Tubular step sides?

Tubular step sides?

Postby JoshLudlow [OP] » January 18th 2018, 4:50pm

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I searched the threads for this topic and came up empty. I'm looking to put some tubular step sides on my safari, I took off the steps that came stock because they were cracked and broken beyond repair but I have several small children and a tiny wife that needs the leg up, especially after I do the suspension lift and tire mods. Anyone done anything similar or know some that wouldn't be too hard to install, I do not have a welder yet, so something that I can bolt on would be awesome, but I am open to ideas. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby MmusicmanMmusicman is online! » January 18th 2018, 4:58pm

I'm a little curious too... :D
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby Captn.Crunch » January 18th 2018, 7:16pm

I have a set of 67” rock sliders I’ll be putting on mine. I plan on running a piece of rectangular steel tube 2”x 3” Maybe? from the front rear spring hanger to the front clip. The tube will be drilled and use existing bolts. Then drill, tap and bolt the rock sliders to the tube stock. Haven’t done it yet cause it’s winter time in New England but is should be a bolt on senario. If that mounts too high to use as a step, use different sized rectangular stick to lower your mounting points
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby WimpTech » January 18th 2018, 7:31pm

Mmusicman wrote:I'm a little curious too... :D


...heard that about ya!
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Replacements from the JY maybe???
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby markmitch » January 18th 2018, 9:19pm

What I would do and may do as I get older, I would measure the rockers of my van then go to a local auto salvage yard and measure trucks they make them for to find the closest match then order some for said vehicle and either make my own brackets or have a welding shop make them for me.
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby MI_Ghost » January 18th 2018, 10:10pm

The rockers are 72" in length.
I believe the Silverado extended cab has the same length between wheelwells.
Make mounting brackets that bolt to the stock running board mounting points. Look at the frame rails for the thread holes.

The astro can be lifted by the side with the factory running boards. No problems with supporting the weight.
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby MI_Ghost » January 18th 2018, 10:19pm

JoshLudlow wrote:I took off the steps that came stock because they were cracked and broken beyond repair

If you do not use the original mounting brackets. I need a 3rd bracket from the front.

Let me know if you have one you can spare.
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby 97cargocrawler » January 19th 2018, 12:19am

They would be totally tubular if there was a frame to bolt them to. With a truly tiny wife and children you could easily get away with those truck steps that bolt to the rocker panels. The "Bully" brand claim to support upwards of 350lbs but I can attest that is pure **** when bolted to the rockers with their brackets. But for 125lbs or less I think they would work just fine.

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Much easier than trying to fab something to hold pipes.
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby Rinny » January 19th 2018, 2:04am

I am in the process of getting the length on these rock sliders. I was looking at a 2018 chevy Colorado ZR2 and these are the rock sliders that come on it from the factory. I like them a lot and if they are the correct length or can be an easy mod to make them fit it will be an added mod on my build.
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby MI_Ghost » January 19th 2018, 2:45am

Rinny wrote:I am in the process of getting the length on this rock sliders.

Those are cab length so probably only about 50" long.
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Re: Tubular step sides?

Postby JoshLudlow [OP] » January 19th 2018, 3:43pm

MI_Ghost wrote:
JoshLudlow wrote:I took off the steps that came stock because they were cracked and broken beyond repair

If you do not use the original mounting brackets. I need a 3rd bracket from the front.

Let me know if you have one you can spare.


I actually have one in the back right now I can totally send it to you just pm or call me

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Postby JoshLudlow [OP] » January 19th 2018, 3:45pm

97cargocrawler wrote:They would be totally tubular if there was a frame to bolt them to. With a truly tiny wife and children you could easily get away with those truck steps that bolt to the rocker panels. The "Bully" brand claim to support upwards of 350lbs but I can attest that is pure **** when bolted to the rockers with their brackets. But for 125lbs or less I think they would work just fine.

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Much easier than trying to fab something to hold pipes.


I'm the biggest one in my fam, and I'm about 240lbs, that might be a viable solution for the drivers side but need something longer for pass side to cover the slider
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