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Old 05-11-2011, 03:14 PM
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Question Skid plate bolts?

I need bolts for the skid plate I got, but I dont want to go through ford as they are way over priced. So what are my options? Tried searching, but couldn't find anything on the bolts.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: Skid plate bolts?

its just a course thread large sheet metal style screw. its just threaded into the frame IMO. get a bolt and get a Tap and tap the hole to that bolt and done.

if you have access to a welder. I welded grade 8 nuts to the frame on the lower and upper because the frame strips out so easy and thats how mine are on.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:27 PM
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its just a course thread large sheet metal style screw. its just threaded into the frame IMO. get a bolt and get a Tap and tap the hole to that bolt and done.

if you have access to a welder. I welded grade 8 nuts to the frame on the lower and upper because the frame strips out so easy and thats how mine are on.
pics? I have a buddy with a welder.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Skid plate bolts?

The bolt size is a 8M-1.25x20 I just had to tap the holes for mine yesterday.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:32 AM
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pics? I have a buddy with a welder.
Follow procedures for welding near electronics to prevent damage. Disconnect battery ground and ground welder GOOD near the weld. Still worries me.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:16 PM
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Follow procedures for welding near electronics to prevent damage. Disconnect battery ground and ground welder GOOD near the weld. Still worries me.
little over worried. never had an issue, yes I disconnect the battery just for good measure but I have welded on tons of vehicles with no issues ever
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:39 PM
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little over worried. never had an issue, yes I disconnect the battery just for good measure but I have welded on tons of vehicles with no issues ever
I asked for a picture sir
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:23 PM
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little over worried. never had an issue, yes I disconnect the battery just for good measure but I have welded on tons of vehicles with no issues ever
That's consistent with your thinking that sheet metal type screw fits in a tapped hole.
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