& Z Enterprises, Inc.
Mount Fender Brackets
OF HALF TANDEM FENDERS
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 I 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 frarne.
(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.)
|It is helpful to install your center support (rear)
bracket first on half-fenders. Place the E-Z Mount
Center Support Bracket into the predetermined frame
hole. (NOTE: If possible utilize the ftfth wheel rail
hole.) Rotate the bracket in an upward position or
slightly toward rear of fender. (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.) Do not
drill fender holes yet - use a vice grip type clamp
to hold the fender.
Using the E-Z Mount Outside Fender Bracket, (single
stud or post mount) install the 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 bracket rotates firmly.
If you are using the post mount, secure the clamp so
the bracket rotates firmly. We suggest that you mount
your front bracket 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.
bracket mounted firmly to the frame, 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
the 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 bracket 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"
by 1 3/4" botts from loosening when the job
is complete.) It is helpful to insert each 3/8"
bolt into each hole as they are being drilled. This
will ensure the plate remains lined up property.
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. After you have enlarged the
four holes in fender, place the fender back onto
the blocks and bolt the fender to bracket. 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.
(NOTE: Remember to bend the tabs on the tab lockwashers
down against the hex head of the 3/8" bolts
holding the backing plate.)
Before drilling and bolting the center support (rear)
bracket, adjust the bracket plate in or out across
the width of the fender so it is centered. Drill
the holes into the fender (The fender does not need
to be removed.) Install stainless buttonhead bolts
through the fender and bracket plate. When you have
completed mounting center support (rear) bracket,
tighten all Nyloc nuts.
Torque 5/8" Nyloc nut to 150 ft/lbs.
Replace the air in the suspension. Mounting is complete.