Free Jeep Gas Tank Skid Plate Armor - Skid-FreePosted in How To: Body Chassis on May 1, 2009
This is taking cheap to a whole new level. If you're a dumpster diver like us you've probably seen your fair share of factory Jeep and 4x4 parts hitting the scrap metal bin at your local 4x4 shop. Or maybe you scour the "free" section of your favorite web sites. Either way, there are plenty of discarded factory parts to be scarfed up once people upgrade to beefier aftermarket components.
If you're a smart "shopper" it should only cost you some time and elbow grease to duplicate our Joe Dirt fuel tank armor. Are the results bombproof? Hardly. If we come down forcefully on a rock we're sure the new skid will dent a little, but as you can see from the lead photo, it is strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle. For a free, lightweight modification, it'll provide a bit of extra protection until we decide how gnarly we want to go with this Jeep.