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Old March 31st, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Slider recommendation

I have an old set of Safarigard sliders on my truck that are setup like most sliders I've seen... i.e. a tube connection to the frame in back and then a little tab to a bolt in front... 90% of Defender sliders I've seen are setup this way. Unfortunately I found that a couple of good smacks and that front tab becomes useless and your sliders are suddenly cosmetic only (now my doors don't fit right and the pannels in front of and behind the doors are bent)...

I need a set of REAL sliders that will stand up to some hits...

what I know so far:

The equip ones have the same connection as the ones I have
The ones RN has are the same
The psyoptic-development sliders look awesome but aren't ready for production with no date for when they will be ready...

I don't know how the Rockware sliders connect...

who else does d90 sliders...

of course if I had a welder and any skill I'd probably just add some brackets and beef up the ones I have but alas...
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Old March 31st, 2010, 02:55 PM
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of course if I had a welder and any skill I'd probably just add some brackets and beef up the ones I have but alas...
Go and buy a welder, this' the best time for it. And the big advantage: you get what you want ;-)
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Old March 31st, 2010, 03:02 PM
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You are in LA now, I am sure we can find you a welder. I think Spicoli's dad has an excellent set of tools
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Old March 31st, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Can you find someone local to help beef your's up? I have Bill Burke sliders on my D90 but he no longer makes them. I blatantly riped off his design when making sliders for my 110 and did the same from mounting as well. These pictures are not the best but you should be able to see what the front brace looks like that goes to the front outrigger (in addition to a mount point which the body/bulkhead bolt goes through).

http://gallery.lhsw.com/view_photo.p...rs&id=DSC02981

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Old March 31st, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Hmmm... okay it looks like the recommendation is that I figure out a way to beef mine up.

If I wasn't in the middle of trying to move to California with half of my tools already in storage until June/July I'd be a lot more enthusiastic about buying a welder and using it as a chance to start learning... but perhaps with some direction from Barry and others here in LA I can get it worked out...

I'm anxiously awaiting Nola's arrival...
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Yes, tie them into the front outrigger.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 10:08 PM
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You are in LA now, I am sure we can find you a welder. I think Spicoli's dad has an excellent set of tools
TV repair men can fix anything.




I made mine in about 2 hours.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 10:58 PM
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The Safari Equip sliders I have are super solid, but the attachment system is a joke. I am making 1/4" brackets that wrap around the outriggers so I can bolt through and get a really solid mount. Probably will not get to It for a month or two though.
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I thnk the madcow ones are the best out there. I would wait for them.

But, if you want to make a drive to wine country, I would be happy to make you some supports and get it all solid.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 11:29 PM
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I thnk the madcow ones are the best out there. I would wait for them.

But, if you want to make a drive to wine country, I would be happy to make you some supports and get it all solid.
that's worth a drive just to see your ride in person...

As soon as Nola shows up I'll take you up on that... you'll need to tell me your favorite brew/poison though so I can bring some

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Old March 31st, 2010, 11:36 PM
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that's worth a drive just to see your ride in person...

As soon as Nola shows up I'll take you up on that... you'll need to tell me your favorite brew/poison though so I can bring some

I like anything cold. Let me know when you can make it and tell me what steel you need. I can pick some up if you tell me what you need. I need to buy some more welding gas too. You just reminded me!

If I feel uppity, maybe well even do some dimple dies. GOFAST.
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I don't have an arrival date yet but the shipper is supposed to call me tomorrow... so 1-2 weeks from there I think...

what steel I need might be the million dollar question for me though

I don't know maybe once Nola gets here I can take some measurements and make a plan for how to beef the attachments, otherwise I might need to come by twice: once to get you to help me figure out what to needs to be done and the second to do it...

guess I better buy a large cooler
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I don't have an arrival date yet but the shipper is supposed to call me tomorrow... so 1-2 weeks from there I think...

what steel I need might be the million dollar question for me though

I don't know maybe once Nola gets here I can take some measurements and make a plan for how to beef the attachments, otherwise I might need to come by twice: once to get you to help me figure out what to needs to be done and the second to do it...

guess I better buy a large cooler
Naw,

Just early on a saturday. We can take a look and run over to the scrap yard. I just don't know what you got going on, so well have to take a peak on the best way to fix it.

I'll get you golden.
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excellent...

I'll send you a note when she shows up...
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Depending on how you plan to use the truck, you may want to consider the ones Jon Carter (Madcowdungbeetle) makes. They are an excellent design and supported very well. Drop him an email and sell the SG version off.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 02:13 AM
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Depending on how you plan to use the truck, you may want to consider the ones Jon Carter (Madcowdungbeetle) makes. They are an excellent design and supported very well. Drop him an email and sell the SG version off.
The fact that the SG sliders aren't holding up should give you some idea of how I use my truck.

Getting the psyoptic-development aka Jon Carter aka Madcowdungbeetle sliders and selling off the SG sliders was the original plan but (see original post) there is no ETA for those sliders and I'd rather not continue to do damage to my rig while I wait for something that is essentially vaporware at this point... so perhaps just beefing these up really is the best option especially since there's a volunteer to help who's welding I highly respect...
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Have you talked to Jon? Scott has a set on his truck so I think vaporware is a bit strong. I'd talk to him before welding on your SG ones since it may affect the selling price (on the other hand modifying them to be stronger may improve it).
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The fact that the SG sliders aren't holding up should give you some idea of how I use my truck.
There were two types of SG sliders, regular and their heavy duty versions. From what I understood, they both had problems bending up into the body, especially the regular version.
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Have you talked to Jon? Scott has a set on his truck so I think vaporware is a bit strong. I'd talk to him before welding on your SG ones since it may affect the selling price (on the other hand modifying them to be stronger may improve it).
I exchanged e-mails with Jon which is where I learned that there is not yet even a target availability date. The existence of a pre-production set doesn't change their vapor-ware status in my mind but perhaps I misunderstood the message I got from Jon.

In any case, after taking a few hits my SG sliders are now cosmetic only as I can't even stick a jack under them without causing body damage.
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You could try Slick Rock fabrications in CO, not sure how they mount but I know some people that are very happy with them.
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