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Any P/U guys run rock sliders?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kickinasphalt383, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have a pick-up with any kinda rock sliders, built or bought? Its kinda easy for the blazer/suburban guys cause they don't have a gas tank there and they can just bolt/weld something to the body. I could weld something to the cab but would not protect the bed sheet metal.
    I also have a long bed, thanks
     
  2. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    pop in a 40 gallon burb tank... nix the saddle tanks, and then you have more room for sliders. One problem might be the flex between cab and bed, not sure how to deal with that.

    -matt
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    Why would flex be a problem... dont sliders go to the frame...
     
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    not all sliders go to the frame, some mount on the body, some mount on both. and even if they did go to the frame, the frame is whats flexing and causing the bed and cab not to line up. If the slider was rigidly mounted and it flexed enoungh, the slider could be driven into part of either the cab or the bed, causing the damage it was put there to protect.

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  5. kickinasphalt383

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    -yes i have been pondering the burb gas tank

    the only think i can think of is a 2 piece slider: front piece protects the cab (mounted to cab) and the rear piece protects the bed (mounted to frame)?!?!? what you guys think, any other ideas.
     
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    I just got my my catalog from Raybuck body parts. I found a 40 gallon Suburban tank for only $183! I thought that was a relatively cheap price compared to JC Whitney's price of over $300. I don't know if its out on their website but try here:
    http://community.webshots.com/user/zepplin1976
     
  7. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    im in the process of cutting my rockers off and replacing them with 2x3 x 1/8 wall rectangle tubing ...

    pics page
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    always gets me home K10 STEPSIDE
     

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