So the flares interfere with the rubber arches for the running boards. I dont want to hack them up (id rather keep them unmolested), so that means i need to build something else to replace them.
This is a set of steps i built for a buddy years ago, for his quad cab. He no longer has a use for them, so i got them back. They wont work for a short bronco, but the material is salvageable.
Cutting them up:
Ok, now the correct length, and notches cut/boxed to clear the front fender bolt:
The rough idea, same as what everyone else does. You can see i was working on these while fixing the fender
The difference is im going to add a step on the side, to make it easier to get the little guy in/out of his car seat.
Mock-up with some scrap to get ideas:
capped the ends
Fleshing out the step:
Building the steps
Mocking up the step:
Drilling holes. The steps will be removable, "just in case" it ends up at Rausch Creek
Sleeving the holes with tube, so i dont have to worry about getting water inside the rail
All done and ground flush
Steps done! Using carriage bolts, so it only takes one wrench to install/remove.