& Z Enterprises, Inc.
Mount Fender Brackets
|INSTALLATION OF FULL TANDEM
WITH OUTSIDE FENDER MOUNTS
TO USE E-Z MOUNT BRACKET SYSTEM and
pre-assemble your brackets.
Determine the best location for your fenders to
be mounted and temporarily block or support the fender
into desired position. (we suggest using a 1 x 4 x
12" strip of wood across the top of tires.) Using shims
where necessary, center the fender on the blocks, making
sure the fender is level with the frame.
(NOTE: It is important to keep the fender an equal
distance from the frame. Periodically check the distance,
front and rear, by measuring from the outside edge
of the fender to the frame.)
|Using the E-Z Mount Outside Fender Bracket, (single
stud or post mount) install the front bracket either
into the predetermined hole in frame or the post mount
on the suspension. If you are using a single stud mount,
tighten the Nyloc nut so the bracet rotates firmly.
If you are using the post mount, secure the clamp so
the bracket rotates firmly. We suggest that you mount
your front and rear brackets within a range of 12"
to 16" from the bottom edge of the fender to the center
of the bracket arm. It is important that you do not
leave too much fender below your bracket, as the air
from driving or passing other trucks could potentially
cause the bottom of the fender to flex and the radius
of the fender to bend or crack.
With the bracket mounted firmly to the fratne, hold
the fender up to the bracket and insert the first and
fourth grommets in place between the fender and bracket.
Mark the fender at the outside end of bracket, and
along the top of first and fourth grommets.
Remove the fender from the blocks and set on the floor.
Hold the 1 1/2" x 19 3/4" backing plate across fender.
Line up the top of the backing plate with the marks
you made along the first and fourth grommets and the
outside end of the backing plate with the marks you
made at the outside end of the bracket.
(NOTE: It is important that the marks are equal distance
from the bottom edge of the fender, this will ensure
that the fender is mounted straight.)
||Using your backing plate as a template
drill the four holes in the fender. (NOTE: Remember
to only drill the four holes that line up with the
bolt holes in your bracket. The other holes are for
the tabs on the tab lockwashers, to keep the 3/8" x
1 3/4" bolts from loosening when thej'ob is complete.)
It is helpful to insert each 3/8" bolt into each hole
as they are being drilled. This will ensure the backing
plate remains lined up properly.
After you have drilled the four holes in your
fender we suggest that you enlarge them to 13/32".
This will allow for adjustment when bolting the
fender to the bracket. Place the fender back onto
the blocks and temporarily bolt the fender to the
bracket using the first and fourth holes. Be sure
to put grommets between fender and bracket. Proceed
to the rear of the fender and repeat same process.
After you have drilled the four holes in fender
for the rear bracket, place the fender back onto
the blocks and bolt the fender to the brackets.
Be sure to put grommets between fender and brackets
using the backing plate and tab lockwashers under
the fender. Torque the 3/8" x 1 3/4" bolts to 10
ft/lbs. front and rear. (NOTE: Remember to bend
the tabs on the tab lockwashers down against the
hex head of the 318" bolts holding the backing plate.)
When you have completed mounting the front and rear
brackets, place the E-Z Mount Center Support Bracket
into the predetermined frame hole. (NOTE: If possible,
utilize the ftfth wheel rail hole.) Tighten the
5/8" Nyloc nut into the frame so the bracket rotates
firmly (NOTE: If you are using a 8" or 10" bracket
do not mount bracket at an angle greater than 45
degrees. If you are mounting either bracket at an
angle greater than 45 degrees, YOU MUST USE the
next size shorter bracket.) Rotate the bracket upwards
to meet the bottom of fender and tighten the 5/8"
Nyloc nut into the frame. The fender should rest
evenly and firmly on the bracket plate, if the bracket
has pushed the fender upwards, or pulled away from
the bottom of the fender, loosen the 5/8" Nyloc
nut and re-adjust the bracket. (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.)
Adjust bracket plate in or out so all the fender
bolts are in line and drill holes into the fender.
(The fender does not need to be removed.) Install
stainless buttonhead bolts through fender and bracket
plate and tighten all Nyloc nuts on center support
Torque 5/8" Nyloc nut to 150 ft/lbs.
Replace the air in the suspension. Mounting is complete.