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Famous Fabrication Rock Sliders

Discussion in 'Famous Fabrication' started by DWreck, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    DWreck

    DWreck [OP] Famous Fabrication Vendor

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    Haha, not to burst your bubble but, I had mine powdercoated very thick, the rocks still managed to chip it. The only thing that won't is bed liner, but if its not prepped well enough, the first rock will tear it. It's a no win. I say just ten them raw until they rust off. Lol
     
  2. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    No bubble to burst. We're on the same page. I used spray-on bedliner that got raped by gravel when I ran with no flaps. They're rusting nicely at the moment, but tomorrow might be warm enough for me to mask off the truck and clean them up. I was waiting until I had aftermarket flaps installed.

    It would've held up better with a little more cure time, but I don't think it'd matter. A really thick coating of bedliner may hold up, but I wouldn't bother if the sliders will actually see offroad duty. Even with mud flaps, enough crap will smack them over time that they'll get chipped up if used offroad, IMO.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    WeatherTec Digi Liners, AVS Bugflector II, TRD FJ SE Anthracite Rims, Goodyear DuraTrac 265/75/16, AVS In-Channel Wind Deflectors, Extang Solid Fold, Pop & Lock, Color Match Grill Emblem (Anthracite), Plasti Dip Emblems, Tacoma Bed Mat, Tacoma Door Sill Protectors, ToyTec Ultimate Lift Kit, ICON UCAs, Wet Okoles, Sockmonkey 3rd Brake Light Cover, LED Hood/Bed Lighting w/ OTRATTW Switches, Famous Fabrication Sliders, Sockmonkey TRD Bed Decal, Proven Design 4x4 Mudflaps, BenWA's Rear Power Sliding Window, Jasper Off Road 6" Reverse LED Pod, ImMrYo Rear View Mirror Bracket, GrillCraft w/ Black Mesh and color matched Land Cruiser Emblem, LED Tail Lights, Badge Removal and Vinyl TRD/Tacoma Stickers, Bullaculla Trailer Harness Relocation.
    Pleased with the sliders from the Black Friday Sale. Took them to Line-X. Good protection, but not too far out to be a bother.

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  4. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Like the line-x. Be interested to see how well it holds up.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    My Line-x'd sliders have held up perfectly so far. Albiet I've only had them on for a couple of months, but I've had zero damage from rocks, weather, shopping carts, etc. I haven't rubbed them against rocks or trees yet, but they get used as steps on a daily basis and are showing no signs of wear.

    I'll keep this thread updated as the months / years pass and they get used for what they are intended.

    Hunter
     
  6. Feb 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    Yeah I drive on gravel roads everyday and my paint hasn't held up. Thinking about repainting them and putting the clear bra stuff over the rear horizontals that are getting beat up.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    Do you have front mud flaps?
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    Yep, stock length.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    That's not encouraging. The cross bracing really catches rocks. My slider paint was blasted away on a trip, and I haven't had good enough weather to repaint them yet. I didn't have any mud flaps at the time, but have aftermarket ones now. I'll just plan on respraying them a little after each trip.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    I repainted them once already while on the truck. And the gravel blasted it back down the next day.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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    I called him up. He said he is starting a new job tomorrow and is no longer doing fabrication. Said if the new gig doesn't pan out as he hopes, he may get back in to fabrication, or if for some reason there is a huge demand, he may do it part-time, but as it stands now, these are no longer available.

    Anything else out there of such similar build quality and look, etc?
     
  12. Feb 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    Does this mean that I got one of his last ones? Perhaps the last one?

    When I was looking at these, I was also looking at Demello and Beefed Taco's. After looking at all of them I narrowed it down to those three, and I chose Famous Fab. I'm actually heading back out to the garage to finish painting them right now.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    DWreck [OP] Famous Fabrication Vendor

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    True story guys. I don't want to "announc" it until I know this job will work out. But if it does....

    I'll go ahead and thank all my customers for choosing my products. If there is ever a problem, any of you are more than welcome to call!
     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    Good for you and not TW members. Really enjoying the sliders. Great product. Good luck regardless.
     
  15. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Best of luck, Derek, however it turns out. I plan to post lots of pics of mine here when I get them on. I thought there weren't enough pics of them on Access Cabs when I was looking.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    Our loss, but I understand. If you take the same work ethic and desire to please your customers to the new job, you'll do well. You could still keep a hand in the business and do local, one-off jobs as you feel like it. Good luck!
     
  17. Feb 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    DWreck [OP] Famous Fabrication Vendor

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    Thank you guys!
     
  18. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    BTW, are you planning a close out sale?
    Whatever you have left will probably go quick.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    Got mine on today. These are really nice and mounted on the frame perfectly. You can tell a lot of thought and planning went into the design and manufacture. Painted with Rustoleum Satin Black which I think matches the factory black mirrors really well.

    ETA: Also wanted to mention that they were super easy to install by myself. I just put a 10" tall cardboard box of junk where the front mount is and set the slider on top. Then I could lift the rear in place and install a bolt. Then lift the front and install a bolt and you're home free.

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  20. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    I've had mine on for a while now, but just got registered and around to posting. I'm very happy with them. I chose the Line-X route. Happy with that decision so far. Congrats on the new gig DWreck!

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