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Feeler: Air Tank Sliders

Discussion in 'Famous Fabrication' started by DWreck, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    DWreck

    DWreck [OP] Famous Fabrication Vendor

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    I would like to hear everyones thoughts on slider capable of holding air...

    I have had the set on my truck pressurized for just over 6 months. Still holds air. I have roughly 4 gallons of air between both sides. My little ARB compressor definately thanks me when airing back up. It doesn't have to run constant or get very hot anymore.

    I feel that time will tell whether this was a good idea or not.

    Ready, set, GO.......................
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Sliders that double as an air tank ? :popcorn:
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Sure, Jerry built a rack for a guy here that doubles as a tank, it can be done
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    I would think that it would not be a great idea to pressurize something that is being banged and slid across rocks. There is also the chance for a weld to break from a hard landing on an obstacle. Just initial thought, I am curious as to what others think.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Neat idea! Got any pics, do they look any different from normal sliders other than the shrader valve? The only issue I could possibly see is the changing out of the air inside the bars. This could potentially introduce moisture inside the sliders and rust them from the inside out.
     
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    I like the idea, more so that the slider ends will be at each tire. How much would something like this cost ?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    A lot of farmers around here build bumpers with 6" pipe and use that as air tanks. Holds a lot of air, and if done right it is safe.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    My initial thoughts are "Yea! Why not?" But my thinking side of my brain screams "Liability, Liability, Liability!"

    I wouldn't charge much more than I am currently. I would have to have customers sign something stating they know the dangers that come with pressurizing steel. I simply don't have the equipment to make a perfect, air tight seal. If they didn't hold air, I would then have to reimburse for the difference. Then people may say they didn't hold, just to get some monies back.

    You all understand my thought process now. :D

    Keep the comments coming.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Pressure test them in your shop.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Before shipping....understood. Could do.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    They have air IN THEM? Holy shit. That is sick.
    Pics of them?
     
  12. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    ^^This was my initial thought^^...............then I thought maybe you were wanting to make your truck float. :D
     
  13. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Hmmm....not a bad idea! I could totally make this happen. :D
     
  14. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    They look absolutely the same. :)
     
  15. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    he wants pics of the air IN the slider!
     
  16. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Now that's gonna be tough to do....:D

    I don't have a picture handy of how it is fed into the slider. I will take one tomorrow and share it.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    interesting, what about in a bumper?
     
  18. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    If you put air in them say 150PSI and crack them on a hard hit the air will shoot out realload and fast.
    If you are worried about a large explosion and slider schrapnel going all over that is not likely unless you keep filling till something fails, steel or weld.

    Put a warning on then at like 30% less presure than you test them at.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Same liabilities apply.

    Good advice. I have only had mine at 100psi though. I agree if pressurized and hit, they will simply leak and not blow. This will also render them useless as air tanks and also fatigued sliders.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    So there's a gauge and pressure regulator attached to the slider?
     
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