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Old January 8th, 2006, 12:57 AM
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Slider Question

I posted this question on Dweb earlier because this site was down for awhile today at least for me. I got some good responses and Kieth Armstrong pointed me to a good site.

My question is this, is there any reason I should not weld sliers directly to my outriggers. I have been doing some measuring and using 2x4 steel tubing I can weld it directly to the outriggers and have about 1/2" extend beyond the body. It seems like it would be very strong. Everything lines up and it looks clean. I am making my own sliders since it is a bit tough to find them for 130's in the US. I am also making my own because I just do not want to spend the money for someone else to make them and I like to weld.
What would be the draw back? BTW my 130 sits much higher than say a NAS110 so having them on the bottom of the outriggers still gives me a bunch of clearance.
Why shoudnt I do this?
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Old January 8th, 2006, 01:30 AM
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Because anyone who takes a longer wheel base Rover like a 110 off road without sliders is asking for trouble! Or at least a slightly bent sill and side step.

Whats the downside? You can always cut off whatever you weld on and grind it back the way it was. I say do it, and if they turn out not strong enough then add some more bracing.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 01:38 AM
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Whats the advantage? Take a piece of tube and weld it to your slider and slide that inside your rear outrigger and drill a hole through the entire assembly and put a bolt. Then put a tab on the front and bolt it to the front. It is maybe 15min a side more work but will allow you to remove them if you have to.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 11:24 AM
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Weld it on! I love welding, it is the ultimate hot glue gun! When you are done fabbing them up, have them sprayed with Line-X. One other thing, don't forget to post pictures when you are done.........
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Old January 8th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Weld it on! I love welding, it is the ultimate hot glue gun! When you are done fabbing them up, have them sprayed with Line-X. One other thing, don't forget to post pictures when you are done.........
I'll only post up pics if they turn out good Otherwisw I'll probably never post another pic of my truck again out of pure shame.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 01:31 PM
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Kevin, Drive that beast out to Phoenix and I will weld or bolt a set of fine looking sliders for the price of a lunch (you have to buy the metal). That way we can save you the same of it looking like a highschool metal shop project.


On a side note, Line-X will cover up any cheesy looking welds or excess splatter.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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Wel here are a few pics of the work I have done so far. I am making some tabs for the front outrigger now. Will start the other side in the morning.
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I would modify them a bit to get a better grip when you climb on board: grind some 45-degree marks, angled toward the rear, in front of the doors. Nothing like slipping on one of these and taking out a shin!

Make them air tanks while you're at it.
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Here are a few shots of them painted
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Whats the advantage? Take a piece of tube(SNIP)will allow you to remove them if you have to.
Ditto,but it seems it's too late already?
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Did Nightmare Gulch today near Mojave. It is supposed to be a 3 black diamond trail, not familiar with the diamond system but the trail was stiff. One jeep snapped a driveshaft, a FJ40 broke a U joint, there were several dented doors and panels, a few slashed sidewalls (my retreads did great). My sliders worked awsome and I am very pleased woth them. I did not get any great shots of the sliders in use but you can get a idea of the trip from these pics.
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looks like a fun canyon...where's it at in mojave?
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Marc,

The trail is about 25 miles north of the town of Mojave on Hwy 14 in Red Rock State Park. Thanks again for the grip tape
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sure thing

when i get back from Peru, lets hit some slots...
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