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gap guards?

I just got a 3" body lift and i dont have the $ for gap guards right now.Does anyone know any good inexpensive way to make a set or what material to use or how to mount em? pics?
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They mount using those push in rivet things.....the same pins that hold your flare on on the inside fender lip.

I made some templates of the PA gap gaurds so you can make your own....thinking of selling them maybe...

Folks have used thin rubber.
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i got some rubber that would make excellent gap gaurds, its 1/8in rubber with fabric reinforcement.... its super nice stuff.

but you can buy push pins from any auto store. Look around, you need som soft easy to work with thin rubber... gap gaurds aint that hard to make.
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Thanks, I will look around at Lowes and Home Depot for some thin rubber and see what i can do.
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This is a stupid question, but... what is a gap guard?
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personally...if u wheel your truck you wont want them, if its a pavement queen the i say go for it, but if u wheel it it will only give one more place for mud to collect and cause accelerated rusting....
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personally...if u wheel your truck you wont want them, if its a pavement queen the i say go for it, but if u wheel it it will only give one more place for mud to collect and cause accelerated rusting....
yep I ripped mine out cause my tires rubbed on them
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Home Depot sells a good material for this in the flooring section, comes in a giant roll and you buy how ever many feet you want.
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This is a stupid question, but... what is a gap guard?
See the big gap between your frame and body when you bodylift at truck? Gap gaurds cover that big gaping hole.
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personally...if u wheel your truck you wont want them, if its a pavement queen the i say go for it, but if u wheel it it will only give one more place for mud to collect and cause accelerated rusting....
thats how i kill my alternator, mudding without gap guards right after i put the bl on
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i looked but could not find the hole for the push tabs to mount gap guards can someone explain or post a pic
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i looked but could not find the hole for the push tabs to mount gap guards can someone explain or post a pic


You need to drill them yourself.
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o ok do yall know what size hole the push pins require?
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1/4" hole, 3/8" push pin rivety thing. I'll head out in min and take some shots for ya...
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CORRECTION: 1/4" drilled hole. 5/16" pushpin rivet thing.

Here's some pics for ya. The front gap gaurds mount to the inner fender. Mine had both factory gapgaurds when stock. Yours might not have any at all. So i have holes there. Some of the gap gaurd holes line right up(the PA ones). So what you make you gotta probably drill. 1/4" holes for the 5/16" pushpin rivet things. The rears mount to a overhang under the bed(pictured below). Once again, 1/4" holes for the 5/16" rivety things. The Rivet things go through both the gapgaurd the innerfender/bed overhang.

Hope I helped.

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o ok what are the PA dimensions on the rear guards? Its basically a long rectangle. I might also try to mount them at the bottom to keep them from flapping. Does anyone have any material suggestions as to what to make them out of? i looked at lowes the other day but could not find a rubber piece thick enough?
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