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Old 02-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Question homebrew slider

Have searched, but have not seen anyone just take a 2x4 or 2x6 steel beam, weld four square 2 " tubes to the 2" side, position it under the door sill and weld it to the frame. Seems like this would give a strong simple slider that would work well as a step. Would this just be really heavy, ugly or would this be alright? Don't want to spent money and time on a project if someone has been there, done that and hated it...
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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It would be extremely heavy My sliders are 2" .120 x68" square and 1 3/4x85" Dom tube they weigh in at around 100lbs for both I can't imagine what 2"x4"x90" would weigh close to 200-220lbs maybe... It would be strong that's for sure.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Makes sense on the weight factor, got me wondering just how much the Demello rock crushers weigh given they use two rows of 2x2 tube...
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I'm sure they aren't light by any means. 2x4 will likely cost more than 2x2 it's your call honestly.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Look at some of the pics in my build thread for my sliders and see what I did. I've made a few sets so far and they have held up very well.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...d-finally.html
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