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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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Planning to build some sliders

I want to build some sliders for the 110 rather than buy them. I plan to go the route others have by bolting to the frame outriggers.

I'm trying to figure out what type of metal to use. My preliminary research into square and rectangular tube steel shows hot roll ASTM A36 mild steel is the way to go.

For those of you that built your own, what did you use? What size, and wall thickness did you use? And if you were to do it again, would you change anything?
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I have 3in square 1/4in wall square tubing.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Here is what I did

http://lhsw.com/gallery/janeyRockSliders

The core sliders are 2.5x2.5x3/16" stock

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Oh, 3/16 is plenty thick. They are heavy as hell as it is.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 10:01 PM
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Stop teasing us...lets see them installed!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Did you use 3/16 for the brackets too?
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Old March 18th, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Charles nice pics...As Andrew's saying, it would be cool to see some pics after the install.

I am leaning toward the 3/16" wall and the 2.5" square tube, not sure yet though.
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Mmh, I don't think I took any explicit shots of them installed. If you dig around my gallery you'll find some. Here are a few

http://lhsw.com/gallery/uwharrie_10_2008/DSC03421
http://lhsw.com/gallery/uwharrie_10_2008/DSC03423

Eric, I used whatever scrap I had for brackets and don't recall exactly. Some of it certainly, others not.

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Old March 19th, 2009, 08:22 AM
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Here're my sliders...stainless steel, can't remember what kind but tough
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Uh, it was 2005...how time flies...
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I have used 2x3 box 3/16.. they were on the 88 coil truck I sold. very nice look and size.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Nice Charles, they look great!
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