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Old 03-19-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Skid plate for front facia.

What about using 1/8th inch plexiglass for a skid plate for the front fascia?

If it breaks it is cheap to replace. And it should be plyable enough to work.

Whatcha think?
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Use Nylon or ABS...
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WTF is a skid plate? Are we 4x4ing our miatas now? Or is this a splitter thread.

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WTF is a skid plate? Are we 4x4ing out miatas now? Or is this a splitter thread.
This makes me

I would use ABS or wood over plexiglass myself.
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are you talking about the engine tray/ splash shield?
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WTF is a skid plate? Are we 4x4ing out miatas now? Or is this a splitter thread.
Funny!..LOL

There is a place in Richardson that sales 4'x8' abs sheets. I'm going to pick a sheet up.
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I'll be using an 1/8th inch aluminum plate with braces welded to it in the front portion.

Some of us live out in the back woods where dirt driveways are the norm. Before pulling out of the garage/barn, I have to use the plow to even out the ground enough that the car doesn't get stuck. It also keeps the dirt from coming up from the roadway when you have ducting positioned properly in the hood
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What about using 1/8th inch plexiglass for a skid plate for the front fascia?

If it breaks it is cheap to replace. And it should be plyable enough to work.

Whatcha think?
You know they sell skid plates right? A little pricey, but saves the time from you having to cut and drill.

http://www.gomiata.com/mibealunpa19.html

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What does any of this have to do with a track car?
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"plexiglass" is brittle and will crack/split/shatter... good call on the abs
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Funny!..LOL

There is a place in Richardson that sales 4'x8' abs sheets. I'm going to pick a sheet up.
Sell, they freakin SELL 4'X8' sheets, this has got to be my biggest internet pet peeve. Sell ≠ Sale, learn the difference.
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i loled pretty good!
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If you are talking about a splitter, which is not a skid plate, it's been well documented what guys successfully use for splitter materials. Most of the track guys are using plywood. A few use ABS. A bit more expensive, but even nicer, is alumalite - I know this is what Bellwilliam's splitter is made with, and I made mine from this.

If you are looking for something to make an actual skidplate, like something to protect chassis parts from potentially bottoming out, here:
http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/gro...oupID=HARDWEAR
the Jabroc skid plate is the material DIY racers use.
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Nice piece.
To bad you'd have to take the whole thing off to change the oil.
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i dont think u do, i think thats what that hole is for
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you must have the hands of a small chimp
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Or have a small chimp
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I have that beatrush piece, just not installed. Looks pretty sexy sitting in my living room...
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