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Username: Sassle
Year: 2009
Make: Frontier
Model: SE 4x4
Color: Silver
Mods: Stock
Exterior: Stock
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension & Tires: Stock
Armor: I wish, so that's what I'm working on.

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OK, so this build will be taking a long while as it will be as $$ permits. That and being able to find a wielder I can borrow. I am starting with a wooden mock up that I will use that as a full size pattern to make the steal sliders.
Also not sure on the length. To long, not long enough. To far forward or back. I plan on having about an 1" of frame below the bottom of the slider.
OK, armchair critics have at'er>:D
Sassle
 

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I planned on using U channel to connect to the frame. My first plan was to use cinch bolts on top of the frame rail but the fuel lines are in the way on the drivers side. Looks like I will be changing to angle iron and bolting to the outside and bottom of the frame.
 

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I am not completely familiar with cinch bolts, but if I were to fabricate a simple slider for my frontier I would just bolt it to the frame. I think Shrockworks only uses two supports for their sliders, and you only need to drill one hole per their instructions. You may also be able to use the already drilled M8-1.25 holes that are all over the frame (strong enough?). I would probably just use one thickish (1/8" - 3/16") rectangular tube - maybe 2x2, or 3x3 - and make sure it extends out just past the rocker panels, and attach it using angle steel to the frame. You could bevel the ends so that looks a little more snazzy.
 

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I have 3 supports on mine. Trail gear sells mounting plates for a tacoma that will work well. I am using them. I actually bought an entire trail gear 78" kit with mounting plates for under $250 shipped from 4wheelparts. I got them disassembled and welded them myself and made them sort of flat to use as a step (wife and i are short) the have held up awesome on my last few wheeling adventures and have dropped onto them. Inexpensive and work great. One day i will learn how to add pics and show everyone my build
 

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IAm_not_lost: I had planned to make a U-channel to wrap the frame and then bolts on top to cinch it tight to the frame. New plan is to use the ready made bolt holes in the frame. I don't this 1/8" wall would take an impact if I dropped hard onto a rock. I know I'll loose some clearance with them out so far but they will be steps as well as armor.

drewbie: I should be able to get all the steel for under $250 Canadian. I'm kind of funny as I'm not big into the look of tube steps so that's why I'm going square. Also, my wife was short, most of her family is, and my mother is so need steps.
 

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Hi Sassle,
That is a great template of wood for the sliders! It looks very similar to the Hefty slider set. We run the Hefty slider set on sixspeed-sv and they are an easy bolt on set up. There is a spot on the frame in the rear section that is an attachment point for which a nut with welded handle was included with the set for the attachment. The rock sliders are working well.

What is your time worth for the engineering and fabrication and materials?

Hefty Fab has them readily and may have changed material to aluminum which would be fantastic for weight considerations. ::smile::

Look around the forum for additional ideas/information for armor setups. belly armor and sliders are a good investment for planning on back country exploration and zombie apocalypse scouting missions at GONE Moab..............
 

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IAm_not_lost: I had planned to make a U-channel to wrap the frame and then bolts on top to cinch it tight to the frame. New plan is to use the ready made bolt holes in the frame. I don't this 1/8" wall would take an impact if I dropped hard onto a rock. I know I'll loose some clearance with them out so far but they will be steps as well as armor.
Gotchya, yeah I think just bolting to already made bolt holes is a good idea, plus it will save on weight. 1/8 or 3/16 rectangular tube are both very strong, I think either would suffice. Can't wait to see the completed design! Good luck!

Also, just noticed that you are running General Grabbers, they look good, how do you like them?
 

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My home made sliders. I also wanted mine flat, similar to the White Knuckle design and welded to the frame. Just my 2 cents worth



Lots of changes to the truck since these photos were taken .... but the sliders remain the same
 

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Sixspeed-SV: I'm a jack of all trades, I do woodworking for fun but haven't wielded in years. The time to make these will be relaxation time to unwind, I would never be able to compete with wielding shops that do this for a living. So I'm really doing this for fun, then it will be onto skids, bumpers and lift last so as to match the lift to the weight added with the armor.

Iam_Not_Lost: The grabbers aren't too bad, so far I've mainly been in hub deep mud and some rock ledge and they seem ok. Not that much highway noise either. I haven't be really stuck yet with them, but then again I am usually out solo and don't take to spots I think I have to dig, or winch out of.

bhowdy: Nice looking sliders.
 
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