Devol Skid Plate Owners



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  • WR372

Posted November 22, 2003 - 09:42 AM

#1

How many bolts washers and rubber bushings did yours come with? Mine only came with 3, but there are 4 holes? Were you able to keep your old guards on, or did you have to remove them?

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  • RichBaker

Posted November 22, 2003 - 12:06 PM

#2

Mounted mine yesterday, the top hole doesn't use them, it uses the stock bolt. I used the bolts/bushings in the three bottom holes. Leave the top loose, put the 2 middle ones in and leave them loose and install the back bolt, I was able to put the bushing in place thru the oil drain slot....tighten everything and you're done! :)
I pulled the stock guards, but it looks like you could leave them in place....but why?

  • neWRiver

Posted November 24, 2003 - 09:55 AM

#3

Yeah, my Devol skid plate required using the original screw for the top mounting hole (original plastic guard removed).

Just for the record, I replaced my Devol skid plate a couple weeks ago with a WB skid plate I purchased on Shop TT. Very nice, sturdy unit and was very easy to install (included a fresh screw for that top mounting hole).

The Devol was a bit more difficult to install and was made out of approx. 1/8" material whereas the sturdier ones (like the WB) are more like 3/16". My Devol skid plate looked a bit like a pie tin hammered up around the underside of my frame after two years of use. Also, for some reason my Devol only had a wing on the left side and the water pump guard on the right side has taken some nasty hits due to this. :)




 
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