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Skid plate question

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Lizard Lady, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Oct 31, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    Lizard Lady

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    I have a mangled skid plate from being stuck in a mud hole yesterday (it was missing a bolt on one side). I would like to fix it as cheaply as possible. Does anybody know if I should try to bend it back into shape, or where the best place to find a salvaged one would be? Thank you!

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  2. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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    MeefZah

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    I mean, if cheap is your thing, unbolt it, pound it back into shape on top of a brick using a round head hammer, and spray paint it. Reinstall with all the bolts. $3 for paint and bolt.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    I'm trying for a nice balance of cheap and having it work properly. I'm not as hard on them as a lot of people here, but I definitely need it. Thank you.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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    Here's mine (5th gen) after I smashed the ever loving shit out of it, then pounded it back to sorta normal, and repainted it (front left). It worked fine. I ended up replacing it with an RCI skid but that's obviously more expensive than the hammer and spray paint technique!

    Edit, I see your issue is actually with the mid-skid, not the front one as mine was. Even easier to hammer that bad boy flat. I'd probably even forgo the paint since no one can see it. But maybe spring for a bolt instead of baling wire.

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  5. Oct 31, 2016 at 2:55 PM
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    Thanks! That gives me hope that I can save it. And yes, it will definitely get new bolts. But the wire was pretty handy at the time, to keep from scraping the road all the way home:)
     
  6. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    :muscleflexing:Get the hammer out you will be good.
     
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