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It took me quite some time to get these done and on since I only worked on them in my spare spare time lol :welder:

Specs are:
1/4" x 3" x 2" main runner
3/16" x 2" x 2" legs, outter bar, and inner supports.
1/4" x 2" flat bar frame plates

They don't deflect at all when under load, they are close enought to the pinch weld to keep the frame wall from being split at the weld if they where to get hit hard enough to do so I beleive. I only spent about 175~200 bucks total in metal, that includes some messed up peices! Since I didn't have a jig or even a totally flat workspace they came out as good as I expected. Are there better out there? Of course.

Pics here:

www.kyttora.com/jonpuckett

Now I just need my front Aussie locker installed and my exhaust manifold, and my steering done and new skid plates, and... awe hell, it'll never end!!
 

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Thanks guys - they were not a huge challenge, but since I am in the shallow end of welding and fabricating it was a good learning experience. Hopefully they will last quite some time and keep my truck from getting so banged up!
 

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Puckett said:
It took me quite some time to get these done and on since I only worked on them in my spare spare time lol :welder:

Specs are:
1/4" x 3" x 2" main runner
3/16" x 2" x 2" legs, outter bar, and inner supports.
1/4" x 2" flat bar frame plates

They don't deflect at all when under load, they are close enought to the pinch weld to keep the frame wall from being split at the weld if they where to get hit hard enough to do so I beleive. I only spent about 175~200 bucks total in metal, that includes some messed up peices! Since I didn't have a jig or even a totally flat workspace they came out as good as I expected. Are there better out there? Of course.

Pics here:

www.kyttora.com/jonpuckett

Now I just need my front Aussie locker installed and my exhaust manifold, and my steering done and new skid plates, and... awe hell, it'll never end!!
Hmmm, I don't know...are you sure they're beefy enough? LOL

nice welds ;)
 

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hytenor said:
Hmmm, I don't know...are you sure they're beefy enough? LOL

nice welds ;)
Well I was going to use solid 2" x 2" square bar but I couldn't even lift a 10 foot section of it! lol

I was going to make it out of 3/16" thick for everything but all the shop had was the 1/4" for the rectangle tubing.

I am working on making my welds look decent, but they must be strong and durable first. I don't weld too often so it's a slow going process!
 

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Puckett said:
Well I was going to use solid 2" x 2" square bar but I couldn't even lift a 10 foot section of it! lol

I was going to make it out of 3/16" thick for everything but all the shop had was the 1/4" for the rectangle tubing.

I am working on making my welds look decent, but they must be strong and durable first. I don't weld too often so it's a slow going process!
Geeze, considering that most sliders are made with .120 tube (1/8" but stronger and lighter than plain pipe), yours must weight around 100+# each, LOL.

Keep an eye on the angle mounts for any sign of bending. you might want to add little triangle gussets one of these days if the start to give.
 

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hytenor said:
Geeze, considering that most sliders are made with .120 tube (1/8" but stronger and lighter than plain pipe), yours must weight around 100+# each, LOL.

Keep an eye on the angle mounts for any sign of bending. you might want to add little triangle gussets one of these days if the start to give.

I assume they weight around 75 pounds each. I am able to pickem up and carry them, one in each hand, for about 60 feet but not much further! :D

Can't wait to test'm out though
 

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I assume they weight around 75 pounds each. I am able to pickem up and carry them, one in each hand, for about 60 feet but not much further! :D

Can't wait to test'm out though
try not to scratch the pretty, new paint :lmao:
 

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Ted said:
Good way to lower your center of gravity. :eek:
I never really thought about it but I guess you are right about the COG. Some skidplates will help out too :D
 

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Nice work on the sliders. When you welded the sliders on to your frame did you run a down hill bead?
 

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Nice work on the sliders. When you welded the sliders on to your frame did you run a down hill bead?

Yeah, I went from top to bottom with a moderate current and line speed. I wanted to get the penetration but I was worried about burning through the frame wall.
 

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turbo4door said:
Those look great. I'm planning on building a set of my own soon. What length are you legs and inner supports if you dont mind me asking?

The inner legs are 5 inches long, the rectangle tubing is 3" wide, the inner supports are 4" long and the outter tubing 2" so they are a total of 14" from frame mount to outer edge.

Even with the 1/4" mounting plates I had to "modify" the body mount in the front. It stuck out a little too far and hit the inside of the main runne. I just hit it with a hammer alot until it was bent in enough to mount the slider without hitting. I probly only have this proble because I have a 3" body lift, but it does make it easier to weld and work on my truck!
 
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