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Big thanks to user Fab72 who had his bashplate professionally designed and drawn up.

I have sent this drawing to a local contact in Perth and have been quoted ~$60aud to get this made up in 3mm s/steel. I'm sure those of you wanting it can do the same. Will post up pictures when it's been made.

Will endeavor to update the links for as long as possible but if you are not able to download it please feel free to contact me - Robert@sonlife.org.au

 

Thanks again Fab72!

For pictures of Fab's one made up and installed - http://www.pajerio.com/forum/underbody-protection - DSCF6878.JPG

All the best !

EDIT This post and title have been modified/adjusted and  the download link have been removed because it is no longer working.

EDIT Picture to the bash plate design in post 72 or close to as adding comment may change it's location....thanks to Fab72.....Happy io

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Once you get to the download

Once you get to the download page click on the very top where it says 'download ..(file name)....'

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Awesome stuff, Big thanks to both of you. Will call some places today and see what can be done.

One concern though is that the holes for the bolts are not on the diagrams, I dunno what grade S/S they would use to make it, but the stuff I have at work is a complete bitch to drill through....

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Pictures

Almost looks like Fabio parked the IO on his sofa when he took the picturewink

Cheers 4 eers

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Thanks for sharing guys

This is exactly what I need! I just had a quote from a waterjet cutter for NZ$100 to have one made in 3mm cor-ten steel, including local taxes - that's something like $80 aus/US - which seems pretty good. A quick question... is there any reason to think this design won't fit all io models (mine is an early '99, and Fab's looks like a late model)?

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thankyou

OMG!!! thankyou thankyou thankyou.
now it seems this might be the most common mod on this site if a few people get there hands on it.
i know i will definately use it.

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60 bucks! 80 bucks!! I got quoted like $350 today!!! They must have thought I said gold plated.

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Was quoted 98ea for 6mm ally, min three units...

As above, anyone in brisbane keen? Cut in 5005 so you could weld in sides etc

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NZIO wrote:

This is exactly what I need! I just had a quote from a waterjet cutter for NZ$100 to have one made in 3mm cor-ten steel, including local taxes - that's something like $80 aus/US - which seems pretty good. A quick question... is there any reason to think this design won't fit all io models (mine is an early '99, and Fab's looks like a late model)?

I am not 100% sure where the back of the plate bolts, but looks like that area that you have dropped by an inch in reguard to the rest of the car, therefor I wouldnt be surprised if yours has to be bent slightly lower down then made a little longer? Could be wrong.

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Bash Plate bolting?

Hi from Cape Town South Africa

Have been reading al the info on bash plates and designs. I do have a question on how to fix it to the body.

On most foto's I can see where it is bolted to the front cross member just underneath the bumper as well as on the first part of the undercariage on both sides.

What I do not know and I cannot see it on any foto is where does it get bolted to the back as it goes down to suspension/ steering rack area?

I've been under the car a few times and cannot see any fixing point. Do you have to make one?

Can anyone please help with foto's or a good clear discription on this matter.

I have the 1999 5door IO

 

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bash plate bolting

Mine is bolted at the front to the tabs on the side on the front control rod mounts,
The bottom is bolted into the standard tapped holes that are directly under neath the center of the cross member, about 2" in from the control arm bushes on each side.

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Bash plate bolting

Thank for that.

I was under the car last night to see if I can see any holes with thread in them inderneath. Unfortunately there are none for me to use.

What i can see is brackets that was welded to the cross member with holes in that i think was used to fasten the bash plate.

One of those brackets does not exist anymore and seem to be missing. Only the welding left behind. I think I will be going that route and redo the 2 brackets to witch I can then fasten my bash plate.

I'm thinking of using 3 or 4 mm of mildsteel sheeting or stainless steel. Al depends on the price

cheers

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bash plate fixation

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Thank for that.

I was under the car last night to see if I can see any holes with thread in them inderneath. Unfortunately there are none for me to use.

What i can see is brackets that was welded to the cross member with holes in that i think was used to fasten the bash plate.

One of those brackets does not exist anymore and seem to be missing. Only the welding left behind. I think I will be going that route and redo the 2 brackets to witch I can then fasten my bash plate.

I'm thinking of using 3 or 4 mm of mildsteel sheeting or stainless steel. Al depends on the price

cheers

Ettienne

 

The bracket you are describing are not the bash plate fixation, but I think that you should be able to use them. Here is a pic of the hole that should have the thread. On the picture, my thumb show the bracket and my index show the hole that are used for holding the bash plate. You need a light to have a look as the thread in a few mm inside.

