GU Patrol Sidesteps

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 21:16
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Hi, I have purchased a GU Patrol and do a fair bit of off road driving (rocks/mud/dirt). The side steps are not coping with the rocks and I have bent the brackets to a point where I can not get them off the steps. Can anyone offer advice on ARB side rails or something similar. I want to use these with a 2 inch lift but would appreciate any comments or experiences before I start spending money. Paul.
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Reply By: Matt M - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 21:38

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 21:38
Serioiusly I would look at gettin a pair of sliders made up, they loop off the chassis and give tyou a strong point to protect you sills for real!
If you do lift the truck you would have the ARB rails hanging too low and then have to get them modified! At least witht he sliders you can make them up for the 2" lift!

Goodluck!
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Follow Up By: Paul - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:05

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:05
Thanks Matt M, basically they are just like the side steps except they are flat on the bottom instead of having the brackets below the factory steps. Is this right?
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Follow Up By: Matt M - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:38

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:38
Yeah sort of, they are solid tube, so there is nothing to catch, unlike step which have brackets etc hanging lower!

The sliders will bolt straight to the chassis and that is what supports the weight not the body of the truck!good also for jacking points etc and can make a reasonable step, although mine would not stick out far enough to get a good perch, that defeats the purpose of having them under the sills to protect the body!

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:49

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:49
Sliders

Georges site is VERY good, check his sliders for ideas.

Anyway what do you expect from Alloy side steps V rock?

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:47

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:47
Rock 1
Alloy Steps 0

GAME OVERLaterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 10:25

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 10:25
Hi, Just to let you know, we have made a Jig up for making these.
We have a LWB JIG and a ute Jig - both for GU patrols.
Just fitted mine on, sprayed them in 2-pak black, I can jack off them, and they dont stick out past the body work much.
I dont really want to go into manufacturing them as were flat out making our battery chargers, but for the right money, anythings possible!
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:48

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:48
Put up some photos and then lets talk dollars.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:50

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:50
Theres a large market out there dude!!

www.outerlimits4x4.com dudes there would be interested as well....
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 00:25

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 00:25
where ya at mick im looking now too .
talk turkey?1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Reply By: Mick - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 08:54

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 08:54
Give me a call in Sydney at 02 9620 1208, might be a bit of pocket money in it for me.
Yes im a good welder, i have done 3 years at tafe welding!
I dont have a digital camera, my parents have it at Ningaloo reef the buggers.
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