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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:36 PM
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I just assembled the first batch of sliders I've done in a while. I'm actually pretty excited about it. I have two different styles now, the tougher than hell XD for the hard-core off-roader and the HD slider for a more subtle "classic" look, though every bit at tough as the XD.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:24 AM
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Nice! Those look fantastic...
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Are those all for you or are you going to share with others?

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Old September 3rd, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Are those all for you or are you going to share with others?

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These are for sharing. Once they are powder coated I'll put them up for sale.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:37 PM
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I just assembled the first batch of sliders I've done in a while. I'm actually pretty excited about it. I have two different styles now, the tougher than hell XD for the hard-core off-roader and the HD slider for a more subtle "classic" look, though every bit at tough as the XD.
How about a real 'old school classic look' and go with 5" deep sliders . . .
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Beautiful sliders!!!!
Some pics for those who aren't familiar
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...sliders&page=2
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 02:40 AM
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Those are exactly what I have been looking for, any chance of putting my name to a set?
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Old November 27th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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bump for 94 d90 rock sliders

Just a bump to get my name on a set & for updates
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Old November 29th, 2013, 12:34 AM
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Alright, an update. I've been busy with lots of projects and rover part development, so I've not been as on top of this as I should have been. Lots of new stuff is in the works and on the way!

I have 4 sets of sliders getting powder coated, once they are back from powder coating and I assemble the hardware kits, and shipping crates, I'll put them up for sale.

Here's what I can tell you about them:

They are 0.25" wall solid welded construction with all parts being laser cut and formed on CNC press brakes. They are the only rock sliders to my knowledge that utilize 3 frame mounting pointer per slider. They were designed to fit NAS D90's, and they may also fit ROW D90's with a rear mounted fuel tank. I have not yet had a chance to fit a set on a ROW D90 so I cannot speak to the compatibility.

I have ALL of my materials used in product fabrication certified by my local vendors as being made in the USA from US foundries. All of my outside fabrication, machining, and powderocating is performed by locally owned small business. I DO NOT outsource work to outside vendors from random distant states who use cheap materials from overseas foundries. My parts will never be the "cheapest" out there for the budget builder, but that is because I believe firmly believe in supporting the US manufacturing and locally owned small businesses and these values I'm not willing to compromise.

Final pricing is TBD once powder coating and crating is finished... I will keep all who have shown interest in these posted and will take orders once they are crated and ready to ship.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Love to see more/better pictures of these sliders.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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rock sliders doubling as air tanks?

FWIW, any idea what volume they'll hold or if even close at all to doubling for air tanks?
Lookin forward to seeing the othe ideas in the works too.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Just dropped off a bunch of sliders at the powder coater this afternoon. I will be putting them up for sale next week. Get ready!
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Old January 10th, 2014, 09:32 PM
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I am ready

Just let me know as soon as they're available, warming up the cards, paypal & all. Any word on if the sliders will be able to double as air tanks? Re-arranging the VIAIR compressor system during next 2-3weekends & would sure love to be able to use them as air tanks.
Thanx for keeping me posted
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Old January 10th, 2014, 09:50 PM
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Just let me know as soon as they're available, warming up the cards, paypal & all. Any word on if the sliders will be able to double as air tanks? Re-arranging the VIAIR compressor system during next 2-3weekends & would sure love to be able to use them as air tanks.
Thanx for keeping me posted
Danny
The ones in this batch will not be. I mean you could drip and tap them for fittings on your own, but I have not made the proper provisions for these on these particular units. I could do a set that will double as tanks, but there will be additional costs involved.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:01 PM
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An estimate of the volume in each & total volume would be the key in deciding whether or not to set em up as air tanks
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:46 AM
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An estimate of the volume in each & total volume would be the key in deciding whether or not to set em up as air tanks
XD sliders you're looking at about 2 gallons each, or 4 gallons total volume.

HD sliders you're gonna have about 0.75 gallons, or 1.5 gallons total.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:30 AM
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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:03 PM
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FWIW, it's real easy to run air lines under your truck.

I did this on my RR Classic; plumbed air into the rear bumper and fitted an air chuck on the left and right side for airing up tires.

You'll then get questions like: Aren't you afraid if you land on a rock and puncture the steel that it will explode with all that air pressure inside??
Umm...no.

Awesome looking D sliders BTW.


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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:45 PM
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Now that you mention it,

I was worried more about flying off like a balloon.
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