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FJ Rock Sliders Project
08-20-2012, 07:24 PM (This post was last modified: 08-24-2012 07:48 PM by old man dave 59.)
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FJ Rock Sliders Project
We start by safely lifting FJ onto ramps and stands for Engineering the design after buying necessary metal,6 tubes of 2X2, 5 foot square tubing and 8 1/4 5X6 plates and a tube of round 2X2 tubing 6 foot.

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08-21-2012, 09:50 PM
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
1/4 inch thick 5X6 plate and then drill holes using a cardboard template and Mount in factory holes with hardened steel bolts, 10.9 is preferred hardness.
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08-21-2012, 10:08 PM (This post was last modified: 08-24-2012 07:50 PM by old man dave 59.)
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
Previously made skid plate made of 3/16 Diamond plate.

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08-23-2012, 07:18 AM
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
Going to have to modify brake line bracket and move for install.

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08-23-2012, 07:17 PM
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
We cut the tube's with a Harbor freight cut off saw and Dewalt blades.
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08-24-2012, 07:41 PM (This post was last modified: 08-24-2012 07:56 PM by old man dave 59.)
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
We cut the round tubes for the first support section and tack welded the tubes to the frame plates with the first 2X2 tube centering the 2X2 tube with the pinch weld of the rocker and tack welded the 2 together being held into place by the crates and wood shims.
Make sure you leave some clearance between the rock sliders and the body because the body moves different than the frame. This is why they have rubber grommets between the body and frame, for flex movement.

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08-24-2012, 07:48 PM (This post was last modified: 08-24-2012 07:59 PM by old man dave 59.)
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
Then we cut the square tubes and and supported the second 2X2 at an higher elevation than the first 2X2 tube for better clearance on the rocks, but we kept the second tube level for a step for the roof rack access. That is the reason you will see the 2 different angles on the sliders.

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08-24-2012, 07:53 PM (This post was last modified: 08-24-2012 07:57 PM by old man dave 59.)
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
We now took the sliders back offf and going to weld them off the FJ for better welds.

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08-24-2012, 10:39 PM
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
come get me in the morning so we can get er done
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08-29-2012, 06:47 AM
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RE: FJ Rock Sliders Project
Finished welding and used a self etching primer and the sprayed Gator Liner bed liner on them.

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