I bought some steel today with the intent to make tough some rocker guards. I got inspiration from my Warn steps, courtesy of the PO, that have seen too much abuse. I bent both steps all over the place during my last visit to Rausch Creek, so I decided to take them off. Then I noticed that the driver's side step was coming off on its own and would have taken out the fuel lines on the frame with it. Just in time...
The beef will be 2"x3" steel in the 3/16" variety. I'm just going to weld them to my frame, maybe with some small bolts to hold them in place while I spray molten metal all over my face.
I should be able to finish them before the weekend, just in time for a long weekend trip to Rausch Creek (full circle).
Time for pics:
Mocked with 2x4s:
Progress thus far:
I don't have plasma, so cutting those two 7" lengths of tube took me a bit. The 2"x4" piece sticking out is just to help me hold the rails in place while I mock it up; I'll grind out the tack welds later. Notch cut in the bottom plate to get around the rear spring eye hanger. These are the two rear supports, the front ones will be longer and are to be mounted where the frame is angled away from the body.
Tomorrow: cut the front supports, maybe tack the whole thing together.