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Old 12-05-2011, 03:08 PM
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Good for you Brian!
Looks like we are at the same place in our projects.
I am now trying to find some 1" wheel spacers to get my wheels on the back. Lots in the US but hard to find up here in Canada in order to see if my rack with stock springs is going to give me the look I'm after.
 
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Okay, sorry for re-opening an old thread, but I am in the process of breaking down my truck for a complete frame-up rebuild. I didn't really notice until I started pulling things off, but my running boards look weird, at least to me. Can anyone provide some insight? I don't plan on lowering the truck, I just want it back to stock...

I'm not sure what to think...are the frame mounts bent. If so, what can I do? Pardon my ignorance here, this is my first build.





 
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Nothing wrong with breathing new life into an old thread.

Yes, the front of your running board is too high. It should have an even gap between the cab and running board, and the board should be mounted closer to the bottom of the front fender. You don't show the back, but I'm assuming it's way too low on the rear fender.

There is a good example in post #19 in this thread. (I hope Sam doesn't mind my using his picture)
  • Notice where the front of the running board is in relation to the front fender at "A"
  • There is an even gap from the front to the rear of the cab at "B" (it's like 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". something like that)
  • And there is a nice even, very narrow gap between the running board and the bed at "C"
It looks like your front running board support may be too high. Is it the same on both sides of the truck?
 
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Thanks. The other side (passenger) is not nearly as bad as this one (driver's), there is just an inch or so between the running board and the cab on that side. Here is a picture of the back, where it attached to the rear fender:


 
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:37 PM
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Is that a "witness" line on the rear fender indicating that the RB has sagged on the bed side? I looks a little like the RB is not level from the outside edge to the inside edge.

If this is the case, raising and refastening the inside-rear edge of the RB (cuz its outside edge looks perfect height in relation to the rear fender) then the gap between the RB and the bed extension will close up a bit.

Then, by lowering the RB on the front fender as suggested earlier, the parallel gags should even out pretty good.

My guess anyway...

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Dragging up and old thread again! Does anybody use any kind of spacer either between front & rear fender & running board. I have my bed & cab so square it has amazed me how well for a sixty year old truck how true it is ie,cab to chassis,cab to bed,bed all square front all square to cab yet passenger side r/b has a gap of about 1"1/2 to front fender that I can not seem to rectify drivers side is perfect.
Any help appreciated.
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Anybody got any ideas!!
 
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Anybody got any ideas!!
are the running board braces original? if not are they the same (take them off and line up the chassis mount holes and see where the arms are. could be bent a little.. I thought there were some adjustable (at the chassis) arms to account for this.

is this for a 55 or 56?
 
 
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