might not work. I've heard Bud will reshape/rebend skids for free. U just gotta pay shipping ... ouch!

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Thanks Nicole. My dad and I will be attempting to put the skids on this weekend as well as a rear bumper. We will drill out the holes to fit the steering rack brace and use ratchet straps or come alongs to stretch the skids out. Hopefully this will work. My dad spoke to Bud while i was at school and this is what he suggested. I think we can do it, its just going to be more difficult and take a lot longer than i expected. It will be a learning experience.

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Thanks Nicole. My dad and I will be attempting to put the skids on this weekend as well as a rear bumper. We will drill out the holes to fit the steering rack brace and use ratchet straps or come alongs to stretch the skids out. Hopefully this will work. My dad spoke to Bud while i was at school and this is what he suggested. I think we can do it, its just going to be more difficult and take a lot longer than i expected. It will be a learning experience.
everbody needs these every once in a while haha. I think i'm due for one soon... yep timing chain.

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everbody needs these every once in a while haha. I think i'm due for one soon... yep timing chain.
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ok my vote is for bumper, 3 reasons, 1 clearance. 2 you never know when someone cant stop as fast as you. and 3 i hit a moose tonight doing 30.
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