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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 12:00 PM
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    badguybuster

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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.

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  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Seriously tho. How bad does it look? To me it is TERRIBLE.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    those sliders are way to short anyways get longer ones wheel to wheel
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    they also look a bit short?? maybe even 1.5 feet too short? theres a lot of unprotected real estate on the front of your bed side.

    good luck getting it fixed.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    beat me to it
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    my god.... i feel for ya bro.... that sucks... i say cut em off where they are bent down to "look better at an angle" and re angle them
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Agree that they are short. I would not be happy without the plates-Did those not come with gussets too??? Or did I just not see them??

    I think they look REALLY funny angled down like that-I have never seen them like that I don't think.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Look at those eyes- You think he'd even be able to tell they weren't perfect??
     
  14. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    If he is indeed a professional welder. He would fix the issues. For FREE. He'd just have to replace the part running to the frame, use the original plates and weld it back up.
    This is IF he wanted to keep his good rep.

    Too bad, though. Now you know who not to use next time
     
  15. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    I'm sorry that sucks. I have a feeling that pic is going to end up on a fail blog somewhere.
    On a brighter note you have a good looking truck minus the slider fail.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    DEMAND YOUR MONEY BACK!!! I would never pay for that kinda service.

    Again, how much did you pay? A case of beer?

    But I am sure you were there to help out so he did not have to do it by himself?
     
  17. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    I know you're mad but I'm cracking up at work. Lol.

    Seriously though, his welds look nice so it's not so much that he can't weld, just that he hasn't seen them put on correctly. I would cut them off and have him weld them back on with your guidance on placement. Keep us updated.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    Cut 'em off as close to the frame as possible. Clean the remnants off the frame with an angle grinder and flap discs. Cut the tubes off the sliders themselves and again clean the remaining metal with an angle grinder and flap discs.

    Using them as they are will punch holes in your frame.

    Find someone to do the job right. They'll need to supply fresh tubes to run from the sliders to the frame.

    Welder does not equal fabricator, unfortunately.
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    you mother effer!..i just snotted water out my nose!!! my eyes are tearing up..bastard..new keyboard NOW! HAHAHAHHAHAH! this is the funniest thing i have read all day!! HAHHAHAH.i just snorted!!

    sorry OP, but that looks like shit. jesus..i'm drooling with laughter. sorry bro. hope you get it fixed fast.
     
  20. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    there goes your ground clearance.
     
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