Posted this up in the National Forum, but thought Id put it here for you guys too. Let me know what you think.
I finally finished building my tube bender so I figured it was time to put it to use and build some sliders for my Tacoma. The legs and base of the sliders are built out of 2"x2" .120 box, the fish plates and leg supports are built from 3/16" plate, and the tube is 1.5" .120. It took 1 day to design and build the base of the sliders and another day to do all the tube work and final welding. I just painted them this morning, and I will weld them to the truck tomorrow morning and then Ill get some pics of them on the truck for yall. Enough talk, on to pictures.
The legs, fish plates, and the main bars are on the bottom.
Didn't take a lot of pics because its just welding them together. So here are the bases welded together.
Started bending some tube for what I wanted and mocking things up to cut the proper angles.
After the angles were right, I tacked everything into place, made my support legs for the tube and welded everything together. The tube kicks up at a 29* angle.
Here are a few shots after paint this morning.
Ill get them welded on tomorrow and get some pics of them on the truck up here.