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post #141 of 157 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 11:41 AM
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My version of sliders for a 78/79 Bronco.









I built mine using 1.75 dom tubing, 2x3 rectangular, 1.5 square tubing and 3x16 plate. I secured them with 1/2" grade 8 bolts,washers & locking washers. I doubled up the 1.5 square tube for the supports. When it was time for paint I scuffed them up with sandpaper and a brillo pad, cleaned them with a duplicolor prep wipe, primered with rustoleum rust killer primer, painted them with duplicolor truck bedcoating in a spray can and rolled on the coating in the "step" area for traction. Finally for the completion I sprayed 3 coats of duplicolor textured metal flake paint.
Most of these sliders look great but isn't there a company that manufactures these or very similar, that I could buy them instead of make them myself? I probably dont have the skills or a good enough welder to do myself. I want true sliders to use off road and not nerf bars.
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The rock sliders saved getting more body damage on the large rock. The bottom of the rear fender wasn't so lucky when we came off the rock.


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Most of these sliders look great but isn't there a company that manufactures these or very similar, that I could buy them instead of make them myself? I probably dont have the skills or a good enough welder to do myself. I want true sliders to use off road and not nerf bars.
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You can try http://www.heftyfabworks.com/

His stuff is plenty strong

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You can try http://www.heftyfabworks.com/

His stuff is plenty strong
Yes, I like his rockers. They are priced at $395 (not bad). But you still have to weld them to brackets or to the frame. The optional step shown is no longer available (LOL!)
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I like those Gilla!
Very low profile...nice job.

Here's mine...a little different:


I like that design. Nice and clean looking!
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They are a very cool design.. Nice work.

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Forgot to post mine. I put them on the Bronco about 3yrs ago. I constructed them out of 2x4x1/4" steel tube they are welded and sealed and could be used as storage tanks (primarily air) I tested them to 140 psi, but never charged them on the Bronco. I incorporated a removable step on each side. I have usex them many times and even jacked the up Bronco with them.





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Figure I'll add a couple of the new sliders I made, they have worked well so far!





The main slider is 2x2 .25 wall and the outboard slider is 1.5x1.5 .25 wall.
These things are beef! Really happy with the form and function.

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I'll play... 2x4 tubing with 2" DOM welded to the frame.





















I couldnt find a top view after install. This was about the only picture I could find.



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I see everyone is using about 67" sliders, I was thinking about going with 60". I would like any helpful responses. Reason I was going with 60 is I have the perfect metal that is 60 inches, and I wa thinking that it would take a couple inches to impact. I will increase to 67 if that is best.

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Those are Awsome !
I want a set

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Going to start a set in a week or so.
Greg at a local Fab shop "Rock & Road Performance" is going to put a kit together for me
so all I have to do is fit the plates to the frame and weld everything together.
Will be made out of 2" DOM

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That's pretty much exactly what I want. Something that basically mimics the lines of the stock steps but offers protection from rocks.
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Got my kit today,
Hoping to start welding it together next week when the heat breaks.
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Working on the drive side.
Main bar installed, need to figure what tye of step to add.
Thinking simple drop loop about 10" wide, 4-5" drop.


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