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Possible to remove welded sliders?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StaticFilter, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    StaticFilter

    StaticFilter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The old guy that let me have his snorkel and a set of 16x7jj wheels mentioned he would be willing to give me his sliders also, he's sick of hearing people bitch about their pants getting dirty getting in and out of his truck...
    They are welded on his 99 frame, would i be able to safely remove them by cutting the welds with a grinder or am i going to compromise his frame? would I be better off leaving the brackets attached to his frame, cutting the tubes and having new brackets made/welded on for my truck? He's got an ARB bumper and winch also, but I don't think I'll get him to give those up haha
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    I would personally just cut them off leaving the brackets on his frame then make new ones to fit your truck. That way his truck wont come close to being damaged and you can make yours to fit exactly how you like.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    JimBeam

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    yup...leave the brackets and call it good

    might even offer to pay for some spray paint for his frame
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    Yep, this suggestion works great. get a sawzall and cut them off as close to the frame plates as you can. Add some frame plates to your truck and weld them back on. Some local guys have done this just to have their sliders re-powder coated. Had them coated and welded them back onto their trucks.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    Sawzall?? :confused: F-that, angle grinder with a cutting wheel. You'll be there all day with a sawzall, especially if you have to cut gussets.

     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Thanks guys, thats probably the route I'll go, I'll use a grinder to cut em off close to the mounting brackets and paint over the cuts after I smooth em out. Any suggestions on a paint? Rustoleum flat black be good enough for rust protection? Box Rocket: any suggestions for a local welder/fab guy to help me get these onto my truck? (cheaper the better of course, I'd rather just wait for help from a TW member than pay $100)
     
  7. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    I'd weld them for you but I'm an hour away. You might look on TTORA for a guy with the username 'sixstringsteve' I think he's pretty close to you down there and might be able to help you weld them up.

    Rustoleum will work fine. That's what I use on my bumpers/sliders. I suggest spraying them with some Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer first. That stuff is pretty tough and the paint on my stuff holds up longer when I use that primer.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Cut them off where the tube meets the bracket as close as possible. Order the brackets from trailgear. Use a 90 degree magnet mount from harbor freight to get the correct angle. Weld and done. Oh and buy the little triangle pieces too. When you get the angle you want, use a 2x4 and clamp it to the bracket once the first leg is mounted. Clamp the next leg to the 2x4 and weld to the slider. Just did mine last weekend, and it turned out puuuuuuuuuurfect!
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    I trimmed mine with a sawzall. Took 30 min for all eight of them.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Cut the SOB off
     
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