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rover67
04-05-2008, 11:24 PM
finally got started on the sliders today. everything was going great untill I ran out of oxygen for the cutting torch... oh well, I got one welded up... one more to go. Thanks for the tip on using the board as a spacer Bill, I know it sounds simple but I probably would have not done it like that and made it harder on myself..

Rezarf
04-06-2008, 12:12 AM
Looking good Marco!

Man, that is some BEEFY tubing in the background of that last pic :eek:

Rezarf <><

Red_Chili
04-06-2008, 09:00 AM
That should do VERY nicely.

If you find you want to protect the doors a bit more, welding on an extension should be a snap too. Looking at Christo's early sliders on Inukshuk's 80 yesterday, it would be a simple matter of getting some more 2x4 tube and stitch welding it on. Then if it gets damaged, it would be easily replaced too.

wesintl
04-07-2008, 11:50 AM
Nice Marco... Good job!

subzali
04-07-2008, 11:59 AM
Take no prisoners man, that's sweet!

rover67
04-09-2008, 10:00 AM
thanks guys!

That tubing in the backround of the pictures was what the front bumper started life as, and will be the parts for the rear bumper if I get to it before Moab. I was thinking about welding tubes to the edges of the sliders to act as steps and more protection... do you guys that have them hit them often? could I get away with not having them? I guess the safe answer is put them on...

rover67
04-12-2008, 04:52 PM
got done with the sliders.. welds turned out OK... I was worried about doinig overhead welds, but it looks like they didn't turn out that bad..

corsair23
04-12-2008, 06:11 PM
Very nice Marco :thumb:

RicardoJM
04-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Those are excellent. Marco you are well on your way to becoming a master fabricator.:)

rover67
04-12-2008, 08:24 PM
thanks guys :) hopefully they'll keep the rockers safe for years to come!

nuclearlemon
04-12-2008, 09:09 PM
looks awesome. if i have time, i'm going to weld up a very short version of a slider for the left side of the piggie.

rover67
04-12-2008, 10:44 PM
let me know if you need material. depending on how long the slider will be i have some more of the 2x4 stuff i used. :beer:

Beater
04-13-2008, 09:37 AM
looks awesome. if i have time, i'm going to weld up a very short version of a slider for the left side of the piggie.

I still have some round stock you are welcome to, as well as some smaller square, about 1.5 I think...

j

J Kimmel
04-14-2008, 07:41 AM
they look great :) what wall thickness are they? I used 2x4 .250 in my last rig for sliders and they were great, plenty strong took lots of hits easy and nice and low profile.

I figured when the cheapy trail-gear sliders on my truck now get to dented up I will cut them off and go back to square tube :)