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OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 05/12
Model: 2400 Ford
ModelYear: 2012
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IntColor: dusk
ExtColor: sterling
Location: Alaska
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Last summer we had a grill guard installed on our PC. The motivation was more than a couple close calls with moose and caribou up here and deer while traveling thru Ohio and Pennsylvania. While searching for a grill guard we kept looking for side steps. Our PC is four wheel drive and a good 6-8 inches more ground clearance than a standard PC, that makes getting in and out of the cab a challenge. We also wanted a rear bumper to offer a little additional protection when backing up or when parking on ferries. We couldn't find anything commercially available in spite of hour upon hour of searching the internet and talking to a bunch of truck/van customizers. Finally I stopped into a couple of local boat builders who pointed me to a local weld shop. We met with the young owner and explained what we wanted. He specializes in working with aluminum. Both the sidesteps and bumper in the attached photos are made with aluminum plate so they are light weight but very strong. We left it up to him to come up with the design. We are very pleased with the results.
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