Originally Posted by wgchristman
Can you describe why you modified the Ujoint skid plate? Was that the only option? Is there and alternative? Just kicking around on myself but had a few questions
The skid plate is bent upward at the front and back of the plate. The lip is about 2" tall. The underfloor storage box sets so that I had to cut/grind off the lip at the back of the skid plate.
The second part of the modification was due to me incorrectly measuring the depth of the space for the box. I had Sam make the box 2" shallower than his standard size. I didn't account for the nuts that are welded on the underside of the side rails that the skid plate bolts to. If I would have had Sam make the box 2 1/4" shallower, it would have fit perfectly. All I had to do to fix the problem was add 1/4" steel shims between the frame rails of the van and the side rails that hold the skid plate. This dropped the skid plate the extra 1/4" I needed to make it fit.
I took a couple of pictures, but didn't post them because they came out too dark. If my explanation isn't enough help, I can light the underside of the van up and try taking a couple of pics.