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  1. #1
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    Aug 2012
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    Trans.Skid Modification

    If you have an automatic and lift your Jeep, the front driveshaft hits the cross member for the transmission pan skid plate. You'll have to remove it, modify it, or buy an aftermarket one.
    Here's some pictures of what I came up with. It's 2" x 1/2" bar stock bent and welded to shape. Then bolted to the original skid.
    The hoop could have been smaller, but it was done based on some rough measurements, versus test fitting and modifying it for a better fit.

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  2. #2
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    Dexter, MI
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    Re: Trans.Skid Modification

    Have a picture of how much was cut off the stock skidder? I had no idea it was that involved with an auto.

  3. #3
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    Re: Trans.Skid Modification

    In the second picture, you can see I just cut it even (well I tried) with the edge of the skid. There won't be alot of room on that side between your new bracket and the driveshaft. In the 5th picture, you can see if I had made the hoop shorter, I could have slid it in a little farther.

  4. #4
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    Re: Trans.Skid Modification

    I came back to this and realized that after I posted. I just didn't know what a stock one looked like to identify the difference.

  5. #5
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    Re: Trans.Skid Modification

    I recently got to test my design. When the front axle is articulated, the shaft rubs the inside edge of the hoop. There's only about 9/16" space on that side. I think I can slide it in towards the trans. a little farther with some more modification.

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