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AJ120
22-09-2010, 08:47 PM
For enquiries email me direct at aj4x4 at bigpond dot com No spaces in email address and replace the at with @ and the dot with . :D to stop the spammers.

ITEM: Rock sliders / steel side steps to suit 120 series
: Now also to suit 90 series
CONDITION: New
REASON FOR SELLING: looking to provide a quality, reasonably priced product for PP members and make a few shillings on the side to splurge on the Prado
PRICE AND CONDITIONS: $780 for both 90 and 120 series sliders, pick up from Loxton. I can arrange delivery to Adelaide cheaply if you are willing to wait until i am going that way. Anywhere else will have to work out case by case.

Addition mount points for scrub bars add $55
see here viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=159280#p159280 (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=159280#p159280) for pics of the mount points, post #110

EXTRA INFO: All units will be Black powdercoated with Aluminium tread plates. I made a set for my Prado (refer my buiild thread, link below) and gave them a good test on our recent Cape York trip and they stood up to the job well.

Cape york trip report viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10038 (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10038)
Original slider construction scroll through most of the page viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=117428#p117428 (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=117428#p117428)
LOCATION: Loxton SA
PICTURES:

Due to editing issues, i have moved the pictures.
120 sliders pics on post #3
120 mounting pics in post #7
90 prototype post #57
90 sliders fitted post#95
90 mounting pics post #96

Cheers Andrew

fishnut
23-09-2010, 02:57 PM
very interested mate, but can't afford it at the moment. will have to wait for the next round I guess :(

AJ120
23-09-2010, 05:31 PM
Pictures of my original sliders that went to Cape York. Current version looks exactly the same only are powdercoated not painted.

http://s1.postimage.org/KyQtJ.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2miz3qj9g/)http://s1.postimage.org/Ky_si.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mj5pvx8k/)http://s1.postimage.org/KAZar.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mlger9xg/)

Matty & Loz
11-10-2010, 09:59 AM
Sent you a PM just before mate, hadn't realised you already had them up on here at the time though... :|
I am definitely interested in a set.

As for pick up or delivery, can work that out later on. Put me down for a set thanks mate. Missus is going to kill me!!! :D :D :D

Matt

pomp
02-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Im interested, located in Perth so would be interested in some sort of group purchase to save on freight.

BirdMan
09-12-2010, 11:36 AM
Hi,

Any chance you could make them to fit a 90 series ? If so, I would be interested in getting some in the New Year.

Cheers,

AJ120
09-12-2010, 12:23 PM
here are some pics of how they are attached on the 120 series, no welding or drilling of your vehicle required just a simple bolt on system
http://s2.postimage.org/bkbdgu04/slider_mounts_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/bkbdgu04/)http://s3.postimage.org/ziltkx6s/slider_mounts_002.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/ziltkx6s/)http://s2.postimage.org/bkmy89gk/slider_mounts_003.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/bkmy89gk/)http://s3.postimage.org/zisfqb5w/slider_mounts_004.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/zisfqb5w/)

Cheers Andrew

glen_ep
09-12-2010, 09:28 PM
Well I certainly need some sliders! My originals have bent so many times they're about to fall apart. You can't borrow the 90 though, too many KM's between us......

clubbywagon
13-12-2010, 06:30 AM
yeah i'd be in! was hoping someone would make them for a 90 the one's you did for the 120 look awsome! i'd also be too far i think :D

AJ120
13-12-2010, 11:52 AM
OK seems like there might be a bit of interest for some 90 series sliders. I will probably be able to borrow a 90 series locally for the design and jigging, i will do some research on how to best go about fitting them. It would be at least the end of January before i could start making a jig so i would be looking at February March before i could have anything available.

Any other 90 owners that might be interested let me know, the more demand the more economical it is to set up. I guess i will have to start scrolling down the index page to the 90 section and get myself an edumication on the early model Prados :P

Cheers Andrew

adam's prado
13-12-2010, 11:59 AM
i will be interested aswel Andrew
Cheers Adam

BirdMan
13-12-2010, 12:17 PM
I would definitely be interested, hence the original post.

As far as attachment, I think a u-bolt arrangement around the chassis would be best. I'm not a fan of drilling into the chassis rails myself.

Time-frame suits me. Get Christmas out of the way.

PM when ready to commence production :)

cheers

mudboy
13-12-2010, 08:40 PM
I am interested but I am in Sydney
Is there anyone else interested here and we could look at some sort of freight deal etc
David

aza
14-12-2010, 07:48 AM
Im interested for some sliders for the 90 series :D

Steve M
14-12-2010, 11:46 AM
Yeah count me in i'd be interested in a set for my 01 grande 90 series. Cheers Steve M PS sorry but Im in Penrtih Sydney so Id be no good as a donor vehicle....

AJ120
14-12-2010, 12:21 PM
I am interested but I am in Sydney
Is there anyone else interested here and we could look at some sort of freight deal etc
David
Well here is another for Sydney so we could try and work something out frieght wise there.


Yeah count me in i'd be interested in a set for my 01 grande 90 series. Cheers Steve M PS sorry but Im in Penrtih Sydney so Id be no good as a donor vehicle....

Well looks like a lot of interest from the 90 boys, as i said previously, will be a month or so before i can start on a 90 series jig, ive done a bit of looking and it seems like i should be able to do something similar to the 120 series ones pictured above. I have a friend who has a 90 series i should be able to borrow, only problem i see borrowing it will be that he will want to take my 120 series for a few days and i might not get it back if he likes it (and he will) cause his 90 is pretty bog stock.

cheers Andrew

Piggy
14-12-2010, 12:38 PM
There is a chance I will be towing one of the racecars to SYD later in the year or early new year. And another one back. May have room for extra load strapped to the trailer... Still in planning at this stage.. but may happen..

Andrew I too will take a set for my 06 Grande early in the new year.. Or when they are done :)

mudboy
14-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Hi I would defiantly grab a set if team Peggy can bring as this would be great.

Team Peggy if the trip goes ahead please let us know as that would be great

David

AJ120
14-12-2010, 05:16 PM
No worries, my hold up for the first batch is the powder coaters, christmas shutdown and all. at this stage the first set is due to be powdercoated on the 12th of January so a day or two after that they should be ready. I will add a couple of extras to the first batch.

Cheers Andrew

metro09
14-12-2010, 08:11 PM
I take it these are no good for those with side airbags?

AJ120
14-12-2010, 09:15 PM
I take it these are no good for those with side airbags?

My understanding is that they may affect the side airbag, I make no claims about them being side airbag compatable.

cheers Andrew

Piggy
15-12-2010, 04:19 PM
Most airbags work off accelerometers, not crumple zones.. This should make little difference on the manufacture of the side steps I would have thought.

Andy_B
16-12-2010, 05:31 PM
I'm interested in the sliders, do we have an option for the powdercoating or is it black only

Thanks

Andy

Edit I forgot to mention that I drive a 90 series

billyo
16-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Another interested for a 90 series set.

In Brissy.

Cheers

mudboy
16-12-2010, 07:34 PM
Well I am going to have to hold off the side steps for a while just bought an air locker and financial controller (wife) said I cannot buy anything else for a while so I may have to look at the next round

David

AJ120
16-12-2010, 08:09 PM
I'm interested in the sliders, do we have an option for the powdercoating or is it black only

Thanks

Andy

Black only at the quoted price, due to set up costs for powder coating a different colour would be more expensive (not sure exactly) unless doing a full batch in a particular colour, minimum 5 sets.


Another interested for a 90 series set.

In Brissy.

Cheers

ill add you to the list.



Well I am going to have to hold off the side steps for a while just bought an air locker and financial controller (wife) said I cannot buy anything else for a while so I may have to look at the next round


David

No worries, lockers come in pairs dont they :wink: thats what i told my missus anyway :D

glen_ep
16-12-2010, 08:21 PM
Regarding the 90's - Black is great, and I'm not in a rush.
(another Sydney-sider)

mudboy
16-12-2010, 08:48 PM
Yeh I already Bought a spare for my comp rig earlier this year so decided to buy the other one and now can twin lock the prado now

Should be good

Andy_B
17-12-2010, 07:02 AM
Like the old ford model T colour motto "you can have any colour as long as it's black" , And I'm in Brisbane (90 series)

Andy_B

metro09
17-12-2010, 09:10 AM
Most airbags work off accelerometers, not crumple zones.. This should make little difference on the manufacture of the side steps I would have thought.

onya TP. Might do a little research. If this is true game on!

jjgsxr1000
22-12-2010, 06:43 PM
Most airbags work off accelerometers, not crumple zones.. This should make little difference on the manufacture of the side steps I would have thought.


Hi Guys, you will definitely find that the car uses an accelerometer, but will also take a reading from a side impact sensor mounted on the "B" pillar & a few other essential readings as well to meet the firing criteria for the bags.

Anything that hinders an objects ability to impact on the "B" pillar sensor, will have an adverse affect on the airbags, as the accelerometer will be getting a reading without seeing an impact.
It all happens in microseconds i know, but that is all it takes.
Don't get me wrong, if it was me buying them i'd still fit them to my own car with this knowledge on board, but you just need to be aware that it will alter things.

Regards, Jay.

glen_ep
22-12-2010, 08:08 PM
No air bags on mine, so game on!

Matty & Loz
22-12-2010, 08:28 PM
DId you expect all this interest in the 90 series sliders Andrew?

Schaffer
22-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Can you make 120 series side rail steps that hook onto the front bar? Not actually after them but just curious but I know the answer will be yes you can make anything given enough time and interest :wink:

AJ120
23-12-2010, 12:20 PM
DId you expect all this interest in the 90 series sliders Andrew?

I am not surprised about the interest, given the age and therefore the lower value of most 90 series, a lot more people will be inclined to take them into rougher country, also they have had a lot more years to bugger the original steps.


Can you make 120 series side rail steps that hook onto the front bar? Not actually after them but just curious but I know the answer will be yes you can make anything given enough time and interest :wink:

you answered your own question correctly Nick, I am however working on a way to attach scrub bars to my sliders but still have them look neat if scrub bars aren't fitted. Normally scrub bars are an integral part of the step but i would like them to be optional. I dont expect i would be making scrub bars and sending them all over the country though, the size and shape would make frieght a PITA and any reasonable engineering shop should be able to make them no problems.

I have devised a method to attach that is neat, and another that is strong, just have to get one that is neat and strong :?

Cheers Andrew

Matty & Loz
23-12-2010, 12:30 PM
I have devised a method to attach that is neat, and another that is strong, just have to get one that is neat and strong :?
Hmmm, scrub bars - interested... :) :) :)

Steve M
23-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Mmmmmm scrub bars as well, wow this is sounding great, wife will be spewing that this has now been mentioned LOL. Have a great n safe xmas everyone and take care if driving. Regards Steve M

MidLifeCrisis
19-01-2011, 08:43 PM
Hi Andrew

I am seriously looking for a set of sliders now that my wish list is complete. I have a 120 series and was wondering if you can make them come out 20 mm more than the set I saw on your rig at Goolwa beach?

