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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by - S.A. -, Nov 12, 2003.

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    ....on how/where this SKID PLATE is mounted. I cant tell from pic..but, i want one.

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    later..
    -J.L.M.
     
  2. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    What good is your nifty OME steering shock if that thing blocks your view of it? :rolleyes:
     
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    Man..i tell ya, my OME stabilizer [glow=red,2,300]was [/glow] nice and yellow at one point..but, now it looks like rusted swiss cheese!..dings, rust, bends..etc. Even though the yellow looks good..i would rather protect it.
     
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    Just a guess here but I will go with drop bracket form the radiator lower core support. not the best pic but I would guess apporx 4" drop from the core support or off the rail ends themselves would put you in the ball park. unfortunate side affect is someone might think you are running an ifs rig with that set up.
    Dave
     
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    what are they protecting? ???

    Looks to me like someone wanted some bling.
     
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    Hey Dan,

    another BLING BLING :slap:

    Mike
     
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    MY EYES!!!! MY EYES!!!!
     
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    I dont think the Skid Plate is BLING BLING at all! I think that skid plate is a great idea. It protects the DRAG LINK and the steering stablizer.

    What i DO think is BLING BLING is that it is made of aluminum. I would have put a big steel plate there instead of soft shiney aluminium.

    Someone (hint slee)..should make those. i'd get one.

    later..
    joe
     
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    My 88 Toyota PU had a factory guard in the same location. I always wondered if Toyota put it there simply for looks.
     
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    ginericLC Wagon Wheeler! SILVER Star

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    In 88 it was there for protection. To protect all the IFS stuff underneath it. I just checked out that whole rig on slee's site. It is FS. It appears that someone got crazy with mods and didn't wheel it at all. It is in great shape.
     
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    since we are on the skid-plate subject (somewhat) i saw this on a disco. Not endorsing the disco, but that looks like a killer skidplate for sliding down hills and rocks since the 80 does have a large arse end.
     
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    "Safari snorkel painted to match vehicle color"
    ::)

    Talk about money to burn...
     
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    o.k. i'm not an idiot as far as i know :flipoff2:. Why can't i post a pic in here? ???
     
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    I gotta put in my .02
    Skids like that are best left to the desert racers. And if you were really worried about your draglink I think the money would be better spent on making this work on an 80.
    http://www.ottindustries.com/fj80.htm
     
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    [quote author=concretejungle link=board=2;threadid=7466;start=msg62765#msg62765 date=1068760404]
    o.k. i'm not an idiot as far as i know :flipoff2:. Why can't i post a pic in here? ???
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    Because you suk at the internet. :flipoff2:
    Seriously that site may not allow the remote linking.
    So Right click save as then upload from your comp.
     
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    "Safari snorkel painted to match vehicle color"


    My bet is it was easier to paint than take off. :rolleyes:
     
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    that 80 looks like it has hummer chrome-edition wheels... :)

    e
     
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    Where can I get some of those rocker bars??
     
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    They painted the safari snorkel.....black? Bahahahah! :flipoff2: :slap: . Someone needs to go :slap: the owner and buy that thing and SAVE it from it's terrible current life...

    -Ferg-
     
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    [quote author=cruiserdan link=board=2;threadid=7466;start=msg62777#msg62777 date=1068761136]
    "Safari snorkel painted to match vehicle color"


    My bet is it was easier to paint than take off. :rolleyes:
    [/quote]

    Nope, he just wanted it smooth and black and not flat black.