Fabrication & builders section. All fabrication posts go here.
XJ/MJ/ZJ/WJ Only projects go here. Questions belong in modified tech.

Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind

Old 10-30-2016, 04:59 AM
  #1  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Talking Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind

For quite awhile I've been wanting sliders and procrastining building them. Went to the scrap pile and had just enough lengths of 1x1 and 2x2 tube for a set. Played around with a piece of 1" flat bar and decided to give them a little extra flair with some dimple die work.
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4068.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:01 AM
  #2  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

52 holes later and a lot of press work with the 20ton got me to this point.
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4079.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:09 AM
  #3  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Figured this might hold up a little better than the blue tape I used during mock up. My old welder was acting up so the welds are a bit funky, but these things are made to get beat up so it'll work.
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4106.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:14 AM
  #4  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

I needed some more 1" flat bar and broke down and paid to get 4x6 mounting plates cut and used my Swag brake to make the bends. So far I'm $30 out of pocket.
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4116.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:21 AM
  #5  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Nothing like a Saturday morning rolling around on damp pavement. There were way too many metal shavings around the shop to do the fitment inside. GF can sweep and hopefully Bedline these while I'm at SEMA
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4123.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:25 AM
  #6  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Might not get around to updates for a while so here's the fitment
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4126.png  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:27 AM
  #7  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Rear
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4119.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 05:39 AM
  #8  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

One thing I failed to mention in my posts was I understand the holes may pack with mud and collect moisture. Prior to welding all the pieces were sprayed with weldable zinc primer to minimize corrosion. For me, the aesthetics were worth the tradeoff in potential longevity. Hopefully these won't whistle going down the highway,,,
Attached Thumbnails Leftover sliders, not the yummy kind-img_4121.jpg  
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 10-30-2016, 07:43 AM
  #9  
CF Veteran
 
chipmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Belton S.C.
Posts: 1,280
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Nice! They look great.
chipmaker is offline  
Old 03-08-2017, 08:56 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
kickice24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Port Richey, FL
Posts: 648
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

They look very nice. Great job! Did they end up whistling at all?
kickice24 is offline  
Old 03-24-2017, 05:21 AM
  #11  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
offroadordnance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pompano Beach
Posts: 1,386
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Originally Posted by kickice24 View Post
They look very nice. Great job! Did they end up whistling at all?
No whistling at all, thanks.
offroadordnance is offline  
Old 04-04-2017, 09:17 AM
  #12  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 29
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Nice job!
Cajun1 is offline  
Old 04-14-2017, 07:04 AM
  #13  
Seasoned Member
 
nitro450exp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Here, no there, I don't know.
Posts: 432
Year: 1994
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

You will need drain holes to let the water out.
The dimple strip looks cool, but will trap mud and water.
Not sure it will slide well on rocks, but then the rig looks like it sees mild use.

Nice Fab.

Nitro
nitro450exp is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.