VX-O2 Style Front & Rear Skidplates

VX-O2 Style Skidplates
VX-O2 Style Skidplates

Finally came around and installed the AfterShockProducts ABS Skidplates. I have the full set that consists of the front and rear plates as well as the side skirts.

Primered Rear Plate
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Primered Front Plate
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Primered Side Skirts
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Whole Set, sanding and a fresh layer of primer
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Received the front plate with a repaired lower bolt hole. Didn’t use them for the front as they were too close to the edge. I didn’t want to take the chance of them braking off.
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Other bolt whole, again, too close to the edge so I didn’t use them
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Test fit for flushness. Had to sand the lower corners a little to get it to rest flush on the cladding.
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Chose to paint them a darker metalic gray than the Kaiser Silver. Toyota Magnetic Gray Metallic fit the bill.
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I had sprayed 4 layers of primer and 5 layers of paint.
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One can of paint worked for both plates.
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Close up of the texture of the ABS plastic and final paint
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Front fitted
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Rear fitted
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Drilled wholes in cladding to fit M6 rivnuts. Ignore the white line, it’s sand as we just had a sand/rain storm over night.
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Compressing the rivnuts
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Final compressed rivnuts
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Bought some nylon tubing to wrap around the bolts
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Drilled out the bolt holes to fit tubing
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Nylon tubing inserted into the bolt wholes
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Fender washers I picked up off ebay for $5 a pack
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Didn’t like the alternating orange black orange look
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So stuck with all orange
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Now I just need to get off my ass and get the side skirts prepped, painted and installed!

 

Those that inquired, yes it is VX-O2 (letter “O”) not VX-02 (# zero) per Isuzu Japan.

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