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Need a new mid plate for 06 undercover

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June 18, 2017, 10:57 PM
Need a new mid plate for 06 undercover
Found a crack in mid plate on the dragster and since undercover is no more was wondering where I could get one or get one made. It is for and 06 car. BBC powered. Would like to be able to get one before I pull the cracked one out if possible. Would even be interested in a good used one

Mike Buchwald

June 19, 2017, 05:47 AM
Speak to Randy Krause at S&W Race Cars...610-948-7303

I know he has the cad file for the 2008 to 2014 midplate and believe he has the 2007 and earlier midplate cad file too.
June 19, 2017, 05:53 AM
Sugar Shane
Mike Fuqua made several motor plates for them years ago, Im sure him or S&W can get it handled.

"Sugar Shane"
June 19, 2017, 08:06 AM
If all else fails. You have old plate Buy 2x2x1/4 t6 plate . Either make new one or any machine shop can do it. All you would need is drill, cpl hole saws, drill bits, jigsaw and something to clean up edges.

Take old plate to welder and keep as backup.

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June 19, 2017, 08:33 AM
Thanks Guys, that was what I was looking for. Hopefully someone can make one that has the original files. If all else fails we will just take it out and have someone local make a new one. it has a very small crack in it so just wanted to get one to have on hand in case it happens to get worse.

Mike Buchwald

June 19, 2017, 08:35 AM
Call Randy, he has the files.
June 19, 2017, 08:52 AM
Big Steve
Its an Undercover thing I guess. Mine cracked 2 years ago, I was told to go to Miller because they used to make them for Undercover. Miller said they had the cad drawings, made me one and when I got it, it didnt fit good at all and they wouldn't make it right so don't call them. Ed said the one he got from S&W fit perfect so they may be you best bet if you dont want to make one yourself. After the Miller ordeal I bought some 6061 material and used my old one for a template and made my own. came out perfect
June 19, 2017, 08:55 AM
have a competitor with an '03 Undercover that had a midplate made from steel.
June 19, 2017, 09:20 AM
thanks guys, waiting on a reply back from S&W and also Fuqua. hopefully one of them can help.

Mike Buchwald

June 19, 2017, 09:21 AM
Fuqua couldn't help me back in March.
June 19, 2017, 10:54 AM
All else fails, Contact Frank Parks at Neil and Parks Racecars and have your Undercover plate duplicated.
June 19, 2017, 11:36 AM
Talk to tom at s&w he's the head manager you can send them your old one and they will use there cnc to make a new one, they have made me a lot of stuff with out a template for my customers and nailed it in one shot
June 19, 2017, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Big Steve:
Its an Undercover thing I guess.

It's a tire shake/harsh burnout/Hoosier thing. That piece of aluminum has no idea what kind of car it's in.

Mike Greene

June 19, 2017, 03:09 PM
I had my mullis plate made out of 1/4" steel ....

Rick Huffman
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June 19, 2017, 04:05 PM
Big Steve
Originally posted by sc4087:
Originally posted by Big Steve:
Its an Undercover thing I guess.

It's a tire shake/harsh burnout/Hoosier thing. That piece of aluminum has no idea what kind of car it's in.

All true but Bill Fredericks as you know who was Undercovers head fabricator told me they did have a run of broken midplates plates. You told me you had a broken plate with your Undercover cars. Bill said they thought it was possibly bad material or the heat from powder coating. Mine was powder coated plus I had some burnout shake issues with the Goodyears I ran at the time. The one I made has not cracked.
June 19, 2017, 07:11 PM
Mike Stevens
Contact Keith Fulp at
If you have an existing plate or a pattern, he can help you out...

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June 20, 2017, 07:18 AM
any chassis shop/fabricator can make a plate from his broken one but he wants to get one now, before removing the broken one. One call to Randy at S&W gets him what he wants.
June 20, 2017, 09:29 AM
Since this seems to be a common theme, where is everyone noticing the cracks?
June 20, 2017, 10:08 AM
Usually around top bolts
June 20, 2017, 12:09 PM
it is around the top bolt. I sent randy and email but have not heard back yet. when I get time I will call him. and yes trying to get a new one before taking the old one out so can keep racing.thanks for all the input.

Mike Buchwald