Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

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Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by DieselPower106 » September 26th, 2013, 11:47 pm

G'day everyone i am a bit of a newbie at welding and thought i would have a bit of a go knocking up some rocksliders
got the basic design all welded and bent up just a little unsure on how legal it will be putting holes in the chassis rails as i do not plan on welding them there
Here's a couple of pic's of where I am up to, just have to make the mounts.
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Any advice would be great! cheers guys. :drink:

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Re: Homemade Rocksliders

Unread post by oversite » September 27th, 2013, 1:01 am

Drilling into the chassis rails, is as illegal as welding to them, maybe is the plate and clamp approach, or even the U clamp design.

Plate and clamp is a flat piece of plate on each side of the rails and two bolts (top and bottom), that clamp arround the rails.

U clamp is a U shapped design that has a singe or double bolt through the top clamping arround the rails.

Personally I prefur the U clamp approach but both are effective.

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Re: Homemade Rocksliders

Unread post by Muddie Wilsons » September 27th, 2013, 7:36 am

Or fabricate the slider brackets to align with the existing holes in your chassis and bolt straight through.

Thats if you have existing holes in your chassis. Might have to do a combination of the two methods, clamp and bolt.

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » September 27th, 2013, 9:50 pm

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by oversite » September 28th, 2013, 12:30 am

Personally tornados design looks over enginnered for me, but each 4wd has differnent requirement.

What are they for tornado?

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by 4x4playNT » September 28th, 2013, 7:41 am

The clamping system Tornado posted may foul on things like fuel tank...
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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by DieselPower106 » September 29th, 2013, 5:51 pm

cheers guys, that will give me a bit to think about this week

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » October 14th, 2013, 8:26 pm

Buds Customs

http://www.budscustoms.com.au/?s=sliders

Sliders look to be well built, solid and the Amarok's I have seen them on, it does not foul anything.

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by oversite » October 14th, 2013, 9:53 pm

Yeah its a solid mounting system but it comes down to each truck as some will have multiple things that need to be avoided such as tanks ect.

My hilux had 2 differnt mounting patterns, 1/3rd each on the left and 1/4-1/3-2/3 for the right to miss the tank/

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » October 15th, 2013, 8:49 pm

It's a good thing they make them for Hilux as well ;) They are called Buds Customs. I am sure they could look after you. :D

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by oversite » October 15th, 2013, 9:25 pm

buds are so expensive though.

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » October 22nd, 2013, 8:48 pm

$970 delivered from QLD to Melbourne. I have just ordered a set.

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » October 22nd, 2013, 8:52 pm

Pics from another Rok

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » October 22nd, 2013, 8:55 pm

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Re: Got any advice for my Homemade Rocksliders?

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » December 24th, 2013, 6:43 pm

Just fitted a set of sliders from Buds Customs in QLD.

Tip - Before jumping into the fitment, note there are 3 different size brackets on each side. I tried to wrestle one side into place before noticing. Once I had them in the right spot they were easy to fit.

Long bracket - Front
Short bracket - Middle
Medium bracket - Rear

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