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Feeler: Air Tank Sliders

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

  1. Sep 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Not sure if it has been mentioned but I have seen tube buggies use their tubes as an air tank or even to run coolant through part of it.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    I think Derek may want to market these products as unpressurized fluid storage, just like that.

    Whipper, you've been around here awhile. Have you seen posts about people tearing up sliders to the point where the tubes probably wouldn't be air tight?
     
  3. Sep 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    Depends on who you are. There isn't much of that on this site. Only members like Lurry(banned), Monkeyproof and a few others actually use their sliders.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    Good point. While certainly a capable offroad vehicle, I didn't buy a Tacoma to take it on trails guaranteed to beat the hell out of the skid plates and sliders. If I wanted to do that kind of stuff, I would've bought an FJ or gasp! a Jeep. The shorter wheelbase and better angles just make for a better starting point for a rock beast, IMO.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Any updates on these sliders, are you going to be selling them as a normal item or a special order? Also can you make them out of DOM tubing?
     
  6. Oct 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    Could but DOM will increase price substantially. I am currently catching up on orders. I'm trying my hardest to keep wait times low so I will be finishing up what I currently have on order before furthering air capable sliders.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    I have been far too busy to persue these. Sorry. :cool:
     
  8. Jan 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    Alright folks, I believe I've got these figured out!

    Sliders will look exactly the same

    Will include an inlet, a drain, and an outlet.

    I will make a thread later with prices and pictures of mine.

    What are you willing to pay for full bolt on, zero drill sliders that will hold ~ 4 gallons?
     
  9. Jan 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    4 gal is nice!!!!!!
     
  10. Jan 17, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    By the way. 1st
     
  11. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    DCSB $600
     
  12. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    + shipping of $100?
     
  13. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    Man now I am pissed I didnt wait. My current sliders are in paint.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    Depending on how much extra materials and if they are the hybrid style or not.

    I think $650 shipped is a fair deal. Considering Slee offroad is not rated to hold air but can, they are priced around $950. the slee sliders wouldnt come with the air fittings. However Slee's would be finished. when I priced options for my sliders(Powder coat - linex etc) it was around $150 - 200

    Being modest Air sliders for $800 finished on the truck is a good deal.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    Could you further explain this please?
     
  16. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    I have read online that the "slee brand" are welded within tolerances to hold air. Thus the sliders could be used as an airtank. When I spoke to them on the phone they said they will hold air but they do not endorse that as a function for liability reasons. I do not want to speak for there company, and I suggest you do further research. I bought your sliders because in my research it was the best option for me and my needs. I think if I am doing long distance wheeling, I will be purchasing a set of your air tank sliders. For now I am extremely happy with my set.

    Also do you have a install guide on the sliders? I just need to know where to use the smaller sized washers.

    Thanks,

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  17. Jan 17, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    Sounds familiar. :D
     
  18. May 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    I'm moving to vegas in August and would be interested in a pair. Let me know if you are up for making another set.

    Steve
     
  19. May 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    Derek got out of the fabrication business. I don't know if he does one-off projects, but it'd be worth a PM to discuss it with him. He does good work, and his products are missed.
     
  20. May 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Damn, that sucks. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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