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harvester_sorrow
03-03-2011, 08:46 PM
My golf cart needs a beefed up skid plate. The stock one is too weak and does not cover the rear diff. My idea is make it bigger to follow the tube frame and back to the rear diff.

What material should I use? steel, aluminum, grade
How thick? go thin and brace it or go thick unbraced

My guess on loaded weight will be around 900-1000lbs and the plate will be roughly 18'' x 26''.

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4skin
03-03-2011, 09:42 PM
a big plastic cutting board would slide over sluff and be fairly lite

B
03-03-2011, 10:01 PM
got to peterbuilt or some big rig shop and buy a large mudflap one of the black plastic one's there like 6 or 8 buck's each us them and reuse the alumin you have behind it

Ironman
03-03-2011, 10:10 PM
UHMW just bolt it on over the original one and entend it past the diff

fullsizebronco
03-03-2011, 10:57 PM
what do you plan on running over!?

4skin
03-03-2011, 11:42 PM
every thing hes a mad man in a golf cart
that stuff iron man said
I couldnt remember the name of it

harvester_sorrow
03-03-2011, 11:42 PM
what do you plan on running over!?

Stray golf balls.:D The rocks have given a shit kicking to the diff, had to hammer the cover back in shape. B, are there mudflaps hard plastic? Cutting board might work, can you bend it? Would be nice to clearance it around the diff (hangs below the skid plate if you draw a straight line)without losing lots of ground clearance.

harvester_sorrow
03-04-2011, 12:01 AM
Quick research reveals you can bent it, slides over rocks easy and pound for pound same weight as aluminum. Sounds interesting.:confused0006:

mus-Tard
03-04-2011, 12:13 AM
you can get soft muc flaps like on the back of my truck or stiffer almost plastic ones

youngun
03-04-2011, 12:43 PM
UHMW just bolt it on over the original one and entend it past the diff

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'Balmer
03-04-2011, 01:06 PM
UHMW just bolt it on over the original one and entend it past the diff

Yup, this is your best bet with a rig that light IMO...

England
03-04-2011, 01:34 PM
You are one crazy focker thats sooo awesome how was the plow in the snow lol

rmiller026
03-04-2011, 02:13 PM
umhw is some tough shit and u can heat and bend it if u want some cheep cutoffs lemme kno i might be able to get ahold of some a buddy of my dads builds river boats

harvester_sorrow
03-04-2011, 11:42 PM
You are one crazy focker thats sooo awesome how was the plow in the snow lol

Surprisingly well. I put some pictures up in the original thread. Even added some angle iron for a wear edge.

harvester_sorrow
03-04-2011, 11:47 PM
umhw is some tough shit and u can heat and bend it if u want some cheep cutoffs lemme kno i might be able to get ahold of some a buddy of my dads builds river boats

If you could find one around 18''x26'' for cheap that would be great[cheers] . So far I'm looking at $8 psf for 1/4 and $10 psf for 3/8. Not to bad of a price, on par with aluminum.

4skin
03-04-2011, 11:50 PM
but it will hold up beter than aluminium

B
03-05-2011, 12:43 AM
as i said you can get a 2x 3 at peter built for about 8 buck's

jordanbennett
03-05-2011, 11:54 AM
what do you plan on running over!?
guess you havnt seen him at stave yet... :D
4skin has a good idea too, get some puck board.
super strong and light

harvester_sorrow
03-05-2011, 08:03 PM
as i said you can get a 2x 3 at peter built for about 8 buck's

Might be the best bang for the buck. Maybe just some reinforcement on the diff to space the flap off of it.

m j
03-05-2011, 08:12 PM
I got a piece bigger then that you can has for free, and i am working in PoCo so just come get it from Broadway
lemme know

harvester_sorrow
03-05-2011, 08:40 PM
I got a piece bigger then that you can has for free, and i am working in PoCo so just come get it from Broadway
lemme know

PM sent.

harvester_sorrow
03-31-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the ideas[cheers]. We ended up going with uhmw. Man this stuff is slippery.

Its just bolted on for now. Next step is to countersink it and trim for maximum clearance. It was getting hung up too much at the hot dog run.

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MOOSEHUNTER
04-02-2011, 12:37 PM
nice job