Step 6: Cut 3/16” off the top of each of bushings you removed using a hack saw, grinder or some other cutting tool.( Fig D)
Step 7: Insert bushing and sleeves back into previous frame locations.
Step 8: Position rocker guard up against vehicle, lining up the slots on the bottom of the guard with the body mount bushings. The slots go right under the top of the sleeve and above the rubber bushing. (Fig C, E) Slowly lower the body back down on the frame.
Step 9: Clamp the rocker guard to the body using quick clamps or something similar. Check to see if guard is level. Use a marker or scribe to mark the mounting location along the side of the vehicle. (Fig F)
Step 10: With care, remove the clamps and the rocker guard from the side of your vehicle. (You may have to lift the vehicle body with the floor jack again) Center punch all of the previously marked holes.
Step 11: NOTE: Check to make sure there are no wires or other obstructions on the inside of the body before any drilling. Drill out the marked holes using a 3/8” drill bit. (Fig G) After the holes are drilled clean off any burrs or debris. We recommend using some kind of touch up or clear coat to cover the exposed metal.
Note: On CJ’s and late model TJ’s an access hole will be needed to install the nut on the rear bolt on the corner guard. This can be done by using a 1” hole saw on the inside of the body near the lower seat belt mount.