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Tackling p/u truck sliders...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pismorat, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. pismorat

    pismorat 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, I am tired of fearing smashing up my cab with rocks, so I designed some sliders and am going to start on them tomorrow. :hack: :weld: :grind: I am only going to protect the cab for now. I plan on using 2x2x.120" square tubing for the most part. Any tips I should know prior to this?? I'll keep you posted on progress. :truck:
     
  2. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I look forward to seeing what you do. I worry about my saddle tanks more than my body, already put one of them right on a rock.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    If you smack down hard on the 2x2x.120 you will dent the tube and you might also bend it if you hit hard enough. 2x2 is also kinda narrow. I would recommend 2x3x.188 as the minimum for sliders.

    My sliders are 2 pieces of 1.5x1.5x.250 welded side by side to get 1.5x3" It is heavier then most sliders but they aren't going to bend and I netted another 1/2" of clearence over most people's sliders.

    Harley
     
  4. Muddytazz

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    Mine are made from 4" x 2" x .250 tubing. I argee, .188 wall should be the minimum.
     
  5. captaininsano

    captaininsano 1/2 ton status

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    In the spirit of saving weight and being light, I smash the cab! :screwy: Stock rockers slide pretty good hehe
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    i used 2x3 .125 wall tube to replace my rusted rocker, i wish i would have gone with 3x3, i have more clearance, but my tank hangs below the rocker.

    id like to see how you braced them
     
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    TJ, ever thought about mounting your stock tank to the bulkhead of the bed? a little reinforcement, and some easy modification to the filler tube, and it should work great.
     
  8. big83chevy4x4

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    actually i have thought about making a fuel cell to fit under the toolbox, but that is where i plan to put the onboardair tank if i ever get around to that. if i put it behind the tool box, then its taking up bed space. and yes i still use my truck as a truck.
     
  9. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    i think the easiest thing to do about the saddle tanks is to remove the 8 bolts holding the bed on, and put a blazer tank in between the fuel rails in front of the diff

    my body lift made it easier for the fill routing, i just fill it in the wheel well
     
  10. highrider_44s

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    are you just building them under the cab or are you going to go under the box a bit too. it'll be good to see a set on a truck. Thats one thing i have on my longs list of mods :grin:
     

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