While this may seem like a simple install to some folks, we get several calls each month regarding the “UST” series bumpers and “How They Install”. Most common mistake is bolting down the mounting plates with flanges facing forward. Flanges MUST face backwards (towards the chassis – see STEP 2).
Remove existing bumper.
Valley Chrome supplies (2) mounting brackets with all “UST” series bumpers. They are multi-drilled to fit most of the popular conventional trucks. Bolt up each plate to the truck chassis with the ‘ears’ or ‘flanges’ pointing ‘BACK” towards the truck as seen in photo – tighten bolts finger tight.
Lay a ‘straight edge’ across top of mounting brackets to make sure that both brackets are lined up. Tighten bolts securely.
The bumper attaches to brackets with (4) bolts – (2) through top bumper flange and (2) through bottom. Use nylon washers under each bolt to prevent ‘scraping/peeling’ during tightening process.
Make sure the ends of bumper are ‘in-line’ with edge of fenders. (Bumper brackets have ‘elongated’ holes to allow for ‘side-to-side’ adjustment).
Tighten all (4) bolts SNUGLY with hand tools.
YOU’RE DONE! EZ as that! Wipe down bumper – start truck – hook on to loaded trailer, haul freight, make some money——- BUY MORE CHROME!! See ya’!