I hope this help.

Happy io

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Bash plate

Hi

 

Cool; i hope those holes are the same on my IO. Will be checking it out tonight when i get home. Will help me a lot. I do see the bracket under your thumb.

This was the bracket that I was refering to; to fix the bash plate to. Those brackets of mine does look very bad so i will probably still fix them anyway.

 

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bash plate bolting

Mine is bolted at the front to the tabs on the side on the front control rod mounts,
The bottom is bolted into the standard tapped holes that are directly under neath the center of the cross member, about 2" in from the control arm bushes on each side.

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bash plate bolting

Mine is bolted at the front to the tabs on the side on the front control rod mounts,
The bottom is bolted into the standard tapped holes that are directly under neath the center of the cross member, about 2" in from the control arm bushes on each side.

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Mounts

I think you're right but I'm hoping it shouldn't take much to make it fit, given the holes aren't drilled, and I have a welder in the garage if I need it for non-cosmetic modifications :)

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Picked up the bash plate

It ended up at NZ$125 = $100 AUD/USD.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv56/targadon/27EE540C-8355-47F1-A7BB...

Looks nicely finished, I just hope it fits. What do you guys think I should do about finishing it. It's corten so could be left as is with a coat of surface rust, but not sure that's a good look - it would mean scratches blend in though. Otherwise paint? Chrome plate?

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Any coating you put on it is going to scratch up and look shithouse over time, so I would pick something that you can easily spray on every now and then.

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Paint

Hmmm - I'm thinking matt black...

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Thats what Ill be doing when I find someone to do it at a decent price.  That way after a clean you can just lean under and spray paint the scratches away.

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does the dxf file have the

does the dxf file have the "pajero io" in it coz it isnt on the pdf

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It sure does. Google online dxf viewer and you can have a look.

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quote for bash plate

I want mine in  5 mm aluminium checker plate and I got quoted.....$303 +GST, this is pretty close to Singlecell quote. Something is not right, what have we done wrong??!! NOT FAIR..... I asked if it would be cheaper with metal and was told that the labor was most of the cost.....this price was without the "pajero io" in it.

Happy io...

P.S... Bob, if your contact can do it in the 5 mm aluminium checker plate, and if transport is not "silly"....I might be interested.

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My quote was also without the pajero io cutout!

If 300 bucks is mostly labor that must be hand filing it from a block of metal!

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lol... with a nail file....I will pick it up in 6 month...when it is done....!!! If I don't find something a bit more reasonable, I will cut it myself, won't be as good but....

Happy io

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I have done a bit of thinking, and may be the difference in price could be due to the fact that I only gave them a print out of the bash plate and not the DXF file. Because of that, they may have to program they equipment instead of entering the file....I will check with them....

Happy io

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Well I supplied them the DXF for my quote.  I have only contacted that one company though.

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Claude, That will be why.

I searched for companies locally that have abrasive waterjet cutting equipment and both the onces I contacted gave me similar pricing - with the right gear they should be able to just load the DXF file and press go. One thing to be aware of for quoting - the PDF doesn't show the 'Pajero io' cutout so make sure they are aware of this. I ended up being charged an extra $25 over the initial quote because they hadn't looked at the DXF until they started.

By the way - it weighs in at 11Kgs (3mm steel)

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Quote,

I was quoted about $300 for THREE made out of 6mm 5005 alu plate. Cannot imagine freight would be more than $ 30 tops. Price was quoted as the number they could cut from a single stock 1200mm sheet

Am totally keen to do a group buy and freight etc.

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bob_oz wrote:
I was quoted about $300 for THREE made out of 6mm 5005 alu plate. Cannot imagine freight would be more than $ 30 tops. Price was quoted as the number they could cut from a single stock 1200mm sheet Am totally keen to do a group buy and freight etc.

I am keen! 

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me too. ill get in on this if

me too. ill get in on this if possible

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Thanks Bob,

Thanks Bob,.... I have to say that your price is UNBEATABLE!! and VERY tempting but I really want mine with 5 mm "checked plate". I may have found someone to do them at a reasonable price, I will know in the next few days.

You, and I, thought that $303+gst was expensive....I went to a place to get another quote, and I was happy because they could used our file.....cold shower....$733+gst and this price is only if I give them the file.....

