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I finally got these damn things made and put on. Lot more work goes into these things than I anticipated. I had started a thread titled "Trail Armor" in the Early Tacoma Tech page for some ideas on armor. After seeing what you folks posted and researched pricing, I decided to make my own. First fab project ever. Nonetheless...here they are.

Designed my own but modeled them after the Shrockworks sliders. Gave local metal shop my drawings and had them cut & bend the pieces. Thanks TD. Here is what they gave me.



Had to grind two brackets...they were a tad too long. That's my cousin with the grinder...that grinder is a beast!



Two of the six brackets that mounted to frame.



My uncle welding the brackets to square rail.



That's me under truck making sure things are juuust sooo.



My cousin cuttin angle on the round tube so that it looks bad ass!!!



My uncle tackin in supports between square and round tubing.



...and another tack.



One all tacked up.



Finally painted them yesterday. Gettin ready for install.



And bam!! all done and installed. They are bolt ons so I had to drill a few holes in frame. Kinda a pain in the ass but not too bad. Oh...put some grip tape on em too. They looked like they might be slippy.





Heading to Rausch Creek next weekend...so just in time.

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You say you built slides,but I don't see you doing any work.

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You say you built slides,but I don't see you doing any work.
He did all the work that there aren't pictures of. (don't worry, I got your back DudeMan)

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You say you built slides,but I don't see you doing any work.
You just had to shit on a rookie's parade didn't you.

But you are somewhat right, I only did the measuring and marking for the most part...and all the painting. I made a few easy cuts but my cousin did most of it. My cousin and uncle work with metal all the time so they kinda just took the wheel. If I did the welding, they would have looked like shit.

I also did the install myself so the drilling was all me, but big deal...I know.

At any rate they are done, and they were half the price of the shrockworks sliders I modeled them after. Win win!

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Not a bad likeness Dudeman.. good work.. and yes there is more time that goes into them that someone wouldnt expect ..

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Sure did take you a long time to get the sliders done. When you first started working on them you have black hair. And then when you are doing the welding your hair is all gray! They look good and hope you get to enjoy them.
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Looks good man. Wish I would have bolted my sliders on instead of welding them. You will be thanking yourself when it comes time to paint them again!
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You say you built slides,but I don't see you doing any work.
SHAPOW~!

they do look good though. motivation for me to get off my ass and get to doing mine








after i finish my interior and bodywork on the truck. lol.
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Sure did take you a long time to get the sliders done. When you first started working on them you have black hair. And then when you are doing the welding your hair is all gray! They look good and hope you get to enjoy them.
ha.... that's good stuff there.

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Not a bad likeness Dudeman.. good work.. and yes there is more time that goes into them that someone wouldnt expect ..
Yikes!!!! Busted.

I was [ ] this close to pulling the trigger and buying shrockwoks sliders...but I figured I could save a buck. But after it was all said and done, with hardware, new drill bits, paint, flap discs, steel, and the time spent...I should have just bought them. yours would have been powdercoated...mine aren't.

But it was fun and I learned some things.

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Looks great! About how much did these run you?
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Looks great! About how much did these run you?
$240 for the steel. But they also welded the brackets for me.
$10 or so for hardware
$50 or so for paint
$20 for new drill bit
$17 for flap discs
$18.75 for case of beer
...and lots of time.

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Can you give me the Measurements of the pipe, brakets and steel Please and thank you?

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They came out looking great Dudeman It's pretty hard to save money building one off stuff like this. The only two reasons to do it, are because you like the work, or you want something nobody else builds. That is usually my case. I never build anything I can buy off the shelf because it never pays

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$240 for the steel. But they also welded the brackets for me.
$10 or so for hardware
$50 or so for paint
$20 for new drill bit
$17 for flap discs
$18.75 for case of beer
...and lots of time.
hey ! that aint fair u get beer while working..

LOL if that was included in my day to day jobs things would be even better ! lemme know when ur ready for that front bumper i can at least save u some hassle..

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hey ! that aint fair u get beer while working..

LOL if that was included in my day to day jobs things would be even better ! lemme know when ur ready for that front bumper i can at least save u some hassle..
HA!!! the perks of homemade sliders.

Yeah, I've been eyeing that bumper for about 6 months now. I want it real bad along with a winch. But it'll have to wait. Got some projects around the house that needs some money sunk into. I think I'm done with the truck for a while. But, soon enough.

That brings me to a question: Would that bumper get in the way of my skid row skid? The front skid mounts to the three stock skid holes up front.

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looks good man! 440coast built mine and all i had to do was build the legs and attach to the frame and just that took me almost a day! but at any rate..good lookin sliders.

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how many bolts do you have holding the sliders to the frame? have you tested it yet? might want to think about b.olting it to the frame in a few spots. Looks really good tho nice job.

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Thanks hrtbrk1....by the way, are you a tom petty fan?

85yotatoy..I got six bolts on each slider. Two bolts per bracket. One going horizontal through frame and one going up through vertically on each bracket. Have not tested them yet, but will be this weekend.

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Nice!!! Me too.

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85yotatoy..I got six bolts on each slider. Two bolts per bracket. One going horizontal through frame and one going up through vertically on each bracket. Have not tested them yet, but will be this weekend.
You're going to want more bolts than that. At least two horizontally and the one vertical in the bottom of each bracket for sure. With some abuse you'll bust those things off rather quickly I'd imagine. I'm sure it's fine or running around town or down fire roads, but once you start banging them on the rocks it will be a different story.


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HA!!! the perks of homemade sliders.

Yeah, I've been eyeing that bumper for about 6 months now. I want it real bad along with a winch. But it'll have to wait. Got some projects around the house that needs some money sunk into. I think I'm done with the truck for a while. But, soon enough.

That brings me to a question: Would that bumper get in the way of my skid row skid? The front skid mounts to the three stock skid holes up front.

Lemme know
that crossmember that your skid row bolts too is welded to the frame extensions that your year model tacoma uses .. our bumper gives you a replacement bolt in crossmember to replace that as you have to remove those frame extensions in order to install the bumper..

crossmember bolts to bottom of framerails where your factory tow hook is.. 2 holes each frame rail then u can bolt your skid back up to that..

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hahaha nice dude...true story

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