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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Weld Sliders to tub?

I have an 83 cj 7 and it is starting to get a little rest spots on the rockers. There is one on each side about the size of a nickle.

So can I weld sliders to the tub rather than bolt them. My intent is to grind and sand, and repair the rust first. Then weld the sliders, then paint the cj.

Any thoughts or recommendations?

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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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I think I'd patch the holes, then bolt the sliders in place.

Trying to weld the thin sheetmetal to the sliders would be a challenge.. and it would be really tough to do it cleanly.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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I didn't think of the sheet metal thickness.

I guess it will be a bolt on.

I was concerned about getting moisture between the two and having more rust, so hence welding them on.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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Fix the rust, then bolt up the sliders. Then run a bead of silicone where the tub meets the slider.

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Unread 03-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #5
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Fix the rust, then bolt up the sliders. Then run a bead of silicone where the tub meets the slider.

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Think carefully before pulling on silicone. Chances of getting it 100% sealed are low and you can just end up trapping anything that does get back there. Additionally, if you ever take the sliders off, you've made your job a lot more difficult and may end up deforming the tub to get them off.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #6
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http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....ductid=RCG1000 use that kind of product over silicone and you wont have a problem.
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