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RCCruiser
01-28-2012, 06:01 PM
So, the sliders I have on my truck have some pretty big openings, and I've had a few close calls with getting my leg stuck. I can buy filler plates pre-made for 100 bux, plus shipping from California, but figured I could make them for far cheaper.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2011/89167fd0.jpg

Cut up some cardboard templates...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2011/cd52416e.jpg

Used about 8 bux worth of sheet steel....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2011/811c50c9.jpg

Cut some holes...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2011/e4b830f7.jpg

Since I don't have any dimple dies yet, I used a suggestion I got off this site. I used an old bearing race, and a trailer ball in my press to flare the holes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2011/83b82e0a.jpg

All I have left to do is weld them in, and hit them with a bit of paint...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2011/c755516f.jpg

4skin
01-28-2012, 07:22 PM
damm those came out nice
mm going to have to get some trailer balls

stockwheels
01-28-2012, 07:32 PM
looks good

64CJ6Willy
01-28-2012, 08:04 PM
Very sexy. nice job.

skyjacker
01-28-2012, 10:34 PM
Looks good[cheers]

RCCruiser
01-28-2012, 11:51 PM
Thanx.

I just need some decent weather to paint....

UU
01-29-2012, 12:20 AM
those came out nice :cool:

levigardiner
01-29-2012, 06:18 AM
those look tough! i wonder why more people don't do this

C-Dog
01-29-2012, 08:51 AM
Looks good man me likey :D

Apathy
01-29-2012, 09:06 AM
as good as they look, for funcionality, i would have just put a plate all along the bottom.

sticks and shit are going to jam up in those holes and between the tube adn plate.

just my 2cents.

but they do look good.

RCCruiser
01-29-2012, 09:43 AM
as good as they look, for funcionality, i would have just put a plate all along the bottom.

sticks and shit are going to jam up in those holes and between the tube adn plate.

just my 2cents.

but they do look good.

If this was my main wheeler, I may have agreed with you. But since I don't do a lot of hard wheeling with this, it should be just fine. Haven't had any issues with stix getting in there with no plates.
I also figured if they were on the bottom, they would get scraped off, and also fill up with crap from the top.

Also, I guess I should point out that these are only 20 gauge. They aren't meant to be skids. Just a filler so I don't slip and break my leg.

MacGyver
01-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Nice work on the speed holes

UU
01-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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[blah][blah] Just a filler so I don't slip and break my leg.

then I would have mounted them upsidedown

youngun
01-29-2012, 11:45 AM
very nicely one with the trailer ball, those are probably the nicest flairs I have seen done that way.

Nice work

RCCruiser
01-29-2012, 03:32 PM
then I would have mounted them upsidedown
Slip my leg inside the openings of the sliders.Not slipping on the surface.

Trust me...I've had a few close calls. Stupid beer.[cheers]

FZJ80
01-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Nice work.

MUD CHILD
01-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Looks good

dirka dave
01-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Thought you hated drilling.
:dontknow:

RCCruiser
01-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Thought you hated drilling.
:dontknow:
I do. It's my most hated thing to do, related to wrenching.

Good thing I used hole saws, and CUT the holes. :D

RCCruiser
02-05-2012, 12:09 PM
Awesome weather lately...allowed me to do some painting and welding.
In hindsight, I should have removed the sliders to weld in the plates, but I'm lazy, and still got the job done without melting my truck.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2012/IMG_3169.jpg

I'll probably get some new spray patterns out of these...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/2012/IMG_3167.jpg