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Old 11-19-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Smithbuilt nerf bar install

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I bought a used set of nerf bars but with no hardware. what did you guys use to install them...drill though both sides of the frame? tap one side? self tappers?

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Old 11-19-2008, 08:06 PM   #2
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Personally, I'd have them welded on. Just on the left and right side of the brackets so the welds can be easily ground off if you go to something stouter like rocker guards later. Many years ago, I ran Smittybilt nerf bars and I'm convinced the rocks I wheeled around even back then would have ripped them off if they had only been bolted on using the smallish bolts they normally use for mounting.

If your name means you live in the 619 area code, bring your rig up to Escondido and I'll weld 'em on for you.

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i agree with jerry. weld them on. the bolts won't last long on rocks and you'll end up ripping up your frame. plus the mangled bolt holes will give rust a great place to start. rust through the body is bad enough, but through the frame is even worse and very tough to reverse and adequately repair.
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Personally, I'd have them welded on. Just on the left and right side of the brackets so the welds can be easily ground off if you go to something stouter like rocker guards later. Many years ago, I ran Smittybilt nerf bars and I'm convinced the rocks I wheeled around even back then would have ripped them off if they had only been bolted on using the smallish bolts they normally use for mounting.

If your name means you live in the 619 area code, bring your rig up to Escondido and I'll weld 'em on for you.
Thanks for the tip. I thought that exact same thing earlier, weld them on and use a cut-off wheel to get them off if I need

I'm in michigan now. Thank you very much though for offering to help!
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Thanks for the tip. I thought that exact same thing earlier, weld them on and use a cut-off wheel to get them off if I need

I'm in michigan now. Thank you very much though for offering to help!
Where at in MI? I tore mine off as soon as I bought the Jeep, I kept the mounting hardware that came with them, if yours mount the same way mine did your more than welcome to it as long as I can find it lol
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Where at in MI? I tore mine off as soon as I bought the Jeep, I kept the mounting hardware that came with them, if yours mount the same way mine did your more than welcome to it as long as I can find it lol
I'm in Grandville, suburb of Grand Rapids.

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