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    Mounting sliders to chassis - DIY

    Ok, as some of you know I am taking a set of scrub bar slider combo from another vehicle...Yes, another vehicle which we won't go into what kind of vehicle that is...lol

    Anyways, just thinking of the best way to mount this as I have realised the sliders are welded to the chassis of the other vehicle.

    I'm thinking of cutting them off and welding a wedge to the end of the tube and welding that onto a "U" bracket to wrap around the underside of the chassis and bolt on top of the chassis to clamp onto the chassis itself.

    This should minimise any overhang under the chassis to get caught on things.

    What does everyone think of the below example?

    Questions are:

    What thickness should the U shape be? 10mm????

    One or two bolts at the top to clamp shut the U bracket?


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    AB, meybe some of the members who have them fitted already can take some pics & post them up to give you an idea if what other manufacturers have done to mount them in a Patrol.

    Just a thought.

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    I have 4 of mounts along both sides on mine. The front one is made from 75mm Box and bolts on at a mounting point on the chassis. The other 3 are 50mm Box with u brackets made with 8mm flat and have 2 bolts through the top. When it dry's up up here I will try to take a couple of pics for you. May be a little difficult as I have 8mm flat running along the distance of the mounts.
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    Mine are bolted on the same way you have drawn in the diagram AB. And if I remember correctly they use the same holes the factory steps (GU) used.

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    I think it depends on how strong you want it and if you want to use it as a jacking point.

    Because I have a long arm kit no slider on the market will fit my ute. I need to make my own. I was thinking of using 8mm x 100mm flat bar bent to suit the chassis. the first bend is at 130degrees
    in the middle of the flat bar. I would then bend my 90 degree bends to make a W shape. then I will flatern out the 130 degree bend to give me my u shape I will use 2 bolt and heavilly gussett the bracket I want my sliders to support the full weight of the ute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben-e-boy View Post
    I think it depends on how strong you want it and if you want to use it as a jacking point.

    Because I have a long arm kit no slider on the market will fit my ute. I need to make my own. I was thinking of using 8mm x 100mm flat bar bent to suit the chassis. the first bend is at 130degrees
    in the middle of the flat bar. I would then bend my 90 degree bends to make a W shape. then I will flatern out the 130 degree bend to give me my u shape I will use 2 bolt and heavilly gussett the bracket I want my sliders to support the full weight of the ute
    There is no weight in your ute. But yes mine are extremely strong. Support the truck on rocks and Hi lift jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhuck View Post
    There is no weight in your ute. But yes mine are extremely strong. Support the truck on rocks and Hi lift jack

    2.4 tonne. it weighs more than you think especially with up to 250 kg of diesel on board

    I know yours are strong pigtrol weighs 187000 tonnes plus it could support the moon incase it falls out of orbit
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    Thanks for the comments gents!

    Mine are bolted on the same way you have drawn in the diagram AB. And if I remember correctly they use the same holes the factory steps (GU) used.
    Thanks Bill, unfortunately the GQ standard steps are bolted on the floor of the body with small bolts with a thin crappy pinch plate clipped onto the side panels of the body. I thought I could maybe utilise that too until I checked it properly.

    Plassy, perfect mate thats what I was after.

    My only concern was the extra inch or so under the chassis sticking out thats all but welding an 8mm plate to the tube and cutting one for the side is ten times easier then making up a U bracket.

    Decisions decisions...LMAO

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    That would be the way to go Andy. A job that would be alot easier and still has plenty of strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    The mounting plates are still higher than the slider so you should rest on the slider before you hit the plates.
    Thanks for those pics mate, that was exactly what I needed.

    Plates it is...Easy job now. I'll wang up a thread about it when I get time to do this job.

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