I think the 20mm will align with the outer rear guards so don't expect to draw any attention from blue uniforms or parking problems. Just a little bit more protection :D

Girlfriend would love to know soon as she wants to know what I want for my birthday present :!: :lol: :lol:

AJ120
19-01-2011, 10:20 PM
The sliders actually stick out 40mm more than the standard side steps, this actually puts them slightly wider than the rear flares. Could i make them 20mm wider, yes but! I am building them using a jig and i can't make them wider without changing the jig or custom making them, it also means seperate trips to cut the aluminium as once off rather than in bulk, generally it just means more work and therefore more expense. On our way to Cape York we went driving through the Mia Mia state forrest out from Mackay and slid sideways in the mud into a bank, the sliders took the full brunt and not the slightest scratch on the prado so i personally don't think it is nescessary.

i was going to post a photo tonight off the first batch sitting in my shed all finished but didn't get the camera out until after dark and didn't get a good shot. If you are interested in a standard set i can help you out immediately, if you want them wider let me know and i will see what i can do them for. I have had a breakdown which has stopped production temporarily but should be going by the end of the week, hope to be sending a few more sets to the powder coaters next week!

Then i can look at the 90 series ones.

Cheers Andrew

Piggy
20-01-2011, 01:04 PM
I'll take standard 120 series whenever they are ready AJ.

When are you heading down to the big smoke again?

AJ120
20-01-2011, 05:22 PM
A quick pic of the first batch, second batch is underway!

http://s2.postimage.org/v1fwy36s/sliders_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/v1fwy36s/)

PM's have been sent to everyone expecting a set in the first batch.

Cheers Andrew

Steve M
20-01-2011, 07:38 PM
Hi Andrew, mate they look fantastic great looking job well done, cant wait till you start on the 90 series ones.Regards Steve M


A quick pic of the first batch, second batch is underway!

http://s2.postimage.org/v1fwy36s/sliders_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/v1fwy36s/)



PM's have been sent to everyone expecting a set in the first batch.

Cheers Andrew

neptune
23-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Hi Andrew

I'm up for a set for a 90 series...either standard width or a wider one

Perth is my location.... http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2611/11/11/85/smiles/192581.gif

AJ120
23-01-2011, 12:22 PM
Hi Andrew

I'm up for a set for a 90 series...either standard width or a wider one

Perth is my location.... http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2611/11/11/85/smiles/192581.gif

No worries, at least one other 90 series guy in Perth is looking for a set so might get the frieght a bit cheaper if they go together.

I will send PM's to everyone who wants a 90 series set in a week or so.

Cheers Andrew

Jeepster
28-01-2011, 12:35 PM
Hi Andrew,

I am also interested in a set for a 90 series.

Cheers,
Renier

29-01-2011, 07:34 PM
Hi nice work looks like you may need to go into full time production. I am very interested but am in Brisbane. Have you sent ant up here yet or any idea of frieght costs?

AJ120
29-01-2011, 09:10 PM
Hi nice work looks like you may need to go into full time production. I am very interested but am in Brisbane. Have you sent ant up here yet or any idea of frieght costs?

No haven't sent any to Brisbane, in fact haven't sent any anywhere yet. It seems people were very happy to placed an order, now that it has come time to pay nearly everyone seems to have a problem. I should say the two Adelaide boys are waiting on me but everyone else has got shy.

I pressume you would want a set for your 2009 GXL as i don't make them to suit the GX. Don't really know a cost to send them to Brissy but i reckon 100 bucks would cover it to a frieght depot, maybe a bit more delivered to your door. If you ae interested i can find a firm frieght price and if i get some money from you i can send a set straight away.

Cheers Andrew

29-01-2011, 09:27 PM
Hi nice work looks like you may need to go into full time production. I am very interested but am in Brisbane. Have you sent ant up here yet or any idea of frieght costs?

No haven't sent any to Brisbane, in fact haven't sent any anywhere yet. It seems people were very happy to placed an order, now that it has come time to pay nearly everyone seems to have a problem. I should say the two Adelaide boys are waiting on me but everyone else has got shy.

I pressume you would want a set for your 2009 GXL as i don't make them to suit the GX. Don't really know a cost to send them to Brissy but i reckon 100 bucks would cover it to a frieght depot, maybe a bit more delivered to your door. If you ae interested i can find a firm frieght price and if i get some money from you i can send a set straight away.

Cheers Andrew

That's a bit rough with the obvious time and money you have put into it. It is for the 09 GXL. I would not know where to start with frieght people so if you don't mind finding out for me that would be great. I am happy to send the money once we get a full price if you like PM acc details and I can transfer it to you. Hopefully that would help shift a set of the stock you have so you can get back some of what you have outlayed.
Thanks Dave.

QUICKY
29-01-2011, 10:32 PM
Hi Andrew
If you can get a set up to Newcastle for a resonably price i will take a set of your hands
Regards Quicky

corallen
30-01-2011, 04:49 PM
hey so the price still the same as at start????
l have a 120 series 06 with flares.
and just bolt on to original step bolts??
and are you doing the side brush bars in the future and a price please
thanks corey

AJ120
30-01-2011, 07:40 PM
hey so the price still the same as at start????
l have a 120 series 06 with flares.
and just bolt on to original step bolts??
and are you doing the side brush bars in the future and a price please
thanks corey


The price is still the same $680 ex Loxton.

No they dont bolt on to the original mounts, I have added pictures to the first post showing how they mount, they clamp around the chassis, no cutting, drilling or welding required.

I am not planning on making scrub bars for others at this stage, too many variations depending on what type of bullbar people have, plus i look like having more than enough to do with just making sliders, also frieght would be awkward. I am hoping to develop a way to attach scrub bars so people can if they want to; get some made locally which should be fairly easy.

Just been waiting to get the motor in my lathe repaired which i now have, just have to wait now for the temperature to drop below 40 degrees before i head down to the shed for more machining and welding. :roll:

Cheers Andrew

corallen
31-01-2011, 07:25 PM
cool thanks so they are strong being clamped on???
as if they were welded strong.
and how much to delivery to melb to a depot l can pick up from there
thanks corey

AJ120
31-01-2011, 08:38 PM
cool thanks so they are strong being clamped on???
as if they were welded strong.
and how much to delivery to melb to a depot l can pick up from there
thanks corey

If you manage to do something that breaks these babies i would suggest you have far bigger concerns than a broken slider. So yes they are strong.
Delivery to Laverton north in Melbourne where our local carrier has their depot would be 50 bucks.

Cheers Andrew

corallen
02-02-2011, 06:26 PM
thank you mate will save my pennys how much time would it take once ordered???
have you picks to show them clamped on to chassis?
thanks sorry for asking so many questions.

Bankrupt
03-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Im interested, located in Perth so would be interested in some sort of group purchase to save on freight.

I'll second a set for Perth. Any ideas Andrew on freight costs for a set of three as I'm pretty sure (although I haven't been on here for a while) that Chippy was also after a set.

AJ120
07-02-2011, 10:07 AM
90 Series Sliders

I have borrowed my mates 90 series today, it is a 2002 TX. RHS slider looks straight forward enoungh, i will probably get U bolts / C clamps made for attaching this side as well as the LH front.

Then there is the left hand rear mount :roll: The 120 series has a similar issues but the 90 series has even less room than the 120 series. There has been discussion about this in the 90 series forum here viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7686 (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7686) The way VL400 has done his doesn't look like it will work for me. I seem to have less room between the chassis and the tank on my donor vehicle, also i need to be able to replicate the mounting system easily and won't be able to custom make every part and check it on a vehicle. This bracket also goes over some welds which could complicate things if someones vehicle has a bit of an ugly weld.

I am thinking about trying to get a plate inside the chassis to bolt to, not sure about the strength of this though, unlike my 120 series steps i won't have the luxury of taking them for a 15,000km test run to check strength so i need to be confident that the mounts are good and strong. I have another idea which i think would work but involves removing the fuel tank to fit the sliders which would be a fair amount of work that i would like to avoid.

If anyone has any thoughts maybe post them in the thread in the 90 series section that i linked to above.

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
10-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Just an update on where i am at with 90 series sliders. Got the prototype set all tacked together.

http://s3.postimage.org/136rvbtj8/90_Series_sliders_002.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/136rvbtj8/) http://s3.postimage.org/136tiv610/90_Series_sliders_005.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/136tiv610/) http://s3.postimage.org/134dvdrus/90_Series_sliders_008.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/134dvdrus/)

Next step for me is to now go back and make templates from all the pieces, then build a Jig, then make a test set from the jig and double check it all fits OK. then i can start production.

Cheers Andrew

SteveMc
13-02-2011, 07:02 PM
Im interested, located in Perth so would be interested in some sort of group purchase to save on freight.

I'll second a set for Perth. Any ideas Andrew on freight costs for a set of three as I'm pretty sure (although I haven't been on here for a while) that Chippy was also after a set.


Make that 4 for Perth.

Cheers steve

Bankrupt
13-02-2011, 11:27 PM
Just paid for my set...better book a semi and send it West at this rate Andrew.

Talktheroo
16-02-2011, 12:08 PM
I am interested in a set for our 90 series. What a great design (120), Welder or Fitter & Turner in your last life or something.

BirdMan
16-02-2011, 12:41 PM
Hi Andrew
If you can get a set up to Newcastle for a resonably price i will take a set of your hands
Regards Quicky
I can go in with you for freight when I order a set of 90 sliders when they are ready, if you are happy to wait.

AJ120
16-02-2011, 08:19 PM
I am interested in a set for our 90 series. What a great design (120), Welder or Fitter & Turner in your last life or something.

Ill add you to the list, if everyone that has expressed an interest in 90 series sliders takes a set it will take me a while to get them all made. As i said in the original post, this is a spare time gig.

I have never had any formal training as a welder or a fitter turner; although i have been employed as a welder on a couple of occasions. Once welding cars together and once welding farm machinery. I also get all the welding jobs at my current employment. Mostly i just like making stuff, not just from steel either. I have been known to do a fair bit of woodwork as well.

Cheers Andrew

Piggy
17-02-2011, 06:50 AM
Thanks for having mine delivered AJ.. And your welding rocks!!

One question, not that they have moved form where I originally placed them upon delivery.

The different shaped mount is for the Left side I gather near fuel tank? May pay to weld an L/R onto them to avoid confusion for others? Just a thought :)

AJ120
17-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Thanks for having mine delivered AJ.. And your welding rocks!!

One question, not that they have moved form where I originally placed them upon delivery.

The different shaped mount is for the Left side I gather near fuel tank? May pay to weld an L/R onto them to avoid confusion for others? Just a thought :)

thanks Piggy, I had thought about doing up a basic "how to install sheet" to send out with each set. might make a point of doing that soon, not that you could put them on the wrong side even if you tried, but it could save someone some head scratching.

