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homebrew slider

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by MJTaco, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM
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    MJTaco

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    Have searched, but have not seen anyone just take a 2x4 or 2x6 steel beam, weld four square 2 " tubes to the 2" side, position it under the door sill and weld it to the frame. Seems like this would give a strong simple slider that would work well as a step. Would this just be really heavy, ugly or would this be alright? Don't want to spent money and time on a project if someone has been there, done that and hated it...
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    It would be extremely heavy My sliders are 2" .120 x68" square and 1 3/4x85" Dom tube they weigh in at around 100lbs for both I can't imagine what 2"x4"x90" would weigh close to 200-220lbs maybe... It would be strong that's for sure.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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    MJTaco

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    Makes sense on the weight factor, got me wondering just how much the Demello rock crushers weigh given they use two rows of 2x2 tube...
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

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    I'm sure they aren't light by any means. 2x4 will likely cost more than 2x2 it's your call honestly.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:11 AM
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    Whitecloud

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