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Replaced rockers with sliders? pics please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Wondering if anyone around here has replaced their rocker panels with sliders. I am thinking about doing it on my K5. I want to cut like the bottom 3 or 4" of sheetmetal off the K5 all the way around.
     
  2. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    From 4x4iron:
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    Underside:
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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sweet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif how much did they run you?
     
  4. sled_dog

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    exactly what I'm talking about and was thinking about making. If I go that route I will make them myself.
     
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    Cut the whole rocker out and put in some 6x2" tube....

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    If you do rocks, it's the way to go....

    Marv
     
  6. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Here's mine...cut everything off even with the bottom of the door. Used some 2x2 .120 wall sqaure tube, and some 1/8" diamod plate to build what you see here. Diamod plate just cause its what I already had.
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  7. sled_dog

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    nice, I didn't think about plating it but thats a great idea.
     
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    I'm sorta wishing I went that way but now that I have all that filler and fiberglass on there, I have pretty much no choice but to repair it!
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Here's another picture..
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    The sliders stick out just past the widest part of the body. The rear kick out is about 2" wider than the outside of the tire.
     
  10. sled_dog

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    I have plenty of filler and work into mine but I don't care.
     
  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Look at the bottom of the pic. I replaced the rockers with 3x3x.125" wall box tubing. I can hi-lift the whole side of the truck under that...

    Rene
     
  12. Chris Demartini

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    Don't remember how much they were. Seemed like a reasonable price to me tho. I love 'em! Mine are positioned like Rene's show in his pic. I can lift the truck on them too.
     
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    Here is my son's K5 with raised rocker/sliders and it shows the whole process

    You can also look at the pics of my buildup (web link in profile) to see what I did, but that may well be too extreme for what you want...
     
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    yeah you said it with too extreme, thanks though.
     
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    Sweet boatsides /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Did you put on those gussets yourself Skigirl?? I don't recall my 4x4iron sliders looking like that (I still haven't put them on). Did you just cut out the bottom part of the rocker box and weld the gusset to the inner vertical piece of the rocker box?

    I was going to sell my sliders cause I know my rockers aren't secure enough to connect a slider, but if I can gusset them like that, that would be great.

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif .
     
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    Mine are a little different because I made them to work w/ the 73-75 rocker boxes, but here they are:
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    I was going to add a some type of a nerf bar like the others but decided to make the doors easier to remove instead.

    Here is a link to what the rocker pannel area looked like before:
    http://www.tellicok5.rockcrawler.com/photo4.html
     
  19. Skigirl

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    Panther, the 3 tubes you see were cut from pieces supplied by 4x4iron. The rocker tube (square tube) is welded to the body on the outside edge on top and the inside edge too, at the point where it meets the body underneath. Additionally the round tube you see underneath is welded to the vertical face of the rocker and across to the vertical face of the body.

    Mine's a 76 and yours may not look the same. On most trucks I've seen there is a crossmember in the rear (where you see the 3rd tube on mine) that spans from the tub side of the body to the quarter panel side. I am missing that cross member so added the 3rd round tube.

    Nothing is connected directly to the frame. It's hella strong this way and won't tweak the frame under stress.
     
  20. Paxx

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Look at the bottom of the pic. I replaced the rockers with 3x3x.125" wall box tubing. I can hi-lift the whole side of the truck under that...

    Rene

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    Sure Rene, you just had to show off your blinging doors again didn't you /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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