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Home Made Sliders?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    Who has made there own sliders?

    Im looking at maybe making a hybird set with square tubing and then the round on the outside.

    Show me some pics if you have them, plans if you have them.

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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  3. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    I know i asked him about some before, but i have my own welder and im getting pretty decent at welding, plus i dont want to spend $250+ to get some when i could make some with a little time, and a lot less money on Steel.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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  5. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Nice man, i like that set, whats the specs on the metal? How big, and what kind of heat are you using welding on those?
     
  6. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    2" square 1/8" wall for the sliders, 3/16" plate for mounting plates and gussets

    i have a 140A 120V wire feed lincoln welds up to 3/16"
     
  7. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    If you dont mind taking some pics tomorrow of the mounts on your truck that would be great!
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    [​IMG]

    i welded them on first... should have welded the sliders to the mounts then to the frame... it was a pain to weld all around the sliders and put in the gussets on top
     
  9. Nov 28, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    Thanks for the tips man, i wanna make a set almost identical to those.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    How many supports do you have going to the frame?
     
  11. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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  12. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    4

    most reg cabs have 3 but i did 4 and they are seriously rock solid...
     
  13. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Cool man thats probably how many ill have too. What did the steel cost you and how much did you buy?
     
  14. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    the steel supplier only sells 20' lengths. so i got 2 20' lengths. the shop cut them into thirds (80" lengths) to fit into my truck

    it cost me $126 for 2 20' sticks, a piece of angle, 2 pieces of plate for gussets.

    i had enough left over to make half of my bumper...
     
  15. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Ok i thought i read some where $60 for yours and i was calling around getting prices for Steel and 20' sticks were $45.00 a piece.

    May i ask why did ya buy angle? i didnt see any used in the sliders

    And how big of plate did you buy?

    I was thinking about buying 1/4" 4 inch wide flat steel and cutting my plates out of that.
     
  16. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    i used angle for the frame mounts so the mounts went under the frame, look at pic above.

    3/16" is plenty. the frame is only like 1/8" think so 3/16" is already tougher than the frame itself...

    i also bought a 2"x3" angle scrap about 36" long and cut 8 4" wide pieces for brackets. also bought 3/16" thick 3" wide strap for making upper mounts (notice my mounts are 2 pieces welded together) and cut 3" triangles from the strap for gussets

    bought a 12" square 3/16" plate too for misc. crap. hade to make a mount on for the rear most support because the frame curves up. ill get a pic for ya tomorrow

    EDIT: $60 was the total investment on my bumper
     
  17. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Thanks for all your help man, sorry i am asking so many questions, i just wanna be throug and built these things right.
     
  18. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    no problem, expect multiple trips to supply place and to lowes/hd for cutoff discs etc
     
  19. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Some plans i drew up for the sliders, and a bed bar and a front bumper. The bumper looks kinda crappy but ol well it wont be made anytime soon.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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