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Clunking Slider Fix

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Skillet, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Skillet

    Skillet Skillet

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    Hey folks,

    This has been a long time coming, mostly because I forgot, but I did this pic for Boston Mangler so I figured I would spread it out to everyone.
    I mentioned I would post a pic when I first did this so...here it is :D
    My sliders hit the pinch weld a little on the drivers side creating a "clunk" that bugged the living sh*t out of me.
    Here is my fix...
    I folded a 10" piece of pipe strapping in half to about 5", pounded it flat, drilled a hole big enough to fit over the top of the U-bolt in the end where the two ends of the strap came together and hung it from the bolt between the FRONT slider bracket and the frame to about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way down the frame.
    The strap I used was a 10" piece of galvanized pipe strapping, about 1/16" thick (folded in half to 1/8")
    When you tighten everything down, the bottom of the bracket tightens closer to the frame, which, in turn, makes the slider sit just about 1/8" lower from the pinch weld, thusly eliminating said "CLUNK"!

    Hope this helps anyone who has this issue.
    :beer:
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    Last edited: Aug 26, 2006
  2. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    Thanks Jeb

    P.S. Which art gallery was it that you said was showing some of your best work at? Will this diagram be there? :D
     
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    Gotta luv it:)
     
  4. Skillet

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    Hey! That was the best program I had in my office computer.

    Quickest anyway.

    Next time I will put my caligraphy skills to the test .:flipoff2:
     
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    Well, it got the point across! :D

    Thanks man
     
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    Thanks for the info Jeb

    I just got done doing mine as well. I put 2 washer (for each bolt) between the slider and the frame to lower the passenger side down a little and i cut a piece of 3/16" The pic says 5/16" but its wrong) flat stock i had and mounted it similar to your way for the drivers side.

    Here are my pics:

    Unfortunately, my clunk is still there but i am SURE that it isnt the sliders to i must continue searching for the noise! :frown:

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  7. Skillet

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    I hate clunks...:frown:
     
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