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squad's slider project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by squad314, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Apr 30, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    After running chrome tube steps on my '07 I decided to try something new with my new truck and try sliders. I found myself stepping over the tubes more often than not but my kids used them every day and they came in very handy when accessing my rack to mount my bikes etc. The protection factor goes without saying so all that was left was to find the right set. After reading a ton on here I decided that the right ones for me were Stubbs HD-SKO's. At this point I have to say that dealing with Richard Stubbs was an absolute pleasure. He always responded to my emails quickly and with courtesey and when I waivered about actually going weld-on (all he offers for the Tacoma), he sent me a number of manufacturers that offer bolt-ons. Between that act of class and a conversation with my welder who said that he wouldn't give a second thought to weld-ons it sealed the deal.

    The HD-SKO's (Heavy duty, single kick-out) were shipped in a week and I had them delivered to Maine which is an hour away to save a ton on shipping. Richard went to legnths to make shipping as easy and affordable as he could for me and for that I'm greatful.

    I am exceptionally pleased with the quality of workmanship and my welder, who's been at it a long time, was impressed too.

    I used Richard's advice and went with Rustoleum "hammered finish" and laid down 3 coats or so. The fit and finish is fantastic and the tolerances are tight. After mounting, I watched the kids clamber in and out of the truck a few times and decided to add some anti-slip tape to both the spots that they use and on the kick-out where I'll stand to use my rack.

    I'm very pleased and again I must say.......Richard is a class act, prompt and courteous and is a stand-up Man of his word. Check 'em out....

    http://www.stubbswelding.com/


    And the pics.....:D
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  2. Apr 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Very nice! Are you going to paint the area where the welds are? It just might be some cheap insurance for rust problems, especially up north.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Should have added that Dave...... did it as soon as I got home. It was raining and as you can see, the rusties started immediately. I painted the gussets, welds and the taped off slider arms with rust inhibiting paint.
     
  4. May 3, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Stood on the kickouts today to mount my bike up top, worked great. The kids are happy too, no more getting in the truck on their knees. The grip tape makes life a lot easier too but my oldest got out the other day and slid her bare leg across it.....I think that will only happen the once.:eek:
     
  5. May 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    HondaGM

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    nice,those are very good welds
     
  6. May 3, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    stroM-

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    Ive got a set on order, should be here in about 7-10 days! Can't even wait. Richard is by far one of the most easy going and helpful guys around. Yours look great! Congrats!
     
  7. May 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Squad , looks great , you're new rig is really shaping up !


    OZ
     
  8. May 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    awesome job Squad!! those are very nice!!
     
  9. May 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Looks great! I want something similar...
     
  10. May 3, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Thanks alot gang, I really dig 'em. :)
     
  11. May 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    You made a great choice for sliders. I have had my HD-SKO sliders from Richard on for about a year now. Get tons of compliments and they work great!
     
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