Happy io

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Confirm numbers

Ok, i'll confirm that the 5005 will take the bend.

Quote was $313 inc gst for 3 units

Ill need to get those interested to paypal me a third up front so I can get it made, can work freight out after

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bob_oz wrote:
Ok, i'll confirm that the 5005 will take the bend. Quote was $313 inc gst for 3 units Ill need to get those interested to paypal me a third up front so I can get it made, can work freight out after

You have any idea on the weight? I would hate to have it done and find out the freight is ridiculous. 

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holes/vents on bashplate good/bad?

the original bashplate doesnt have any holes in it but i was wondering isit beneficial to have them? im assuming any sort of air cooling the engine would be good but would is it negligble?

I plan to drive through sand/bush and wouldnt want any branches etc getting caught in it and opted to remove the "pajero io" wording so just wondering.

any thoughts?

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As far as I am concerned, there is enough space around the bash plate for fresh air to rise up into the engine bay, I dont really think air holes are needed.  

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so keen

bob_oz wrote:
Ok, i'll confirm that the 5005 will take the bend. Quote was $313 inc gst for 3 units Ill need to get those interested to paypal me a third up front so I can get it made, can work freight out after

keen as mustard when do you require it by. or should i pm you...

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Still waiting on bend confirmation, will let you know tomorrow.

Are you in vic daniel?

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Still waiting on bend confirmation, will let you know tomorrow. Are you in vic daniel?

Surely they can bend 6mm without problems, I am in if they can.

I can always send these springs if your still keen, turns out the work we had in Moranbah has been delayed till who knows when.

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Still waiting on bend confirmation, will let you know tomorrow. Are you in vic daniel?

yeah im in vic

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Cut out

The amount of air you would get through the cut out letters is negligible anyway - for me it's purely cosmetic.

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air hole

Some car/4WD model must have these holes but I think that it will be ok for the io. I am not having the beautiful cut out "pajero io" either but if the engine temperature get hotter, it will be easy to make some!

Happy io

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bash plate ORDER one extra buyer needed

bash plate ORDER, one extra buyer needed 

 

The best I found was $210 each, this is the price if we buy 3 bash plates. This is an "online" order.

The plate are made in 5 mm aluminium checker plate (a bit more expensive than the standard aluminium plate), NO "pajero io" cut out. While this cut out does look great, I think that it does become a weak point in the bash plate. I can make the fixation hole, it will be easier to fit.

I may have found one buyer (to confirm in the next few days...) I need to found another buyer. Bob said that transport should be around $30, I don't think that he is too far out!

If you are interested....let me know.....$210 + $30 freight

Happy io

Edit, 10/10/2012 I though that someone would be interested.....For me to get this price, I need a third buyer....If it does help, I am happy to keep the freight at $15, if it is more, I will pay it. I cannot put the maker of these plates on hold for too long (a week or so?...)....So the most you will pay is $225 delivered.

You can contact me by email :

Happy io.

Edit  11/10/2012 I now have one confirmed buyer + one for me, only one bash plate left for $225 delivered.

Happy io

Edit SORRY LAST PLATE IS NOW ON HOLD//ALL SOLD THANK YOU

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bash plate bolt sizes

Hey guys can anyone confirm the size of the bolts used for the bashplate?

Are they m8x1.25??

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bolt

Yes they are M8 x 1.25. I used longer bolt for the cross member section.

 Most of your post are double...??!! I have removed one...

Happy io

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Designs?

Hi All,

Am new here. Have a 99 4 door iO but as am based in South FArica / Mozambique I am struggling to get parts.

Would love to get a bash plate like this made up but the design links seem to be down. Does anyone still have the design template I could use to get something made here in SA?

Any help much appreciated

 

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Bash Plate

BUMPING with Dru as I would also like to see the PDF and DXF file if anyone still has a copy!! Also anyone in Brisbane area/QLD is interested I can look to see cheaper makes for bulk like above in this post.

Will need it very soon as the stocko bash plate has seen better days..

Cheers

Simmo

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Emailed...

I've sent you both the PDF and DXF.

So do we have a problem with the files section then?

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I've sent you both the PDF and DXF. So do we have a problem with the files section then?

There has been one or two people mention they could not access the service manual zip but then when I checked I could. Once I gave them the direct link they could access it, super weird.

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Many thanks for the

Many thanks for the designs!

I will look in to getting this made up. If anyone in South Africa wants one as well let me know....

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