Show us your Sump and Tie rod guards

gofast

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Hi All,

Think on fabbing some sump and tie rod guards. The idea to protect the tie rods is to have a guard similar to those seen on IFS trucks - sort of sloping down to help lift the truck over the obstacles.

The sump guard I'm thinking of is a plate across the frame rails with allowance for the depth of the pan. Anyone done this or have any ideas.

Cheers,

John
 
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Did you mean like this?
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Photo and car by Iironsika
 

gofast

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Thats exaclt what I mean. I'm interested in driving rocks etc down but don't want to interfear with the tie rod articulation. Also want to fab a bolt on sump guard too.

Do you know how the orange plate attaches at the rear?
 
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Actually im planning to build one soon as well, Im curious about securing the rear as well, but my thoughts would be to run a support down from the frame at an angle, but far enough forward so as to not interfere with steering & suspension travel.
 

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Well, It's cool.

How did you bend the plate and how thick did you go?
 
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Plate is 4 mm thick and i didn´t bend it. "Bendings" are made of pieces welded together. The lowest/rear part is 6 mm to make it stronger.
 

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