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post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Auto Transmission Skid Repair

The old auto transmission skidplate (07-10) does the job for most moderate wheelin, but time takes it's toll. I had to straighten my skid with a press after the curb and F250 method failed. Aftermarket skids average around $300 to start, and I would rather put that money elsewhere. With little or no welding skills, and $30 in material you can reinforce the stock skid to handle bigger hits. The new '11 and up auto tranny skid seems to be more of a "bar" than a skid, so this may not be an option.

PS: my welds suck

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3" X 4' 3/16" Plate
2 EA: 1.5" X 4' 3/16" Plate







I cut a 1" hole to access the outside bolts with a socket



The back skid material also has a 1" hole so the bolt is reccessed.



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post #2 of 3 Old 11-23-2010, 11:37 PM
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Nice. I'm all for saving money. Good job.
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-17-2010, 11:28 AM
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Smart money saving Idea and about your welds...the only welding I can do involves JB so don't sweat it.
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