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Fabricated Step bars, Pics please

Im bouncing around the idea of having some tube steps made. Since I can't reallt find something i like prefabbed for a reg. cab ranger. I was wondering if any one has made tube steps. I've been eyeballing Zabeards sliders but the aren't exactly what im thinking of. My idea is kinda a cross between a rock slider and the dominator tube steps. Here's a very rough idea of what I mean.

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\_______________/ -tube tighter to the body was even thinking of using
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have the step extend at an angle from the main tube so the step would be slightly lower than main tube, and not to extend further form the body than the wheels stick out.
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So if any has done something similar at all or any fabbed step bars post up the pics please.

Also to all the guys that are actually skilled at this stuff just how feasible is this idea. My fab skills are pretty rudimentary, but I have access to equipment and people who do have the skills. Im figuring on hanging around to help where ever I can and try and pick up some skills.
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Nfab makes them for extended cab Rangers, I've been unable to find a picture tho.
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I really wanted the dominators, but they don't make them for the Rangers anymore. I have zabeard sliders and love them.
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I really wanted the dominators, but they don't make them for the Rangers anymore. I have zabeard sliders and love them.
I love the look of them also and I dont have to use my step bars getting into the truck i just jump in but my g/f is only 5'2 and she has too. Im afraid that she would break her leg if she slip on them.
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I love the look of them also and I dont have to use my step bars getting into the truck i just jump in but my g/f is only 5'2 and she has too. Im afraid that she would break her leg if she slip on them.
Do them in line-x so they aren't slippery. I did mine in bedliner in a can and it isn't bad at all.
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Nfab makes them for extended cab Rangers, I've been unable to find a picture tho.
well thats the problem, I have a reg cab ranger and for what the fools want to charge, Id rather have some made and know they are solid.

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yeah i would just have some made that are kinda like a modified slider so to speak. just more step than slider use.


kinda like these maybe..





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With something like that I don't think they will slide at all. Won't the steps get hung up, rendering the "sliders" useless?

Why not just make the sliders out of square 2"x4" stock, or maybe bigger. Then put some grip tape along where you step.
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just makes sliders
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big lifted chevy that parks by me on campus has some step bars very similar to what you described. if i get the chance, i'll try and snap some pics for ya.
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i thought he said he wanted steps not sliders..thats why i posted them
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i thought he said he wanted steps not sliders..thats why i posted them
Ahh I see lol, I thought he wanted a combination of both.
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No it would be more of a step than a slider. It mostly a step because the g/f *****es about being able to get in now and my 31s go on this weekend. The bottom pic that andy posted is more like what im thinking of doing. Thanks man that gives me a visual to work from. Now I just need to start make measurements.
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bah tell your gf to go have her fermur broken and then re-lengthend, thats what I told mine to do. That and don't wear a skirt lol.

(didnt take to kindly to either of those)

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But that is a cool idea, update this thread, I want to see the outcome.
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yah sure thing chain, I likely post up as much of the specs as i can. im getting psyched my buddy who is installing my tires has a real nice bender in his shop I'll be checking what he got for tubing. I hope he has something with a thick enough wall in his shop.
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yah sure thing chain, I likely post up as much of the specs as i can. im getting psyched my buddy who is installing my tires has a real nice bender in his shop I'll be checking what he got for tubing. I hope he has something with a thick enough wall in his shop.
a .120 or even .095 wall is more then enough for a simple step like you want.
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1.75 diam and .095 wall DOM is what beards sliders are made out of so i would use that
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i thought his were crew? but yeah if its just a step, its no real biggie if you dont use anything super strong. Just depends on what you got laying around for cheap,the size you want, and if your friend has the die sizes you want.
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well good news and bad news. Good: my buddy has everything I need to get this done. Bad: The taxman kicked me in the bag today so now I got save up some cash since I just spent all my truck money on the new tires
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Maybe somewhat like Jimd's?

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i love that truck
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that is one sweet looking truck. I like the look of the bars on it.
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You guys can all go buy it. lol Cause its at a dealership with a price tag of about $22,000 or so.
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this work for me as stp bars and sway bars. i can get a better pic of how theyr mounted 2marrow
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