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I've got 5 people looking for sliders and need to know who of you are going to be in Centralia in April. There is a chance that I may be able to have at least a couple pairs ready for April.

Below is a list of people who said they want them. Please email me at [email protected] or IM me at gotchikn79 on AIM so that we can confirm how many I should try to get done in the next two weeks and anything special you're interested in. Special items include finish (herculiner, paint, primer) tabs for below the frame (extra 3 mount bolts) or if you want them to stick out a little further to make better steps.

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Tom, i'll let you get those done first since i am local. Not sure about Centralia yet...i hope to finally make one of these trips.
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what are the extr below the frame tabs??
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The standard configuration has a flat mount plate that goes up against the frame and uses the stock holes in the frame. The extra tabs go under the frame to give additional mounting locations. In total, you get three extra bolts per side but are required to drill one hole per side for the front mount and to remove the rivets for the transmission crossmember and replace them with 3/8" bolts.

Mike, I'm hoping to have all of them ready in time to take to Centralia so let me know if you'll be ready and I should have them for you. If I get them done early, then you can have them early if you want. I'm planning to pick up materials today and start on them soon.
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Oh, ok. I have the spindles to go on so it will be getting lifted some. I guess mine should come out some to be used as a step for some of the shorter people. Although I thought i've recalled seeing you standing on yours, not sure if you used it as a step up, but there was room to stand on it...are yours out any further?
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They are out further on flareside beds, but they still keep you from having to get in deep water when you get out to go back in the bed and hook up a strap, lol. I got plenty of practice using them that way on the last two runs in Wharton!

They are strong enough to lift the truck, so they are definitely strong enough to stand on. If you "Herculiner" them, don't bother doing the bottom -- it'll scrape off in no time. However, that stuff makes the TOP of them really have traction so you don't slip. If I did it over again I would paint the bottom and sides and only put liner on the top. It just gets scrapped off the sides and bottom. Then you can touch up scrapes with a shot of paint. Mine are looking "tattered" where the liner is getting scraped off.

Still, I wouldn't trade them for a better looking set -- they have been effective and dependable and I love them.
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I walk on mine all of the time just like John and they stick out about 2" from the rocker panel. Doc had mentioned that the flares on his truck stick out a little and that he would like them to come out to the edge of the flares.

John, if you could give me an idea how far they would have to go to meet the flares, I would appreciate it. I'm figuring no more than 1.25" but will probably make them 1" so they don't stick out past the tires. In fact, I may make all of these about 1" further out than the originals.

Rand, let me know if you want the herculiner on the whole bar or just the top like John had mentioned. If everyone wants herculiner on the tops, then it'll make my job easier and give everyone the benefit of the liner without all of the cost. You'll end up with primer and paint on everything except the steps which will be herculined.
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Ok, sounds good. I'd be up for the liner on top and painted elsewhere. Sounds good.
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Tom.... I had sent the email prior to reading this post... You can just hurculiner the top please.
John- Do you have the extra mounts or just the standard config. After the spring change last week I do not want to drill out anymore rivets if I do not need to!!
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Hahaha... Yes, I can just herculine the top and will build them for the standard config like mine and Johns. The extra tabs are pretty easy to add so if you want them later, it can be done.
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if i can set up shipping, how many bills would it take for you to get a set down to me any time you have an extra set, before July? they look nice, and are more functional than nerf bars. thx.
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I don't know how much shipping would cost because these things are pretty big. I would estimate the box size would be 84"x24"x10" and I'd have to try to figure out the weight. Once I figure all of that out, I can let you know how much shipping would cost. So far, I've only installed them on 3 trucks and each one needed a little tweaking to get them to fit right. I'm hoping this time to have them all perfect the first time and it's only if that happens that I will feel comfortable shipping them. It would really suck if I sent you something that didn't fit.
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im interested in getting a set sometime after i move up there too... have you done any on a reg cab truck yet?
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No it's too much trouble. He just extends your frame and mounts the same ones we have....
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No it's too much trouble. He just extends your frame and mounts the same ones we have....
ok good cause i really wanted a extended cab
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No it's too much trouble. He just extends your frame and mounts the same ones we have....
I don't know if it's late or what, but I just can't stop laughing about that....

I haven't seen a regular cab truck but I don't imagine it would be too difficult to make a set for the regular cab but it would take a little time.
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Just the top is fine.
Did you ever get those pictures of the rivits I'm susposed to drill..
You might want to post them here for everyone.

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do you have pix of the sliders? I'm looking to get some. not sure of the shipping cost tho.
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Check out www.tombarcia.net/sliders for pics of the original that are on my truck and the pics of the first of the new batch also on my truck. All pics of driver side are the new one and passenger side is the old. The pics at the bottom are the rivets.

As you'll see the new ones stick out about 1" further than the old ones so they should be roughly even with the stock flares on the edges. My truck is an old XLT and doesn't have flares which is why they look like they stick out so far. I can definitely tell you that they are much easier to step on than the originals.
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Thanks, I found your page after I posted. since I'm so far away, I'm looking at yours for design, I have access to some free steel and a buddy just offered to help me fab them up. Can't complain about that.

Yours look great.
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I still like the ones that are in tight.
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1" out farther is good(as if the orginal) But I wouldnt want more than that...

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