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Old March 20th, 2015, 04:56 PM
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Installing running boards fitting question

I can't seem to get the running boards lined up just right so athat the bolts fit the cutouts in the rear outrigger.

Anyone have any advice?

Also, I'm sure this is the front end of the running board but I have been wrong once or twice before...

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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:06 PM
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You're missing a reinforcement piece of metal as well. At least, the original style used one and it keeps the bars from torquing. Can't imagine these would be that different.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:11 PM
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You're missing a reinforcement piece of metal as well. At least, the original style used one and it keeps the bars from torquing. Can't imagine these would be that different.

You mean this?

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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:16 PM
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Yup. Ok. You're all set then. Orientation is correct. It's not easy to see how it all sets up the first time.The rear has the "L" return. Here's a set I got to mod with 5-bar for fun. You can see the little reinforcement part. It goes to the front outrigger's buttress.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 06:42 PM
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Now that I have them bolted uo, some observations.

That would have been easier with another set of hands and air tools.

Seeing how it all goes together, the whole designs seems like an afterthought and does not seam robust at all.

Lastly, and maybe I should keep this to myself, but that was the first vehicle wrenching that I have done completely on my own.

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Old March 20th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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And it won't be your last! You have been de-virginized! Good job. And you're right. They aren't very stout and you will damage or rip them off on most rocks or smaller obstacles if you off road. They do a good job for what they were designed to do, though. Just remove them when you plan anything more than a trail. Now that you've done it once, the next time will be a snap.
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