The real bonus with your set is that Trish even came home with the cash :shock: A country girl in the big city with all those shops, and cash in her purse, bit of a worry :lol:

Cheers Andrew

Matty & Loz
17-02-2011, 01:51 PM
I must say i'm looking forward to seeing your handy work when I get to collect mine mate...
Going to look the goods I reakon!!! :D :D :D

xlr8_87
17-02-2011, 05:10 PM
Definitely interested. Will depend entirely upon timing though, so if you could put me down for an expression of interest that'd be great. Might be something I look at getting come tax time

fuji27273
21-02-2011, 07:41 AM
Hi AJ120

I have a 90 series GXL and planning a trip to the GRR and Tanami and seriously interested in a set. Do you have any made up already? If so let me know and if not how long would it ake as it is a part time gig? Thanks

Wayne

AJ120
21-02-2011, 04:22 PM
Hi AJ120

I have a 90 series GXL and planning a trip to the GRR and Tanami and seriously interested in a set. Do you have any made up already? If so let me know and if not how long would it ake as it is a part time gig? Thanks

Wayne

Hi Wayne, I haven't started making 90 series sliders yet, other than my prototype set. just finishing the second batch of 120 sliders. They should be at the powdercoaters later this week. Then i can start on the 90 series ones. I don't know when i would have a set ready for you, if everyone that has indicated they want a set takes a set, it will take a few months for me to get through them all.

You will love the GRR road and the Tanami.

I'll add you to the list and keep everyone posted in this thread as i get some ready.

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
22-02-2011, 08:31 PM
OMR289 don't know why your PP membership has been stopped but it seems you are on line if i look at my PM box :? , can't send a Pm to you. Payment recieved and sliders all wrapped up and ready to go on frieght tomorrow. Thanks

Cheers Andrew

Jeepster
22-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Hi Andrew,

The sliders for the 90 series looks great so far. I'll be moving back to Adelaide shortly, which means by the time you have some 90 sets ready I'll be a lot closer to come and have a look - if you don't mind.

Cheers,
Renier

Chriso57
22-02-2011, 09:46 PM
I am interested in a set for our 90 series. What a great design (120), Welder or Fitter & Turner in your last life or something.

Ill add you to the list, if everyone that has expressed an interest in 90 series sliders takes a set it will take me a while to get them all made. As i said in the original post, this is a spare time gig.


Cheers Andrew

Andrew - Set yourself up to make them for the 150series, grab yourself some cheap labour (apprentice/457 Visa) and turn it into a full time job :lol: :lol:

Jokes aside, well done mate. Looks like a good little side number.

Chriso

mal56
23-02-2011, 04:00 PM
I am also interested, live in torquay Vic Could pick up in laverton . what would be the total cost. mal

Talktheroo
02-03-2011, 11:23 AM
How are you AJ. How are you going with the design for the 90 series? Yes it sounds to me like people are starting to get their water bills, at least here in sunny Queensland. Perfect one day, water bill the next. I am still interested in your sliders so keep the photos of the design, mounting to the rails etc., coming.
Thanks mate, the Roo.

AJ120
02-03-2011, 10:32 PM
I managed to get a bit done on the jig for the 90 series tonight, wont have anymore progress photos until jig is done and i borrow the 90 again for a trial fit up. Also waiting on a price on getting U bolts made for the mounts.

Second batch of 120 sliders are at the powder coaters, all going well i should collect them Friday and will get them finished and ready to go over the weekend.

Cheers Andrew

hdtdamo5
03-03-2011, 07:32 AM
Hi mate. Awesome looking sliders, you seem like you are really making a quality product.

One question, are the tubes sealed? If so, do you think it would be possible to tap an air hose fitting into the side, to use them as air tanks? I have seen it done before somewhere.

Anyway, I like the sliders, and would definately like a set for my 120, but funds are tight, since i have just bought it, so i wont be getting a set anytime soon.

AJ120
03-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Hi mate. Awesome looking sliders, you seem like you are really making a quality product.

One question, are the tubes sealed? If so, do you think it would be possible to tap an air hose fitting into the side, to use them as air tanks? I have seen it done before somewhere.

Anyway, I like the sliders, and would definately like a set for my 120, but funds are tight, since i have just bought it, so i wont be getting a set anytime soon.

The tubes are not sealed, my powder coater acid dips everything first in order to get the best results. He insists that they have drain holes so there is no chance of acid remaining inside any of the tubes if the welds are not 100% sealed. Also if you make an air tank it should be rated or liscensed or something similar, the rhs tube i use would not pass as it has a seam, i know of a local engineering firm that had a very expensive legal battle a few years ago from doing exactly what you have suggested, i can't afford the legal bills :wink:
Also i had a remote air tank fitted to my previous Prado made from an old fire extinguisher, which is a pressure rated vessel, i found that it was a complete waste of time and didn't serve any useful purpose at all, in fact i installed it for quick pumping of tyres but it actually made things slower.

Don't worry about not wanting a set for a while, i have quite a long list of people wanting a set, (lots more than just in this thread) so it will be many months before i get them all done if everyone that has enquired takes a set.

Cheers Andrew

hdtdamo5
03-03-2011, 12:22 PM
Ahh fair enough. Thanks for letting me know.

It makes sense, and know i can see why they are hollow.

I'm not suprised everyone wants a set, they look fantastic! Keep up the good work.

Nema
20-03-2011, 02:23 PM
I am certainly interested in a set for my 90. The problem might be getting them to Melbourne. I do travel to Mt Gambier quite a bit though for work.

The designs you have for the 90 look really good.

Dave

AJ120
20-03-2011, 02:52 PM
I am certainly interested in a set for my 90. The problem might be getting them to Melbourne. I do travel to Mt Gambier quite a bit though for work.

The designs you have for the 90 look really good.

Dave

Getting them to Melbourne is no problems, $50 will get them to a frieght depot in Laverton North, another $30ish will get them delivered to your door. Probably easier and cheaper to get them too melbourne than Mt Gambier as they would probably go via Adelaide to get to the mount. I will add you to the bottom of my now quite long list, and will contact you down the track when some become available.

I have been working on cutting up parts for the first batch of 90 series today. Still haven't quite finished the jig as i need to borrow my mates Prado for another check, hope to get that 1 night this week.

Cheers Andrew

Nema
20-03-2011, 09:11 PM
I am certainly interested in a set for my 90. The problem might be getting them to Melbourne. I do travel to Mt Gambier quite a bit though for work.

The designs you have for the 90 look really good.

Dave

Getting them to Melbourne is no problems, $50 will get them to a frieght depot in Laverton North, another $30ish will get them delivered to your door. Probably easier and cheaper to get them too melbourne than Mt Gambier as they would probably go via Adelaide to get to the mount. I will add ?you to the bottom of my now quite long list, and will contact you down the track when some become available.

I have been working on cutting up parts for the first batch of 90 series today. Still haven't quite finished the jig as i need to borrow my mates Prado for another check, hope to get that 1 night this week.

Cheers Andrew



Ok that sounds great. I look forward to seeing more of the photo's. I had a look under mine today and it surely is a tight fit in between the tank.

It would have been great to have them last weekend when I tackled Deep Creek 1 track out of Walhalla and bent the original side steps. :)

Cheers Dave

120fan
22-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Hi all,
I have had a set of these steps for two weeks now and can not give enough praise to AJ. I recieved them here in Brisbane and fitted them the same day. While fitting them I could not get my head around how well it had all been thought out and then put together. They not only look great but have already stood up to some punishment with no problem. All in all excellent job Andrew and I highly recommend these to everyone.
Cheers Dave.

AJ120
22-03-2011, 10:47 PM
Heck Dave, if you keep saying things like that then everyone will want a set :wink: Glad to hear you are using them for what they are intended.

Cheers Andrew

foxclan
23-03-2011, 11:01 PM
Well done Andrew on the feed back from a satisfied Prado owner happy with his new modification.
Cheers Troy

OldGreyGuy
24-03-2011, 04:20 PM
Thanks for having mine delivered AJ.. And your welding rocks!!
It has been a while since you posted this message TP, have you had these fitted yet and if so any Pix?

Did you do anything about side air curtain sensors or are you figuring that the curtains are the least of your worries?

Cheers
OldGreyGuy

AJ120
03-04-2011, 05:10 PM
As i have said several times in this thread this is a spare time thing for me. Here a re a few pics of why everything is taking a bit longer than expected, i am doing a few minor renovations :roll: in my spare time as well.

http://s3.postimage.org/27z4xe7d0/DSC_0004.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/27z4xe7d0/) http://s3.postimage.org/27zx1j3r8/DSC_0004.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/27zx1j3r8/) http://s2.postimage.org/49gbxlyc/DSC_0004.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/49gbxlyc/) http://s3.postimage.org/2803nohqc/Rennos_Jan_11_007.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2803nohqc/)

Anyway in between reno's and work and building up my own Prado i have managed to get the jig for the 90 series sliders finished. So i will be starting to produce them as of now :D

Here is the jig for those that are interested
http://s3.postimage.org/27x5taa4k/sliders_90_series_002.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/27x5taa4k/)

I mentioned a while ago about adding mounting points to attach scrub bars, have a look here for a picture of the mount viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=159280#p159280 (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=159280#p159280)
this is on my Prado and i will add more pics when i have the scrub bars fitted. At this stage i DO NOT intend to be producing scrub bars and selling them but am able to add the mounting points if people want to get their own made locally. Anyone with a 120 series running an ARB bar i am happy to provide the bending formula i used if this is any help. (I have said i would make a set for one member but he asked really really nicely)

My current plan is to have the first batch of 90 series sliders at the powder coaters mid month. I am away then, (hopefully scratching up my sliders) in the high country for a couple of weeks; and then finish them and send them out at the start of May.

I will PM those at the start of my list in the next day or two. Check the original post for pricing on the 90 series sliders and the scrub bar mounts.

Cheers Andrew

QUICKY
10-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Well Andrew the sliders arrived a couple of week ago and look great, very well finished.I was going to fit them last weekend but was to crook so the job finally got done this morning.
This is one reason for new steps
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/QUICKY0014/DSC_0007.jpg
the right side goes on easy but the left takes a little bit of leavering and persuasion.
on the go
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/QUICKY0014/DSC_0005.jpg
and the finished product
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/QUICKY0014/DSC_0008.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/QUICKY0014/DSC_0010.jpg
Just a coulpe of small things
The QA bloke missed one hole it had to be drilled out for the bolt to go in,no problem easy fix
The short bolt that fits the tapped plate needs to be about 10mm longer I got another and it meant it came through the chassis a bit and you can see the end of the bolt and it was easyer to pot the tapped hole on the inside plate
The only other thing is I may put something over the edge of the checher plate so as not to chatch a leg on the edge of it
All in all I I am very happy with your sliders Andrew, they look great

AJ120
10-04-2011, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the feedback Les. I'll look into that bolt, i was worried that going to the next length bolt would make it hit the fuel tank.

I wondered about catching on that edge when i first made my set, didn't turn out to be an issue though, it does however take a while to get used to them being wider and there fore a bit longer step to get in.

