Originally Posted by stockplus
Thanks for the response ryanjboutin. Actually, I'm talking about the frame attachment points -- the L "brackets" connected to the horizontal legs. Three of these have triangular gussets (joining the bracket to the leg) for strength but the last one nearest to the leaf spring does not -- at least it looks that way to me in the pictures. In Barlowrs's build, however, it would appear that he does have some sort of gusset on that last bracket.
Robert (barlowrs) has the very first set of these ever made. They were the prototypes. You are correct, the difference between his and all current ones are the gussets. There just isn't any need (or very much room) for a gusset on the 4th leg (the very rear) and it's also not necessary to make the other gussets so long like his are.
He really wanted his gussets to be overkill, but after his I just decided to delete the rear gusset and make the others smaller because there's no need to heat the leg up with the welder and compromise any little bit of extra strength the leg may have by not seeing all that heat.
A lot of people are under the impression that gussets are going to make or break the strength of a slider but I disagree. My unprofessional opinion is you'd probably get the same result with or w/o them. People just like to see them. This statement will surely be controversial.
I also deleted that horizontal support leg that his kickup's have and the ones with kickup's in the 3rd pic don't have.
1st attchment is barlowrs (the first ever) and 2nd & 3rd pic is current.