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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. :welder:
 

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Great looking sliders!:D
 

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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! :D
 

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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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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.
:rofl: 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. :D

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?
$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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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 :rolleyes:

Teryx
 
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