Saved My Nerf Bars For $14

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  1. Focker

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    My '09 Ram's chrome Nerf Bars were in terrible condition. The PO had them installed by the dealership when he bought the truck new. I was prepared to go to the metal yard today and fab my own using the existing brackets and 2" X 4" tube stock.

    I woke up with a different idea...Why not? I had nothing to lose?

    $14 dollars later. [​IMG]

    Here's what I did...

    Tools. Some type of flap looking disc on the grinder. A chisel to pick off the chrome flakes.
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    Some flap disc work. [​IMG]

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    Bottom of the bar. [​IMG]

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    I put the mounting bolts back in to give the tube some legs for the top side.
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    Used some Purple Power and cleaned up the plastic.
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  2. kkreit01

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    Great job. What's the brand of Truck Bed Coating?
     
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    Iron Armor found at Harbor Freight. It covers very well and lays flat.
     
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    ^ Cool -- thanks for the tip. They look good.
     
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    Thanks.

    I keep a can on hand with my spray paint stash for when inspiration strikes.
     
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    I had this same idea! I went to remove the brackets to sand it down and the “nut” or “threaded insert” had broke loose on the inside so it just spun in place. Short of cutting it off, I wasn’t sure what to do. So I ordered new ones.

    Glad somebody followed through though. They look great.


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    Thanks. :waytogo:
     
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    COOL Idea , I think that is what I am going to do to my 2003 it will be safer in the winter here in Michigan ! Thanks for sharing the idea .
     
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    I should have done my brackets before installing them. One harsh winter, and they already have surface rust. I hate to remove them now -- as they weren't that fun to install.
     
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    Great thread.
     
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