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Unread 08-11-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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2x4 1/4" Rectangle tube for rock sliders

Has anyone fab'd any sliders out of this rectangle tubing before? Any pros or cons? Pics of the fab would be great!

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Unread 08-11-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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The tubing is 2x4x1/4".
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Unread 08-11-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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for frame mounted sliders, it sounds like a good plan. overkill, and twice the thickness of the frame - make sure you've got lots of gussets holding them on the frame so that doesn't turn into a weak/bending point.
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Unread 08-11-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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overkill, and twice the thickness of the frame -
Whenever I start welding up something that is going on a vehicle I consider its weight and what effect it will have on it. I've got rails made from 2" sched 40
pipe. I believe they are .188" thick. I've beat them pretty good and you would never know by looking at them. My front bumper is 3" square tubing that is even thinner and I bounced off a tree @ around 10-15 mph with no ill effects.
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Unread 08-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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My point is that you can get heavy pretty quick if you start throwing thick steel at something. Just ponder it.
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Unread 08-11-2009, 09:47 PM   #6
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Not 2x4 tubing but i used 2 1/4"X 1 3/4" X 1/4" rec tubing. My wife and kids love them because they double as steps!!
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I'm thinking about using 2x4 3/16. 1/4" would be fine also in my opinion
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i'm working on some. we'll see how it works out.
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Search around (don't forget NAXJA and Pirate); there are plenty of writeups that use 2" x 4" rect. tube. 1/4" is overkill though - I'd stick with the 3/16".
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Unread 08-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #10
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3/16s is plenty thick enough I don't have it on my YJ yet but I've had it on my XJ for three yrs and it is holding up good.
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Thanks for the help! I'm thinking that is probably a little overkill!! I will probably end up using something a little lighter.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:30 AM   #12
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I used 2x3 with 2x.120 tubes to the frame. When you weld the outriggers on to the frame, plate the frame with a 4x4 piece of .188 or .25 plate. Mine ripped out and I had to cut them off and go back and replate them.

Wheeled very hard for 4 years and they didn't budge at all.
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Not 2x4 tubing but i used 2 1/4"X 1 3/4" X 1/4" rec tubing. My wife and kids love them because they double as steps!!
i want a set of those for my LJ so bad!
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Here are the ones I have made and sold for XJ's. TS 2x3 11ga (1/8")
They screw to unibody and bolt down the pinch seam.
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