i plated mine so it isn't going to bend. it really isn't hard at all to build a basic skidplate like i did. just used a stock t-case mount cut in half for the front adn then bolted it to the crossmember flange on the back. i haven't even hit mine yet so i have no idea if it is strong enough but i think it is. good idea on the gas tank lift, the body lift helps a lot. what motor mounts do you have? i would say chain them if they aren't already because it is going to stress them more with the new angle.
there is like 3 more mounts sitting at the shop. they i don't know if we have any center sections cut right now. but likei said if you take the hole thing a plate the 2 spots that need it you should be good to go. but it comes with all bolts, 2 rubber mounts, and 2 brakets for the frame. your gonna need a flush mount allen head oil fill plug though.