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Old 11-01-2013, 12:54 PM
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Use DumDum on the plate prior to sliding it in the slot of the bed frame, as you did use your punch or a screw driver to align the holes up and with a holder hook tool pull the plate so that it sticks with the DumDum, it will stop moving around, make sure it is aligned and place in the first bolt, once that bolt is in snug but not tight, check the alignment of the second hold, the DumDum will not let it move around, remove the hook tool and screw in bolt.

What is dumdum, its a product you should have around any shop, 1000 and 1 uses.

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Nice write up, another thing we keep around the shop is a few clean/sanitized rare earth magnets, when drilling or under a vehicle sometimes stuff can fall at you and slip under protective security equipment, metal shavings seem to be able to get into all sorts of places even protected ones, a metal shaving on top of the eye is easily pulled away with a rare earth magnet, just a thought, ours in our med kit got used 2 times and with great success.

Thanks for the write up, Reps will be sent again once it lets me.
Smart idea!! I would give reps to the both of you, but I'm on hold with the rep points with you two for a while!

Stop being so good, the both of you! LOL.......

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Thanks everyone.. it was a mod I'd been wanting to do since I learned about it and the install was fun (spend quality time with hubby!).. even the hiccup we had was okay. We got through it together. I'm always tickled pink when he shows interest in my truck and a desire to help out ('cause I do need it sometimes!) Though he did comment that the next mod I do we should wait until a Saturday afternoon when the suns out, the temp isn't such a killer and he doesn't have to go to work the next morning. LOL!

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Very nice and I've been thinking about getting one myself. How far down does the step actually drop?
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When I got the tape out it dawned on me that I didn't know exactly which measurement you wanted for the drop.. drop from the truck? Height off the ground? So I tried my best to get a shot of the tape showing both measurements.. I hope this helps! If not, I shall try again!



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That is one serious look of determination on your face to get that bolt to fit! LOL.....

Great writeup for sure!

I have debated about getting one of these steps, but want the one at the back more.

I was going to order it myself, but I think my wife may be in need of a Christmas idea?
Well, in that pic I'm actually drilling (see the shavings on my hoodie?) But yes, this mod required a lot of determination! LOL!

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Use DumDum on the plate prior to sliding it in the slot of the bed frame, as you did use your punch or a screw driver to align the holes up and with a holder hook tool pull the plate so that it sticks with the DumDum, it will stop moving around, make sure it is aligned and place in the first bolt, once that bolt is in snug but not tight, check the alignment of the second hold, the DumDum will not let it move around, remove the hook tool and screw in bolt.

What is dumdum, its a product you should have around any shop, 1000 and 1 uses.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/DSC02924.jpg


Nice write up, another thing we keep around the shop is a few clean/sanitized rare earth magnets, when drilling or under a vehicle sometimes stuff can fall at you and slip under protective security equipment, metal shavings seem to be able to get into all sorts of places even protected ones, a metal shaving on top of the eye is easily pulled away with a rare earth magnet, just a thought, ours in our med kit got used 2 times and with great success.

Thanks for the write up, Reps will be sent again once it lets me.
Thanks for the info! That certainly would have been handy for this installation. It wouldn't have eliminated the arm and finger strain though. LOL! I will show hubby and it will be added to our Go-To pile soon I think.

And I'm waiting to rep you again as well! Now that it is installed and proven to work, more reps are in order. Thank you for your input on this!
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[QUOTE=KA1OTE;1235154]As promised
When I got the tape out it dawned on me that I didn't know exactly which measurement you wanted for the drop.. drop from the truck? Height off the ground? So I tried my best to get a shot of the tape showing both measurements.. I hope this helps! If not, I shall try again!


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thats perfect. thanks for the pic

i was hoping it was a bit more drop, but at least this way theres something to stand on to reach into the bed. Ill have to wait and find one of those great deals you got.
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thats perfect. thanks for the pic

i was hoping it was a bit more drop, but at least this way theres something to stand on to reach into the bed. Ill have to wait and find one of those great deals you got.
You are more than welcome, glad I could help!

So, were you wanting there to be more drop and clearance from the frame? If so, you could easily modify the install to achieve this. Simply add a few spacers between the linkage and the bed frame where you drill the holes. The only issue this may cause is the linkage may be visible on sideline view, depending on how many spacers you use. The height of the truck may play into that as well.. making the linkage even more visible on more lifted trucks.

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Nice Mod, thanks for writing it up. I have to say I am very happy with the Amp products I have on my truck and would recommend them to friends. Rep to you
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Amazing write up and great job .. Excellent install and very detailed. I just tend to climb on my tire if needed to reach in my bed, but these bed steps are an excellent idea and product for the people that want them. I figure I would hit something and break it with some of the stupid stuff I drive over lol.
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