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Boatsides anyone

by cpyonker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:39 pm

So has anyone attempted boat sides?
I was thinking it would work ok with the 3 body lift.


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by mason10198 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 am

What exactly do you mean by "boat sides"? Pontoons? Fiberglass sliders? Boats welded to the side of the truck? Please elaborate.

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by DirtyBacon04 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:19 pm

Good. I'm not the only one who didn't know what the hell he was talking about.
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by cpyonker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:25 am

I may be referring to it by a nick name but they are basically sliders that are built similar to a boat hull.ImageImageImage


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by mason10198 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:20 am

Hm... I can't say that I've ever even heard of that before

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by KingBird » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm

Big with the xj crowd.
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by Diacom » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 pm

It's mainly a jeep thing. They have to step over the door sill to enter so it's not a big deal for them where as ours is pretty flat, so you'd be creating a step over to do it, not to mention our doors are flush with the sill and theirs are raised per say.
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by cpyonker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:16 am

Alright thanks guys


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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:59 pm

Its mostly a unibody thing so you can strengthen the vehicle. I personally would not want to tie my body to the frame with only boatsides.
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by cpyonker » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Oh ok I was thinking of using them with the frame not as supports but as sloders


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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:19 pm

We’re you planning to attach body to frame cause if not just box a slider so it looks boatside if you like
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by cpyonker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm

Yes I was planning on attaching body to fram


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by HawkeyeC25 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:01 am

I agree that these are pretty much a jeep thing... doesn't mean you can't make them for your rig!
Personally, I like the look of Rock Sliders on our trucks... here's a good example: http://www.jonaadland.com/Trailblazer/R ... iders.html
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 am

Unless you take out the bushings that flex between body n frame, younare asking for issues.
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by TBYODA » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:21 pm

You could always make some like this.Image
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by Trail X » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:01 pm

I've considered the idea of closing in sliders before, but I think it would catch a TON of mud and crap and just rust faster. Mine are already rusting pretty darn good.
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