Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Metro-Detroit, Michigan
I guess I won't be the only one in town with these skid plates ....
The color of the skid plates are silver. They are made out of ABS plastic (at the most, 3mm thick). They are definitely just cosmetic. The instructions that came with the part also came with paint instructions, so I assume that you can paint them to any color if required. The color is exactly what is shown on the picture that Greyboy has attached in his post.
In terms of installation, it is a matter of drilling a few 15.5mm hole into the bumper fascias. In the front, there are 6 holes, in the back, 4 holes. It seems pretty simple. Just put the skid plate in position and mark the places you need to drill the holes, take the skid plate off, and drill the holes. Put a small rubber grommet that has a steel nut inside it ins place in the hole and then put the skid plate back on and put a bolt through the hole and into nut. I'm assuming the rubber grommet then expands, allowing the bolt to retain the skidplate in position. If you look carefully at the pic that Greyboy has attached, you can see the bolt heads. I'm pretty sure that having the skidplates would not interfere with the bumper guards if those guards are using the tie downs.
Now keep in mind, I haven't actually done this installation yet. I've just put the skid plates in position on my friend's Escape and it fit perfectly, following the bumper contours and everything. Stayed somewhat snug on the bumper as well without any fasteners.
In terms of part numbers, I'll have to check the instructions that came along with them. The e-invoice I just dug up just says "Maverick skidplates". I'll get back with those numbers.
Also, I just received a call from my dealer. They have it on the lot but need a couple of days to add the auto starter and compass/temp rear mirror (I'm getting ripped off on this mirror, but I don't want to have to go to AutoOne or someplace like that and give up my truck for the day)....
As soon as I get the truck, and on a relatively warmer day than today, I'll install the skidplates and post some pics. Thanks for offering to post some pics for me Mikepro, but I think I'll keep using my friends business site until she runs out of space (I don't think she even knows I've got personal pics on that site... hehehehehee...). Also, I'm in the Royal Oak area. I'd have no problem with you coming over to see it. Anything for a fellow Escape Enthusiast.
Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged