How to: Raider's Bumper Fitment Fix V2

Discussion in 'RaiderFab Bumper Fitment Solutions' started by Youngwonder, Jul 9, 2016.

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  1. Youngwonder

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    I am a noob but this is the way I put the quick latch in and it seem to work out pretty well. It took about 30 min taking my time. I already bought the latch and didn't get the springs. I'm sure they are more convenient but I don't think it it's a big loss of you don't have them.

    This is what I did prior. Gorilla tape held up well. Downside now i have to clean the goo. The tab broke and the clips in the front of the bumper doesn't hold either.
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    I first removed the wheel and got the fender lining out of the way.
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    I used the preexisting screw where the tab broke. The bracket allows you to be able to adjust the depth of the bracket. I set mine in the middle. *Note* see the space between the fender and the bracket? I'll bring that up again later.
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    I put the pin in the middle of the bracket I put it on short (not pictured).

    I took a piece of clay bar on the pin and placed the bumper into position.
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    There you have the perfect placement of the pin. I was satisfied with the location. I made sure there was enough space for the latch retaining nut and the latch will not be hanging off the side of the bumper.
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    Take a center punch and punch the middle of the clay. That's what I'm pointing to.
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    Here is where the fun begins. I took a snap bit and drilled where I did the punch. IMG_20160709_140246155.jpg
    I lined it up to see if I was on the right track. Not perfect but very close.
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    I traced the latch just to make sure I don't drill a hole too big and also keep my alignment so I wouldn't veer off too much.
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    I decided to measure it to see what bit would work best. I found that the bit I used was just a tad smaller than the latch. I did that on purpose. I made the hole bigger I aligned the bumper again to see if the pin was in the middle of the hole.
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    Once the hole was big enough I put the retaining nut on the latch, put the pin at the desired length, and latched the bumper. As I said before the clips in the front doesn't latch but the bumper holds up pretty well.
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    I went ahead and did the other side. Since that was ok I cut open the tab. The note from earlier when I did the other side there was no space between the bracket and the fender. I put rubber o-rings to create some space. Pictured with no spacing.
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    Here is the finished product.
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    Overall it was simple to install. Remember start the hole small and work your way up. Make sure everything lines up the whole process.
     
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    Youngwonder, via a mobile device, Jul 9, 2016
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    AWESOME WRITE-UP!!

    Glad they worked! All you need is the pic of the finished install. Ha!
     
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    Edited with pics of the finished product. Thanks.
     
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    I think you would benefit from one up front too.
     
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    Nice write up. I had the issue with the bracket touching as well, but rather than trim more bumper, I shifted the bracket back and extended the stud out further. A spacer under it works as well looks like.
     
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    It really wasn't hard to install. I panicked a little when the bumper tab didn't slip over the bracket.
     
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    Yeah, just gotta trim up the bumper like mine. It's not too big of a deal. I used wire cutters and tin snips.
     
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