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post #1 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Homebrew rock sliders

Decided to build some new rock sliders that would provide some more rocker protection and tie into the frame so I would stop bending my tub.

Started with some square plates and welded some nuts on the back side.


I mounted those plates to the frame

Sorry about the dark cell pics

Used some 2x3 rectangle tubing to tie the rail into the frame. Welded a plate to the rectangle and bolted it to the one that was on the frame.



Used some 1 1/2 dom tubing to make the slider. After I got the straight rail tacked in then I just bent some tube for the upper part, put in some spacers for added strength and extra rocker protection and welded everything up.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 05:43 PM
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 10:25 PM
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why bolt them? why not just weld right to the frame?

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post #5 of 8 Old 11-08-2011, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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why bolt them? why not just weld right to the frame?
I thought about it but wanted to be able to remove them without having to cut on it. Trust me I was very close to welding them on, would have made things much easier.
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I like it.
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they do look good.

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-09-2011, 11:05 PM
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Those look good and cover the sides well,
I bent and welded tubing to my stock rubicon rockers, they work well, but they aren't as stiff as I would like. I'm going to do this soon.
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