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Finished sliders and cool custom steps! Well almost. What to you think?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Finish my steps and sliders. What do you all think?

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    Gotta do final clean-up and paint them yet. Can't decide if I want to do yellow matching the truck or black.
     
  2. pauly383

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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    I like it alot , good work. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Are planning on removing the step before wheeling ? Love the logos and cut out k5 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    looks good. do you have any pic's to show how there mounted.
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    It took me a minute to realize you cut the "k5" into the steps, I thought it was a sticker for a minute /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Looks good, how thick is the mounting part? Will it hold up to someone standing on it? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    looks good... maybe make some quick release mechanism so you can remove them when you go wheelin.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

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    maybe make some quick release mechanism so you can remove them when you go wheelin.

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    A couple ideas just popped in my head . How about some pins like on the swaybar disco's . Or just tap the slider, or weld the nut on behind it, and unbolt it as need it . I like the quickpin idea /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    yea that would work.... would the pin hold it tight enough so it wasnt rattlin around, and when you step on it, it wont bend?

    The bolt idea maybe the way to go...
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    Ditto /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  9. mrk5

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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    If you look closely at the top view of the step you can see the two bolt heads. I welded nuts on the backside of the tube. That way I just get out the rachet and unbolt them.

    I had contemplated the pin idea. But as already stated, I didn't think I could keep them from rattling.

    I weigh 280 /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif and they don't give a bit. They are made with 1/4" aluminum plate side peices with the bowtie and "K5" engraved 1/8" into them. The foot pad is also 1/4" aluminum plate with the bowties raised .090" and the K5 cut out. For support undet the foot pad there is 1" aluminum tube across the front and 1" aluminum across the back.
     
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    Let me know of any other pics/angles you'd like to see.
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    what I ment was how are the sliders mounted to the truck. I like that idea of using that step on the sliders.
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    I wondered if that was what you meant.

    The sliders themselves are 2"x3"x1/4" tube. I welded 4" c-channel to them and bolted them to the cross supports that support the floor. I'll see about getting pics if you are still interested.
     
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    I should have said that in my firts post. don't wory about the pictures I thouht maybe you had mounted them to the frame. question when you mounted the c-channel to cross sopports how many bolts did you use? and are you going to add kick outs?
     
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    Re: Finished sliders and steps! Well almost. What to you think?

    I used three 7/16" bolts on each brace (2 per slider).

    I modeled the mounting from the review I read on this site of the 4x4 Iron sliders. When they first installed them there were no braces back to the frame, and they said the sliders still stood up to some impacts.

    To be honest I don't do extreme wheelin' so I figure what I've done will be enough. Really the sliders were just a good way to mount the steps that would also serve some function.
     
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    sounds good, I was thinking using 2x4 square tubing for the slider and mounting it the way you did. I don't really do hardcore stuff either but when you wheel a sub I got to have some body armor.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking after I had them installed them that 2"x4" would would give better protection.
     
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    ttt /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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