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.