TiredIron's Homemade sliders

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by TiredIronGRB, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. TiredIronGRB

    TiredIronGRB

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    Here's some pictures of my sliders, a friend of mine and I designed these and made them from scrap metal from a local salvage yard. The round tubing is 1" and is 3/16 thick as is the 1.5 square tubing They bolt in the rear and will be welded in the other connecting points.
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  2. Clutchee

    Clutchee I'm fun sized! SILVER Star

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    Glad to see your imagination didn't stop with the axles!


    I also made the wifes sliders....cash savings was so worth it.


    Have fun in Moab....we did last year.
     
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    If you make these for FJ80s there are quite a few people here who want to get some (make a few sets :) ). Right now I don't think anyone makes FJ80 sliders due to the different cat placement.
     
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    I would weld scab plates on the end of the legs, and be sure to add some angle bracing.
     
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    i saw those on your site. They should look very nice.
     
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    they are looking good keep up the good work.
     
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    TiredIronGRB

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    I put the sliders on today...
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    I put sections of split 3/8 fuel line on the body seam to prevent rattles.
     
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    good to see you put brian to work!
     
  9. Wrench

    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    Those look nice!
    So what's your next mod?
     
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    Yea, that tube bender of his is awesome and cost less than $100. I need to get one of those.
     
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    Man you do good work. Your truck is getting tons of mods really quick. I wish I had the skills to do that kind of work myself. Looking good.
     
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    Thanks, I'm blessed to be able to do it and have friends that are good about helping out.
     
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    TiredIronGRB,

    please write up the procedure/steps you went through to construct these and any other detail info. I will link it and add to the FAQ slider section currently under construction. If you don't mind.
     
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    The round 1" tubing is schedlue 80, it comes out 6" and is angled up 25 degrees up from the square 3/16" x 1.5" tube , we used 3/16" x 2" flat stock to make the rear mounts that bolt in the running board mounting holes, the DS also mounts on the front with the 3/16" x 2" flat stock using the Cat shield mounting holes. The sliders are 60" long and have two square 3/16" x 1.5" tube supports that are welded directly to the frame. I weight 230lbs and I can stand on them without them flexing at all.
     
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