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
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.