Heensworth

Gear Grinder
Mar 12, 2017
13
Ontario
First Name
Jordan
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1952
I am new to the forum so I don't know how much people on this forum wheel but I figured any forum with a bunch of CJ owners must have some guys who wheel. I searched in the search bar for any information on rock sliders for a 3A but couldn't find anything on rock sliders at all.

I wanted to get/build some rock sliders so i don't beat the crap out of the body when i'm out on the trails I was curious if anyone else has either bought sliders for a 3A and could point me in the right direction, or have built them and could tell me where the best mounting location is. Lastly I was thinking about Line-x ing the sliders because I know the owner of the local Line-x and would get a good deal, would it be worthwhile?

Thanks
 

Pivnic

Well Oiled
Nov 24, 2009
3,909
Conifer, Colorado
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1957
Hi Jordan. I fabricated my own Rock Guards for my 57 Willys Pickup. IF you can weld, making your own will save you some $$$ and you can make what you want. Pivnic
 

Heensworth

Gear Grinder
Mar 12, 2017
13
Ontario
First Name
Jordan
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1952
Yes i can weld so you're right it would make more sense to build them when i have time. Where did you mount yours? Did you just weld it to the frame rails?
 

dahreno

Well Oiled
Mar 21, 2012
1,864
Reno
First Name
Dave
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1961
As far as I'm concerned, anything other then welded/bolted to the frame are just steps.
 

Heensworth

Gear Grinder
Mar 12, 2017
13
Ontario
First Name
Jordan
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1952
Alright i will weld them up to the frame. Any thoughts on linex coating the rock sliders? Worthwhile or waste of money?
 

dahreno

Well Oiled
Mar 21, 2012
1,864
Reno
First Name
Dave
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1961
I'm sure you could find sliders that would work for your Jeep but making them wouldn't be a bad idea. I have a tendency of slamming mine on rocks and no matter what you put on them will scratch off. I would rattle can them, that way it's easy to touch them up when needed.
 

Heensworth

Gear Grinder
Mar 12, 2017
13
Ontario
First Name
Jordan
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1952
I might as well make them, that way I don't have to get screwed by shipping and import fees. Also if they break or get dinged it's just my work and not something I bought, so like you said, rattle can!
 

psychodelicdan

Precision Fit
Aug 6, 2015
507
Everett Washington
First Name
Dan
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
On my CJ 5 I simply bolted a 1-1/2" by 3-1/6" angle iron to the bottom edge of the body. Used stainless steel angle on the in laws FJ- 40 . They've been beat a lot and still looks newish.


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