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SteelyDel Brushguard Installation

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#1 subeman90



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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:18 PM

SteelyDel Brushguard Installation

Currently the guard is only available for EA81(80-84 style front end) models so until the EA82 model guard is released the instructions will only apply to the older models.

The guard ships in two pieces. Posted ImageThe smaller bracket replaces the chrome pipe that is under the bottom front edge of the bumper. Then you have the other piece that is of course the guard.

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Remove the chrome pipe from your vehicle. First remove the skidplate if necessary then along the back of the chrome pipe are black vented metal pieces. Using 10mm socket or wrench remove the bolts that attach these. Use penetrating oil prior to removal or you might not have much left after removal. Then use a 12mm deep socket to remove the nuts on the end of the pipe and it will want to drop off (watch your head if you're under there!).

That being removed now its time to attach the new piece that replaces your chrome pipe. Posted ImagePut the 12mm nuts back on and torque fairly hard.

Acquire some nuts/bolts or whatever you prefer to use to hold the upper piece to the lower piece of the guard. You need 4 total for the bottom part of your guard and 2 smaller diameter but fairly strong/long bolts for the upper attachment to the top of the edge of your bumper.

Loosely torque the bottom 4 nuts and bolts and then tilt the guard to the angle you desire. Now drill a hole thru your bumper (its plastic but there's metal behind the plastic), on each spot and slide the bolt thru those holes.

Now you can attach the nut to each small bolt at the top of the guard, and torque the bottom 4 nuts and bolts.

Attach your fog/driving lights and you are ready to roll!

Below is the first "Iowa Made" SteelyDel Brushguard. Click here for more info on previously made guards.....and a small storyline of them.

As you can see the guard does not restrict the light output of your headlights, or block your turn signals. You can still add the center lamp that many of the USMB guys are adding and/or a set of foglights as well. No issues with BYB type liftkits as well as their kit is a body lift and this is attached only to the vehicle body.

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