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Welder messed up my slider install

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by badguybuster, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    badguybuster

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    So my girls brother is a "professional" welder. (I use the term loosely) He agreed to assemble and install my rock sliders for me. In exchange for a case of beer (awesome, I know). So I showed him all the pieces, the mounting plates, legs, and sliders, and how they go together. I explained that the welds needed to be done right as these are designed to support the weight of the vehicle. "No problem", he says. "I've done a few others before". So, I leave, fully confident. 3 hours later, I come back and he hands me the box containing the mounting plates?? "I didnt need these", he says. He welded the legs directly to the frame! And thought it would look really nice to angle the sliders down, twice the distance I requested. And they arent centered. Then she gets ????y because I got nasty with him. Can you believe this crap?!?!?!?[​IMG]

    Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. He didnt shorten the legs so that the sliders are fit properly under the truck. GOD HELP ME!!! At least his welds are nice.

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  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Dark Knight

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  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Please just kill me now
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    get a hack saw.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    The "hacksaw" crossed my mind but not for cutting them off!! Perhaps he should start running now?
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Kill the brother, dump the girl.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    th3bigk0

    th3bigk0 GETTN IT

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    Wow I would slam his head into those sliders,what a tard
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Dang, that's so bad it's actually funny.:laugh:

    I guess he thought they were steps? :confused:
     
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    cut them off and go beat him with them,they gotta be angled up with the plates for strength
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Kill him maybe but she is a better ride than the truck!!! :)
     
  13. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    The sliders may not support that.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Seriously!? :facepalm:
     
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    lol, nice!
     
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    At least, they dont look to bad to the "average" person. Only folks like us realize how f'd up it is. I gotta save up some $$ and get them fixed.

    "God, hates me"-Danny Glover
    "Hate him back, it works for me."-Mel Gibson
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Seriously tho. How bad does it look? To me it is TERRIBLE.
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    i also think it looks pretty horrible. plus it defeats the purpose of the sliders.
     
  20. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    yea that looks pretty terrible. I feel bad for you, man. I know I'd be mad as hell.
     
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