I will have stern words with the QA re that hole, lazy bugger he is :lol: I imagine it must have been the hole that the short bolt goes through in the LH rear bracket? all the others need to be the correct size to fit the jig, that one i drill out to full size after welding has been done.

I don't imagine you'll be getting big bucks for those old steps of yours, looks like they have had a hard life.

Cheers Andrew

Andy_B
29-04-2011, 07:21 AM
Hey Andrew

Just wondering if your still doing some sliders for the 90 series prado.

Thanks

Andy

Peterpilot
29-04-2011, 02:43 PM
Yes, he is doing 90 series sliders:




Anyway in between reno's and work and building up my own Prado i have managed to get the jig for the 90 series sliders finished. So i will be starting to produce them as of now

I mentioned a while ago about adding mounting points to attach scrub bars, have a look here for a picture of the mount viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=159280#p159280 (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7818&p=159280#p159280)
this is on my Prado and i will add more pics when i have the scrub bars fitted. At this stage i DO NOT intend to be producing scrub bars and selling them but am able to add the mounting points if people want to get their own made locally. Anyone with a 120 series running an ARB bar i am happy to provide the bending formula i used if this is any help.

My current plan is to have the first batch of 90 series sliders at the powder coaters mid month. I am away then, (hopefully scratching up my sliders) in the high country for a couple of weeks; and then finish them and send them out at the start of May.

I will PM those at the start of my list in the next day or two. Check the original post for pricing on the 90 series sliders and the scrub bar mounts.

Cheers Andrew

Andrew has stated he will NOT be supplying scrub bars, but for convenience here are Andrew's pictures of his scrub bar mounts:


http://s1.postimage.org/1q0oe4sas/Scrub_bars_fitted_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1q0oe4sas/) http://s1.postimage.org/1q0q1o4sk/Scrub_bars_fitted_005.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1q0q1o4sk/) http://s1.postimage.org/1q1tqkgn8/Scrub_bars_fitted_006.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1q1tqkgn8/) http://s4.postimage.org/35gafvvo/Scrub_bars_fitted_007.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/35gafvvo/)

Love your work, Andrew

Piggy
29-04-2011, 02:57 PM
It has been a while since you posted this message TP, have you had these fitted yet and if so any Pix?

Did you do anything about side air curtain sensors or are you figuring that the curtains are the least of your worries?

Cheers
OldGreyGuy

Bugger the air bags, they will go off if and when needed..

And the steps are very happily sitting on my warehouse floor about 3 feet from where they got placed when they were delivered.... no time to fit them yet...

pauljoia41
20-05-2011, 09:38 AM
Andrew,


I’m looking at purchasing a set of rock sliders/side steps for 2005 Turbo Diesel (120 series) and yours really look good.

Are you still making them? How much for a set and courier to Brisbane, 4509.

Cheers
Paul

AJ120
20-05-2011, 01:22 PM
Yes still making them, with any luck I should have a set of 90 series sliders bolted up to my mates Prado (that I used to do the prototype) this weekend and photos up not long after that. Still got a long list to make my way through, although a fair number of people seem to change their mind once it comes time to actually hand over some coin, so not sure how long the genuine list is.

There is a lot of work to develop the templates and the Jig, as well as source all the bits and pieces. No more development to do now so I should be able to knock them out a bit quicker.

Cheers Andrew

iantz
20-05-2011, 03:25 PM
AJ - I think it's only fair to ask for at least a 10% deposit from interested parties. You go to a lot of trouble only to find out people don't want them. Maybe a deposit will help keep them honest?

AJ120
20-05-2011, 08:37 PM
At this stage I have so many orders that it is almost a blessing if people back out! Just a bit annoying when someone sends you dozens of PM's that you reply to, keeping them up to date with the progress, only to have them back out at the crunch. Such is life, may look at deposits if it gets out of hand, but I like people to trust me, only seems reasonable that i should trust them.

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
21-05-2011, 03:41 PM
First pics of 90 series sliders finished and fitted.

http://s3.postimage.org/tse1un9g/90_series_sliders_009.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/tse1un9g/) http://s3.postimage.org/tsj0goqs/90_series_sliders_010.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/tsj0goqs/) http://s3.postimage.org/tsko018k/90_series_sliders_011.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/tsko018k/) http://s3.postimage.org/tsnz2q84/90_series_sliders_014.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/tsnz2q84/)

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
21-05-2011, 03:52 PM
And mounting for the 90 series.

http://s3.postimage.org/ts2h37t0/90_series_sliders_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/ts2h37t0/) http://s3.postimage.org/tt7tiw5g/90_series_sliders_002.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/tt7tiw5g/) http://s3.postimage.org/tt9h28n8/90_series_sliders_004.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/tt9h28n8/) http://s3.postimage.org/ttefoa4k/90_series_sliders_007.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/ttefoa4k/)

I went with U-bolts to attach these ones except for the LH rear which is bolted. U-bolts are 12mm Galvinised in grade 8.8. Many thanks to fellow PP'er AMTS who organised the U-bolts for me, and Iantz who delivered them last weekend.

This batch will be at the current price and I have started the next batch of 120 sliders, I will contact the next 5 on my list for them shortly, they will also be at the current price. The ones following will be subject to a price rise due to input costs going up, powder coating, steel, electricity all have gone up between a bit and a lot.

Cheers Andrew

Nema
21-05-2011, 07:16 PM
They look amazing Andrew. I cant wait to see them on my RV.

Cheers,

Dave

Schaffer
22-05-2011, 11:00 AM
Nice work Andrew. Very professional. The only issue is they look to new against the weathered look chassis. Needs the owner to get out and get them dirty ;)

Did it need some cutting of the standards guards to get the U bolt through in that last picture?

AJ120
22-05-2011, 11:47 AM
Nice work Andrew. Very professional. The only issue is they look to new against the weathered look chassis. Needs the owner to get out and get them dirty ;)

Did it need some cutting of the standards guards to get the U bolt through in that last picture?

I am leading a trip out to Sunset NP next weekend, the 90 series will be one of the 15 vehicles following me, sholud be able to find somewhere to get theem dirty, not much cahnce of testing them out on the sand hills and clay flats out there though.

Yes in that last picture I did cut the plastic gaurd that bolts underneath the chassis, we could have bolted it back on and just let it flex around the U-bolt, but we thought cutting it was the better option. That is the only modification needed to the Prado in order to fit them.

Cheers Andrew

DocK
24-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Hi Andrew - having trouble with the PMs at the moment - let me know if you have a set spare for the 120 series.
Cheers
DocK

AJ120
24-05-2011, 05:29 PM
Hi Dock, sent a PM that looks like you should get it now, if not, just checking that you want a set from the batch I am currently working on.

FISHNUT your PM box is full as well, same story, do you want a set from the current batch? Last chance before the price goes up. let me know either way if you read this.

Cheers Andrew

dman
25-05-2011, 03:21 PM
G'day, I'm interested a pair of your rock sliders. I did have a question though, as I'm not clear on where they mount. Obviously not where the original steps do?

Anyway, I'm planning a trip to Central and Western Oz, and traveling via Adelaide so I though I might be able to pick up. Is this an option?

Thanks in advance for your reply. Oh by the way, can you please confirm the price.

Dan

hdtdamo5
25-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Hi mate. I cant remember if i put my name down as a positive, or just a maybe.

Anyway, put me down as a definate.

Cheers, Damo

AJ120
25-05-2011, 05:15 PM
G'day, I'm interested a pair of your rock sliders. I did have a question though, as I'm not clear on where they mount. Obviously not where the original steps do?

Anyway, I'm planning a trip to Central and Western Oz, and traveling via Adelaide so I though I might be able to pick up. Is this an option?

Thanks in advance for your reply. Oh by the way, can you please confirm the price.

Dan

Hi Dan, not sure if you have a 90 series or 120 series? anyway the mounting is similar in either case, they attach to the chassis with either U-bolts (90 series) or plates either side of the chassis and bolts (120 series). You don't need to cut or weld the chassis at all, the only modification that might be needed to fit them is putting a cutout in a plastic gaurd on the 90 series. Pictures of the 90 series mounts in post number 96, 120 mounts pictured in first post.

Will send you a PM re the pick up and price, price rise soon, just finalising some figures before i confirm it on the thread.

Damo you were not on my list, but you are now, will send you a PM as well.

Cheers Andrew

hdtdamo5
25-05-2011, 05:23 PM
No dramas mate. I know it wont be for a while, but I can pick them up when there done. Its not to bad a drive to Loxton!

AJ120
28-05-2011, 08:38 PM
N&M4WD, cant reply to your PM due to the name change with the forum upgrade. I have asked Piggy to correct it, I will keep an eye out and PM you when your name is corrected.

Cheers Andrew

Eric61
01-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Hey Andrew

Are you still making the Rock slider/steel side steps for the 120? If so I am interested in a set. I also need to get them to Darwin so if you have sent them interstate let me know which courier you used and I will make some inquierys

Cheers

Eric

AJ120
02-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Hi Eric, yes still making them, not as fast as people are ordering them but still plugging away. For most interstate deliveries I use Kope Transport (Melbourne and Perth excepted). will PM you tonight about availability.

NOTE: Price change in first post

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
10-06-2011, 08:56 PM
Had a PPer from Melbourne drop in tonight to have a set of sliders fitted to his 90 series RV, Pics below aren't that good, but they fit the RV, which until tonight I wasn't totaly sure they would.

http://s1.postimage.org/12t86tcsk/sliders_90s_RV_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/12t86tcsk/) http://s1.postimage.org/12tggi39g/sliders_90s_RV_006.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/12tggi39g/)

Cheers Andrew

Nema
12-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the other night the sliders look great and here are a few photos of us in the Big Desert.

Cheers,
Dave

camdyson
12-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Good to hear they go on the RV ok - look nice.

Cam

BirdMan
15-06-2011, 12:39 PM
I fitted mine last weekend. Very happy with them Andrew. They are very well made and fit like a glove.
I had a small issue with the LHS front U-bolt on the inside of the chassis with some brake lines, which I had to unbolt to temporarily move out the way, but all good.
I'm still getting used to the extra 50mm or so higher I have to lift my leg to get in and now have to duck a bit more, bit that's to be expected :)

1791

AJ120
15-06-2011, 05:44 PM
Excellent stuff David. The 2 sets I have fitted I didn't have an issue with fuel lines, just slid the u bolt behind them paralllel with the chassis, and then turned it into postion. Maybe yours is slightly different?

I know the 120 steps feel quite different getting in and out when first installed, the 90 series side steps seem to hang really low, so I could well imagine that the step up into the 90 is even more of a change. It's a bit of a win win with the sliders, they offer more protection but you will not need it as often as they sit much higher than the original steps (on both models)

Cheers Andrew

REV
16-06-2011, 04:23 PM
Hi Andrew,

Any plans on doing sliders for the 150's

Cheers
Lawrie

AJ120
16-06-2011, 07:41 PM
Hi Andrew,

Any plans on doing sliders for the 150's

Cheers
Lawrie

No plans at this stage Lawrie, I could probably sell more 90 and 120 sliders if I could make them faster, so no point in adding the 150 to the repertoire at this stage.
Apart from that I don't know anyone who has a 150 I could use as a template, then the side airbag issues come into play, never say never but not at this point in time. Maybe if I go full time making 4wd accessories I might look into it.

