Rock sliders

Jigsaw

New Member
Hi folks
Does anyone know where I can get a set of rock sliders knocked up for an 80 series landcruiser wagon, without paying big bucks by going for aftermarket stuff from 4x4 shops such as ARB, Opposite lock and the likes.
I dont have the equipment or the expertise to do it my self so am looking for some one out there that could possibly point me in the right direction.
Thanks, Jigsaw.
Am in Mandurah .WA.
 

Sandman

New Member
Hi Jigsaw

It's a shame your in WA. I just got a quote for rock sliders to go on my Patrol. FREE!!!! My brothers done this and a great many other things with Patrols and Landcruisers. It might pay to look around if any friends can do this or join up with a 4wd club, usually someone knows what they are doing with this stuff.
 

Jigsaw

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Yeah thanks Sandman.
I know a mate at work but he's always pretty busy with knocking things up for other people.
Will check out a few options.
Dont really want to pay big bucks for the 4x4 shops to do it if I can pay some one else who can do a good job and isn't quite as expensive.
Lucky you having a brother who does that sort of thing.
Cheers anyway Sandman, if I get it done I'll send ya a pic.
Jigsaw.
 

Sharky

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I'll tell you what Jig Saw. If you buy enough materials for us both, I'll weld up a set for you. I can't promise when I can do it but post up if you're interested. I can get the steel cheap. I was going to arc weld em but I might be able to get hold of a mig. My arc & decent rods will be plenty strong enough.
 
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Jigsaw

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No worries Sharky.
Let me know what you want and I'll bring cruiser round for you to take a look at and I'll buy the material and give you a hand to put it all on.
Cheers mate would be a huge help.
Do you want phone No. or email address to get in contact?
Jigsaw.
 

Sharky

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No worries Sharky.
Let me know what you want and I'll bring cruiser round for you to take a look at and I'll buy the material and give you a hand to put it all on.
Cheers mate would be a huge help.
Do you want phone No. or email address to get in contact?
Jigsaw.

Mate, we had a huge power spike yesterday that caused my lap top to crash & did damage to other stuff in the house. It's not the 1st time this crap has occured & to be quite honest it's really p1ssing me off. It's already fried the capacitor in my sub woofer amp twice (we're talkin a $2000 sub here). Anyhoo...........as a result I can't use my email so all I can do is give you my mob no. 0439 526 059.

I was gonna use 40mm or 50mm x 3mm thick steel tubing which, if I can't get from my mate who's a boiler maker, I can get from Midalia steel pretty cheap. Then we'll need some 4mm plate to cut up for brackets. This is where the strength needs to be coz if they're gonna break, that's where they'll break from. 4mm is plenty coz the bracket design gives it strength.

If you buy enough steel & disposables (grinding discs etc) for me to make myself a set at a later date & supply the bourbon while we make & fit them I'm happy to call it even.
 

Jigsaw

New Member
Hi Sharky
Can do mate.
Glad to hear your a Bourban man as well.
Will give you a ring and we'll have a chat.
Greg- Jigsaw.
 

Jigsaw

New Member
Hi all
Finally have some sliders on the 80 series thanks to Sharky.
Cheers mate for all the effort and helping me out with this little project.
I must admit Sharky did all the work and I supplied bourbon and metal, but he has done a great job, now to try them out.
Cheers mate, give me a yell when your doing yours and I'll give a hand with them.
Jigsaw
 

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Sharky

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No worries. They'll sooner get ripped off the car before breaking. Boxing in those brackets was important. It strengthened them a lot.

Just make sure you polish the car (or at least the lower sill & doors) in the next 24 hrs, otherwise any metal fragments that penetrated the paint will start to rust.

Once painted up they'll look better.

I'm glad you're happy with them.
 
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Jigsaw

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Re sliders

Mate, yeah more than happy.
And yes have polished the car, or at least the underside.
Just have to test them out now.
Cheers Joel.
 

fullboar4x4

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Keith, Im sorry but im going to pick on your sliders bud,
1st, I see that your bolts don't have any thread coming though into the lock part of the nylock nut,
2nd, The weld on the support to main bar is cracked,
3rd, You have missed the point of a slider, it not meant to be attached to sills, if you do ever sit on a rock the slider is meant to take the whole weight of the vehicle and distribute it along the chassis,
4th, The way yours are done you are going to transfer the weight up into sill panel, the small bar you have going from the main tube to the sill seam support will bend or break and damage your sills.
5thh, The bolts you have used on the mount to the chassis don't look to be high tensile bolts and will not be strong enough for what you are using them for.
6th, If you cannot hold the weight of your vehicle on a jack from front to rear on the sliders the they are NOT going to help your vehicle, as steps there are probably fine but a sliders there not mate, sorry.
bren
 

Jigsaw

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There's one sure fired way to test that out Bren and thats to hit the rocks and see what happens..
I have to add a couple more pieces of tubing to my chassis rail just for the extra support but they are pretty strong as is.
I'll let you know how they go after I get off the rocks haha.
Jigsaw
 

croozza

Active Member
Keith, Im sorry but im going to pick on your sliders bud,
1st, I see that your bolts don't have any thread coming though into the lock part of the nylock nut,
2nd, The weld on the support to main bar is cracked,
3rd, You have missed the point of a slider, it not meant to be attached to sills, if you do ever sit on a rock the slider is meant to take the whole weight of the vehicle and distribute it along the chassis,
4th, The way yours are done you are going to transfer the weight up into sill panel, the small bar you have going from the main tube to the sill seam support will bend or break and damage your sills.
5thh, The bolts you have used on the mount to the chassis don't look to be high tensile bolts and will not be strong enough for what you are using them for.
6th, If you cannot hold the weight of your vehicle on a jack from front to rear on the sliders the they are NOT going to help your vehicle, as steps there are probably fine but a sliders there not mate, sorry.
bren

I agree,
You need to strengthen the mounts, try making new ones that come off of the chassis (do not weld to the chassis) make sure that they clamp around the chassis, then have a piece of flat plate that runs along the bottom, from the front bracket to the back bracket, and meets with the tubing, this will stop any rocks ripping into the brackets and stop rocks hitting the sills.
 

grit

Member
A jack test is the way to go, and I'm sure you guys would do that before 'hitting the rocks', right?
 

Jigsaw

New Member
re: sliders

Yep definately passed the jack test.
Sharky haven't forgot your money mate, just did a cv so will get that fixed and will then fix you up for your time and welding rods ok.
Jigsaw:):)
 

joek

New Member
BUMP :p

im about to make a set of sliders and scrub bars for ym pathy in the next few weeks, and was wondering what the standard size tube people use is? as ive got about 12m of 35mmx3mm gal steel tube used for chainlink lences lying around i want to use and some checkerplate to make a step top on them, do you think the 35mm tube will be strong/beefy enough to use? or should i got and get 40mm?
 

Ozzy 35

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Would have to agree, rock sliders are to be fitted to chassis, not sills. What i can see is that u have a glorafied side step, not a rock slider. And yes it can be jacked to, but rock sliders are made to take all weight of 4by hitting rocks/logs hard on downwards fall.
35mm x 3mm should be plenty, maybe try offset dble up on outside edges.
 
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