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Old 08-19-2010, 02:12 PM
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Well I have an aluminum front skid plate(with the oil filter acsess) and I am wanting to get the front diff plate and the t case plate. My question is I have have seen people (dksdad) with fullsize skid plates. Seeing that fullsize will be much eaysier to come by I might go this route over lmc replacment skid plates. So Those of you with fullsize skid plates how did you mount them? Pics? and what years work?
 

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Well I have an aluminum front skid plate(with the oil filter acsess) and I am wanting to get the front diff plate and the t case plate. My question is I have have seen people (dksdad) with fullsize skid plates. Seeing that fullsize will be much eaysier to come by I might go this route over lmc replacment skid plates. So Those of you with fullsize skid plates how did you mount them? Pics? and what years work?
My skid plates are off another Blazer but my tow hooks are from a full sized. Sorry for the way my sig. reads I will have to fix it.
 
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:54 AM
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My skid plates are off another Blazer but my tow hooks are from a full sized. Sorry for the way my sig. reads I will have to fix it.
Ok I guess I will have to look for skidplates for a 2nd gen s10/blazer
 
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ok well i got all 3 of my plates from a junkyard for cheap (i think i mentioned that in a previous thread)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4913510654/
(the plastic one is there for show because the aluminum one is already mounted)

for the middle plate you need the brackets that add on to existing bolts
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4913511018/#/

the rear plate mounts to things already on the truck (hopefully)

the front of it mounts to bolts already under the transmission/tranfer case
http://www.flickr.com/photos/5322668...in/photostream

and the back of it mounts to three holes in the frame cross member that look like this
http://www.flickr.com/photos/5322668...in/photostream

the only reason mine arent up is because the back three bolts were missing, the price you play for salvaging, and i am having a terrible time finding the sizes
 
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and like i said in another one of those "factory 3 piece" skid plate thread, when you do install the plates, upgrade the sh!ty factory bolts, for some nice 1/2-20 grade 8 bolts.

i think the ones on the oil pan plate were 7/16. were smaller than the front 6, but not too small. pretty sure the factory ones are 3/8 i think, so they must be a 7/16 now (pretty positive about that actually).
 
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What about the thread sizes.... bolts sizes are annoying, is most of your truck in metric as well. Except for a few bolts
 
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Well bought the front diff and t-case skid plates off byoungquist, and ordered the brackets that mount to the front diff from lmc. so when they come in I will be all protected on the bottom.
 
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What about the thread sizes.... bolts sizes are annoying

sorry, being a machinist by trade, i sometimes forget that others don't know.

that would be 7/16-20.



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is most of your truck in metric as well. Except for a few bolts
are you serious?
 
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Got the Front diff skid plate mounts today and installed.



Skid plates shouls be here friday!
 
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