Power Wagon Air bag cradle install

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Maybe this can help others as I didn’t really find much on the install of cradles on a power wagon.
Line up the cradle in the center of the bump stop pad and mark the spot in the center hole of cradle.
The pad for the cradle will need to be drilled and tapped for the 3/8-16 bolt that comes with the kit. There is no way to add nut to bolt because of the fully enclosed box on the pad. Everything else on bag side is the same install other than the bottom bracket is left off of bags so the bag can sit in cradle.
Obviously easy install. I just didn’t know you would have to do this prior to installing them. Hopefully can help others that might think it’s just an easy bolt and nut with an existing hole that isn’t there.
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I got a 3/8" self tapping bolt to attach the lower cradle, so same basic concept.
Yes you could. Honestly it never even crossed my mind to use self tappers. And I use them on a regular basis at work. Lol.
 

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I installed cradles and through bolted the cradle. There was just enough room to reach a wrench in there and tighten from the top.20240302_162728.jpg
 
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I installed cradles and through bolted the cradle. There was just enough room to reach a wrench in there and tighten from the top.View attachment 543838
Well look at that. The newer Power Wagons are open on the corner. Not so on the 4th gens as they are fully boxed.
 

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Well look at that. The newer Power Wagons are open on the corner. Not so on the 4th gens as they are fully boxed.
Ditto. On my '16 the bottom mount is 100% enclosed so no way to get a nut or wrench to do this. The only possible way would be to cut a hole in the mount.
 

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Well look at that. The newer Power Wagons are open on the corner. Not so on the 4th gens as they are fully boxed.

Ditto. On my '16 the bottom mount is 100% enclosed so no way to get a nut or wrench to do this. The only possible way would be to cut a hole in the mount.
Thats interesting. I wondered why everyone said they were tapping the brackets when there was a huge opening there lol.
 
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