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Does anyone know where this bracket goes?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by smslavin, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Sep 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    Installing my sliders. Working on the driver side and there is this bolt on the outside of the frame near the gas tank. Demello thought it could be removed as he thought it held the e-brake cable but, it's holding a bracket that goes up and onto the top of the gas tank. Leave it and finagle the slider alignment? I tried removing it but then the whole bracket is wiggling around.

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  2. Sep 20, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    ADS 3.0" & 2.5" AllPro APEX Sliders SCS SR8 on Cooper ST MAXX 295/70r18
    I had the same thing that interfered with my allpro sliders. I had to cut a part out of the sliders. Looks like you aren't going to be that lucky. The bolt and thing that went above the gas tank was a big bolt as well, like it secured something important.

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  3. Sep 20, 2017 at 4:50 PM
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    That's the same spot. Hmm. I don't have an angle grinder. All I have is a Dremel and I doubt that will make it through this slider. I'm going to throw it on for now since the passenger side is already on. I've got to run out for a new drill bit anyway to put some holes in the frame. I'll grab an angle grinder at the same time and go to town.
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    Well. Hmm. Who wants to help me get creative?

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  5. Sep 20, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    What’s the problem? Is it hitting your flares?
     
  6. Sep 20, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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    Yep. Spoke to Demello. He said sometimes they fit and sometimes the Bushwackers need trimming. Trying to figure out the best way to trim.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    @ColoradoTJ think I can chop off the top 1/2 to 3/4" of that gusset without having a problem?
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    Yes, that shouldn't be an issue with strength.
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    :cheers:
     
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    I’d chop it at a diagonal and weld a small plate to fill it.4D240D2F-164C-4E41-80DD-88CDB385E297.jpg
     
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  11. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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    @ColoradoTJ how's your schedule?
     
  12. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    Well, I'm homeless, all tools in storage....so I'm pretty free. You have 220V in your garage?
     
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    Doh. Totally flaked on that fact. Village idiot moment. Sorry. :facepalm:

    No 220.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:18 PM
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    I have places to go. Need to get this done.
     
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    Only if it's convenient for you.
     
  16. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    It isn't a problem. At least this would be your view while working on the Tundra.

    We would need to go up the mountain pass to Cascade.

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    Well that's a shitty view. I'm not going up there.

    Let me know what works. I'm out on the road all next week.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:42 PM
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    Oct 11th-17th then.
     
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    :thumbsup:

    I may yank the sliders off in the morning.
     
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    You can bring them down, and I can finish them up while you are out. That is one option, or if you want to be part of it (which I recommend), we can wait.
     
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    Well that's a silly option. Of course I want to be part of it.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    So, while I'm waiting for a ton of crap to download from Europe, I went and took another look at this. I've got to monkey with it a bit more but, we may not have to trim the end of the sliders. There seems to be enough play in the mounting holes on the side of the frame to slide the slider forward enough to clear. With that, I think we'll need to just weld the entire thing to the frame as the holes for the mounting tabs on the underside of the frame will no longer match up. I'd rather have it welded to the frame anyway.
     
  24. Sep 21, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    I drilled to smaller pilot holes and then used a hack saw, went pretty quick, maybe 15-20 mins. I tried to do it clean and measure and drill just a single hole, it didn't work. The hack saw happened after I failed, heh.
     
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