Cheers Andrew

REV
16-06-2011, 08:16 PM
No plans at this stage Lawrie, I could probably sell more 90 and 120 sliders if I could make them faster, so no point in adding the 150 to the repertoire at this stage.
Apart from that I don't know anyone who has a 150 I could use as a template, then the side airbag issues come into play, never say never but not at this point in time. Maybe if I go full time making 4wd accessories I might look into it.

Cheers Andrew

Hi Andrew,

From what I have seen in the photo's posted and from reading the comments of your customers, I would say that going full time making 4wd accessories will always be an option that you have up your sleeve if your boss & current job gets a bit on the nose.

I didn't really expect that you would be doing the 150's yet, but you'll never know, if you don't ask.

Thanks anyway.

Cheers
Lawrie

AJ120
21-06-2011, 06:42 PM
If you live in the Melbourne area and are keen on a set of sliders I am looking at the possibility of doing a trip to Melbourne in August with the intention of delivering a few sets that I have on order for the area. I could use a few extra orders to make the trip worth while! Sliders are $720 and delivery to Melbourne would be $50 (the same as my frieght company charge to Laverton). It will mean a few late nights for me to get them ready but I will aim to fulfil any orders that I accept.

PM me if you are interested.

Cheers Andrew

Case
21-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Hey man, How much to get a set to Mackay Qld.
I assume they fit on a grande just the same
i cant remember if I has side airbags, any idea if they interfere

Case

camdyson
22-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Re the Melbourne trip, I'd be happy to drive down and pick mine up if ready by then. (I'm in east Vic)

Been meaning to ask, do you/others feel these would be ok under a HiLift jack?

Cheers,

Cam

AJ120
22-06-2011, 06:58 PM
Re the Melbourne trip, I'd be happy to drive down and pick mine up if ready by then. (I'm in east Vic)

Been meaning to ask, do you/others feel these would be ok under a HiLift jack?

Cheers,

Cam

I'll let you know if the Melbourne run becomes a definite Cam. As for the high lift, I would think they should be strong enough to jack off, I am temporarily not in possesion of my Prado, might stick the highlift under them and try when I get the old girl back. the 90 and 120 series are so similar in design if it is good enough on the 120 the 90 should be fine as well.

Cheers Andrew

cnfusedstu
24-06-2011, 12:00 PM
Hi AJ120, I would be VERY keen on a set of these for my 120 prado. I live in Darwin where freight is always an issue, but if you could find out what your usual freight company would charge to get a set up here, I will do some homework myself and see what best price I could get. What turn around time are you looking at at this stage? Also for freight purposes could you provide some detail on freight size and weight please.

Cheers Stu

camdyson
19-07-2011, 07:25 PM
Hi AJ,

Any word on that trip to Melbourne?

Cam

AJ120
19-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Hi AJ,

Any word on that trip to Melbourne?

Cam

Not looking promising at this stage, a couple of the people on my list in Melbourne haven't replied to my PM's, another is still only a maybe depending on finances, so probably not going to be worth the trip, unless something changes.

I have another 5 sets ready to go out, everyone getting one of these sets has already heard from me. I have all the parts for 10 more set (5x90 + 5x120) made, which is actually more work than assembling them, should get them all welded up in the next fortnight. I will contact people once I get a bit closer, yours should be in there Cam, just a matter of how I get them to you.

Cheers Andrew

SteveMc
19-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Hi Andrew did you get PMs from me?

Cheers Steve

camdyson
22-07-2011, 11:06 PM
No worries AJ, we'll sort something out.

Cheers,

Cam ( camdyson@gmail.com )

Btw I may be uncontactable 19-28 Aug so don't sweat if that's the case!

AJ120
23-07-2011, 06:05 PM
No plans at this stage Lawrie, I could probably sell more 90 and 120 sliders if I could make them faster, so no point in adding the 150 to the repertoire at this stage.
Apart from that I don't know anyone who has a 150 I could use as a template, then the side airbag issues come into play, never say never but not at this point in time. Maybe if I go full time making 4wd accessories I might look into it.

Cheers Andrew

Aparantly my brother and sister in law have just ordered a new 150 series;) still no plans to start making them but one less obstacle if I change my mind.

Cheers Andrew

billyo
24-07-2011, 07:32 PM
Hi AJ,
Just want to know if I'm any chance (high enough on the 90 list) to have a set in Brissy within 6 weeks. Off to the cape and need a set. No dramas if not possible, just let me know and I will have a look at other options.

Cheers

Bill

AJ120
24-07-2011, 08:11 PM
You are second on the list so every chance. I will send you a PM.

Cheers Andrew

billyo
25-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Cheers mate.
PM received. I'll call during the week.

Bill

billyo
23-08-2011, 08:30 PM
After speaking to AJ120, I was able to get a pair of sliders. They arrived from Loxton to Brisbane in about 4 days. Put them on last weekend and I'm very impressed. It has also forced me to finally learn how to put a photo up.

Some of the old!
http://s4.postimage.org/1ziue3l44/DSC_0050_2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1ziue3l44/)

http://s4.postimage.org/1zkti7ick/DSC_0049_2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1zkti7ick/)

Some of the new!
http://s4.postimage.org/1zldcno9w/DSC_0056_2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1zldcno9w/)

http://s4.postimage.org/1zlvjkhpg/DSC_0057_2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1zlvjkhpg/)

As you can see, I even gave the old girl a clean.
Thanks AJ, they are a excellent product. 18 days till my Cape trip where I'm sure they come in handy.

Cheers

Bill

AJ120
23-08-2011, 11:37 PM
Thanks AJ, they are a excellent product. 18 days till my Cape trip where I'm sure they come in handy.

Cheers

Bill

18 days but who's counting eh!

Cheers Andrew

timmay5.7
07-09-2011, 01:30 PM
Don't suppose you have the measurements etc all drawn up that you would consider selling?
The old man is a gun welder, and the postage might just kill the value in sending them over built?

AJ120
07-09-2011, 05:11 PM
Don't suppose you have the measurements etc all drawn up that you would consider selling?
The old man is a gun welder, and the postage might just kill the value in sending them over built?

No I don't have any drawings, only cut to length measurements and then everything is done from templates and Jigs. Frieght to Perth is actually one of the cheapest places to send as we have a direct frieght service from the Riverland, $70 for frieght will get a set delivered to Perth at the transport depot, depot details are here http://www.wline.com.au/depots.html

Cheers Andrew

blkd4d
07-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Andrew steps are on thanks heaps they look great

Noobie
07-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Piggy made me

Homer
08-09-2011, 11:23 PM
Any idea on freight costs to Sydney Andrew?
I'm keen on a set for my 120 too.

Cheers
Paul

AJ120
09-09-2011, 07:28 AM
Any idea on freight costs to Sydney Andrew?
I'm keen on a set for my 120 too.

Cheers
Paul

PM sent.

Cheers Andrew

Bradoes
09-09-2011, 08:21 AM
Hi andrew i have a 2000 prado and am very interested on a set
. I live in sydney though could you give me a quote for a set and delivery if you get a chance
Cheers mate
Brad

pomp2
11-09-2011, 01:18 PM
Hi AJ, I got my steps off you about 6 months ago but have only just got round to fitting them.
Im having a few problems.
The LHS step front bracket seems to be in the wrong place, its directly under the cross section of the car chassis so I cant fit the bolt.
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn36/pompeywill/step2.jpg

The square end of the step is aligned with the flare
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn36/pompeywill/step1.jpg

The L shaped bracket is also fitted
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn36/pompeywill/step3.jpg

I hope im doing something wrong.

MUMSRIG
11-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Hi AJ, I got my steps off you about 6 months ago but have only just got round to fitting them.
Im having a few problems.
I hope im doing something wrong.

What spec 120 do you have? Manual V6 is different to auto Diesel at the front crossmember for example...

pomp2
11-09-2011, 04:53 PM
What spec 120 do you have? Manual V6 is different to auto Diesel at the front crossmember for example...

Its a V6 auto, 2008
Im wondering if Toyota have changed it slightly as I enquired about a cargo barrier but apparently the 2008 model has had some changes so that the barrier no longer fits.
Maybe the chassis was altered too.:(

AJ120
11-09-2011, 06:48 PM
OK Pomp might have to work this by a process of elimination. I doubt that yours being a 2008 model would be an issue, I used my Prado for the design and mine was the last white 120 GXL Diesel sold in Australia (If you believe the salesman) any way its a 2009 model and I have made these for as early as 2004 and they have fitted no worries, so I would think that the year is unlikely to make a difference.

I doubt that I could have manufactured them incorrectly, they are made in a jig and it would be impossible for me to weld on a bracket in the wrong place.

yours is an Auto and so is mine and a number of the others that have been fitted so I would rule that out.

That leaves the fact that you have a V6, the only other person that I know who has bought a set with a V6 is Piggy, not sure if he has fitted his though, I know he hadn't only a month ago and he is away at the moment so I can't check, I honestly don't know what motors all the others have as I didn't think it would be an issue.

I have taken a picture below measuring from the body mount to the bolt, as you can see in the pic it is around the 275mm mark and the mount sits in front of the cross member, I am assuming the body mounts are the same; so maybe you could measure this distance and compare.

http://s3.postimage.org/1xel051dw/front_mount_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1xel051dw/) http://s2.postimage.org/2mqxhanj8/front_mount_002.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqxhanj8/)

Quite obviously they don't look like they are going to fit your vehicle, assuming it is because of the V6 and not some monumentul stuff up on my behalf that leaves us with what to do next. I don't think it would be very hard to find a diesel owner in Perth to take them off you so you aren't out of pocket. I would then need to look into how I could produce V6 steps if you wanted a set.

Be interested to see what measurements you get, even better if you know someone handy with a diesel to compare that would be great, unfortunately I don't know anyone less than 250k from me with a V6.

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
11-09-2011, 06:55 PM
For any 90 series boys reading the post above this doesn't apply to you. The 90 series steps have been fitted to petrol and diesel, RV, GXL, TX, and Grande and they all seem to be the same.

Cheers Andrew

Trekrider
11-09-2011, 07:02 PM
Hi Andrew, I've just made the same measurement as you show but on my V6 Auto and 275mm puts it smack bang in line with the cross member the same as Pomp. I knew there was a difference between the V6 and Diesel because according to Mitch the set he had made for Mumsrig wouldn't fit mine.

MUMSRIG
11-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Hi Andrew, I've just made the same measurement as you show but on my V6 Auto and 275mm puts it smack bang in line with the cross member the same as Pomp. I knew there was a difference between the V6 and Diesel because according to Mitch the set he had made for Mumsrig wouldn't fit mine.

