Had some time today to do a little fitting the slider/steps driver side. Mounted to the frame and tapped and threaded in with 5/16" grade 8 bolts to the 1/4" plate steel welded to the two support arms. Adding one center vertical support going thru the floor board just at front edge of the seat and a with reinforcing plate top of of the floor. So will have three anchor points holding the slider/steps in place. Happy so far with the current fit and can get to the final welding of end caps, maybe tomorrow.:beerdrinking:
Finished the drivers side and used Rustoleum truck bed liner spray paint.
Has a nice anti-skid type finish but not too rough and should be easy to clean.
Next, to weld up the passenger side parts and replicate for the other side.
Measurement is 1-1/2" x 4" x 3/16" mild steel. They are fairly heavy and 33lbs. each. I have a habit of adding drain/vent holes in steel projects like these and did drill a few 1/4" holes on the the undersides.
I posted earlier that I used 5/16" grade 8 bolts to the frame, however I changed to a flanged 3/8" grade 8 bolt. Now I have a couple pics of the passenger side frame where apparently at sometime before I got this YJ, 3 years ago, there are several 3/8" bolts in almost the exact spot that I'm mounting the sliders to on the frame and actually reused two of the already existing 3/8" threaded holes just forward of front body mount. These existing 3/8" bolts I removed look like factory style bolts.:blackeye
The drivers side also had the same existing bolts as the passenger side, but I don't recall seeing them on other YJ frames.
Pic on the top is at front and the bottom pic is at the rear.
Finally completed and install on the driver side. Still needs a bit of clean up on the other side and paint. Looks like I have a few days at home to tinker with it. :drinks:
Have 20" clearance from ground to bottom of these things and almost full tire coverage. Last thanksgiving, I had a rock knockout the drivers side mirror from the mud tires sticking out past the fender flairs while out on some rough hard rock roads. :jawdrop: so thought these rock sliders might help with self inflicted flying rocks.
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