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Old 07-27-2014, 01:23 PM
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I have the running boards installed on the hangers from under the cab. The right one is close to matching the fender where it attaches, but the left is off quite a ways. I presume I need to move the fender on the left more to get it closer before I drill the holes. Now the question is, do I try to push the running boards up a little to match the bottom of the fenders or let me rest and drill the holes? I know I don't want to put to much stress or bind on the fender or running board.
 
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I have the running boards installed on the hangers from under the cab. The right one is close to matching the fender where it attaches, but the left is off quite a ways. I presume I need to move the fender on the left more to get it closer before I drill the holes. Now the question is, do I try to push the running boards up a little to match the bottom of the fenders or let me rest and drill the holes? I know I don't want to put to much stress or bind on the fender or running board.
Front or rear fender?
 
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Mounting to the rear fenders.
 
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Are we talking original parts or repro? Steel or fiberglass? It's best to find out why the parts aren't fitting before forcing the pieces together. If they're good original parts placed in the correct position, everything should fall into place. If something's bent or repaired poorly, that could be part of the problem.
 
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The rear fenders and running boards are reproduction. The hangers are original, so the only holes right now are in the running boards. I did see you can buy adjustable hangers, but will save that as a last resort.
 

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Both the rear fenders and running boards are reproduction units, steel. The only holes are in the running boards right now. The hangers are original. I have found that you can purchase adjustable hangers, but will use that as a last resort.
 
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