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Fabrication Queastion
#1
I am making sliders for the FJ80. I am using 2x4 rectangle for the main slider, 1/4" plate for the frame mount and my plan was going to use 2x2 3/16 square to for support beams from the frame rails.

question:
would there be any disadvantage in using 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" channel for the main support beams from the frame.

By using the channel I can keep the 2x4 slider as close to the body and not hang lower then the frame rail.
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#2
With what we do it would be fine. Be sure you do have a decent gap between them and the body otherwise when you do hit something substantial they don't bend and hit the body.
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#3
I would think a frame and body mount would be needed to keep the slider out of the doors when we head through the glacier fields....but then i dont really know. Just seems like a long way to support such a heavy rig
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#4
Mine are tied into the "frame" with 2X2 tubing and have taken some pretty hard hits as well as served as a highlift point. No body damage issues. I actually put mine closer to the body than I wanted to.
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#5
My ZJ had them up against the body. I hit lots of rocks with them in Arizona, and never had an issue. Didn't bent anything and didn't have issues with the body.


I'm going to build a set for my K-5 and after seeing a set that was built on my 74 K-5 that were made with gaps, I'm going to roll with it against the body like the ZJ and see how it goes.
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#6
enough surface area contacting the body should distribute impacts more evenly
with a gap they will flex a little. Wayne made some for his wife's yota. they took on a beating. .. even a T boning.
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#7
The set I am making I will be using a section of angle 1.5x1.5 to tie into the pinch weld and then supported off the frame.
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#8
2" BY 2" angle riveted to the body on the zuk, strong and light.
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