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'Balmer
07-03-2010, 10:56 PM
Just finished putting together some YJ sliders for Renegord.They aren't mounted yet so the frame mounts still have to be welded on once the Jeep is here so I can get the angles right, but everything else is done. It's too dark to take pics right now but I'll post some tomorrow and some more once they're mounted on the Jeep. I'll come up with a price too, in case anyone wants a set... or some other fab. work.
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Trailjunkie
07-04-2010, 01:25 PM
ones for xj's???????

Happypants
07-04-2010, 02:18 PM
ones for xj's???????

Stay tuned, I'm putting a set on jjs in a few weeks like mine,

Trailjunkie
07-04-2010, 02:20 PM
Stay tuned, I'm putting a set on jjs in a few weeks like mine,


me to please!!!!!!

FKN MRK
07-04-2010, 03:32 PM
[sucks] without pics[cheers]

'Balmer
07-04-2010, 03:56 PM
[sucks] without pics[cheers]
I hear ya! :D

And now...

The pics.

Tubes roughly coped
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Edges cleaned
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Ready to weld
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Ends capped
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Lil' bit o' Bondo for a smooth finish
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At work
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Side bars are finished... the mounts still have to be welded to the side bars and the mounting plates - then to the Jeep frame. When Renegord comes by I'll add the mounting pics...
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This is an approximated angle for how I think the sliders would look best mounted. Renegord wants the side rails to be vertical so that's how they'll be on his rig but I would say they are best between 45 - 60 degrees.
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If anyone's interested a set like this would go for $400.00 - no tax, delivered within a week. I'm willing to do similar stuff for any rig. I think my prices are good but any comments are welcome. Custom XJ winch bumper in the works... thread n' pics soon.

'Balmer
07-04-2010, 05:11 PM
Oh ya, the tubes are 1.75" O.D./.120" wall DOM and the mounting plates are 1/4".

'Balmer
07-04-2010, 05:21 PM
ones for xj's???????

I've got my shop fairly well set up now so I can do sliders, bumpers, etc. for most applications at a reasonable price... plus I can deliver the product to you. I don't have a tube bender or a plasma cutter so I have to farm that stuff out which costs a bit more than I'd like which is why I'm sticking to fairly basic stuff for now. If you don't wind up going with Nick's idea send me a PM...

Happypants
07-04-2010, 06:05 PM
U got a notcher?

dirka dave
07-04-2010, 06:09 PM
How do you stand on the wall like that ??

http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=129142&d=1278280562

'Balmer
07-04-2010, 06:19 PM
U got a notcher?

No, no notcher... I built a jig for my drill press - hooray for fabrication!

'Balmer
07-04-2010, 06:20 PM
How do you stand on the wall like that ??

http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=129142&d=1278280562

Actually Dave, all the best fabricators stand this way. It's how you get the best perspective... plus I love overhead welding - always up for a challenge!
:D

dirka dave
07-04-2010, 11:08 PM
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SquirreL-E
07-05-2010, 12:15 AM
No tube bender eh? what happens when you get caught on the end of those cause theres no bend in it to slide over and past?! ITS CRAZY TALK! But everyones gotta start some where. :D

'Balmer
07-05-2010, 12:30 AM
No tube bender eh? what happens when you get caught on the end of those cause theres no bend in it to slide over and past?! ITS CRAZY TALK! But everyones gotta start some where. :D

My design actually had the ends cut on 45's and had a brace welded in between so that it was more like the traditional "closed end" design you're refering to. Renegord wanted them to be "open ended" the way they are (he likes the look better). He figures that since they'll tuck in so close to the fenders/body that they won't catch on anything - we'll see.
Anyway, I don't need a bender to create the "closed end" design we're talking about, I could make them in that style without a problem, they would just be angled rather than rounded bends. Point taken though, I will build myself a tube bender eventually...
[cheers]