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Rkeytek 11-08-2011 12:45 PM

Custom frame mounted low profile steps / rock sliders
 
A few months ago I set out to design a set of frame mounted low profile steps that where strong enough to take a small hit, protect against car doors, use as a jack lifting point and protect the under body from perhaps jumping a curb that was a little too high.

these are what I finally ended up with...2x6x1/8" steel rectangle tubing with cut and reworked ends. the brackets are 1/4" plate cut on my CNC plasma and attached through the tube in 4 spots and to the frame in 3. They seem nice and strong and I plan to give them a couple tests.

Some of you have seen these in the works on another thread (which was deleted, and recently in the a sneak peek in the 4x4 section)

Pictures speak better than i can...

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/slider15.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/slider19.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...9419907859.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...9419908378.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...9322116778.jpg

The Chassis Saver
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1357.jpg
The internal frame rust proofing :)
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1364.jpg

coated with a primer coat of chassis saver
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1355.jpg
than a top coat of black chassis saver
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1365.jpg
then some roll on Mostaliner bedliner on the top and side only
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...0614159675.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...0614157429.jpg
coated the brackets aswell
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...0614156880.jpg

erm 11-08-2011 12:46 PM

Nice work!!! Those brackets look plenty stout.

Rkeytek 11-08-2011 12:48 PM

And the installed pics

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1369.jpg
Notice my "Metal Architect" MA logo cut into the brackets :)
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1376.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1370.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1377.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1371.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1372.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/IMG_1373.jpg

snrusnak 11-08-2011 03:35 PM

Wow very nice! They look great, and seem like they can take a hit! That's what I worry with mine is if I come down on too high a curb I'll crinkle my cab :(

chrisnarron 11-08-2011 04:28 PM

great job man. you did a nice job. they look like they could take a beating.

mr.lopar 11-08-2011 09:22 PM

look good, i should almost make a pair for my truck as my truck takes a beating

Rammin 11-14-2011 01:34 AM

Those are very nice. If those were out on the market I bet a lot of people would get into them. I know I would.

Crash 11-14-2011 07:05 PM

Now that's some nice fabrication work right there! look great on the truck too.

Stangshcky12 11-18-2011 12:38 PM

It's a little late and I'm not sure if you would have much use for it but you could always weld a bung into them and use the slider as an air tank

Rkeytek 11-18-2011 01:15 PM

The brackets go thru the tube for maximum support, though I have heard of people doing that for their tube bumpers.
I have a small compressor mounted in the bed that works great for airing up the tires and working an impact wrench.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...1639449400.jpg


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