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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 04 Jun 2016, 00:05

silverbullet wrote:What about the threads?

Sorry this is coming across like I am putting a downer on it, that's not my intention.

Stainless steel has its place but sometimes the non-rusting appeal has unintended consequences.

Stainless is tough but also fairly soft, so it will dent and stretch. Not necessarily what you want in a bashplate.

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Come on Ian , you are being a bit pedantic! 6mm stainless will not dent and stretch like Aluminium or steel, neither will the 4mm mk2 version. Galvanic corrosion is not going to be an issue in this situation. I've had plenty of experience of galvanic corrosion with my Land Rover days so I understand your concerns. If anything the the stainless steel bolt threads will be in contact with the galvanised steel subframe but with a coating of grease I don't think I will have a corrosion issue , if anything the bolts will corrode and need replacing eventually , after a very long time.
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby max and caddy » 04 Jun 2016, 09:44

I think titanium is the only sensible solution here...stainless is far to soft and stretchy ...
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 04 Jun 2016, 10:12

Think I went off on one there :oops:
Yes the "joy" of alloy skin panels on steel frames should be enough to put anyone off a Landy...

As for Alex and his suggestion of Titanium, well, it strikes sparks very readily so theres a fire risk right there :lol:

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby marlinowner » 04 Jun 2016, 10:31

Nylon washers, large ones between rails and bash plate and bolts through shouldered ones.
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 04 Jun 2016, 10:36

And the first thing to get wiped off by a rock will be...

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates - Mk2

Postby Oilline » 08 Jun 2016, 20:54

Happier with my Mk2 version in 4mm stainless, a bit less "hefty"
Also added the "wings" on the front guard to protect the Fox remote reservoirs and extended the rear gearbox guard to fill the gap.
Plastic washers to be used of course to prevent galvanic corrosion !!
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Wedgbury » 09 Jun 2016, 06:12

Looks Good and if you take it off road the extra strength will certainly help , I have the standard VW guards on and they are all bent after taking some dings green laning.
Like the extra protection for the Fox reservoirs. Good idea well executed.
You might want to check the radius arm bushes though and tighten up the nut, looks like its on the last thread.
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 09 Jun 2016, 06:17

You might also like to knock up one of these for raking out mud and stones ;)
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Each end has a slight crank to help get over the box sections of the guard, it wouldnt clear when just flat.
This one is 6mm mild steel or you can use stainless if you like :lol:

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 09 Jun 2016, 06:57

Wedgbury wrote:Looks Good and if you take it off road the extra strength will certainly help , I have the standard VW guards on and they are all bent after taking some dings green laning.
Like the extra protection for the Fox reservoirs. Good idea well executed.
You might want to check the radius arm bushes though and tighten up the nut, looks like its on the last thread.

Yeh they are just on loose at the moment ,
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby eltee » 09 Jun 2016, 08:45

looking good, quite inspiring when you look under a syncro and see time and investment.
there was a guy a Volksfling who did the fox set up and new bushes and fitted a decoupler.
I was interested in how it handled compared to my slightly tired set up !!
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby DSM » 09 Jun 2016, 09:34

Nice work! What grade did you use?
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 09 Jun 2016, 09:43

DSM wrote:Nice work! What grade did you use?

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby torsen » 09 Jun 2016, 20:26

DSM wrote:Nice work! What grade did you use?

Agreed nice work :ok
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 09 Jun 2016, 21:08

CAD files available if any body wants to have any of the pieces cut at their local laser cutter. That front plate only cost £35
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby max and caddy » 09 Jun 2016, 21:10

Be intrested in knowing how much these cost you...
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