t30 bashplate

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 17:45
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hey guys,
Made myself a bash plate today for my xtrail out of Gal steel, 1.6mm thick i think, im not to sure where about i should put my airflow holes, or anything else i have missed,
also, how close is to close for the bashplate and the exhaust?please have a look at the photos and let me know of your opinions and anything else i need to do to fix it up.

thanks,
brenton.



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Reply By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:07

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:07
Why do I get a whole lot of advertising when opening one of your photos - I do not like that. Also there are pop up warnings coming from these photos - also not good?

Is this an add? Please explain - Tony
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Follow Up By: BPR - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:10

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:10
i have no idea why, i just put them up through that image shack website, then copyed the url to here, im sorry about that
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:38

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:38
BPR - All cool - Then best to load straight from your computer. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:48

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 18:48
Brenton. Mounting - I have had bash plates work loose and break around bolt holes. You will need bolts with nylux nuts & larger washers to prevent this. 1.5mm I would think is for only very light scrub. After you get it to fit exactly how you want and are happy with it use it as a template & get one made out of thicker plate at a fabricators
Drain holes on the base are good large enough to hose out mud & grass seeds. Have fun Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 19:55

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 19:55
Mate I hate to play Mr safety man. But in your first pick you got the front wheel sitting on concrete blocks!! Hope the kids didn't get under neath it thinking it was safe.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 06:07

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 06:07
Brenton,
don't wanna be a smarty but those bricks were never made to handle weight like that, try getting some wood blocks or ramps.

Have a good one
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Reply By: obee1212 - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:21

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:21
My Hilux came with a bash plate and it is pretty bashed now. It just bolted on as per normal. I would only worry about it picking up spinifex or other grass. yours looks pretty good to me. There is a s load of air flying thru the radiator and unless you a going to really work the motor as in long hard low range sandy patches, I would not worry. If you really think the cooling may be a prob in your case consider an oil cooler.

Mining vehicles do the roughest hardest traveling in hostile climates (it gets up to fifty celsius up there) and none of the ex miners I have seen have been to any trouble to modify the vehicles in that way.

Len Beadle did the hard K's (miles Len, should you be listening)with the most cited as being a useless heap of crap. you got a vehicle that cuts the cake unless you are driving Len's old heap.

If you have a free one that fits a Hilux I am more than happy to take it off your hands.

Owen
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Follow Up By: BPR - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 15:03

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 15:03
hopefully the cooling wont be a problem, the xtrail dosent really have a low range, but i plan on doing some towing and long drives.
oh and sorry mate, i dont have a spare bash plate hanging around for your hilux, but i do have a cardboard cutout of mine, the cardboard is about 4mm thick, best protection on the market! hahaha

thanks
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