ladder bar install problem

Old 06-29-2009, 12:53 PM
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im installing a set of competition engineering ladder bars and hit a problem. the front safety loops on the end of the bars are bolted on with two small bolts and locknuts. these little [email protected]#$%^s are hitting the crossmember bracket. did i do something wrong? do i need to use washers beside the heim joint to space it farther apart before permamently welding the brackets to the crossmember? does any of this make sence?
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:04 PM
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two?? how far in do you have the rod end,s adjusted, and have you welded the crossmember in yet?
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:40 PM
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two what?
cross member is not in yet.
ends are adjusted as directions say to do it.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:45 PM
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ooohhh i get it now, two questions, dont mind me its bean a day.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:06 PM
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no prob you maybe able to adjust the rod end's in or out enough, to avoid interference prob with the bracket, then place the crossmember in a location to get the wheel base you want, watch thread depth on rod ends. good luck.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:42 PM
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the in and out length is not the problem. its side clearance. those nuts and bolts are too close to the inside of the crossmember brackets. they stick out farther than the swivel end of the heim joint.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:49 PM
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post a pic
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:20 PM
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ya i'll have to get a pic tomorrow.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:37 AM
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C.E. sends a couple of washers that you need to put on either side of the Hiem joints. These are your spacers for the bolt clearance. They are about 1/8 to 3/16 thick. And yes you do need them if you want to run the safety loops. If you already welded you brackets on, you need to cut them off, move them out and reweld.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:14 PM
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great thanks. thats what i want to hear. iread the directions and couldnt find anything that said this.
anyway heres some pics i just took. i will be using the washers.

this is without the washers, cant see not using them.

with washers, theres lots of room now





the crossmember is not in yet.
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