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Turdle and Gmanpaint's Rock Slider Build Thread

Discussion in 'Offroad Fabrication - Bumpers, Sliders, Cages etc.' started by Turdle, May 22, 2009.

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      very nice:thumbsup:
      i wish i had time to build me a set. i have the 2x4x1/4 and 2.5x2.5x1/4 steel but no round tubing, and i need to figure out the mounting.
      since mine is a 2dr could i get away with only 2 braces back to the frame, if built very stout?
       
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      Not to hijack the thread but yes - as long as you move them in closer towards the center (maybe a foot away from each edge of the slider). The reason is that 99% of the time, the obstacle will almost never impact near the slider's edge because the obstacles you'll climb over are not 90 degree ledges built out of concrete or bricks. So as the tire rolls over it, the vehicle is moving forward and so most of the scratches you'll see is closer towards the center than the edges.
       
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      Sounds like a deal, bring them to smorr and you can take my running boards back, are matt's broken?
       
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      Is there space to run a cross member between the frame rails, to strengthen the mounting brackets? Even one cross member near the middle where most impact would happen will help, for far outer edge impacts.

      You might get away with using the OEM running board holes for the end mounts, that would simplify those. No, scratch that, if you ever dropped the slider on a rock next to the tire, the body wouldn't like that. I'd still make a frame mount at the ends also. The body mounting would be very helpful for the running board, step forces. I see some triangulated frame brackets in my head.
       
    6. Turdle

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      Drilling the front brackets, in line, was made easier by tack welding the 2 plates together--

      My idea-:D
       

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      I wedged a couple chunks of metal in the middle and rear brackets , also to drill the holes in line
       

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      Then you should approve of this--:D
       

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      Here is a close up of the finished product

      The goal was wrinkle black in visible areas, glossy on the hidden ones.
       

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      wow good work
       
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      Verry much liking it!!!
       
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      You could make some good money off of those...they look awesome.
       
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      Very nice and clean guys, and they fit well.:notworthy
       
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      I have to say those look really good. Good work!
       
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      Thanks!!

      Next will be my set. They will be smoked chrome I think.

      It may take while, but I really need them finished this week. The brackets are made, but not drilled, and, there are other issues to deal with, that Gregg's body lift made easier.

      I forgot to get a picture of the emergency brake cable routing. It passes through the angle braces
       
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      Since I just rolled in the door, it is a little late for pictures. I will get a shot of the E-brake cable posted here tomorrow.

      I couldn't be more pleased how these turned out. They will definitely make my wheeling experience more adventurous!

      Jon, & Joe, my most sincere thanks for making this a reality. You guys rock!

      A lot of hard work went into these. These are not your run of the mill cheapo/slap on sliders. These are the real Mcoy!
       
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      BTW
      These weigh 85 lbs each

      so, 170lbs for the pair. The 125 lb target might be reached using 1/8" steel, although I question if it would be strong enough/
       
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      I can tell the difference the way the rig handles, like I have a passenger in the rig with these on. I for one am glad they don't weigh 250 lbs! Might need to regear to 4.88!
       
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      ZOMG! That shot is awesome. I love the black.
       

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