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Nope, it's cutting the bottom off the rocker (shortening the height, not the length) and then replacing it with some tubing. Gives more clearance for rocks, bets rid of a (usually) rusty piece of sheet metal and replaces it with something that can take it's knocks as a rock slider.
That would NARROW the rocker - 2 me - rather then shorten, but I'm not a recreational user. All new to this 33 yr owner who uses vehicle as wrker round here on the gradients, swamps, fields and woods.

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To narrow is to make it not as wide, to shorten is to make it not as tall.

See the shorter or not as tall rocker, in the 1st pic? The red lines on the rocker is a for sure plan, the rest are a tentative trim plan.

Here is the roll cage to frame tie in plan.
 
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"Pic worth 1,000 wrds."
glad U cont 2 tie into the frame/cage. Many do not.
Several have 'canted' the slider - lower on the frame inner side / higher on the door outer side - claiming it's a good angle for staying off the rock (true meaning of 'slider') once you've slo motion empaled urself on them…

Continues to B a well thought out, quality project! Thank you for allowing us to follow along!

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My plan is to mod the rock rails like my front and rear bumpers to accept my 8k winch (on a slide in receiver set up) so I can winch from the side also.


I am trying to get the skid steer from the bro inlaw to flex/tire stuff test it this weekend.
 
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that frnt bumper 1 1/2 inch tube?
how big?
 
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New bumpers front and rear from a while back. I think 2x4?

I welded long tubes on both bumper backside and then these brackets were put into the inside the frame rails frame and bolted and welded all the way around.

Still a project. With the back half of the roll cage, the inner fenderwell tool boxes fit great and so does the 35" spare.
 
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newer frnt bumper - what diameter?

I saw a new front tube bumper. It has just bout the right diameter.
The old rear bumper looks like it's still on but of less interest in my inquiry about the tube diameter up frontů
The '77 I cut up (10 yrs. ago?) to update my '70 had a huge (4 inch?) diameter tube. I created a hoist from it for the logs when skidin them up to the neighbor's. I held up some 1 inch tubes and they were too small. I'm thinking 1.5 - 2.5 inch will make a nice frnt bumper (has to avoid a sno plow, a winch and eventual 10 inch auger). Just not sure the size - yours looks like a size I could go out and get a of scrap to try.
 
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Old front tube bumper when I 1st got it. 2 main cross bars 3 1/2" OD each, top loop 3".

Old rear tube cross bars 3" OD each.

New front and rear bumpers are the same, 2"OD X 4" OD Rectangle tubing. Tapered off to 3 1/8" on the ends.

They came on the 79 Bronco tough truck and I modded them (cut the ends off) to fit width wise when I did the new cage work.

I left the ends open, so I can get my highlift jack tongue tip in there.
 
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Mini flex test with a rock in the field and a small creek crossing. Yes I am going to have to trim the front inner fenderwell for sure.

And this was a mild flex test, I am also sure some of the outer fender will have to come off in order to run these tires and get the most out of the flex.
 
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But I sure do like the new tires.
 
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new tires/beadLocks

U've certainly gone 'the next step' w/the new tires.

I keep lookin @ the pic on this 13th page and it seems like 2 (if not 3) different trucks! Guess I'm just as befuddled as everů.

Hope ur enjoyin the spring/trails/extra light
 
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Same Bronco mod after mod. Post #182 has some pics that are not my Bronco, just ideas.
 
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Yeah, #182 pertained to the "OD dia. of the bumper tube" Q asked earlier.
'S OK, no matter.

Enjoy this weather, new tires!
 
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Post #188 had these answers in the 1st part, then the new bumper info.


Old front tube bumper when I 1st got it. 2 main cross bars 3 1/2" OD each, top loop 3".

Old rear tube cross bars 3" OD each.
 
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top pic # 182

sorry, 3 different vehicles:
* shiny red W/hard, home fabed flairs ( a below shot of rocker @ 1 point )
* red (w/ orig. white race stripe circa '76)
* ur own.
Bumper Q is about (someone else's)1 seen in several shots, 1 of which is @ top of #182.

All set, tho - no response needed.
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