Alright We got a lot done this weekend.
Sliders are on, Bed is Bobbed and Dove tailed.
The plan is to get 85Xtra cabs Ausie and longs installed before the colorado jamboree as well.
Here are the sliders. They are welded with 1/4" scab plates at diamonds. the gussets run to the top of the frame and are also made of 1/4" plate. They sit nice and tight with the 20* angle and give a good amount of protection from the side.
Here is the bed. We bobbed it 9 inches and took it in 6 inches on both sides. I would have liked to have bobbed it a little more but I couldn't with the chevy springs. I think it turned out real nice but still needs to be finished up. On the dove tail we used a laser on the ceiling to draw the lines. we drew them over the wheel wells so that we wouldn't have to mess with any of the mounts. It is real nice because we dont really lose any bed space, except behind the wheel wells, the space between the wheel wells stays the same.
tacked back together
lined out for the dove tail
everything tied together
took it out a little bit after we wrapped it up.