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 Post subject: Sliders for the KJ
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:11 am 
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Finally after several outings and several dented and rusty rocker panels later I've decided to add some sliders to my Liberty.
For the slider material I used 2X3X.25 tube with 1X2X.125 tubing for the frame tie-ins. Like much of the other sliders on the market for the KJ I used 1 inch square tubing to bolt up to the pinch weld with 7 - 5/16 grade 8 hardware.

Since I was using a non-standard tubing for the sliders (compared to others on the market) I wanted to give the front a little extra personality.

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Here I did a preliminary cleanup with a Zircon flap disc
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for the rear of the sliders I did a simple 45 bevel and the sliders themselves were ready for mounting.
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Here is the obligatory jack stand mock-up pic. Deciding on the exact location for the slider took too much time.
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Next up I mounted .25 plate to the "frame" and tacked my support runners to the pinch weld tubing. Notice my ingenious way of working on holding the slider in place for tack-up solo.
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Passenger side slider is all tacked up and ready for the angle bracing prior to final welding.
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Fit up of one of the angle braces for the slider.
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Angled braces all welded in and waiting the mountains of spatter removal and finish prior to painting.
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After first coat of VHT Roll bar and Chassis paint.
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After much grunting and choice words they are up in place.
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Overall the project was simple. As I said before the measurements took the most time to finalize. By the end with materials, hardware and paint I am in less than $200 for a solid set of sliders.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:21 am 
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Very Nice! :rockon:

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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Looking good time to scratch them up. :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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Nicely done! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:47 am 
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They look real good! Since you've got crazy good fab skills why don't you try and fix that rust and make a how to? (I've got some pretty bad rust myself)

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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Nice and over built just like i like them, now put .25 inch ankle and door shredders sticking out down the full length sticking out about 4 inches lol lil bit of mad max dare you to open your door on my Jeep gear lol

I still need to pull the back of mine down some and remount them to get the twist out

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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JeepinJarhead03 wrote:
I still need to pull the back of mine down some and remount them to get the twist out


Doors or sliders?

On a Side note I've also been working on my bump extensions that will bolt to the top of my JBA arms. I'm hoping to have the front end redone soon since the factory upper ball joints are starting to get sloppy.


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JeepinJarhead03 wrote:
I still need to pull the back of mine down some and remount them to get the twist out


Doors or sliders?

On a Side note I've also been working on my bump extensions that will bolt to the top of my JBA arms. I'm hoping to have the front end redone soon since the factory upper ball joints are starting to get sloppy.

Just get Teraflex bumpstops and be done, that way no bolt on stuff on the arms

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Looks great! Btw, keep us updated on that paint...I use that on my sliders when I first got them and the paint lasted about 3 weeks in winter before it flaked off and exposed the bare metal (PITA to sand and prime them again last spring lol) but I'm chalking my bad experience up to painting in 40 degree weather.

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Yeah that's a lil chilly to be painting lol

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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I made some sliders and for weeks I was getting blanketed by request. Alot of work for sure. I like the angle on thw main tube, looks nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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HoosierJeeper wrote:
Looks great! Btw, keep us updated on that paint...I use that on my sliders when I first got them and the paint lasted about 3 weeks in winter before it flaked off and exposed the bare metal (PITA to sand and prime them again last spring lol) but I'm chalking my bad experience up to painting in 40 degree weather.


I've had hit or miss performance with the VHT epoxy paint for shock bodies. Sometimes the road salt would destroy the finish other times it held up fine. I decided to try this one since it had said it is resistant to salts, only time will tell though.


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Here is a quick shot I took today of my stop extensions I banged out a few days back. took some of the left over 2x3 tubing split down the center then burned some 1/4 plate to the top. Should be able to withstand some abuse otherwise I'll tear them apart and redo them.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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Where can I buy theses lol


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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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He made them he didnt buy them

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Is he selling them


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 Post subject: Re: Sliders for the KJ
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Pretty sure they were one off

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