I made some for my 2nd gen that use a plate that mounts to the bottom of the u-bolts, but I would have to see a pic of a 3rd gen axle to figure it out. As for the front I welded two tabs on the frame for the heim joint to mount. I will see if I have some pics.
I work at KRECO Steel Fabrication in Blair, so we had the tubing on hand. The tubing is 2" OD 3/8" wall DOM tubing. The ends were bored out to 1 17/32" and the inserts were welded in. Then the heims and locknuts. The rear mount is all 3/8" plate. All of the mounting lugs were burnt out on the plasma table out of 3/8" plate.
I'll have to check on the material pricing, and you'd need to figure out how long you want to make them. I would use 1/4" wall so the ends don't need bored out, but the 3/8" was handy and I did all the work myself so I did lol. Get me some lengths and we can go from there.
Thanks man. I like how they came out, and definitely for a fraction of the cost that you can buy them for. I just threw a quick coat of paint on them to get them on the truck, but this winter I'm going to take the bars and the rear mounts off and send them to our powdercoater. I like the black look, but I was thinkin of possibly goin with a diff color for the bars, but I dunno. What do you guys think?
Who is doing your powdercoating? As far as color goes you can never go wrong with black. It always looks good. It often goes unnoticed. It will give it that oem look though. My personal favorite color is silver vein.:thumbsup: It only looks good on black or grey vehicles. Since your truck is black you could really go with any color and it would look sweet. Red, orange, blue, grey they would all look good on your truck.arty018:
I don't know who does our powdercoating, but I will send them out through the company. All I know is it's somebody in Omaha who does a hell of a job for a great price. And I think I'm staying with black. I'm kinda diggin the sleeper look :thumbsup:
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