e. Drilling Upper Horizontal Stiffener (see
upper horizontal stiffener. Hole is centered between
four holes C which already exist.
one hole D in each vertical tailgate stiffener. Holes are
drilled just above the hinge rod stiffener.
Figure 9-2. Drilling Cab Protector Braces.
c. Drilling Tailgate Hinge Rod Stiffener (see
the tailgate hinge rod stiffener. The first hole is drilled
8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm) from either end. The other three
holes are drilled 18 inches (45.7 cm) apart.
Figure 9-4. Drilling Center, Horizontal, and
(1) Drill eight holes A in the underside of each
top side rail. The holes are located 3 inches (7.6 cm) to
the left and right of the stake pocket gussets.
Figure 9-3. Drilling Tailgate Hinge
(2) Using a cutting torch, cut a 1 1/2-inch
(3. 8 cm) radius at the bottom of each stake pocket
gusset. The radii are to be cut on both sides of each
d. Drilling Center Horizontal Stiffener (see
stiffener. The first hole is drilled 15 inches (38.1 cm)
h. Drilling Underside of Side Lower Rail (Dump
from either edge. The remaining two holes are drilled
to 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) using a cutting torch.
18 inches (45.7 cm) apart.