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How to make rocker guards and rear tire carriers


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:47 am    Post subject: How to make rocker guards and rear tire carriers Reply with quote

Okay, my friend got a welder and him and I have been playing with it. How hard is it to make rocker guards and a rear tire carrier/bumper combo (Dan I guess this is more for you, also if you could give me specific measurements) Like what type of metal should I use? Thanks for any advice
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the rockerguards you can just use angle iron steel to make some basic guards then he can play aroudn with welding on steps and such
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was shopping for metal to make rockers, the widest I could find in 3/16 was 3x3. Any wider and I would have to get 1/4, which I thought would be way too heavy. So I bought an 8" wide piece of 3/16 mild steel and had a machine shop with a large break, bend it for me. I have 5.5" up the side and the rest, about 2" under the tub. I took it all the way to the wheel well opening, under the flares. Then I used some 4130 tubing that I had to make the step. I used a piece of aluminum flashing that I had laying around to make a template for the pattern of the rocker itself. That way I knew the correct angles of the wheelwells and the exact length. I'm planning a rear/ bumper tire carrier soon, also.




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I built my Rockers out of 5x3x1/4" angle with the 5" leg covering the side. After cutting them to length and cutting out the part to fit under the body correctly, I welded some 1.75"x.120 wall tube to them for steps. Here's some pics.....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a website with a bunch of plans for fabricating your own stuff.

I think it's www.jeepfabrication.com (Kinda simple name to remember)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice rockers Chuck. good mod
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuck those are tight, but I can't do anything like that right now! I really like the Tomken one's, I think drack has them on his TJ. The really square ones, those seem simple to build and no bending of tubes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTJ i have them on my jeep (the rail type ones if that whats you mean) i could let you take a looka t them sometime when im in town
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nice thing about angle-type rocker guards is no ground clearance loss. There's also nothing under the Jeep going to the frame that can hang a rock, root, or what-not. I use to run the Turbo City rock bars. They were nice, but I did hang them a few times.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm taking a welding class this semester and at the end we have enough time to work on our own projects if we'd like. I'm considering making SOMETHING.... not really sure what though. Probably a bumper or maybe some skid plate or something... any suggestions for something that would be relatively easy to make with materials that would be relatively easy to find? I already have jeeperman skidz, so I'm not going to make rockers. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iNSaNeR wrote:
I'm taking a welding class this semester and at the end we have enough time to work on our own projects if we'd like. I'm considering making SOMETHING.... not really sure what though. Probably a bumper or maybe some skid plate or something... any suggestions for something that would be relatively easy to make with materials that would be relatively easy to find? I already have jeeperman skidz, so I'm not going to make rockers. Smile


an oil pan skid looks fairly simple to make Cool
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