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Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« on: Mar 02, 2014, 07:55:42 AM »
So this year for valentines day my wife bought me to 2'x4' sheets of 1/4" steel plate. I have some projects to finish with it, like reinforcing the front bumper I started building last summer. I need ideas of what I should build with it. Should I start plating my frame? I a thinking about linking the 4runner latter and plating would be a good idea but also it is my D.D. Any sugestions?
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Don't plate with .250", that's way heavy but do, cut a pair of gussets and reinforce the front hanger.

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Don't plate with .250", that's way heavy but do, cut a pair of gussets and reinforce the front hanger.

Do you think 10ga. For plating or 3/16"? I was planning to use 4WU's kits so gussets are incorporated into the front hanger already. 
« Last Edit: Mar 02, 2014, 12:38:57 PM by helipilot77 »
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« Reply #3 on: Mar 02, 2014, 11:03:01 AM »
3/16"
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=88478.0
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Re: Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« Reply #4 on: Mar 02, 2014, 12:39:45 PM »
thanks, but what should I use the 1/4" plate for? :dunno:
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« Reply #5 on: Mar 02, 2014, 02:11:11 PM »
use the 1/4" to gusset your rock sliders if u have them or plate the front cross member , i just made a kit from scratch like the fror from 1/4" since the stock cross member on all toyotas is very thin stuff.
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http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=96250.msg1073007;topicseen#msg1073007

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=26920.390

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Re: Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« Reply #6 on: Mar 02, 2014, 03:38:15 PM »
I think I will take your advice and plate the front cross member. I haven't been happy with how my bumper is attached so that will fix it. I havent yet finished building my sliders so I will be using some of the plate to build some gussets for them. Keep it coming. I have a lot to use up.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2014, 04:05:47 PM »
http://frontrangeoffroadfab.com/nfoscomm/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=63

make one of those. really easy to make with a drill/grinder/cut off wheel.its worth it not to have your bumper rip off your frame.




low n' slow 85 runner SR5 22re,rcvs ,Duals,5.29s,Detroits f&r,40s,RUF,Chevy 63 rears,Armored,Cage

bobbed and beat 91 ex cab,3RZ swapped,dual ultimates, dana 44 sas 5.38/5.29 combo,37s, RUF, 63 rears,ARB front, detroit rear,cage

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=96250.msg1073007;topicseen#msg1073007

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=26920.390

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Re: Wife bought me 1/4" plate for valentines
« Reply #8 on: Mar 03, 2014, 03:05:09 PM »
http://frontrangeoffroadfab.com/nfoscomm/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=63

make one of those. really easy to make with a drill/grinder/cut off wheel.its worth it not to have your bumper rip off your frame.

X2!

Aside from that just save it for either a bumper, or gussets. As stated 3/16 is plenty for plating the frame.
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