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sliders.. FINALLY!

Well, I've had the material around for awhile and just have had bigger fish to fry on my truck. I changed my design slighty after seeing Jason do a set. I originally had 'em similar to Zach's, then changed 'em abit as you can see.


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I plan to mount 'em this weekend. I'll have updates as I go..
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Very Nice Kevin.

How much spacing between the 2 long tubes? 5" or 6"? Some of the ones I have made only have 3-4 but I am working on another design. I dont like how much angle we put on ours.

I am sure yours will look great. Post the mounted pics!
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those look great
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Good work, nice and clean looking.
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i am planing on making a set can you guy put a pick up on how you mounted yours, but those are going to look good
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I like the capped ends on those. Its a rather well known design, with a personal twist. Looks good. they made of 1.75" .120 wall?
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those would of helped a couple weeks ago when you hit your rocker panel.
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^ im guessing thats what pushed them into production lol
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Those are real slick.
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Those look great
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AWesome work...they look great
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Ahh gosh, now I'm impatient to see some pictures haha.. the fab work looks good! Paint em Pink! *coughs*
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are they capped? they almost look solid metal. probably over kil it is. Nice job. Does any one plan to put these in prodution?
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Very Nice Kevin.

How much spacing between the 2 long tubes? 5" or 6"? Some of the ones I have made only have 3-4 but I am working on another design. I dont like how much angle we put on ours.

I am sure yours will look great. Post the mounted pics!
Thanks much Zach.

The angle on the top tube is ~60*.. while the distance you ask of I believe is in the neighborhood of 4-1/2 to 5". Hopefully the mounting goes smoothly tomorrow. I have abit of
a different technique in mind, so I will be sure to post as detailed pics as possible!


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I like the capped ends on those. Its a rather well known design, with a personal twist. Looks good. they made of 1.75" .120 wall?
You got it. However, unlike Zach's products, it is HREW, not DOM (regrettably).


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^ im guessing thats what pushed them into production lol
Not so much that as they are one of the few remaining 'big' fabrication products that I never really got going on. But its damn ironic timing still!


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are they capped? they almost look solid metal. probably over kil it is. Nice job. Does any one plan to put these in prodution?
Yeah they're capped. I would look into production.. but I don't have a non-manual tube bender.

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Nice!
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you shouldn't bragg about those unless your willing to mass produce for us other ranger boys!!! lol
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nice work
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Looks great dude. If I wasn't lazy I'd probably make me a set of sliders.
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get more pics up soon Kevin. great lookn sliders, and i like the caps as well
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HREW? Hot Rolled Electric Welded?

I used Cold Rolled Electric Welded on my sliders. Now hoops and other vital stuff DOM.

Still look good I am not sure that I have heard of HREW.

Nothing wrong with CREW several guys around these parts make complete chassis modifieds and other circle dirt track cars out of CREW. Only thing is to watch the Seam and how you bend it. They are regulated to use DOM on the driver cage though.
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HREW? Hot Rolled Electric Welded?

I used Cold Rolled Electric Welded on my sliders. Now hoops and other vital stuff DOM.

Still look good I am not sure that I have heard of HREW.

Nothing wrong with CREW several guys around these parts make complete chassis modifieds and other circle dirt track cars out of CREW. Only thing is to watch the Seam and how you bend it. They are regulated to use DOM on the driver cage though.
My bad, thought your sliders were DOM. It could be CREW, but I was pretty sure its HREW. Its all Jason ever got, because it was as dirt cheap of tubing as you can get. One of the last major projects he did before closing his doors was an exocage for a toyota, but he still used the seamed tube because the customer didn't want to pay up for anything better (such as DOM).
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yeah like i said nothing wrong with crew or seamed tube, just watch where you put the seam and it will be plenty strong.
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I didn't get nearly as far as I would have liked due to various reasons, one of which being making the sliders bolt on meant taking abit more time in the area of the mounting points. I also didn't have any long, uninterrupted stretch of time (more than about 3 hrs) at any point this weekend (I'm doing most, if not all, of my truck work at work, and there are shows/plays twice a day on the weekend and the best place to park to work is in a firelane). So between getting the tools out and cleaning up, there wasn't much time to get going full-steam. So I got the mounting points down and will mount the sliders within or by next weekend. Until then, here a a couple pics of the mounting method I chose to use:

What you see below are threaded metal inserts, aka 'weld nuts'. I did it this way so I wouldn't have to through-bolt and deal with trying to work with a nut on the inside of the frame (there are also some points where dealing with a nut on the inside would have been a real PITA). I feel this method will hold up pretty damn well, and if not, I'll just have to revisit it!

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For those who don't know, below is a variety of weld nuts, similar to what I'm using..

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looks good. Thats defiantly a nic way of doing it. Welds look nice and strong to.
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looks good. Thats defiantly a nic way of doing it. Welds look nice and strong to.
Yeah I'm pleased with how it is to this point.

By the way, I see you're in East Windsor, CT. That's the area where the auto dealer is that I bought my blue 2wd Ranger from last summer when I was in the region for work.
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