Skid plate making is exhausting when you don't have the right tools. Measure out where the bends go. You can see my cross member sitting to the side, lot's of hole filling and reinforcing but I'll get pics of that when the paint dries. Park the truck on the skid plate with some really thick steel plate I have Resort to heating the plate after all efforts to bend it fail. You can see the smaller skid plate that we already bent just behind my son. It was easier than the larger one we are working on here. Get your 16 year old to help and rupture your spleen while trying to bend it. We are lifting the truck more than bending the plate. It's bent... the 16 year old recovered much quicker than I did I'll get some pics of the two plates on the Jeep soon.