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so thought you meant white castle's hamburgers. lol
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so thought you meant white castle's hamburgers. lol
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that is a great idea. looks good. still wondering about frame twist though. even mine have that issue some. not much though.
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love the idea with the weld nuts. can't wait to see how it works
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lookn good. nice way of bolting it up
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Looks great! Cant wait to see 'em bolted up!
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Awesome looking sliders! Excellent welding I must say, but some pics would be nice of them boys on your truck...
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Update time!

I finally was able to get the sliders mounted. Took pics as I was doing it:

Passenger side..

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^^ I used a piece of 1x3 pine as a spacer so I could position them as equally close to the frame as possible.

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^^ Side clearance

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^^ Welded and ready for paint (will be done tomorrow).

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awesome. gona be a sweet add to the truck
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those are great! i like them

i am really diggin the mount design!

I also like that they are a bit flatter(not as much angle) I plan on changing mine soon.
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Sweet, they look great!
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looks good dude
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Those are really nice! Very good design.
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Upppdaaatte time! So I got the sliders painted and mounted. I also removed the front bumper to mount the shackle blocks and repaint it to match the sliders. Let me know what ya'll think of the color 'scheme'! The blue is called 'safety blue' and, in case you can't tell good enough in the pics, its a rich sky blue. Also, my rear bumper is in the works..

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hah rockn. its different but it looks badass cause your truck can totaly pull it off
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^^ Agreed!

If it was JUST the bumper, or JSUt the sliders painted that color.. I woudl have been like "meh", but with it all like that, plus your bolt ons for the rims the same color.. it pulls it off pretty damn well, specially with the decal on the back end.

Looks great!
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looks great! i like the color scheme, not sure why but it is killer.
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hey where are your traction bars?
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hey where are your traction bars?
They are being re-done and the designed slightly tweaked/altered after my initial run w/them showed a couple flaws (bent one pretty 'good').




Namely I'm gonna use DOM for both pieces. This will allow me to have the smaller diameter tube (1-1/2") to fit snug inside the larger tube (1-3/4"). The 1-3/4" tube I have as it is now is seamed (HREW) tube, so I used 1-1/4" tube, but it proved to have just abit too much play (it also slightly splayed the edge of the larger (1-3/4") tube do to the play). Also, I believe I'm gonna use .250 wall for the 1-1/2" (still using .120 for the 1-3/4" tube).

Other than that, the design performed flawlessly. I believe there is very little if any binding because the pivot point for 'em (frame mounted end) is very near the forward leaf spring mount (as both travel in an arc upon suspension cycling). Plus there is the telescoping feature which should alleviate any possible binding.
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that looks awsome man! makes me want to paint my whole truck that color.
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At first I thought that it looked absolutely terrible but the more I look at it now its freakin cool. Its a crazy color combo but it looks super cool lol.
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same here. first pick i saw of just the bumper i was like.. ummm prolly not. but the first side pic i saw it looks awesome. not just any old truck can pull that off!
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OSHA safety blue? lol

i like how they turned out
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They are being re-done and the designed slightly tweaked/altered after my initial run w/them showed a couple flaws (bent one pretty 'good').




Namely I'm gonna use DOM for both pieces. This will allow me to have the smaller diameter tube (1-1/2") to fit snug inside the larger tube (1-3/4"). The 1-3/4" tube I have as it is now is seamed (HREW) tube, so I used 1-1/4" tube, but it proved to have just abit too much play (it also slightly splayed the edge of the larger (1-3/4") tube do to the play). Also, I believe I'm gonna use .250 wall for the 1-1/2" (still using .120 for the 1-3/4" tube).

Other than that, the design performed flawlessly. I believe there is very little if any binding because the pivot point for 'em (frame mounted end) is very near the forward leaf spring mount (as both travel in an arc upon suspension cycling). Plus there is the telescoping feature which should alleviate any possible binding.
with that picture it just dawned on my how these work! awesome. but yeah looks like it needs to be DOM. lol
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with that picture it just dawned on my how these work! awesome. but yeah looks like it needs to be DOM. lol
You should mount them up into the frame with a shackle then you dont have to have that giant slip joint and you can built them nice a solid. Just run it right next to the pumpkin and you only need one instead one two.
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