A used skidplate had to be sourced, as the original unit had been pretty well butchered because the new transmission mount sent two large bolts through a contoured section of the plate. The washers were angled on the contour, and holes had been cut with a torch for clearance. Modifications were made to the transmission/transfer-case mount positioning the bolts through a flat part of the replacement plate. Fastener length was critical for ground clearance and required sourcing both 2.5- and 2.75-inch bolt lengths. A removable threadlocker stick worked well and did not drip.