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Project MULE - Expedition build on a 1991 1500 4x4 Suburban

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The roof rack wiring is finally getting done.

 

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I just have to clean them up and give them a fresh coat of white paint and I officially have an entire matching set of wheels for the Mule and the trailer.

 

Good old stock steelies. 16x6.5 4" backspacing and a 3024lbs load 80psi max.

 

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It's been busy around here but I am finally getting back to the sliders.

 

I have the passenger side mounted up. I am finishing tacking in the frame legs today on that side. If I am lucky i may have the driver side tacked together by this evening.

 

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Those are looking real nice! Your welding skills are making me very envious!

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Are the bushing arms, the frame legs? How does the bushing come into play?

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Both sides are welded up and re installed for final fitment check. I am still waiting to hear back from powder coating on the estimate.

 

The expanded mesh was added so the dogs don't break their legs getting caught between the tube and box iron when they jump up. Plus it will add traction for us when muddy or icy.

 

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Are the bushing arms, the frame legs? How does the bushing come into play?

 

Since this is a body on frame and being a long wheelbase their is shifting between the two. Granted its very minute but the bushings are there to offer that shifting difference. This was actually an idea I got from a couple of other guys on a Chevy forum and it works pretty good.

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I probably need to form my questions better. I meant, where are you mounting these? I have seen similar set ups with roll cage tie-ins. I just assumed you were tying the sliders to the from, and not the body.

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The sliders are bolted a long the full length of the pinch seam. and then two legs evenly spaced apart on the slider go inboard to the frame. At the end of the legs are the bushings. these bolt tot he frame with some tabs I welded on.

 

its frame and body mounted. The ones you see tied in with a cage are usually tied into the frame as well.

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