06 red LJ

The joy of vendor incompatibility continues. Underground Fabworks belly pan, ostensibly one not requirimg MML and stuff, happily interferes with heavy duty tranny pan from ATC diesel. Need to decide on a course of action. Which would also allow for motor skid plate.

Urghh.

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Added washers on the transmission mount bolts and to the plate between them to get some extra clearance. Hopefully I don’t need to go to raised motor mounts and adding 1” body lift instead of my 1/2” one.
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With my rear axle Dana 60 being high pinion and with my extra short SYE kit driveline should be fine.
 
Had terrible time trying to mount pan until I realized that I have changed motor mount when everything was disconnected and my driveline was not centered. Unbolted motor mounts and used a bottle jack to push transmission side ways a bit and everything aligned and bolted perfectly.
I will need to remove belly pan again to drill to attach motor skid, will die grind very end of cooling fins on the oil pan, that should give plenty of clearance for the long run.
 
Those oily stains are from CorrosionX HD. I put this shit on everything after putting together.

That said I marvel at complete lack of rust on my LJ. I am glad I found one from San Diego. Not Midwest. And all stock and not wheeled. It had a boring life growing up.
 
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If it makes you feel any better I had to clearance my skid also. I have a 46RE behind a Dodge Magnum V-8 and a 1.25" body lift.
I do have a 2 quart larger pan on the transmission.

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I have failed to install Undecover Fabworks aluminum engine skid. It is too narrow under my transmission oil pan. Trimming side bends is not an option, as it would not be stiff enough to land on.

If anyone wants a crudely spray painted black aluminum UCF skid with some better hardware included, will give a good price. Shipping charge should be reasonable given it is aluminum.

Improved hardware - as whatever is included with it is some worst I have ever seen. Are bolts made of cheese?

Split washers torqued to 35ft-lb not supposed to do that. Replaced with grade 8 from a bolt kit I have.

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I will try to put back the short stock if it can protect the transmission oil pan, and investigate what can be done for engine oil pan. Either find a wider steel long one that fits - M.O. R.E. One looks promising. Or just do separate oil pan skid from Metalcloak or someone else.
 
I have failed to install Undecover Fabworks aluminum engine skid. It is too narrow under my transmission oil pan. Trimming side bends is not an option, as it would not be stiff enough to land on.

If anyone wants a crudely spray painted black aluminum UCF skid with some better hardware included, will give a good price. Shipping charge should be reasonable given it is aluminum.

Improved hardware - as whatever is included with it is some worst I have ever seen. Are bolts made of cheese?

Split washers torqued to 35ft-lb not supposed to do that. Replaced with grade 8 from a bolt kit I have.

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I will try to put back the short stock if it can protect the transmission oil pan, and investigate what can be done for engine oil pan. Either find a wider steel long one that fits - M.O. R.E. One looks promising. Or just do separate oil pan skid from Metalcloak or someone else.

Do you have pics of the engine skid? I have Metal Cloak's skid on my TJ.
 
I am thinking of an idea. Could take stock crossmember, and use this skid with it by cutting side bender around the crossmember and shortening it. It to interfere with the transmission pan. That should be plenty strong with shorter span of 1/4” aluminum.
 
Installed stock transmission skid, obviously being non aftermarket part tons of clearance with large oil pan. Drilled UCF belly skid, tapped it for 10-1.5, used old transmission mount bolts, secured with a flanged nut from the top. Super solid.
Will decide what to do with engine skid later. Need to continue with stuff that will actually make it run.
 
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I have decided to make use of UCF engine skid by cutting it up and bolting to the stock crossmember. Ridges on the stock transmission skid is about the same as thickness of aluminum so it mates quite seamlessly.

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