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Valhalla’s Shield theft deterrent/skid plates info and ordering post

Discussion in 'Valhalla’s Shield' started by Classy63, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    wv00097

    wv00097 Recovering drop bracket owner.

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    One more for the BDS lift. You, sir, are a hero.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:21 PM
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    3rdTundra

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    Driver's side grab handle FRAC harness and camera Interior polished chrome delete Full set of Valhalla plates on order: Engine/front skid, transmission/front cat, transfer case/rear cat
    Did you remember to put the square spacers on top to between the pate and the frame and remove the small skid plate from the transfer case?

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  3. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Blasterrr

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    Any info with the rear plate and RCI sliders?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:41 PM
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    3rdTundra

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    Driver's side grab handle FRAC harness and camera Interior polished chrome delete Full set of Valhalla plates on order: Engine/front skid, transmission/front cat, transfer case/rear cat
    I have asked, but no response yet. Still looking for info on RCI and CBI sliders
     
  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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    Thanks, I was actually about to ask. I got 2 spacers on each side but I only put 1 in between the crossmember and rear plate. The other one 1 I put at the top of the cross member (I dont know why) so I tomorrow I will move that 2nd spacer and stack it with the other spacer between the crossmember and rear plate. Does this that sound right?
     
  6. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    Driver's side grab handle FRAC harness and camera Interior polished chrome delete Full set of Valhalla plates on order: Engine/front skid, transmission/front cat, transfer case/rear cat
    Tyler's instructions state "depending on your setup, you may only need one spacer installed between crossover frame and the front skid plate". I am not sure when two are needed.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    I was also wondering about the White Knuckle Off Road sliders. Anyone have any info on them?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey Don't be a Dumbass

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  9. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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    Installed the plates today. Very well designed and made! Thanks Tyler and thanks Jimmy for the Screwd hardware.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    Classy63

    Classy63 [OP] Valhalla’s Shield guy Vendor

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    Sorry I haven’t been as active here, I am still answering questions, between the heat and packing up the large load of plates I have, it is wearing me down. Besides a few people I am waiting on to pick up, I am caught up to April 16th right now. I am hoping to beat the heat and push to get to May today, although there are some aluminum orders that need to go to powder coat.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    Stay safe Tyler! Heat and humidity are a bitch of a combo... rather you stay safe and get to us when you can then to try and push thru and end up in the hospital.
     
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  12. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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    x2. Stay safe & healthy. Thanks for busting your tail but don't overdo it.
     
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  13. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:29 AM
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    Classy63

    Classy63 [OP] Valhalla’s Shield guy Vendor

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    I couldn’t sleep this morning so I decided to start working at about 4:30 this morning trying to beat the heat. I am taking a bit of a break in the ac eating some left over pizza and planning metal orders
     
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  14. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:29 AM
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    x3.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    2021 Pro!! Nitto’s 285/70/18, Tyger Blades steps.
    That’s why I did not put my order in yet Tyler. Giving you a break. Lol. That heat sucks.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    Classy63

    Classy63 [OP] Valhalla’s Shield guy Vendor

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    Well… there could be a price increase soon, prices for metal are getting to my uncomfortable zone….
     
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  17. Jun 14, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    How much do you think it'll go up?
     
  18. Jun 14, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    equin

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    Completely understand. I live in Texas, too, and the heat and humidity recently has been overbearing. Stay hydrated, take your time, and know that many of us understand and are willing to wait for a quality product.

    You saw a demand for these given all the thefts recently and took the initiative to use your fabrications skills and equipment to use. So thanks for doing that.
     
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  19. Jun 14, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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    Alot of them
    It's crazy for sure. Even with a price increase, it's alot cheaper than new cats/pipes. Just don't cut yourself short.....we all have to put food on the table. :hattip:
     
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  20. Jun 14, 2021 at 1:32 PM
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    Classy63

    Classy63 [OP] Valhalla’s Shield guy Vendor

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    The thing is, I am no master of any of this. I know how to weld, but I am not certified, I know a lot about fabrication from project managing parts being made by various vendors. I know coatings because I frequently had to deal with mistakes and questionable metal quality when we would do rebuilds. And I finally I was customer service, I frequently would get calls from customers and talk them through their problems. I got laid off and thought I might make a few bucks making some plates, never knowing it would turn into this.

    My helper is currently cleaning up plates, I am hoping he will be done today but it may run into tomorrow. I am taking I think 17-18 aluminum plates to powder coat tomorrow and finally sending tundra curt his full plate set. And a free decal because I love him for his understanding. Wednesday or Thursday will be dropping off to my bulk powder coater and of course shipping everything I can every day this week. I am hoping to have a large load of 1/8 steel cut up and bent ready for the weekend to put my helper back to work.

    As for metal prices…. 3/16 aluminum was about $200 a sheet for 4x8, I just got quoted $335…. To give you an idea how much it has gone up…
     
  21. Jun 14, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    Steel going up like lumber. I paid $120 for 2 sheets of sanded 1/4 plywood the other day. Crazy prices.
     
  22. Jun 14, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    I took a few semesters of welding class at the local community college many years ago. So I know that while it may look easy, there’s a whole lot more to it! But you, sir, seem to know exactly what you’re doing with all the experience you’ve had leading up to this. Kudos for turning a layoff into worthy business!

    Anyway, I remember when Jason DeMello started welding and fabricating Tacoma sliders and bumpers back in the delphiforum days about 20 years ago. If I remember correctly, he was using his garage (or maybe it was his parents’ garage?). Of course, now he has his own shop and a flow of orders from all over the place.
     
  23. Jun 15, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    From Tyler regarding WKOR sliders, and a comment about their skid plate:

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  24. Jun 15, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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  25. Jun 15, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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    Tyler be safe out in the heat, etc. Take breaks when you feel the need to. MOST IMPORTANT Keep Hydrated.
    We would hate to hear you end up in the hospital.
    Thank you for all the work you have been doing for us all here on the forum.

    As I told you when I placed my order. There is no rush.
     
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  26. Jun 15, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    Dumb question and i thought i saw it addressed here, but not in Tyler's instructions...does it matter if the tcase skid plate touches the rear plate?

    Mine does, i was going to remove it, but then figured if it wasnt in the install instructions it wasnt a big deal. Im running 2 spaces on both sides.
     
  27. Jun 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    I thought I read on here that you're supposed to remove that t-case plate to ensure fitment. But I guess if it still fits with it on, then no harm no foul?
     
  28. Jun 15, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    3rdTundra

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    Below are a number of posts regarding this topic and the install guide created by @CmdrD8TA . Basically, the small transfer case skid plate should be removed and there should be no contact between the transfer case and the cat plate. I think Tyler has been too busy building plates to update his own version of the instructions.

     
  29. Jun 15, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    Thanks @3rdTundra thread is too large and didnt find it updated near the beginning.
     
  30. Jun 16, 2021 at 8:30 AM
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    I removed the transfer case skid. No issues
     
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