Rear fender bumper compatibility questions
In the welding gussets thread that Pumashine has going, he makes the statement that if you weld in a reinforcement at the rear grab bar area, then you can't use the rear fender latch. I've asked him this question, but so far no answer so here I am. The latch on my '86' chassis seems useable to me, but I have gotten the rubber bits off the web. I would like to know the height of the bumpers at the latch area, and the height of the frame bumpers mounted to the seat/fender area mid way between the front mount and latch. The latch piece that is bolted to the seat/fender also seems to be at an angle, is this common ? and is there a simple fix, or do I need to machine a tapered step for this piece. If this piece is at the same angle as the bumpers on the frame, that latch closes easy, but at it's current angle, it very difficult to close.
I put the gusset in my 88. Just had to slightly bend the latch handle to clear. Been working great. If you want a pic let me know