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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Built my sliders

So after buying a set of sliders for the Tj, I got to looking at them and said, I think I can build those. Bought 60 dollars worth of steel, a 100 dollar pipe bender and a 200 dollar chop saw to replace the one I had, Note I said had.

So basically for 360 dollars I built these. Took about a week, part time. Finished them up yesterday and got them installed.
made a couple of mistakes, learned alot, and they dont look half bad either.

This is what I was going for.




In progress..







Finally done.










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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Wow nice job those look really good!
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Unread 06-22-2013, 01:55 AM   #3
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Nice job and looking good.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 05:29 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. It is my first home built project. I am looking to do more. Maybe bumpers...
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Unread 06-22-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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That's awesome man. Good for you! Wish I could weld.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 05:54 AM   #6
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Really nice work, thinking about doing something similar myself.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 06:00 AM   #7
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Very nice! I wish we had anything other than round pipe in our shop- I could make a set of free sliders for myself haha.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:48 AM   #8
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How do they attach to the frame?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #9
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Remmy, get a welder and practice. Its more about that than anything. I am by no means a welder by the defination. But I have been welding here and there for years and take up hints where and when I can get them.

They are bolted to the frame, I opted to go this way in case I wanted to remove them to re paint them after a hard winter, or two. I also bolted them into the base of the b ody for a little more support.
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Thanks guys. It is my first home built project. I am looking to do more. Maybe bumpers...
Building/making things for your Jeep is a lot of fun and the more you do it the more creative youíll become. Just remember, it can be very frustrating at times and buying equipment and supplies can get expensive but in my eyes well worth it. Good luck on your future projects and donít hesitate (its required) to post them all here.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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Remmy, get a welder and practice. Its more about that than anything. I am by no means a welder by the defination. But I have been welding here and there for years and take up hints where and when I can get them.

They are bolted to the frame, I opted to go this way in case I wanted to remove them to re paint them after a hard winter, or two. I also bolted them into the base of the b ody for a little more support.
Yeah, I want to do a YJ build eventually and will get one. I apprec the vote of confidence.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
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Building/making things for your Jeep is a lot of fun and the more you do it the more creative youíll become. Just remember, it can be very frustrating at times and buying equipment and supplies can get expensive but in my eyes well worth it. Good luck on your future projects and donít hesitate (its required) to post them all here.
The frustrating part isntr buying tools, especially if I can put them to good use, the most frustrating thing for me is I have a small garage, so no work bench space, everything gets done on the floor,

no way to really clamp something down, just little krap like that. But I am looking for a new place, and that will have a good size work shop..
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #13
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Wow nice job those look really good!
X2 that is some great fab work there!
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #14
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The frustrating part isntr buying tools, especially if I can put them to good use, the most frustrating thing for me is I have a small garage, so no work bench space, everything gets done on the floor,

no way to really clamp something down, just little krap like that. But I am looking for a new place, and that will have a good size work shop..
X2 AGAIN! I have three hobbies, in a two stall garage, same as you, looking for the right deal for small house, build huge garage!
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