section525 said:I shouldn't cut the whole pinch weld out, correct? So I think this is about as close as I should get it.
Colin, Stuc-o, Jefe, anyone?
Jefe said:If you think yours are heavy, mine are two 2"x3"x1/4" welded together
JDraper said:The ones I put on Ben's truck are 2" x 3" x 1/4 wall. I used 2" x 2" x 1/4 bars back to the frame, and then 1/4" plate for the mounts. And yes..they are dang heavy. I've built several sets so far. ExplorerEB96, Doug, Ben, Parli22 and I all have 'em on our trucks.
Tex, if you can make it up from hicksville, I can build a set for ya. I just need to know ahead of time so I can order the steel. Takes about a day from raw chunks of steel to finished product installed. Worst part (as stated above) is driver's side. I usually end up dropping the gas tank to put 'em in.
Blee1099 said:Lets not forget the dirt shower.
IZwack said:TSC sells metal?!?!?!
Brian1 said:Why did you make the back of the sliders squared off instead of angled? You never plan to back up?
section525 said:...JDraper - I imagine you drop the tank because you bolt them in?...
Yeah, anyone who sees my truck for the first time and tries to stand on them thinks mine will snap off (welded at three places) but I keep telling them that it's the frame flexing down from the body. I saw that Brian1 had some little pieces of steel welded on the back of the slider (directly under the door) and he bolted them to the pinch weld also. I'm gonna cut out a few pieces like that this week and do the same, and it will hopefully get rid of some of the flex.Stic-o said:Just rember they will flex up into the body reguardless. The frame just flexs that much on the explorers
bmxking5 said:I saw that Brian1 had some little pieces of steel welded on the back of the slider (directly under the door) and he bolted them to the pinch weld also. I'm gonna cut out a few pieces like that this week and do the same, and it will hopefully get rid of some of the flex.
Jefe said:I think you need to move them out at least 3-4" All they will do now is protect the pinch weld. I wouldn't want to see you scratch one of those beautiful doors.