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Started building a motor guard/skid plate today, I got most of the tubing welded up and patterns for the aluminum inserts done.

Here it is so far.







 

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beautiful work Toyanvil! So glad to see you thinking outside the box. Could there be a set of hi-way pegs in your future? Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep the eye candy coming. TIM
 

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Looks good! Very aggressive styling.



Looks like the engine guard hoops stick out far enough to provide some side cover protection too, a feature all too lacking in most of the aftermarket plates.
 

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Boy thats nice. Should have made more than just 1 while you were at it! Even without the inserts that looks tougher than the aluminum foil skid plate we have now.
 

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After re-reading your initial post, I understand now that the aluminium inserts will allow the guard to 'slide' over any jagged surface. You are certainly a Master innovator when I comes to TW mods. Gerry

 

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Wow Toyanvil, nice work. Can't wait to see the finished product, very clean lines.

Josh
 

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Toyanvil, I like your style!!! I've been savin up for a TCI skidplate because I'm not much of an aluminum fabricator... DUH!!! Make one out of tubing!!! Why didn't I think of that?? Great work, I hope you are like me and take plagiarism as the ultimate form of flattery!
 

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Those look great. I only have one question, having not seen the finished product, will you be adding any vents in the skid plate portion that allows for airflow?



Thanks,

Lance (aka Uwdlk2no2)
 

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Toyanvil, I like your style!!! I've been savin up for a TCI skidplate because I'm not much of an aluminum fabricator... DUH!!! Make one out of tubing!!! Why didn't I think of that?? Great work, I hope you are like me and take plagiarism as the ultimate form of flattery!
Thanks Mrbracket

That's funny, I started to build an aluminum skidplate only to find I was unable to bend the 3/16s aluminum with my brake so out came the tubing bender.

I have been following your build and am very impressed with your work, and may have to copy some of your ideas
 

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beautiful work Toyanvil! So glad to see you thinking outside the box. Could there be a set of hi-way pegs in your future? Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep the eye candy coming. TIM
I did look at pegs, but I only use it for camping and I am trying to keep it simple.
 

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Those look great. I only have one question, having not seen the finished product, will you be adding any vents in the skid plate portion that allows for airflow?



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Lance (aka Uwdlk2no2)
I am hoping it will not need vents, it sits lower then the fins.
 

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Thanks for all the comments and input. I am still playing with it so all input is welcome.

I may add a cross bar in the loop. I think the way it is now it would bend in a hard get-off but would save the motor. I am still looking at plating the loops like the bottom or expanded metal or 1/2 and 1/2, top 1/2 expanded metal for air flow.

I need to stay away from this site, every time I think I am done with my TW I come on and see all your mods


Here are some pictures from the top



 

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Is it just me? I've been waiting all day and hoping he finished it...I have probably checked this thread like 10 times today.



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