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belly up skid (cheap)


 
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DirtyRedTJ
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Joined: 18 Feb 2004
Location: Gainesville, Georgia

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject: belly up skid (cheap) Reply with quote

Looking for some oppinons.

My idea is to modify thr factory T-case skid for more clerance. Has anyone done this?

I haven't spent any real time with this, But why not cut the "drop" out of the factory skid. It looks like you could cut the sides off the plate and weld some flat bar to the bottom of the plate, then bolt the thing back in place. This would eliminate the need to fab everything needed to hold the tranny and t-case.

ofcourse the body lift, sye, and drive shaft requirements would be the same for a aftermarket belly up.

What do ya think? Rolling Eyes
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WhatWasIThinkin
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Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Location: Epping New Hampsha

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you find that your getting hung up or high centered when your froading?

You may be able to gain a little clearence modifying the stock skid....lots of work for minimal gains. Then you still create driveline issues for yourself like you allready hit on. The aftermarket ones come with the same driveline issues to correct, but their advantage is that someone allready has the answers to fix when you go with thier bellyup kit.

Most of the kits Ive seen or concidered using require that you have to go with longer driveshafts, so the expence of them and other parts needed changing gets expensive quick.

If you think that you can do something with a stock pan, maybe experiment with salvage yard ones first. Take and then post lots of pics for us too.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhatWasIThinkin wrote:

Most of the kits Ive seen or concidered using require that you have to go with longer driveshafts, so the expence of them and other parts needed changing gets expensive quick.

Same here - I think you'll also have to play around with the exhaust.
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