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Old 03-20-2010, 08:19 PM
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F150 Rock Sliders

Anyone know who makes rock sliders for the F150s? Has anyone built there own?
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I welded some together out of steel tubing, as long as you got a small welder and a saw to cut the tubing it isn't to difficult. There not the best looking but they work well.

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Ideally, you would prob use square tubing instead of two round tubes running front to back, but I wanted them to double as cab steps (also why I mounted them a little lower than rock sliders normally are)
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They look pretty good. Do you have any skid plates?
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ZABEARD makes them for rangers. Maybe we can convince him to fab up some on F150's
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ZABEARD makes them for rangers. Maybe we can convince him to fab up some on F150's
He's got a knee injury, otherwise I'm sure he would.
If you weld a little or has a friend who does, you can often buy generic sliders of different lengths and then you would have to weld arms that connect to the frame.
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Skid plates are next on my list! If you do weld(even if not very well) or have a friend that does, I recomend building them yourself, it would be a lot cheaper. If you use the square tubing instead of two round ones, it should be very easy.
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I'll be welding some very soon, mine will be angle iron that's boxed in. The I'm gonna add either a recessed step, or loops that are bent then welded up.
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WOW boxed in angle? Isnt that gonna take alot more work for less strength? Square tubing turned on an angle or round would work best.
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How do you see less strength, its actually stonger than equal thinkness square stock or at the very least equal strength, unless I'm over looking something.yes probably be alittle more work but its gonna look better than square stock.

Not sure if you can picture this, but take a 3x3x1/4" thick piece of angle, weld the gap closed with 1/4" plate now the plate I weld on will be upwards and the V will be pointing down. DOM tubing will Connect steps to the frame in 4 places, all places will be attached to each other via 1/4" plate. Haven't decided if I'm gonna weld it or bolt it to the frame, kinda leading towards both. Now do you think a 1" gap from the bottom of the truck to the slider is too much or should I go with less like a half inch? Please tell me what problems you see with this, besides cost and work.

Now as you can see my truck isn't gonna be seeing much action in the slider area, hell from the ground to the bottom of the truck is roughly 50". this however is in perfect view so it has to look nice.
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You're going to have to climb a mountain to need rock sliders aren't you trimble
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Full length welding the vee on angle .... gonna be slow unless you like warpage, and then a lot of grinding ... and chasing rust.
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Full length welding the vee on angle .... gonna be slow unless you like warpage, and then a lot of grinding ... and chasing rust.
shouldnt rust at all under a coat of line-x
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Ride Mx what size tubing did you use for your sliders
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Sorry for the late reply, 1.5" black pipe from the hardware store
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I welded some together out of steel tubing, as long as you got a small welder and a saw to cut the tubing it isn't to difficult. There not the best looking but they work well.

Ideally, you would prob use square tubing instead of two round tubes running front to back, but I wanted them to double as cab steps (also why I mounted them a little lower than rock sliders normally are)
Do you have more pictures or possibly the plans you used? I am looking at building a set for my truck but not really sure how to do it. I would greatly appreciate it if you had or could get a few pictures of the entire setup, especially the mounting technique. If you could post them up here, PM them to me, or both, that would be great. Thanks.
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