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Old 08-24-2015, 01:41 PM
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Rock Rails Crooked

Hey all. I just spent the last couple weeks prepping and painting my rock rails. When I went to bolt them back on a noticed the PO installed the drivers side one just a slight bit crooked. I wouldn't mind except for the fact that I got barricade full corners and am nervous this is going to cause an issue with how they butt up against the rock rails. Should I install the corners and go from there? Or should I reinstall the drivers said rock rail (welding the old drill holes?)

My OCD is definitely kicking in here.

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If it were mine I'd redo it, my ocd would kick in and that would be the only thing I noticed every time I looked at it.

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Old 08-24-2015, 03:01 PM
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If it were mine I'd redo it, my ocd would kick in and that would be the only thing I noticed every time I looked at it.
I agree. Is that something that's fairly cheap to weld? Id have to get the holes welded closed.
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Honestly not sure what someone would charge for that, doesn't seem like it would be all that expensive.
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Hey all. I just spent the last couple weeks prepping and painting my rock rails. When I went to bolt them back on a noticed the PO installed the drivers side one just a slight bit crooked. I wouldn't mind except for the fact that I got barricade full corners and am nervous this is going to cause an issue with how they butt up against the rock rails. Should I install the corners and go from there? Or should I reinstall the drivers said rock rail (welding the old drill holes?)

My OCD is definitely kicking in here.
Hard to tell from the pic(at least for me), what part is actually crooked? From the pic, it doesn't look like there would be any issue installing the corner guards.
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Honestly not sure what someone would charge for that, doesn't seem like it would be all that expensive.
Shouldn't be too bad, but I don't think it will be as cheap as you think, time is money and some welders charge flat hourly rate. 10 minutes or 1 hour = 1 hour.

My suggestion is to install it as it sits, then get the corners and see how it all lines up. No need to do work that may not be required. If you don't like it or it doesn't line up, you were about to re-do it anyway.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:11 PM
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Hard to tell from the pic(at least for me), what part is actually crooked? From the pic, it doesn't look like there would be any issue installing the corner guards.
It's so subtle that I never noticed until yesterday and I've had my jeep for 9 months. It's so so slightly angled downward so the rail is JUST above the lip for the door (never got in the way of the door closing). So you may be right it might not be an issue. Anyone installed Barricade corners before?
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Ok so tried installing the corners and low and behold they don't fit with the rock rails. Its just a completely different angle. They don't butt up so they don't work.


Return the corners for shorter ones? Or pull of the rock rails and sell them? Keeping the guards?
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Or trim the rocker guards to fit? Is the metal hoop part in the way or just the tip part with the wrong angle?
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Trim the parts that don't fit and make it work. That is what happens when you piece together parts from different manufacturers.
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Or trim the rocker guards to fit? Is the metal hoop part in the way or just the tip part with the wrong angle?
The part that backs up to the rear flare. It's a different angle than the corners.
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Trim the parts that don't fit and make it work. That is what happens when you piece together parts from different manufacturers.
How difficult would it be to trim 1/8" steel?
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How difficult would it be to trim 1/8" steel?

Do you have an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel or access to one? It's easy, and there are several tools that can help you get it done.
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Do you have an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel or access to one? It's easy, and there are several tools that can help you get it done.
I'm sure I can rent one from autozone. Might just do that. Thanks man
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Go to Harbor Freight & buy one for $20.
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I'm sure I can rent one from autozone. Might just do that. Thanks man
I'd set it up and mark it out, then cut it, ease the edges with some light file work real quick, seal it up with whatever finish you are using so it doesn't corrode and install the parts. Good luck and enjoy your new stuff!
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:06 AM
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I'd set it up and mark it out, then cut it, ease the edges with some light file work real quick, seal it up with whatever finish you are using so it doesn't corrode and install the parts. Good luck and enjoy your new stuff!
Seems easy enough. I really appreciate it guys.
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Stumped. Looks to be the exact angle as the corners
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Someone is offering to trade me short smittybilt corners for my barricade corners. Is it worth it or should I just return them for a refund?
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Someone is offering to trade me short smittybilt corners for my barricade corners. Is it worth it or should I just return them for a refund?
Keep the Barricades. If for no other reason than that they are not Smittybilt.
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Someone is offering to trade me short smittybilt corners for my barricade corners. Is it worth it or should I just return them for a refund?
The smittybilt and barricade ones are more than likely made in the same Chinese factory.

Barricade tells you to use smittybilt instructions and templates for their tube fenders.
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The smittybilt and barricade ones are more than likely made in the same Chinese factory.

Barricade tells you to use smittybilt instructions and templates for their tube fenders.
Interesting. I wonder if XTRyan will comment.
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Keep the Barricades. If for no other reason than that they are not Smittybilt.
I've been hesitant to box them up and mail them back because they look so good. And yeah I watched the video for the smittybilt corners and they look pretty identical.
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I would remove the rear flares and line it all up, it may fit without any cutting or modification
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I would remove the rear flares and line it all up, it may fit without any cutting or modification
I did already. I clamped them and they won't sit flush on the back of the tub because of the rock rails. I'm about to say f'k it and just yank the rails off
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It's been six weeks. Cut and trim your armor or get off the pot.
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It's been six weeks. Cut and trim your armor or get off the pot.
6 weeks already? Jesus I'm decisive
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6 weeks already? Jesus I'm decisive
Hey, Jesus said if they hate you because of me, they hated me first.


We hate indecision. Make one and close the fin thread?
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Selling corners this morning. Moving on. Thanks for the help

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