Yep, that's correct... The front mount will not line up as the crossmember is in a different position. Bloody Toyota... We had MUMSRIG side by with Justo's bus and couldn't really tell by eye. It's close but it's also not close enough unfortunately. You could always take them in to somewhere such as my mate at Briffa Engineering in Malaga and tell him I sent you. He would more than likely reposition the mount for you as a cashie??

Mitch

amts
11-09-2011, 10:07 PM
Well, what do you know... I encountered the same problem when designing the bashplates. The cross member for the V6 is 75mm fwd than the diesel. This is to allow room for the left hand exhaust pipe to cross over to the right hand side.

timmay5.7
11-09-2011, 11:33 PM
Are they a similar design to Matts ones on his 120?

AJ120
12-09-2011, 07:44 AM
Are they a similar design to Matts ones on his 120?

Matt? which one? I have sold sliders to at least a couple of Matts so not sure who you are talking about.

Cheers Andrew

pomp2
12-09-2011, 09:11 AM
OK well at least Im not going mad, I studied those instructions and read through the forum over and over thinking I must have done something wrong.

Anyway I think the best option is to sell them to someone in Perth, anyone interested please pm me. Ill also send my details to AJ as he may have clients waiting.

At least we learnt something, which is the point of the forum, sharing information and all that.

camdyson
16-09-2011, 06:17 PM
Mine arrived today. All fitted - nice! Thanks AJ, all set for the big trip in a couple of weeks.

Cheers,

Cam

pauljoia41
16-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Hi Guys,

I have a order in with Andrew for rock Sliders. I have a 2005 120 GXL diesel. I'm interested in a set asap.
Cheers
Paul

AJ120
16-09-2011, 09:20 PM
Hi Paul, yours are getting close! where abouts are you located? I probably have your location somewhere but I cant find it.

Cheers Andrew

Dreamer
20-09-2011, 12:16 AM
Hi Andrew,

If you ever get around to developing and making rock sliders to fit the 150 series D4D I'll be there at the head of the queue!

Thanks,

Dreamer

timmay5.7
22-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Matt? which one? I have sold sliders to at least a couple of Matts so not sure who you are talking about.

Cheers Andrew

Matt -Mr4x4.com.au. His look like a similar design. Could just be a custom made job that turned out similar most likely though.

AJ120
22-09-2011, 05:56 PM
Hi Andrew,

If you ever get around to developing and making rock sliders to fit the 150 series D4D I'll be there at the head of the queue!

Thanks,

Dreamer

A few more crap days at work like today and I might just look into it!

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
22-09-2011, 06:00 PM
Matt -Mr4x4.com.au. His look like a similar design. Could just be a custom made job that turned out similar most likely though.

I am not sure exactly how his are done, I know he asked me a few questions before he had them made and I pressume they would be similar. Have a look at the DIY slider thread if you are thinking of making them yourself, its not rocket science.

I should be able to produce a V6 version without to many dramas, just a matter of checking out a V6 and modifying my jig to relocate the front mounts.


Cheers Andrew

Madkore
22-09-2011, 06:20 PM
I believe samo made Matt's ones - perhaps check out his rig build up...

But you're right, they do look similar.

Just wondering AJ - how do you attached the tread/checker plate on top. I was thinking that if I ever ordered a set I would like to have them colour coded to match the sort of 'gun metal' grey that Toyota seem to have used on the original side steps. To do this, I would imagine I would need to have the steps made without the tread plate attached, get the painted, then attach the tread plate myself.

AJ120
22-09-2011, 08:25 PM
Just wondering AJ - how do you attached the tread/checker plate on top. I was thinking that if I ever ordered a set I would like to have them colour coded to match the sort of 'gun metal' grey that Toyota seem to have used on the original side steps. To do this, I would imagine I would need to have the steps made without the tread plate attached, get the painted, then attach the tread plate myself.


The tread plate is attached with 3/16" stainless rivets, I could supply them with the tread plate not attached if you wanted to paint them, you need something better than a normal rivet gun to pull up the stainless rivets . I got a price for someone else to get them powder coated in a matching colour but the price was horendous.

Cheers Andrew

Madkore
25-09-2011, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the reply Andrew.

I'd imagine though if they were powdercoated first, then just painted over the top, the price wouldn't bee too bad. Even could have a shot myself.

Food for thought anyway...

evol_runner
02-10-2011, 08:09 PM
Hi Andrew, very interested in getting a set for my 90 series 2002 GXL diesel. I'm up in Brisbane. No rush needed ofcourse. Just got back from a week on fraser, first proper trip and have come back with a decent list of things i want to change/add/fix on the 90.

Regards, John

Case
05-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Pm sent about sliders for v6

I also put that i was after some scrub bars but i read that your not making them for others :-(
so don't worry about them

Case

Talktheroo
09-10-2011, 08:14 AM
Fitted my sliders yesterday on the 90 series (KZJ95R) and they fitted like a glove. Perfectly engineered, well thought out, well finished off product, Andrew. It is a credit to you and we are lucky to have a guy like you that is a member of Prado Point. Anyone thinking of doing any serious touring and 4wding, this product is a must buy high on the list of aftermarket accessories and no more bent genuine alloy side steps. You people out there that have bent them and damaged your body of your vehicle in 4wd situations know what I mean, where this product just becomes an extension of the chassis.
Thanks again, Andrew.
Talktheroo.

AJ120
16-10-2011, 08:24 PM
Just a couple of pics of the damage (or lack there of) that my sliders sustained when I had an Oops moment on one of the extreme tracks at Lancruiser Mountain Park, apart from the powder coating being scraped off they are in perfect condition and definately saved some serious damge to the Prado, in fact there was not a mark on the Prado anywhere else!

http://s3.postimage.org/vhjkvdfo/scratched_sliders_001.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/vhjkvdfo/) http://s3.postimage.org/vilm8csk/scratched_sliders_002.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/vilm8csk/)

Have a look in the 2011 GTG thread for pictures of the Oops moment.


V6 Sliders

Whilst at the GTG in QLD I measured up a V6, I will make a prototype set and once I manage to borrow a V6 to fit them up I will let everyone know when they will be in production, this will take a while as I will most likely have to do the test fit on one of the Adelaide boys car when I go down at some stage.

Currently I am not expecting to be able to supply any new orders until early next year due to the current list I already have.

Cheers Andrew

Trekrider
16-10-2011, 08:27 PM
Very impressive Andrew. Glad to hear you are looking at doing one for the V6 - no worries on timescale for me at the moment though.

Case
17-10-2011, 06:22 PM
Sounds good about the v6 ones
Put me down for a set out of the first batch
Rego just came so no worries on timeframe

amts
17-10-2011, 09:40 PM
this will take a while as I will most likely have to do the test fit on one of the Adelaide boys car when I go down at some stage.
Who's the lucky guy? :confused:

timmay5.7
17-10-2011, 09:50 PM
I nominate AMTS.

amts
17-10-2011, 09:53 PM
Thank you, I accept!

craigm
17-10-2011, 09:57 PM
A deserved recipient... After all, apparently amts is "really nice" (hope thats not a gay thing... not that theres anything wrong with that):D

AJ120
18-10-2011, 06:21 AM
Thank you, I accept!

Sounds good to me, you were already on my short list;)

Just got to get a prototype done and get to Adelaide.

Cheers Andrew

ondaboat
19-10-2011, 12:19 AM
Since your giving up your day job I guess i had better order a set to keep you busy. No rush but i'll pick them up when we have our bush welding demo at your place.

Regards Adam

AJ120
19-10-2011, 06:31 AM
No worries Adam, I will add you to the list. If people want to come up this way I might try and organise a weekend, got a good handy spot for some sand driving, maybe slip out to Sunset NP. I will check the calender and consult SWMBO.

Cheers Andrew

fourbyphil
21-10-2011, 04:15 AM
Hi Andrew,
Sliders look fantastic, can you please put me on the list. I live in jindabyne (2627) and would need them delivered unless there is a spare set lying around when i come to adelaide next month. Can you please confirm price for me so i can start preparing the minister for finance.
Cheers
Phil

sebfox
21-10-2011, 03:19 PM
Hi Andrew or anyone else

I need some help in locating images of these rock sliders. I have tried for a couple of hours and had a look at Andrew’s Prado Pics in his profile, but could not find anything showing the sliders in detail. Info and images showing the way these are mounted to the chassis are of particular interest.

I have a 2002 Prado GXL 90 series (VZJ95R) and have been looking for rock sliders for some time so I am very interested in these ones.

Thanks
Sebastien

AJ120
21-10-2011, 05:28 PM
Hi Andrew or anyone else

I need some help in locating images of these rock sliders. I have tried for a couple of hours and had a look at Andrew’s Prado Pics in his profile, but could not find anything showing the sliders in detail. Info and images showing the way these are mounted to the chassis are of particular interest.

I have a 2002 Prado GXL 90 series (VZJ95R) and have been looking for rock sliders for some time so I am very interested in these ones.

Thanks
Sebastien

In the first post in this thread it lists the post number to find the various pics including mounting pics for each model. Post # 95 and 96 I think for the 90 series. Various others who have fitted 90 series sliders have posted pics after that as well. It has a description of the mounting and the grade of U bolts in those posts as well.

Let me know if your interested, It looks like I may have some 90 series sliders available very soon, haven't heard back from some on my list so I might actually be close to catching up on the 90's.

Cheers Andrew

fourbyphil
03-11-2011, 03:21 PM
Hi Andrew,
I recently asked if you could add me to the list for a set of 120 sliders. I live in jindabyne but am coming to adelaide next month, so could pick up if you had a spare set lying around. If not happy to wait and i can organise some freight.
Cheers
Phil

AJ120
03-11-2011, 04:20 PM
Hi Andrew,
I recently asked if you could add me to the list for a set of 120 sliders. I live in jindabyne but am coming to adelaide next month, so could pick up if you had a spare set lying around. If not happy to wait and i can organise some freight.
Cheers
Phil

Sorry Phil, missed that post somehow. Chances of me having a spare set lying around next month is less than none, early next year is the current ETA for sliders ordered now, I have 3 weeks forced leave over Christmas new year so expect to be able to weld a number of sets together in that period, powder coaters however have their annual break at the same time. I expect to be able to start collecting them from the powder coaters late January for delivery late january or February. Thats the plan anyway. (you are now on the list)

Still working on the prototype for the V6 version, unfortunatally this means that I have to rebuild my jig as I cant make both V6 and diesel in the same jig as things stand. I am however taking the opportunity to change the mounting design for the diesel version and streamline a few things so I can make them a better product and a bit easier to fit.

I will let people know when I am getting close with the V6 version, I had hoped to be able to test fit a set this weekend while I am in Adelaide however things have conspired against me and I haven't had a chance to get a prototype set made yet.

Cheers Andrew

AJ120
12-11-2011, 10:00 PM
90 series sliders

I currently have 2 sets of 90 series sliders available for immediate delivery if anyone wants a set. Same old story people get shy and don't want to talk to me when I ask for payment, so first in best dressed.

Cheers Andrew

whitey660
19-11-2011, 09:21 AM
90 series sliders

I currently have 2 sets of 90 series sliders available for immediate delivery if anyone wants a set. Same old story people get shy and don't want to talk to me when I ask for payment, so first in best dressed.

