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My Prowler's sides are open. The fuel tank and everything between the floor board and the skid plate is open. Has anyone bought these? And what do you think of them. Is anything else available? I could make some easy enough, but I like these. Plus, why not dump another $108 into it! :rolleyes:
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I built mine also, I ordered the diamond plate from Metal Depot, and cut them with my circular saw with an old carbide tipped blade, used the old one as a template. When I cut aluminum, I use a guide to keep my cuts straight.
 

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I still have my stockers, but they are getting beat up pretty good. I've had to take them to the vice and straighten them once. I don't know that I'd spend that much money on something that is gonna get beat up again. I like the diamond plate idea. Cheap and probably looks nice.
 

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Works pretty good! I buy all of my aluminum from Metal Depot on line. I can order just what I want, and shipped to my house! I found a sheet of diamond plate at LOWES 2X4' they wanted 80 plus for it!
 

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I just went out to a buddies that owns a machine shop and had him make me some from scrap 1/8" diamond plate steel. The measurements are 27 1/4 long by 9 1/4 wide. We put a 45 degree bend down 8 1/4 inches to wrap up under the stock center skid plate. He said no charge, I put $20 on the dash of his truck and thank you note. Got them in the garage warming up to clean, prime and spray flat black. I still can't believe that mine didn't have them on it from the factory. Of course, it was missing the center skid plate when I got it, too. :confused: Who knows...
 

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I just went out to a buddies that owns a machine shop and had him make me some from scrap 1/8" diamond plate steel. The measurements are 27 1/4 long by 9 1/4 wide. We put a 45 degree bend down 8 1/4 inches to wrap up under the stock center skid plate. He said no charge, I put $20 on the dash of his truck and thank you note. Got them in the garage warming up to clean, prime and spray flat black. I still can't believe that mine didn't have them on it from the factory. Of course, it was missing the center skid plate when I got it, too. :confused: Who knows...
Those look perfect. Have your buddy crank out a dozen or so of those and make a few bucks!
 

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They look good!
 

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Mine didn't have any either when I bought it, I made some out of diamond plate also.
 

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There we go, a quick scuff, and spray. I'll toss them on tomorrow!
 

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Cool! I used the same material for my belly pan under the engine, split it in half and remove the section under the oil drain plug. Keeps the mess to a minimum!
 

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I just went out to a buddies that owns a machine shop and had him make me some from scrap 1/8" diamond plate steel. The measurements are 27 1/4 long by 9 1/4 wide. We put a 45 degree bend down 8 1/4 inches to wrap up under the stock center skid plate. He said no charge, I put $20 on the dash of his truck and thank you note. Got them in the garage warming up to clean, prime and spray flat black. I still can't believe that mine didn't have them on it from the factory. Of course, it was missing the center skid plate when I got it, too. :confused: Who knows...
Those look great Bryan,I also made my own with Diamond plate Aluminum.....I got an awesome hook up on aluminum.......I used 3/16 smooth aluminum under my seats and did away with the plastic ones.......
 

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I try to keep my aluminum down to 1/8", my brake will handle that and anything thicker really strains the brake. Been using the same brake for over 20 years!
 

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We used his tiny 200 ton Standard press, curled them like they were Play-Doh! He has one that's just frickin huge. He builds the framework and tables for Genesis System's robotics products. Fantastic guy! He does all the custom work for my boat spoilers and air entrapments. And will be building my next generation fender hangers. www.ezfender.com Right now they are milled from billet, we are going to start an extrusion line. So, he's a good guy to have as a buddy!
 

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Sure sounds like it! Great to have friends!
 
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