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Old 11-22-2011, 07:49 PM
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Question Factory skid plates?

Other than the transfer case plate, were there any other skid plates offered on the F-Series of this vintage? I'm going to the wrecking yard in search of the TC plate, and I want to get any others as well. My truck is a '90 F-150 SC/SB 4X4 with single tank, BTW.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:18 PM
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My 92 has them for the gas tanks
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:24 PM
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On the rear one as well?
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Mine's got one on the front tank only; the rear doesn't.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:57 PM
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Thank you for that info.

I just went and looked under my truck, and I can't see how a rear tank skid would do anything as the tank is mounted way up under the bed and fully covered by the spare tire assembly.
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All I've ever seen is the one covering the t-case, and the one on the forward fuel tank.
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Thank you, that was very helpful.

I'll be going tomorrow or the next day, and will report my findings.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:32 PM
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The Off road PKG has t-case, front and rear fuel tank skid plates
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Does anyone have a pic of the rear tank plate? I don't understand how it would do anything considering the tanks location.
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What is to understand? It covers the bottom of the fuel tank(just like the front one). That way if you drive over something or back over something, it will hit the skid plate and NOT the tank
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Maybe it's just mine, but my rear tank is completely covered by the spare tire assembly.

There is no way anything could hit it.
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FYI.. the transfer case skidplate hangs WAY low on these trucks, I took mine off since I never go offroad and because I thought the truck looked stupid with this big chunk of steel hanging down underneath. The fuel tank skid plate fits much tighter but it also collects a lot of dirt, I bet I dumped a couple pounds of sand out of it when I dropped it.
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Maybe it's just mine, but my rear tank is completely covered by the spare tire assembly.

There is no way anything could hit it.
It is for those who do not have a spare tire,
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The spare tire carrier sucks (cut mine off years ago after the first time I had the pleasure of breaking it to remove my spare), so my spare stays in the bed, locked down to a chain welded to a bed bolt. I would have a hard time hitting my rear tank on anything with how low the receiver hitch sits, but the plate there wouldn't hurt to have. As far as the TC skid plate sitting so low and looking stupid, it has to sit low because the TC sits low. And a TC looks pretty stupid when its split open But as Conanski said, if you're not wheeling it doesn't have much use and does look a little funny.
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