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Custom slider build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by korslite, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    korslite

    korslite [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have been working on a set of sliders for my DCLB in my "free" time over the last couple weeks. Just got them done and welded on last night, thought i'd post up a few pics of the process. I apologize for the lack of good pics as I was working alone and didn't take time to get a real camera out. I will take better installed pics asap.

    They are made with 1-1/2" .120 wall HREW round tube, 1-3/4" .120 wall square tube, and a little 1-1/2" .120 wall square. Mounting plates and gussets are 1/4" plate.

    I had an idea how i wanted them to turn out but a lot of the design happened along the way. Overall I'm happy with the result. They may not be the burliest set out there but they will serve my purposes well.

    Here's some pics of the process...enjoy
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    Strength test thanks to the overhead crane :D. Both wheels off the ground and still clearance between the slider and pinch weld thankfully, and it sprung right back after setting it down
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  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Nice job
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    Blue

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    They look good!
     
  4. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    650H1

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    those look sick, are you happy with the way they came out?
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    Brandon9402

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    awesome! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    booboy

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    I like'em! Good job brotha!
     
  7. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Wish I had the facilities to do something like this myself. Good job :)
     
  8. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    korslite

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    Thanks! Yeah I am definitely happy with the way they turned out. Got them done just in time for our first trip to check out moab too. We leave Thursday so it was a bit of a push for me to finish them this weekend.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    korslite

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    It kinda sucks spending so many extra hrs at work but we have an amazing shop with just about any tool you can ever need so its pretty sweet having access to it.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    907taco

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    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    those are some nice looking sliders man. BTW they look as beefy as everything i have seen out there. thats some nice work there my friend.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    imsikotic

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    Now go ahead and bulid me a set so I can test em out for you in the desert!!! Those look great! Good job.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    probably the best looking sliders yet. :cool:
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 at 2:17 AM
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    Great job!
     
  14. Jul 18, 2011 at 4:49 AM
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    Very nice!
     
  15. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    Thanks a lot everyone. Man I wish I was in a position to make and sell this stuff. It's been fun to learn so far. Makes me appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into the stuff. But not as much as I appreciate the money savings!
     
  16. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    great work on those, they look great!
     
  17. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    dang man these things look sweet! good job!
     
  18. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    If you want to take out the flex from them make two braces interlocking sliders to each other. This will take out frame twist out, and stiffen the setup. otherwise they are probably best looking sliders I had seen.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    what kind of sliders are similar to these? They look great!
     
  20. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    korslite

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    Thanks! I may end up making cross members if I make skid plates for it. Otherwise the amount of flex is completely acceptable to me.
     
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