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Old 01-30-2012, 11:50 AM
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I used 16 gauge steel. maybe it would have been better if i had used 14 gauge.
I looked at aftermarket ones and they are also 16 gauge.
I did not want to make the truck to heavy.

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No 16 gauge is plenty anything less and you really would have had problems. With the way you have created weld nuts on the inside of the fender I would think that torqing them down in a certain sequence could affect how the bedside stays flat. Try different sized shims between fender and bedside. At each bolt. Other than that I think you will just have to keep messing with it until your satisfied. Good luck to you. Beautiful truck
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