Front fender to cab attachment

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Front fender to cab attachment

Postby SoleSurvivor » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:58 pm

It appears the fender to cab attachment is missing on the passenger side of my truck. So much so I have to push the upper side fender top inwards to open and close the door. Inside The fender looks to have a 1/2 by 1/2 inch opening that something is supposed to go into. The inside cab has a 2 inch access whole in the kick panel, I assume, to gain access to what ever needs to be tightened down. Any ideas how to secure the fender to the front of the cab just in front of the door?
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Re: Front fender to cab attachment

Postby allsupj » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:08 pm

There should be a caged nut in that hold. May have rusted away and fallen out.
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Re: Front fender to cab attachment

Postby dodgeboykim » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:21 pm

If your fender is really nice then removal and replacement of caged nut required. If fender is junk, Drill a hole and use a carriage bolt. :thinking :thinking :lol:
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Re: Front fender to cab attachment

Postby SoleSurvivor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:22 am

The fender is in perfect shape. But that cage nut is missing. What size should I be looking for? And thanks. I figured there had to be some time of nut that goes there in addition to the one that sits behind the steering wheel,
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Re: Front fender to cab attachment

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:43 am

To get to it u will need to remove the fender. Be prepared for a long and grueling process. There are multitudes of bolts to remove, many of which are likely rusted in place.
FYI, 1 ton fenders are unique to 1 tons and quite difficult to find. Treat it with love.
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Re: Front fender to cab attachment

Postby SoleSurvivor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:20 am

PwrWgnDrvr wrote:To get to it u will need to remove the fender. Be prepared for a long and grueling process. There are multitudes of bolts to remove, many of which are likely rusted in place.
FYI, 1 ton fenders are unique to 1 tons and quite difficult to find. Treat it with love.

Luckily...the truck was fitted with w200 fenders. Still a bunch of bolts holding it on. And I can get a needle nose plyers in there with a cage nut. Just have to get the right size nut to snap into place.
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Re: Front fender to cab attachment

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