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Started building my own sliders today!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yoytoda, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda [OP] The Little Truck That Could

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    Like the title says... started building my own sliders today. I decided to go with 2" square 1/8" wall for durability and ease of making (i dont have a pipe bender)

    I will post pics momentarily. they are coming out pretty good if i do say so myself...
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Cool, can't wait to see some pics! :popcorn:
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Yoytoda

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  4. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Lookin' good! :)
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    subbed.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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  7. Sep 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    does anyone have pics on how there sliders are mounted??? It seems like itll be tough to get 4 supports under the reg cab...
     
  8. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    thanks!!!


    im so torn about 3 or 4 supports... i only have maybe 4' of frame... 1 support per foot seems excessive...

    anyone have any suggestions?
     
  9. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Nice job Yoy, I wouldn't know where to start.....Rep for having the courage and skills involved.

    Here is a pic of how the gusset plates on my Stubbs SKO-HD's went on.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    rcbs204

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    I need to start welding again, that looks like a fun project.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Those are sweet! I think 3 supports with scab plates and gussets should be plenty.
     
  12. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    mocked up for final location
     
  13. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Those look real sharp buddy, I might have to take on this project
     
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  15. Sep 26, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Very nice.................wish I had the welding talent.............
     
  16. Sep 26, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    Looks good - I can't wait to get a welder and torch in my shop. Those sliders look stout. I'm curious how your going to moung them - weld or bolt?
     
  17. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    weld...

    not the prettiest weld but im using flux core wire. kinda splattery/ dirty looking... hopefully ive got good penetration, if you look at the "heat ring" i think ive got good depth...i hope :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    looks great.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    thank!!!

    im no pro welder...self taught actually, but due to engineering edumacation i know what to do... had to figure out how to do it on my own...

    ran out of wire... done for the night...
     
  20. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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