Mtnclimber- good catch. You're right. It is cantilevered. To really do it correct, you need to weld a cross member to each side.I'm trying to develop a DIY transfer case skid concept.
The BudBuilt transfer case skid for Tundra has an additional cross member that supports the rear of the skid. See: 07-17 Tundra 5 Piece Combo $825. But yours does not.
Can you please provide additional photos or explanation about how your transfer case skid is supported. From your photo above it just looks like the skid plate is cantilevered off the transmission cross member; so far I'm not seeing how that is going to give much protection to the transfer case if the rear of the skid takes a hit. Maybe I'm missing something. Thanks for any explanation you can give.