Wheel Tub Installation for Classic Trucks Instructions

Step 1

Step 1:

Center of Axle Normally Center Bolt Hole in Bottom Lip
Measure Opening in Tub
Center tub on Mark

Step 2

Step 2:

Place Tub on Bed Side
Even Lip on Tub with Bottom Bed Lip
Take Fine Point Sharpie – Mark inside of Tub

Step 3

Step 3:

Using Magnetic Pin Stripper Tape
Place on Bed Side where Plasma will cut 1/8″ Outside of Mark
Can also be done with jigsaw with fine tooth Blade

Step 4

Step 4:

Plasma cut out for Tub
Remove Panel

Step 5

Step 5:

Place Tub back in hole
Mark Bottom Lip
Bed Side – Saw out for Tub Lip

Step 6

Step 6:

Take Grinder – Grind 1″
Needs to be Ground all way round where Lip will be Bonded

Step 7

Step 7:

Deburr back side if using Plasma

Step 8

Step 8:

Check Fit of Tub

Step 9

Step 9:

Grind Lip on Tub

Step 10

Step 10:

Put Lacquer Thinner on Rag, & Clean Tub & Bed Side
Blow off all Lint from Rag

Step 11

Step 11:

Using 3M Epoxy Metal Bond with Solid Bead
Panel Bond Adhesive 3M #8115

Step 12

Step 12:

Place Tub back in Bed Side
Line up Lip at Bottom

Step 13

Step 13:

Begin with Clamps & Heavy steel to set.
Leave overnight to Bond.

Step 14

Step 14:

Next day Weld Tub Lip to Bottom of Bed Lip

Step 15

Step 15:

Place board under Bed Lip
Mark outside & inside of board

Step 16

Step 16:

Board is marked & ready
Used Dremel to clean up edge

Step 17

Step 17:

Jigsaw cut first mark on board

Step 18

Step 18:

Grind 1/8″ for tub to fit

Step 19

Step 19:

Stain to match original color.

Step 20

Step 20:

Boards are finished and ready to install.

Step 21

Step 21:

This is a fitted and installed wheel tub.

For any questions or concerns with your install, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]


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