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Old 04-17-2010, 01:51 PM
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Default new skid plate and lights!

just got done fabbing my skid plate, new lights (mounted them about a month ago) and took off that stupid valence. tell me what you think.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: new skid plate and lights!

skid plate looks goowhy no valance doesnt look good without it.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:14 PM
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skid plate looks goowhy no valance doesnt look good without it.
b/c everytime i go wheelin i break it, and its to the point where all of the holes in the valence are busted. plus, i think it looks a little more rugged. just a personal preference. but thanks for the comment!
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: new skid plate and lights!

Must agree with stl .Looks unfinished HOWEVER---nice job on the skidplate
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:19 PM
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Must agree with stl .Looks unfinished HOWEVER---nice job on the skidplate
well any opinions on maybe makin it look more finished without a valence are appreciated. and thanks!
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: new skid plate and lights!

WAYYYYY too tall right under the bumper. Looks wayyyyy too goofy. There's absolutely no reason it's that freakin' tall right there. Get rid of the plastic gap filler pos that's between the radiator and the header panel....you can see it hanging down right in front of the radiator. That's the only reason I can come up with with why you made that front vertical piece so friggin' tall. Looks goofy as hell. To be quite honest, it looks tons better NAKED than it does with that particular style skid plate. I'd make the angle start right below the tow hooks, not 5" below.

You wanted constructive criticism, there you have it. lol.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:41 PM
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WAYYYYY too tall right under the bumper. Looks wayyyyy too goofy. There's absolutely no reason it's that freakin' tall right there. Get rid of the plastic gap filler pos that's between the radiator and the header panel....you can see it hanging down right in front of the radiator. That's the only reason I can come up with with why you made that front vertical piece so friggin' tall. Looks goofy as hell. To be quite honest, it looks tons better NAKED than it does with that particular style skid plate. I'd make the angle start right below the tow hooks, not 5" below.

You wanted constructive criticism, there you have it. lol.
nah i need the criticism, its my first fab project so obviously theres gunna be some mistakes. and you talkin about those pieces of plastic on the sides of the radiator? and i couldnt make the angle any better, b/c the steel tubing would hit the framing around my radiator. its about a 1/2" away from it. what about maybe cuttin that flat 5" on the front off? so itll just have an opening then the skid plate underneath
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: new skid plate and lights!

I'd run some tubing along the lower edge of the bumper and then some along the lower front part of the skid plate angled up to the end of the bumper, kinda like a prerunner bumper/skidplate combo. Maybe even include a hoop for the lights.
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