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'97 F250/350 Steps/Rock Sliders

So I have my steps that I usually build for my Superduty's but needed to build something a little different for my buddy Jimmy's '97 since the truck has a 6" lift, the ones on it wouldn't last long since he's about 250lbs, and he only getting older. To make ingress and egress a little easier we actually built a lower step section. 45ed the edges so that if it ever does hit anything it'll slide under and not just catch and try to rip them off. Just got one side framed out. Still gotta paint, weld to frame, and install diamond plate caps.






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Lookin Good !! Can you post up some pics of how these are attached to the frame ?

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Lookin Good !! Can you post up some pics of how these are attached to the frame ?

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Oh ya I'll post up full pics as soon as she's complete.

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UPDATE 3/21/11

So finished up the driver side and started cutting and laying the aluminum tonight. What a pain! I'm never building stepdowns again. But I've gotta get this thing done so I can get the Bronco back in the main stall and get her finished up.




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Lookin good man !!
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UPDATE 3/23/11

I'm never doing these again with the step down, unless someone pays me some good money to do it. Finally finished the driver side tonight except for the back plate on the step. The back plate is going to hold the sides together since there are no bolts in the sides, to keep it from rattling. Welded up the front two bars but still need to weld in the back tube and gusset it up. Won't let it leave without gusseting it since there isn't a pinch weld to bolt it to at the outside like the Superdutys and it's still not strong enough. I want to be able to lift it up with a forklift without moving.






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Completed Update 3/25/11

Finally finished about 1:30AM. Well it's a love it or hate it design but the convenience is unarguable. With just three tubes conecting it to the frame it is strong enough to handle ingress and egress with very little flex. For serious off road it'd need double bars at the front and back or backing plates going from the two front bars to the bottom of the cab. On a funny note I could have finished sooner but I found out my helper just kept hanging around. lol







Toughest part to weld


Helper caught hanging around! haha

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Those look awesome. Good Job.

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