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BAMF true 100% no drill bolt on sliders

Discussion in 'Bay Area Metal Fabrication' started by JLee, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Aug 24, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    We don't offer single cab sliders sorry.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Following many months of procrastination after installing my sliders, I finally got around to putting my transfer case skid back on. I am happy to report that BudBuilt Skids work with the BAMF sliders....sort of. The BudBuilt rear cross-member normally rests on the inside and bottom of the frame rails, but now the BAMF slider mounts occupy the bottom. So, the skid cross-member still fits more-or-less where it's supposed to, but now sandwiches the BAMF mount between it and the frame rail. The results in the cross member being lower, and the clamp bolt holes no longer line up. I think the fix for this will be to simply grind the cross-member hole into a slot to allow the bolt to move up just a bit. For now I left them mounted with the cross-member clamps off, and the plate doesn't seem to be moving at all. I will have to take them off again on 5000 miles for my 6000 mile service, and I'll modify them then. Otherwise they bolted right up.

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  3. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    One of the first DCLB bolt on sliders Jerry made. Still going strong.

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  4. Jan 16, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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    Got my DCLB sliders today. Super beefy. Not sure if they left BAMF shipped on a pallet, but that came to me loose. Regardless, sliders look to have survived the journey with minor scratches that will soon be covered in powder coat. Looks like @JLee has updated some of the mounting hardware vs the instructions. The nut plates are huge and use an insert vs. a welded nut. Next stop is the powder coater then install.

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  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Wow they look beefy.What angle are those?Hopefully a few more weeks and I will be picking mine up.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    20 deg. They are definitely well made.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    @JLee. Thanks for posting the picture. I picked up my BAMF sliders from Jerry in early January this year and ironically I was just getting around to installing them tomorrow (taken me two months to find someone willing to help me install) when I saw this post. I too have a DCLB and my attachment hardware (especially the large plates) looks nothing like yours. Has me worried. Now mine is being put on a 2019 Tacoma and yours looks to be a 2017 but I was told there is no difference.

    Do I need to get these updated mounting plates? Here is a picture of my hardware provided.

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  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    I’ll defer to @JLee but I’m guessing the new nut plates are something to streamline fabrication/reduce costs as it doesn’t involve a human and a welder. They can just laser cut the plates and holes and knock in the inserts. I slid the large nut plates into the frame to see how it fit and it also looks like it might make install a little easier since I don’t have to position the skinny nut plate. The tall plate puts the nuts right where you need them. I’m sure yours are plenty stout. I dropped my sliders and nut plates at the powder coater yesterday. Having it all coated textured satin black. Should be ready in a week or so and hope to have them installed in 2 weeks.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    Thanks for the response. Yeah I agree I think the install will be much easier with the new nut plates. I put a set of Jerry’s sliders back on my 2016 and install was pretty easy except for having to wedge my arm down inside the frame rail rail to hold the skinny nut plate like the one I have in position. I almost lost my sanity trying to get those bolts to mount into that plate. Hoping it somehow goes easier this time and or I have better luck trying to get things to line up this time.

    Anxious to see what the satin black powder coat looks like make sure you post up some pictures when you get your install done.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Will do. I was really shocked how burly these BAMF DCLB sliders are. I’ve seen some others in person and the BAMF design definitely has more beef than the RCI/CBI versions I’ve seen. Overkill for what I need but as they say, it is better to have and not need than need and not have...

    Also, @JLee curious as to why the 80” sliders appear use closed box tubes from the frame plates to the square tubing rails, but the 96” sliders use an open U-channel with holes in the bottom. Probably save some weight and eased manufacture by integrating the gusset. Worried about rocks, mud and snow getting stuck in there over time. Going to make sure the powder coater doesn’t leave anything exposed in all those nooks and crannies.
     
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    Those large plates are just left over boxes of hardware from the Pelfrey auction. They have the same bolt pattern and we were out of our plates on your set. They are not a new plate they are just left overs that we acquired in the auction.
     
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    ALL of our sliders have used formed .188" plate legs for nearly two years.
     
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  15. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    Thanks @JLee for responding so quick. One more question, looks like my hardware set is missing the two 3/8thx 1.5” grade bolts, four 3/8 th washers and two 3/8th grade 8 nuts. Are these required for install on the DCLB SLIDERS.
     
  16. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Yeah the BAMF sliders are by far the beefiest sliders I have seen in person. Their great and saved my 2016 DCLB from body damage numerous times when I had it. It’s like mounting a steel truss to the side of your truck.
     
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    Good deal, thanks for the feedback. The local powder coater I’m using does quite a few sliders and when we pulled yours out of my truck they were shocked at how burly they are. Also funny they thought BAMF was short for “Bad Ass Mother F@&$er”. I’m sure you get that a lot though and your name choice was likely intentional.

    Also, guess I technically have PelfeyBAMF hybrid sliders now. Nice to know I too benefitted from the auction.
     
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  18. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Yeah we build ours to be used!
     
  19. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    Finally got my BAMF sliders mounted up today. Install went pretty smooth. Everything lined up just as designed. Fit and finish is superb. Only issue during install was getting my fat hands to fit down the boxed portion of the frame to hold the nuts in position to start the thread on the two front most bolts. Tough to do for me on the drivers side because of the locations of the brake lines on the inside of the frame. On the passenger side it is very easy and wide open much easier to do. Just have to be patient.

    Otherwise all went well. And these things are beyond beefy. ALso the powder coat on these things is gorgeous. Gonna enjoy the finish until they get their first battle scars.

    Feel so much better knowing they are mounted up and ready to protect the truck. Now I can really start hitting the trails without a worry about my rocker panels. Here are few photos. Thanks again to Jerry for a great product.


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  20. Mar 18, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Is the wait time really 4 months for BAMF sliders?
     

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