Cheers Andrew

Still available? I am in Sydney.

Steve M
19-11-2011, 11:04 AM
Hi Andrew, interested in a set for my 120 series V6 when you have some up and ready after xmas, PM me if you need some $$ deposited into account for deposit. Cheers Steve

AJ120
21-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Still available? I am in Sydney.

Yes, PM sent!



Hi Andrew, interested in a set for my 120 series V6 when you have some up and ready after xmas, PM me if you need some $$ deposited into account for deposit. Cheers Steve

I have added you to the list Steve. I may start asking for deposits when I start each new batch if people continue to change their mind. I will let you know when and if I require a deposit.

Cheers Andrew

sapradogxl
22-11-2011, 11:38 AM
AJ,

Looking to see hwo good those V6 sliders look on the car this weekend... I reckon some pics will be poste dup after the fit-out, lets hope the sand is kind!!

Dave

AJ120
22-11-2011, 12:13 PM
AJ,

Looking to see hwo good those V6 sliders look on the car this weekend... I reckon some pics will be poste dup after the fit-out, lets hope the sand is kind!!

Dave

Lets hope they fit, I measured a Prado in QLD, made them in Loxton and am test fitting on Goolwa beach! I imagine if they dont fit we will see even more pictures than if they do.

OH and they are going to look crap anyway cause they are only tack welded together, no powdercoating or tread plate, but I guess that won't stop you from posting pics either:D

Cheers Andrew

amts
22-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Put me on the list for the V6 set.

AJ120
22-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Put me on the list for the V6 set.

Done.

Cheers Andrew

GXL05
22-11-2011, 08:36 PM
hi Andrew,
am i still in the list for the v6......

AJ120
22-11-2011, 09:12 PM
hi Andrew,
am i still in the list for the v6......

Yes you are on the list, very very close to the top of the list now, and now I know you have a V6. If the test fit goes well on the weekend you can expect yours to be in the next batch which will probably be getting on towards Christmas by the time they are ready to be sent. If I still have to make alterations to the V6 version I would expect late January early Feb I should have the next lot ready.

Cheers Andrew

Case
23-11-2011, 10:29 AM
Sounding good ( i assume i'm still on the list)
The special spot in my bank account that HAD a grand for v6 steps in them got raided last week (stupid food fridge carked it) so now i am franticly saving again so i have enough when there built
Give us a yell if you want a deposit
can you give me the dimensions and your post code so i can price couriers

Case :p

GXL05
23-11-2011, 08:44 PM
hi Andrew,
thanks for that,,just letme know when you need a deposit
or the full amount...

nick..

pradi2
02-12-2011, 06:35 PM
gday andrew interested in a set of rock sliders what date roughly would be your next batch if i made an order.so i can get fundings on the way.

AJ120
03-12-2011, 09:45 AM
gday andrew interested in a set of rock sliders what date roughly would be your next batch if i made an order.so i can get fundings on the way.

Next batch will be ready around christmas, however those are all spoken for, same as the next batch, and the next! Hard to say really but I would think we are probably looking at April ish before I will have covered the current orders. Let me know if you want to go on the list.

Cheers Andrew

Tei
03-12-2011, 11:31 AM
Lock me in for a set please Andrew. 120 series D4D.

Tei.

mrkrinkle
03-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Put me on the list too please Andrew ;-)

90 series v6 petrol...

Thanks

AJ120
04-12-2011, 05:49 AM
Tei, no worries I have put you on the list.

Mr Krinkle, sent you a PM as I have 1 set of 90 series sliders available now.

Cheers Andrew

pradi2
04-12-2011, 04:55 PM
put me in for april mate plenty of time for funding.let me know when you need deposit

LiveFreeAndRoam
05-12-2011, 07:21 AM
And keep me on the list for a 150 set please.

LFaR.

Richoson
05-12-2011, 08:56 AM
And keep me on the list for a 150 set please.

LFaR.

Matt

You sure you want another set of rocksliders for the new baby?

See ya on then tracks, Richo.

PS: Your active this morning :)

AJ120
05-12-2011, 12:07 PM
And keep me on the list for a 150 set please.

LFaR.

Hi Matt

No plans to make 150 sliders at this point. I can't even keep up with the 90 and 120 series orders.

Cheers Andrew

LiveFreeAndRoam
05-12-2011, 01:26 PM
No plans to make 150 sliders at this point. I can't even keep up with the 90 and 120 series orders.

Ooops, sorry Andrew. I posted in the wrong thread!

I'll try that post again in AMTS' bash-plate thread.

LFaR.

amts
05-12-2011, 01:50 PM
Ooops, sorry Andrew. I posted in the wrong thread!

I'll try that post again in AMTS' bash-plate thread.

LFaR.
Noted... ;)

Peterpilot
06-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Andrew,

Please add me to the list for a 120 series V6 set.

AJ120
07-12-2011, 08:46 PM
No worries Peter you are on the list. Here is the bending formula I used for my scrub bars that you requested.

Right to left feed

RHS
130mm @ 0 degrees bend 72 degrees
750mm @ 222 degrees bend 70 degrees
1400mm @ 311 degrees bend 25 degrees
Overall length 1720mm

LHS
130mm @ 0 degrees bend 72 degrees
750mm @ 138 degrees bend 70 degrees
1400mm @ 49 degrees bend 25 degrees
Overall length 1720mm

Cheers Andrew

Tei
08-12-2011, 03:40 PM
Hey Andrew, could you please add to my order the additional mount points for scrub bars.

Thanks, Tei.

Steve M
08-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Hey Tei, do you have an ARB bar or what bar do you have ?? I never thought of getting Andrew to do that, I have the toyota sovereign bar, not sure it would look any good with brush bars running down from it ?? cant say I have seen it anywhere ?? Would look fine with ARB or steel bar...Cheers Steve

AJ120
08-12-2011, 04:27 PM
No problem Tei. I haven't gone sown the deposit path for standard sliders at this stage, however those wanting anything a bit different such as the scrub bar mounts I will probably ask for a deposit befor i start making them. I will contact those people when I am close to startign their orders.

Cheers Andrew

Tei
09-12-2011, 07:23 AM
Hey Tei, do you have an ARB bar or what bar do you have ?? I never thought of getting Andrew to do that, I have the toyota sovereign bar, not sure it would look any good with brush bars running down from it ?? cant say I have seen it anywhere ?? Would look fine with ARB or steel bar...Cheers Steve

Steve, yes I have the ARB bar, if I had the sovereign bar Im not sure I would bother with scrub bar mount points unless I was thinking of getting a steel bar down the track! Though alloy scrub bars might just be the thing that sets you apart from the rest albeit not that practical...

Case
09-12-2011, 07:30 AM
Whack me down for scrub bar mounts Please


Case

Steve M
09-12-2011, 09:14 AM
I will have to go back through the post and see if I can find some pictures of the points of attachment for the scrub bars and if they wont be in the way as such then I will get them added to the sliders. It wouldnt take much to get some piping bent up to suit if I got a steel bar at a later date. Will do some more homework in the next few days. Cheers Steve

Peterpilot
18-12-2011, 11:35 PM
I will have to go back through the post and see if I can find some pictures of the points of attachment for the scrub bars and if they wont be in the way as such then I will get them added to the sliders. It wouldnt take much to get some piping bent up to suit if I got a steel bar at a later date. Will do some more homework in the next few days. Cheers Steve
Look here: http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?15958-AJ120s-2009-D4D-and-DIY-camper-trailer&p=276861&viewfull=1#post276861
and here: http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?15958-AJ120s-2009-D4D-and-DIY-camper-trailer&p=278187&viewfull=1#post278187

dpfeathers
27-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Hi Andrew, what is the new price on the 90 series sliders with brush bar mounts? and how much for postage to Central Coast NSW 2251.
Cheers Mate
Dave

Whatever
14-01-2012, 06:22 AM
Hey Andrew sorry think I put this question in your build thread. Was wondering do u have pictures of the slides and brush bars fitted to your car side on profile to see how they look? Thanks and what was the brush bars price with the sliders I have a 06 prado odiesel auto thanks mate.

AJ120
14-01-2012, 07:47 AM
I am not making scrub bars for people, too difficult to get them accurate enough without having the vehicle they are going on at hand.

Photos at post #110 and #113 in my rig build. Here is a recent picture.
http://s15.postimage.org/6gw492nl3/Bendleby_recce_November_2011_021.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/6gw492nl3/)

The top bend on my scrub bars has a smaller radius then I would have ideally liked, however that was as good as I could get with the equipment available to me at the time. I have my eye on a new pipe bender, might redo them if that comes together.

I have numerous sets of sliders all but ready to go, I have changed the mounting system for the 120 series to be U bolts; the same as the 90 series, better and easier IMO. Due to the silly season I am having some delays in getting the U-bolts. Hopefully I will get an ETA for them in the coming week, I will then start contacted those on my list.

Cheers Andrew

Strahan
16-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Hi Andrew, been away for a bit and just wanting to confirm my interest in a set of sliders for a V6 120 series,
Cheers Strahan

AJ120
16-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Hi Andrew, been away for a bit and just wanting to confirm my interest in a set of sliders for a V6 120 series,
Cheers Strahan

You are added to the list! Fancy these being in such demand that I will now be exporting them overseas:D

Cheers Andrew

Ghost
02-02-2012, 07:47 AM
How are the u bolts coming along??

Cheers

Craig

AJ120
02-02-2012, 05:46 PM
How are the u bolts coming along??

Cheers

Craig

I was in Adelaide today and hoped to pick them up, unfortunately they were only going to the galvanizers today, hopefully I will get them next week and can then start arranging to move some of the many sets of sliders I have in the shed.

Cheers Andrew

kav
03-02-2012, 07:44 AM
hi aj im in the market for a set for a v6 auto 120 . are you able to give an estimation time frame . thanks . kav

AJ120
03-02-2012, 12:10 PM
its only an estimate kav but I would think I am getting out to May/June before I could supply something.

Cheers Andrew

Ghost
03-02-2012, 03:28 PM
I was in Adelaide today and hoped to pick them up, unfortunately they were only going to the galvanizers today, hopefully I will get them next week and can then start arranging to move some of the many sets of sliders I have in the shed.

Cheers Andrew

Cheers Andrea!! Looking forward to adding them to the prado soon,

Cheers

Craig

ghorne68
14-02-2012, 08:19 PM
Hey Andrew,

Thanks for the info about the sliders that I requested.

I only thought the other night have you thought about selling these in kit form?
Just the pieces all ready to be welded up and finished by the person installing them.
Would possibly save you heaps of time and allow the owner to feel like they are actually building them and customising their own truck.

Just a thought I had.

Greg

Steve M
14-02-2012, 08:53 PM
I'll have my'n welded and ready to go thanks Andrew, I couldnt weld one bit of metal to another to save my life......When there ready thankyou lol.......Cheers Steve

AJ120
15-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Hey Andrew,

Thanks for the info about the sliders that I requested.

