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Nerf or Rock Slider

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mcne2026, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. mcne2026

    mcne2026 Registered Member

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    I did a search and could not find any. Do any of you have nerf bars or rocksliders with steps in them? I need something to help step up into the '72 before I get it lifted.
     
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    Check the vendor forum. BlazenOffroad has some on sale now...
     
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    Do they make them for 69-72 K5s?
     
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    I called and they do not make them for 1st Gens. But, I spoke to them and they are willing to make a set for me. I need to take some measurements and pictures and he said he will make a pair for bolt-ons for me. After he makes the 1st set and we work out any bugs, I am sure he will be able to run more really easy. I ordered a set for my '85 along with the tube doors.
     
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    I need a pair for my '71... I've seen some steps, but no closeups of how they were bolted up. It's a long way to the frame rails...
     
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    ....and unless you have a bodylift, there's a large rocker box in the way too.
     
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    ... darn rocker boxes.. :mad:
     
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    Mine's got the lift, but it's still a long lever.
     
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    At least it's a straight shot from the frame to the sliders.... 1st Gen sliders are definitely a challenge. If you want them to be functional and hold the weight of the vehicle properly, I think they'd have to have a triangulated component to them. Basically tubes to the rocker from the upper frame area, and from the lower frame area....converging at the slider itself.

    Most likely there should be new crossmembers directly behind the mounting plates also....to help prevent the frame from being ripped in half at the mounts due to all that leverage at the slider.

    Like I said......possible, just complicated. :thinking:
     
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    Yep. It would need some kind of gusset structure for that length. A crossmember for the frame rails would be a great idea too. I suppose that endcapped channel iron might have enough rigidity if you used a crossmember. I'm starting to think that carrying around a milk crate would be more practical... :eek1:
     

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