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Pics of my new sliders

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mlaux, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. mlaux

    mlaux 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I thought I would post some pics of my first fab project for the new Jimmy. Sliders are 2X3 3/16 wall.
    Slider1.jpg

    slider2.jpg

    slider3.jpg

    Slider1.jpg

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  2. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    looks great i am finishing up mine soon
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Those look nice. The diamond plate is a cool touch for traction and looks for a clean K5.

    Harley
     
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    wkbrdrob Registered Member

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    how'd you mount those things to the frame? Got aother pic or two?
     
  5. mlaux

    mlaux 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I mounted to the rib off of the body mount. I decided not to go off of the frame after reading the poll on here about frame vs. body mount. I'll take some more pics of the mounts and post them.
     
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    PeteH 1/2 ton status

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    geez 14 posts and you've been here since 2000?! haha,i like the sliders
     
  7. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    looks like he's spent his time polishing that paintwork instead of posting up!:D
    That looks like a really tidy rig!:waytogo:
     
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    what is the arguement of frame vs body?
     
  9. supersize75k5

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    the frame flex is not on par with your body,

    by the time you factor a 30 year old frame, rivits, accident histry, body mount condition, and frame flex, tieing the two together in only one location such as the rocker should result in seperation of the two over time and good wheeling.

    if its az wheeling..divide that time period in half...:p:
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Those are cool love the diamond plate
     
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    K30Blazer 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    guess I am not following. I thought the frame would be the far superior choice for slider location, some people mount them off the body? Seems to me the body would just crumple if it really met a decent size rock. I guess I thought that is what the slider was for was to deflect the force away from the body. Sorry about the thread jack.
     
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    Diamond plate was a nice touch.


    I mounted mine to the frame....
     
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    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    Sharp looking truck, w/ sliders to match.

    Nice.:waytogo:
     
  14. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    to each their own, mine are mounted to the body, when you tie it to the body mount, the seam line on the rocker it really does become pretty beefy,

    with people who are raising ther rockers, even more so as there is more material closer to the hinges and the support behind them, several az people and myself included hoose to mount to the body, also a few of the set ups I have seen where people have run sliders to the frame only they have trashed their frame or the slider failed. the frame on our trucks are pretty far from the rocker and the longer the support to the rocker is the greater leverage it has when you put it to hard use.
     
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    sweet sliders.

    on a side note...what kind and size exhaust are you running???
     
  16. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Nice looking sliders. Any chance we can get some pics of how you mounted them to the body?

    Nice Blazer!

    Al
     
  17. mlaux

    mlaux 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I was originally going to mount the sliders with two bolts. After I got them in place on the truck I didn't like how close the second hole would be to the edge of the rib. I was afraid the it was going to make the rib buckle under hard use, so I added the supports instead.

    Front
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    Rear
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    slider_mnt_front.JPG

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    wanna make me some??
     
  19. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nice Mine will be done soon hopefully..
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Them's purdy..........I like 'em. Well thought out and the diamond plate really makes 'em sharp looking!
     

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