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Looks good!

I know it doesn't matter too much really for you, but most of the time when doing an angle on two parts (like on your 'legs' to the frame), people bisect the angle, cutting it on each part (you've got a 10* and 15*...should be 12.5* and 12.5* cuts). that way you get two surfaces that are identical and mates up perfectly (one side isn't bigger than the other like you've got it now). Basically makes a nice mating surface and welds better.
yea i know. but if you saw how minimal the difference was you wouldnt think twice about it either. and plus it just worked out that way so i continued. normally im **** about stuff being uniform but this didnt bother me cuz you couldnt tell the difference.

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looks nice! how heavy are those things?

prolly 40 lbs a side. give or take. pretty light. i can figure it up tomorrow at work. i have the exact weights at work
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OK, I looked at them a few times and I think they are growing on me. I like them. What happened to the corner of your door?
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haha....kind of a not so long story....


was putting my doors back on by myself and dropped it. stupid heavy doors. those of you who have all power stuff and have taken off your doors know what i mean


i told a guy i work with that i was rock crawling and started to roll my truck but opened the door real quick and it stopped it. he believed me. what an idiot
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The sliders look good, i like how they are snugged up close to the body.
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if you want to come down and get a set come on. i work a metal building components place now so i get steel for pretty dang cheap. we can make a set in a day now that i have all the measurements. lol

what kind of driveshaft are you runnin?
How thick is 11 gauge? and i have the body lift so the measurements will be different. I would like to do it out of like .25 wall if you can get that cheap too, but welding to the frame would be fine.

we took a chevy front shaft, cut the ends off and made a square one.

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Boulder Co?
Naw, Boulder Creek ministries, now its called something else.. its a place to go wheelin here.

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11 gauge is ~.120in
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yea, Jacob, see what you can get .250 wall for. i want to be able to drop my truck on them haha
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Looks aiight.
LOL!!

Would look real nice with some square bumpers too..
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11 GA is .1196

i figured it up and they weigh approx 35 lbs. give or take a half a pound. i included an extra pound or two just in case i missed something.

.25 wall in the rectangular tubing is pretty dang heavy. 7.11 lbs per ft as opposed to the 3.70 lbs per foot of the 11 ga. dude you honestly wont have any problems with the 11. think about all those guys that have .120 wall tubed sliders and beat the **** out of them. same thickness....

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Really like the looks of those. Good job.
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11 GA is .1196

i figured it up and they weigh approx 30 lbs. give or take a half a pound. i included an extra pound or two just in case i missed something.

.25 wall in the rectangular tubing is pretty dang heavy. 7.11 lbs per ft as opposed to the 3.70 lbs per foot of the 11 ga. dude you honestly wont have any problems with the 11. think about all those guys that have .120 wall tubed sliders and beat the **** out of them. same thickness....
I agree. .25" wall is stupid thick. Just gonna weigh the truck down.

A set of the sliders I sell weigh almost 70lbs.

I made a set of mixed square and round on a jeep. I really like how they came out.
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yea my original plans included round tubing coming off of the square but once i got done with this i just stuck with it cuz it looked good like it was...
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11 GA is .1196

i figured it up and they weigh approx 35 lbs. give or take a half a pound. i included an extra pound or two just in case i missed something.

.25 wall in the rectangular tubing is pretty dang heavy. 7.11 lbs per ft as opposed to the 3.70 lbs per foot of the 11 ga. dude you honestly wont have any problems with the 11. think about all those guys that have .120 wall tubed sliders and beat the **** out of them. same thickness....
Im with matt Im going at least 3/16th with my sliders. .120 wall sliders after a while will start to dent and bend. And I plan to tie my bed cage into the rear of the sliders also.
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I like em. Square or tube. I like those though.
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Im with matt Im going at least 3/16th with my sliders. .120 wall sliders after a while will start to dent and bend. And I plan to tie my bed cage into the rear of the sliders also.
Thats how I'm gonna tie my exo in once i get around to making it..

i want to do 1/4", I'm not too concerned with weight.. I just hacked my bumper off and took the tool box out so as far as i'm concerned i have almost 400lbs to play with
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Trail Gear sliders

I just bought some trail gear toyota xtra cab sliders for my super cab. they are 78" long and fit well length wise. I just have to cut some supports a little longer than what it comes with. The supplied support tube is 12" and where I want them to sit it will need 15" supports. So my local steel shop is going to cut me 8 pieces so I can MIG it up. 99.00 on sale from trail-gear.com. check it out.
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just one thing I'd change...

paint them with bedliner black
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I just bought some trail gear toyota xtra cab sliders for my super cab. they are 78" long and fit well length wise. I just have to cut some supports a little longer than what it comes with. The supplied support tube is 12" and where I want them to sit it will need 15" supports. So my local steel shop is going to cut me 8 pieces so I can MIG it up. 99.00 on sale from trail-gear.com. check it out.
ive seen those. these cost me about 35 bucks. enjoy your store bought stuff...
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I just bought some trail gear toyota xtra cab sliders for my super cab. they are 78" long and fit well length wise. I just have to cut some supports a little longer than what it comes with. The supplied support tube is 12" and where I want them to sit it will need 15" supports. So my local steel shop is going to cut me 8 pieces so I can MIG it up. 99.00 on sale from trail-gear.com. check it out.
copycat.....
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just one thing I'd change...

paint them with bedliner black
Bedliner flakes to easy when its rubbed.
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Looks very clean
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Bedliner flakes to easy when its rubbed.
What if he got them professionally sprayed?

I know mine is tough as hell, and grips like no other.
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looks good jacob, you get rid of your boggers?
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