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$8.00 gap guards...

Finally got around to MAKING my own gap guards.

When i read that they were $70 i said no way im buying them.

It was soo simple to make them i dont no why anyone wouldnt.....
I bought some rubber and made my own for just under $8.
and i think they turned out very good.
what do you think?

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wraped around the back to stop mud
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goes way up front to. ( the last screw was SOOO hard to put in. i couldnt see what i was doing)
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no mo gap!!
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Looks good. If I do a BL, I will definately do it that way. No sense in spending $70 for an $8 piece of rubber. Good work.
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nice evan what you end up using
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Is this a largely cosmetic thing? Or is there a functional need to 'guard' the gap?
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how did u attach them?
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Is this a largely cosmetic thing? Or is there a functional need to 'guard' the gap?
just cosmetics, since the bed is 3 inches off the frame.

looks good evan
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looks good
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how did u attach them?
self taping screws
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nice evan what you end up using
i was at aco (hardware store) and i found a piece of rubber that is made to cover stairs so i just reversed them. each piece was pre cut to fit 1 step. i used 4 of them
here is what it looked like on the other side.
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Nicely done. Did you just screw them into the bed?
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Good Job. I'll be going this route when I do mine. Thanks for the headsup!
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Cool. 70 bucks is way to much thats why i didn't buy them either. I'll have to try makeing a set.
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Nicely done. Did you just screw them into the bed?
there is a little lip under the bed that i drilled into.
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Looks good. Good thinking with the stair covers.
i just put mine on about two weeks ago. I came across a whole roll of that rubber that goes down the isle of a school bus, cut it in half[width wise] and drilled then put a bolt and a nut to keep them up there.
On the front, i ran mine like you did the back[as i did as well] I tucked it in the fender flare and re-used that plastic push pin. I could get the drill to stay in place to go forward you you did.

BTW what is that red wire going across by your fuel line? [3rd pic]
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That looks pretty good, I am next lol.
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That looks pretty good, I am next lol.
hey bill i will help you if you want.

just give me a call. very easy, but it took me a lot of time to get it perfect.
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BTW what is that red wire going across by your fuel line? [3rd pic]
power line for my trailer hitch connection.
it goes to the battery
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just cosmetics, since the bed is 3 inches off the frame.

looks good evan
Mainly comsmetic but I would say that in the front it would prevent the mud getting in the engine compartment..
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And good job rangererv, looks good
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thanks for all the comments guys
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old post but....how is your front done?
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It is not done not is mine, just the factory ones are up front and it does not look bad.
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a bigger tire will cover it up. but im sure you can fab something up with that stuff to make a new one.
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ya, there really is no need for front gap guards.
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aesthically maybe not. but the front ones do keep a bit of stuff out of the engine bay, and off your exhaust and such.
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