I only thought the other night have you thought about selling these in kit form?
Just the pieces all ready to be welded up and finished by the person installing them.
Would possibly save you heaps of time and allow the owner to feel like they are actually building them and customising their own truck.

Just a thought I had.

Greg

I can't say as I had thought of that before! Actually welding them together for me is relatively quick as I just put them in the jig and weld them up, for anyone else it would be a major job as you don't have the benifit of the jig. Making all the parts is the reall time consuming part. I also tend to think that if people have the skills to weld them up then they are more inclined to do the whole job themselves.

The U bolts have arrived so I will start messaging people on my list tonight so I can send out a heap of sets.

Cheers Andrew

Strahan
15-02-2012, 12:34 PM
Looking forward to seeing the sliders. My steps have nearly fallen off completely...

AJ120
15-02-2012, 09:26 PM
Looking forward to seeing the sliders. My steps have nearly fallen off completely...

Sorry Strahan, yours are not in the current batch (you have a V6 right) Working on a heap of V6 sets at the moment, I will let you know when they are ready.

Cheers Andrew

Bushbasher
16-02-2012, 07:26 PM
How about a set for me supplied at the GTG? You could then help me bolt them on!

AJ120
16-02-2012, 08:54 PM
How about a set for me supplied at the GTG? You could then help me bolt them on!

That would be no problem at all, shall I put you down as a definite then bushy?

Anyone else want a set fitted whilst you are in Loxton for the GTG??

Cheers Andrew

fourbyphil
17-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Me too Andrew, saves on courier costs !
Cheers
Phil

Strahan
17-02-2012, 03:39 PM
No problem Andrew, will be they be available before May? Hoping to head off then. Will be coming through that way.

Bushbasher
17-02-2012, 08:29 PM
That would be no problem at all, shall I put you down as a definite then bushy?

Anyone else want a set fitted whilst you are in Loxton for the GTG??

Cheers Andrew
Yes, for sure. I'm coming over to Pt Augusta and up through Coober Pedy in June but won't be going any further east so I will just leave it until then at GTG.

mastermanoj
19-03-2012, 01:06 PM
Hello AJ120

DId you receive a PM for the 90 series sliders

AJ120
19-03-2012, 06:53 PM
My apologies to those waiting on sliders, particularly the V6 sliders.

Here is the short version of a very long story. Apart from a million small issues and interuptions, a couple of weeks ago my welder went bang, shot out a cloud of smoke; and inspection revealed a mass of melted internal components. Things like this happen when you work something to its limit for extended periods, and I couldn't even get a warranty claim after 26 years.

Anyway I bit the bullet and bought a brand new top of the range brand name welder that would be totally up to the demands of the job, so 2 weeks later I was back in production. My new welder lasted more like 26 minutes before I could no longer use it due to some out of the box manufacturing faults, that has now ebeen returned for warranty and I expect that to be around 2 weeks or so befoere I see it back.

About the same time I hope to get the new welder back I am leaving for 2 1/2 weeks to travel across the Simpson Desert, so obviously no slider making at that time either. Anyway the combination of all those things and a few more mean that I will be around 6 - 8 weeks behind where I might have thought I would be.

Sorry for the inconvenience, thank you for your patience.

Cheers Andrew.

Steve M
19-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Mate no issues what so ever. When there ready, there ready. Problem is now I will spend the money again on some thing else lol. No problems and enjoy your trip lucky bastard lol.....................All the best and have a safe one.....Cheers Steve

Richoson
19-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Hi Andrew

Surely a man of your skills could find three batteries, a couple of bits of cable, a few welding rods, some old sunnies and a pepsi box and keep production going?

See ya on the tracks, Richo.

Trekrider
19-03-2012, 07:54 PM
Looks like I lucked in then Andrew, Sliders arrived today and now fitted. Fantastic job there mate - very happy camper here :)

AJ120
19-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Hi Andrew

Surely a man of your skills could find three batteries, a couple of bits of cable, a few welding rods, some old sunnies and a pepsi box and keep production going?

See ya on the tracks, Richo.

Don't worry Richo, the thought had crossed my mind:D

I am actually welding up a storage system for the back seat area at the moment, I managed to borrow a mig from a mate, but it is only a toy, not upto putting sliders together.

Glad they went on OK Trekky.

Cheers Andrew

Ghost
19-03-2012, 10:02 PM
Hoping northern kope actually finally ship mine sometime..... Instead of mucking around... I swear they just know how much I want them.......

KIMBOPRADO
19-03-2012, 10:12 PM
Hi Andrew

Just saw the VW Amarok Canyon concept ute

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/wheels-vw-amarok-canyon-concept/story-fn9y0ah4-1226300674601


"The lowest points of the Amarok look to be step boards that run down the side of the crew cab and these appear to severely affect the ground clearance. But the steps actually fold away when the Amarok starts moving"

Nice idea for your next upgrade?

Trekrider
19-03-2012, 10:30 PM
Glad they went on OK Trekky.

Cheers Andrew
The rear mount on the passenger side was 'fun' but other than that too easy :) Took about 10 minutes to get the driver's side done - bit longer for the passenger side though.

Hpycmpr
24-03-2012, 07:13 PM
What's the current delivery time line on these? Looks like you have just sent a batch out would I be the first of the next 5?

SGS
29-03-2012, 05:40 PM
Hi Andrew,
I too would like a set of sliders for my 2008 D4D Auto.
I am in Sydney, please advise when available and if anyone else is in Sydney so we can save on freight to get them here.
Also what would be the freight cost?
Thank you.

AJ120
29-03-2012, 06:38 PM
Sent you a PM SGS.

I at least now have my welder back from its warrranty work and all seems to working OK.

I am heading to the Simpson Desert in the morning so will be off line for a few weeks, I will be in touch with those waiting for sliders as I have them ready when I return.

Cheers Andrew

glen_ep
17-04-2012, 08:40 AM
http://s3.postimage.org/134dvdrus/90_Series_sliders_008.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/134dvdrus/)


Sorry Andrew, but I must point out that the 95 series rear/passenger mounting design is seriously flawed (IMO). Not only does it appear weak, but it's also relying on the lower control arm mount. That mount is a known weakness on these models and 4runners, for two reasons: the mount has a weak design from factory, and, it hangs very low, just waiting to be snagged when rock crawling.

I've hit mine once and scraped it a couple times, the damage is starting to show, so I'll be needing to re-enforce this mount on my rig. Add rock sliders to that mount and its asking for failure.

* EDIT: on that photo, right at the bottom of the LCA mount, you can see the way it's built with folded steel towards the front of the vehicle. That front side is the weak spot.

AJ120
18-04-2012, 12:25 AM
I have spoken to Glen via PM and asked that he correct a few things which he has not, so I will.

Glen has never even seen a set of my sliders, he has no background in meachanical engineering nor has he any significant experience in matel fabrication and design.

I am happy to get feedback on my sliders from those people that have actual experience with them or base their opinions on sound logic or experience. Suffice to say that I do not agree with Glens assesment of my product. My many years experience in helping with, or on my own designing and constructing everything from vehicle chassis's to sheds, to broad acre farm machinery to heavy industrial equipment and not to mention 4wd accessories including bull bars and of course my sliders gives me confidence that my design is more than suitable for the purpose. In fact the problems described by Glen could well be improved by the addition of my sliders as they could provide extra strength to the area in question rather than weaken it.

I encourage anyone concerned about the design to look through the thread and feel free to contact anyone that has bought a set and ask their opinion, I have every confidence that they will give a favourable report.

Of course as with any product if you want to take it to extreme limits then there is always a risk of failure, but might I suggest if you are regularly taking your Prado to the extremes that would cause my sliders to fail then you are probably driving the wrong vehicle.

Cheers Andrew

Torrie 72
18-04-2012, 01:58 AM
I look forward to getting mine and giving them a good bashing AJ - I have no doubt they will be more than capable. I'd be happy for anyone to stick their head under the prado and check the sliders out at the GTG. God knows there's plenty of room now :roll:
Cheers, Ben.

williade
18-04-2012, 05:04 AM
I have withdrawn my comments after Andrew's (AJ120) private messages adopted a very agressive tone with personal attacks on my intelligence.

As I no longer own a 90 series I don't feel passionate enough about this issue to tolerate abuse from AJ120.

I am however glad that glen_ep has kindly provided links to reading material so others can make up their own minds before purchasing.

glen_ep
18-04-2012, 07:48 AM
I made that post for the benefit of others. Andrew has cornered the market here on PP, so I feel members need to be reminded that these are not the ONLY sliders they could aspire to. Rather than argue about qualifications or offroading experience, I will leave it to people to make their own decisions.

Below is (IMO) a better example of a rear passenger mounting system, which will place all force on the chassis, rather than a suspension mount:

- http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?22049-Rock-slider-side-steps-and-brush-bars/page2&highlight=slider


Also, some threads of people experiencing issues with their LCA mount:

- http://www.yotatech.com/f37/rear-lca-mount-skids-spy-photo-234763/
- http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-gen-t4rs/73532-lower-control-arm-mount-skids.html
- http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/274058-rear-control-arm-mount-ramp-sliders.html

^ I've included these links not as a guide or recommendation, but simply to bring awareness to fellow PP'ers so they can think about this issue for themselves.

One final note: What will happen if your rear LCA mount breaks when offroading, how will you drive home? Or even worse, what if it is fatigued and you are not aware?

Hibbo
18-04-2012, 08:06 AM
I just fitted my sliders from AJ to my 120 and, even though i am sure the mounting system would be different to the 90 Series, I am very happy with them. I did a night run last Friday night which resulted me in throwing the entire vehicle sideways into the side of a very high and rocky rut, and upon inspection the next day i couldn't even see a scratch. Very strong and sturdy. Thanks AJ, I am sure you just saved my doors from damage.
Cheers.

AJ120
18-04-2012, 01:09 PM
I just fitted my sliders from AJ to my 120 and, even though i am sure the mounting system would be different to the 90 Series, I am very happy with them. I did a night run last Friday night which resulted me in throwing the entire vehicle sideways into the side of a very high and rocky rut, and upon inspection the next day i couldn't even see a scratch. Very strong and sturdy. Thanks AJ, I am sure you just saved my doors from damage.
Cheers.



No worries Brad, glad to hear it.

Cheers Andrew

iantz
18-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Wow: I'm a bit surprised that in a FOR SALE thread, people who obviously aren't interested in a product feel the need to pipe up and criticize it?? Why not flag something like this with AJ via a PM or some-sort if you were really that concerned? Better yet, manufacture and sell your own f'ing sliders if you're that opinionated!

Trekrider
18-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Wow: I'm a bit surprised that in a FOR SALE thread, people who obviously aren't interested in a product feel the need to pipe up and criticize it?? Why not flag something like this with AJ via a PM or some-sort if you were really that concerned? Better yet, manufacture and sell your own f'ing sliders if you're that opinionated!
Totally agree with you there - this is a For Sale thread not a discussion thread. If you don't like it don't buy it!