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Weld-In Rock Sliders **PICS dial-up beware**

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. TrcksR4ME

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    Gained about 4-5" of clearance at the rockers, the box tube hangs down about 1" below the floor sheetmetal. Would have been easier if my doors weren't so trashed, since I needed to shorten them up a few inches. Pretty happy with how they are turning out, just need to finish up a few things to complete the project.
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    looks great, its kinda what i have in mind for the future of mine also
     
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    Lookin' good!:waytogo:


    Did you buy those from 4x4 iron? Or did you make them?

    If you made them yourself could you tell me the specs on the steel and such?
     
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    Just some raw metal...tube is 2x3 .120 thickness, thicker might be better for hard use, but these seem sturdy. I ran a piece of 2" angle iron along the floor and welded it in to place, essentially in the same place where the original weatherstriping lip was.

    more pics here: http://community.webshots.com/album/277671961tGJUjU
    kinda show the process I used.
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    Damn! Web shots are blocked over here, I will have to check them out when I get home in May.....
     
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    Some more pics with a little bit of description to give you the jist of it:

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    So I cut out the main chunck of rocker panel to where the floor was just a flat piece of sheetmetal. Ran a piece of 2" angle iron along the length of the rocker and through the floor out towards the rear wheel. It is aligned so that the top of the angle iron is where the original lip for the weatherstriping was.


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    A shot showing where the angle iron goes through the floor towards the rear wheel. Angle iron runs to the end of the box tube.


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    After the angle iron was tack welded into place I cut the rest of the rocker panel out as well as the lower part of the fender and rear quarter panel(not shown).


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    Positioned the tube and checked for fitment. Used a hammer to adjust the sheetmetal as needed to get a tight fitment before welding it all in.

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    Sounds fairly simple, I am planning on doing the same thing when I get home. Appreciate the pic's and explanation:)


    Nice job!
     
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    It was easy, much easier than anticipated. Can easily be done in a weekend, mine would have been done quicker if the sheet metal on the drivers side wasn't so rusted and damaged. Tokk about 4 hours just patching some rust holes and straightening out the rear quarter.

    And when you do get back, I have over 50 various pics of the project in my webshots galleries.

    Pic of my truck before the mod, lots of creases and body damage:

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    Would you mind PMing me a link and title it Rock Sliders, that way I can keep it in my inbox and check them out when I get home, Thanks.:)


    Jeff
     
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    Dope, didn't even notice....that's a good idea, didn't think about that:o
     
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    I am plenty happy with where I am at now membership-wise...

    Pretty sure you can do it on a 73, the 73's have extra bracing since it has a full removeable top right? That should be more than made up for with a setup like this and you can brace it and fab it in a way that it does.
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    Taken care of.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks bro:)
     

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