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Predator Tube Step found a rock

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mdk92799, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Aug 6, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    mdk92799

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  2. Aug 6, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    RustyTrumbone

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    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to weld it back.
     
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  3. Aug 6, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    salty taco

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    I wish this happened to me, because I would have an excuse to tell my wife I need to buy some rock sliders.
     
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  4. Aug 6, 2018 at 6:30 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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  5. Aug 6, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    Baerskin

    Baerskin Rocking in the Free World

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    Topochico

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    I was thinking about grinding my steps off and recoating them.
     
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  7. Aug 6, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    StayinStock

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    Thats what I did20180508_094045.jpg
     
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    Topochico

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    You do it yourself or take it to a shop?
     
  9. Aug 6, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    A buddy did it because I was scared I would go thru the metal. Its super thin. Then I hit it with 2 coats of Herculiner bed liner.
     
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  10. Aug 7, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    Heepspo

    Heepspo I wouldn't say I'm missin' it, Bob...

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    I would think you could cut them off with a Sawzall, then use a grinder to touch them up, maybe going over it with some bed liner and you'd have a pretty good set of rock sliders. Lots of people have damaged the steps on those predators
     
  11. Aug 7, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    svdude

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    They wouldn't make good rock sliders. They're thin aluminum and bolt to the body not the frame.

    If you do any wheeling, take them off and put on real rock sliders.

    As for repairing them, now's a good time to buy a mig or tig welder and learn to weld aluminum. Once you can weld you'll want to make all sorts of stuff for your truck.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    Thanks everyone for the good advice. I found a Fab shop close to work. I should have it back soon.
    Mark
     
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    None... sigh
    I like this comment and wish I could double like it.
     
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  14. Aug 9, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    Lets see it when its done.
     
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    Make sure to post pics after, would like to see it too. Thanks!
     
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    Sell steps as scrap, get sliders, win?
     
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  17. Aug 9, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    twitchhero

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    Ouch, That rock must really hate steps....
     
  19. Aug 16, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    mdk92799

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    IMG_2003.jpg IMG_2004.jpg I took the step to a Fab shop as suggested by JoeCOVA and the did a good job of welding the step back on and straightening the brackets. Any suggestions as to what type of paint I should use to touch up the bare metal?

    Mark
     
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