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Old 01-18-2017, 12:56 PM
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So I got one from Beyer Fleet. They will ship anywhere.
$47.20+$20.00 shipping+$3.25 tax.
$70.45 total. More than I wanted to spend but I guess not everything in life has free shipping.

Beyer said: "The shipping will definitely fluctuate depending on where they are, but we can absolutely get these to them. ProGard only have a few left in stock before they’re totally done, too, so they’d definitely be grateful to you guys for helping them get rid of it!"
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Does anyone know if these come with the "brackets" to attach them? I recall a member here sold a better kit with mounting brackets....


Also would be neat to paint the the godshead logo on these... so when car is on rack....
Grant how often is your car on the rack!? just wondering
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Grant, they dont need a bracketx bolts to existing screws at trunk floor for vapor system and rear bumper cover lower mounts
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Thanks, beyer called me back today there were only 4 left, i purchased 2. If anyone wants them. There are only 2 left in inventory and then they are gone!!
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Thanks, beyer called me back today there were only 4 left, i purchased 2. If anyone wants them. There are only 2 left in inventory and then they are gone!!
Hmmm, Guess that is after the two I received on the 18th.

Ordered just in time......
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Mine is still attached and happy after a decade. I'd be happy to make paper templates and send them in cardboard tubes if anybody decides to make their own from sheet ABS.
Since I just received mine I'll extend this offer, then no one needs to take the skid plate off the car. I just need to get some heavy paper and tubes. Probably wouldn't hurt to make a template for future members.

Does anyone know a source for the ABS plastic? Just trying to think ahead.
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I'm not sure which would be better, ABS, Acetal, HDPE ...

https://www.interstateplastics.com/plastic-sheets.php
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My understanding is that they aren't really a "skid-plate" as an 1/8" sheet of plastic isn't going to protect anything. They were more for smoothing the airflow under the back of the car at pursuit speeds. Air builds up under there and causes the bumper to balloon.
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If you'd like to get a hold of Musclemerc, try him here http://moddedmarauders.net/content.php

His skid plate set up was far superior than a progard. the stabilizing brackets were 2nd to none.
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I'm not sure which would be better, ABS, Acetal, HDPE ...

https://www.interstateplastics.com/plastic-sheets.php
ABS would be the best choice... it's inexpensive, resilient, lasts a long time, easy to cut/machine, and available with textured finish from many vendors. I've worked in the plastics industry and can vouch for this stuff.

http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/abs...LK0-125HC48X96
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My understanding is that they aren't really a "skid-plate" as an 1/8" sheet of plastic isn't going to protect anything. They were more for smoothing the airflow under the back of the car at pursuit speeds. Air builds up under there and causes the bumper to balloon.
Yeah.
At first he quoted me a real skid plate for the new PI. 1/4 inch steel, super heavy, and over $200 before shipping. ABS plastic isn't for any real skidding.
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My understanding is that they aren't really a "skid-plate" as an 1/8" sheet of plastic isn't going to protect anything. They were more for smoothing the airflow under the back of the car at pursuit speeds. Air builds up under there and causes the bumper to balloon.
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Just to report that U200FR from Pro-gard is still available.

Ordered mine from a local distributor in Arlington, TX, and it's being drop-shipped from the home office in Indiana - $69 + $25 shipping = $94.

Should have ordered from NJ referenced in the string and saved the TX governor's cut = $5.88 sales tax. Every buck counts, right? (...help offset the possible extra hardware needed? HA!)

Anxious to see if it's truly going to be a 'bolt-and-go' but not too optimistic based on some of the previous replies and threads. Any suggestions/cheats/hints/hacks/mods, etc. would be greatly appreciated!

(It's those support brackets that I cannot make that I'd give anything for...)

Here's my notes:
************* https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...ad.php?t=20054
https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...ighlight=plate
https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...ad.php?t=80046
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http://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/u...358686&page=15
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https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...t=Sagging+rear
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<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<<http://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/u...Number=1276015
Or, you could do it the easy, cheap and effective way that several of us on the road use.
1. Climb under the rear bumper
2. Remove the bolts along the bottom of the bumper
3. Reach above the bumper and turn the support brackets 90*. (These are the things that the bumper was being screwed into.)(Doesnt matter whether you turn them left or right. The purpose is to get them out of the way.)
4. Above the bumper and slightly towards the front of the car there is a support beam that has slots cut into it. Run a Zip tie through the bolt support hole and a slot in that beam and tighten down.
5. Clean up.
With the above method I have yet to scrape my bumper on anything more substantial than tall grass. I have been using this method on patrol cars since mid of 04 on my assigned patrol cars. The exhaust pipes now hit before the bumper can get touched. A great selling point, if you will, is that this method is reversible. If you don't like it, cut the zip ties, turn the brackets back down and bolt them back in.

Thanks very much for your help!
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Silver car has one and I too need to draw it out on paper and make some for friends here in Kansas area


Any idea what kind of plastic this stuff is? Since we're talking about them
can you send me a template? I could see about making a few out of carbon fiber

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