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Skid plate for 46gal fuel tank

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by gosolo, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Nov 5, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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    gosolo

    gosolo [OP] If you go solo you better go prepared

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    Am preparing for a skid plate to protect the 46g transfer flow tank. Figure 1/4"aluminum. Has anyone done this already? Would love to hear from someone who has.
    Questions; how to best support the drive shaft side? Is a gap really needed between tank and plate? Or would stickyback foam tape be better?

    Keep on truckin...
     
  2. Nov 6, 2015 at 6:14 AM
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    Camburg UCA Fox 2.5 front Fox 2.0 rear Timbren bump stops 20" wheels Coachbuilders shackles Coachbuilders tie rod ends 46 gallon transfer flow tank Flush bed cover Billet grill LED light bar front Led reverse lights TRD sway bar rear TRD cold air intake Locker down consol safe Towing mirrors Fender flares Magnaflow exhaust TRD shift knob Magnum running boards Paracord wrapped grab handles And more
    I'm surprised that transfer flow doesn't make a skid plate for their tanks, that was one of the first questions I asked when I purchased mine. Be interesting to see what you come up with.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2015 at 3:46 PM
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    gosolo

    gosolo [OP] If you go solo you better go prepared

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    Yeah, seems like a slam dunk money maker if they did. For every two tanks sold they would probably sell one skid plate.
    Ever see one of those slick plastic skid plates? Helps slide over stuff.I may have to see how the material prices out compared to aluminum.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2015 at 5:24 AM
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    Camburg UCA Fox 2.5 front Fox 2.0 rear Timbren bump stops 20" wheels Coachbuilders shackles Coachbuilders tie rod ends 46 gallon transfer flow tank Flush bed cover Billet grill LED light bar front Led reverse lights TRD sway bar rear TRD cold air intake Locker down consol safe Towing mirrors Fender flares Magnaflow exhaust TRD shift knob Magnum running boards Paracord wrapped grab handles And more
    You could use the plastic material they use on the bottom of airboats.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2015 at 6:02 AM
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    gosolo [OP] If you go solo you better go prepared

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    I will check on this. I have purchased 1/4" slick plastic before from woodworking supply, feels almost oily, great for guide, glides, and receiving platforms. Never bought a piece this big before. I have contacts at Harrington plastics I can ask.

    I just really don't like having to be in the dark if something has been done before. Don't want to reinvent the wheel,you know.

    Thanks for the boat idea, that could open the possibility of a large piece,maybe used.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2015 at 8:32 AM
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    Camburg UCA Fox 2.5 front Fox 2.0 rear Timbren bump stops 20" wheels Coachbuilders shackles Coachbuilders tie rod ends 46 gallon transfer flow tank Flush bed cover Billet grill LED light bar front Led reverse lights TRD sway bar rear TRD cold air intake Locker down consol safe Towing mirrors Fender flares Magnaflow exhaust TRD shift knob Magnum running boards Paracord wrapped grab handles And more
    The gas tank itself is very heavy duty, and probably
    Ten times less likely to get damaged on impact than the factory plastic tank even with its massive paper thin skid plate. I'm sure however for peace of mind I'd still like to have a skid plate on I'd probably prefer to use 1/4" thick aluminum though if I designed one.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    gosolo

    gosolo [OP] If you go solo you better go prepared

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    Have decided on aluminum for the skid plate. Can get some used 1/8" hiway signs and will laminate 2 together. Will start detailing the shape this weekend I hope. Still uncertain how it will anchor on the side toward the driveshaft.
     
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