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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 02:31 PM
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3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

For those who've done it: I'll be buying angle iron for sammy rock sliders (rails, whatever you want to call them) next week. Should I buy 3" or 4"? Thickness? Thanks - I plan on bolting them on under the doors. Any links to pictures or "how-to's" would also be appreciated. Thanks,

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 02:44 PM
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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

4"

Checkout Shrock's posts, follow the link to his pics... Good info, great fabricator...
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 03:24 PM
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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

My Davesport Nerfs utilize 3" X 4" Angle Iron (1/4" Thick).

There are pictures on their website <<http://www.davesport.com/suzuki/nerf.htm>>.
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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

This is how I did mine, Hope it helps!

http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/tech/rocker.htm

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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

I did 4x4x1/4" and welded them right to the body then welded 2x2 1/8" as a slder Ive dropped stright on to rocks not buy choice and thought I cracked my spine and the they didnt budge
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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

I use 4x4x1/4" either bolted to the body or to both the frame and the body. Pics here should be helpful.

http://community.webshots.com/album/39647046czYOgo

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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

Here's a dumb question....
Doesn't the bolt crush the inner and outer parts of the body.....
I'm just redoing the floor on a Zuk and seems to me it would crush those (rusted) pieces of tin like crazy.... [img]images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

If they are badly rusted or rotted, it will. That's the main reason I came out with the body + frame mount...that and added protection for really hard core guys.

Body mounting works just fine on unrusted zooks though. Use BIG washers on the back, lots of bolts and dont over tighten. I like to tighten them just enough so that the sheet metal conforms very slightly around the washers.

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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

why not drill the bolt holes over size and weld in sleves thats what i was thinking of doing
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Re: 3\" or 4\" Angle Iron for Rails?

If you weld in sleeves, it is likely to get loose after you bash them some, and you wont be able to tighten it any further bec the bolt or washers will bottom out on the sleeves. I have seen this a lot with rivets. That and it is a PITA and not necessary.
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