prado bash plate bent

Submitted: Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 13:37
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Hi Guys

I own a 2001 diesel Prado.

I have just come back from a trip to Rainbow Beach and as I was backing out of a bog the bash plate under the sump and diff got caught on something as was ripped half off. It is a pretty lightweight piece of metal and I am reluctant to fit a new one of the same gauge. Has anybody seen an aftermarket one available??? If so, where. My other alterntitive is to have something a bit heavier fabricated. Any advice would be appreciated

Regards Percy
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Reply By: Phil G - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 13:47

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 13:47
Percy, the rear section is very flimsy, but could be easily replaced or bashed back into shape. The front section's not too bad usually.

Suspension lift may help avoid it in the future.

Also, there's a replacement option at:
http://www.lcool.org/technical/90_series/bashplate.html
or check the Prado email lists.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Member - Tim&jan - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 19:12

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 19:12
ive lost mine and im not going to replace them as i think there a fire hazard in the bushgu bush basha
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Reply By: Member - Russell S - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 19:23

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 19:23
I wonder whether the 2001 Prado has the same bash plate as my 1997 RV6. Wouldn't be surprised if it was.... if so, I have my old one sitting outside - relatively unscathed. I was a little concerned about the strength of the plate, so I got one made by a local 4WD specialist - out of 3mm steel plate. Seems tough enough, and covers more things than the original item, but I was a little disappointed at the lack of finesse in the design - it's VERY simple. I would have put more shape in it, and made it hug the engine a bit closer up front, and wouldn't have expected it to cost so much. In case you're wondering, there was no sample to see before they did the job. If you had a sheet of steel and cutting/bending gear, you could copy it in a flash. Anyhow, I've got it and it works. If you're interested in more details or photos, let me know - I'll drag the digital camera out..... will need some instruction on how to upload them though.... or I could email them to you.Russell S
Prado RV6
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