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Re: Installing BW HD Leg Brackets Question (Doesn't sit flush)


By arcadenerd925

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Figured while doing this FH restoration that I should install the better/beefier BW HD leg brackets (same ones installed in my new GB prem cab in the front)

However, as you can see in the pic, the sides don't sit flush.

Should I just fit some washers underneath on the side screws?

Let me know what you guys think.

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#2 1 year ago

My 2 cents, insert your leg bolts, check fit and re-evaluate. Perhaps the leg bolts will draw the gap closed you can then fasten the bracket to the cab?

#3 1 year ago

hmm, ya mine was not perfect but space was not that large. I used the metal cabinet protectors out the outside, and because of that, I think when I tightened mine, it pulled the corner together no problem if that makes sense. Are you sure the mounts are not bent? They should be a perfect 90 degrees.

#4 1 year ago

I had this exact issue when installing these brackets in my AC/DC Luci VE a month ago. I can't believe nobody else mentioned it. I work in a machine shop that has a large selection of washers, so I just matched up washer thicknesses that were very close to, but not over the gap size and I tightened everything up with the washers in place. The corners of the cabinet haven't cracked yet and I'm quite the nudger, so I figure so far so good.

If I was to try to mount that bracket with the gap you have shown (and I experienced in my AC/DC), I figured I would strip the screws in the wood before the bracket ever bent out of shape enough to touch the side wall. I also did not want to take a chisel and scrape wood off the corner support to remover the gap, so washers it was.

Note: I checked the bend on my leg brackets and they were close to, but not perfectly 90 degrees. The wood corner block was just to thick to allow the flanges to sit flush with the sidewalls, exactly like the Funhouse pic above.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

My 2 cents, insert your leg bolts, check fit and re-evaluate. Perhaps the leg bolts will draw the gap closed you can then fasten the bracket to the cab?

Quoted from Soulrider911:

hmm, ya mine was not perfect but space was not that large. I used the metal cabinet protectors out the outside, and because of that, I think when I tightened mine, it pulled the corner together no problem if that makes sense. Are you sure the mounts are not bent? They should be a perfect 90 degrees.

Brackets look to be 90 to me, I think that corner piece of wood is just a bit too big. This is a sample FH so maybe those corner pieces are just slightly out of spec.

I feel like the gap is too big to be drawn in

Edit: I have the outside brackets installed already, so i feel like the corner is a solid 90 degrees

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

I had this exact issue when installing these brackets in my AC/DC Luci VE a month ago. I can't believe nobody else mentioned it. I work in a machine shop that has a large selection of washers, so I just matched up washer thicknesses that were very close to, but not over the gap size and I tightened everything up with the washers in place. The corners of the cabinet haven't cracked yet and I'm quite the nudger, so I figure so far so good.
If I was to try to mount that bracket with the gap you have shown (and I experienced in my AC/DC), I figured I would strip the screws in the wood before the bracket ever bent out of shape enough to touch the side wall. I also did not want to take a chisel and scrape wood off the corner support to remover the gap, so washers it was.
Note: I checked the bend on my leg brackets and they were close to, but not perfectly 90 degrees. The wood corner block was just to thick to allow the flanges to sit flush with the sidewalls, exactly like the Funhouse pic above.

Thats what i was thinking (washers, < the gap) but wanted a sanity check to make sure I wasnt missing anything.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

I had this exact issue when installing these brackets in my AC/DC Luci VE a month ago. I can't believe nobody else mentioned it. I work in a machine shop that has a large selection of washers, so I just matched up washer thicknesses that were very close to, but not over the gap size and I tightened everything up with the washers in place. The corners of the cabinet haven't cracked yet and I'm quite the nudger, so I figure so far so good.
If I was to try to mount that bracket with the gap you have shown (and I experienced in my AC/DC), I figured I would strip the screws in the wood before the bracket ever bent out of shape enough to touch the side wall. I also did not want to take a chisel and scrape wood off the corner support to remover the gap, so washers it was.
Note: I checked the bend on my leg brackets and they were close to, but not perfectly 90 degrees. The wood corner block was just to thick to allow the flanges to sit flush with the sidewalls, exactly like the Funhouse pic above.

I am probably double posting this, but just in case (ha). This is what i was thinking, washers. The gap to me seems to big to pull it in.

#8 1 year ago

We solved this with 3D printed adapter brackets. I posted info on my BoP restore thread, you could download and print them.

#9 1 year ago

I talked to a guy who shimmed this with a paint stir stick from home depot. You can cut it so it is all clean and flush but the stir stick width was a perfect fit. Even painted it with the funhouse blue so it is almost invisible.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

Figured while doing this FH restoration that I should install the better/beefier BW HD leg brackets (same ones installed in my new GB prem cab in the front)
However, as you can see in the pic, the sides don't sit flush.
Should I just fit some washers underneath on the side screws?
Let me know what you guys think.

I agree that you should put the leg bolts in loosely and re-center the bracket, which should distribute some of the gap on both sides. Then tighten the leg bolts (without the legs on) and it should pull to the cab evenly when you put in the screws.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

I agree that you should put the leg bolts in loosely and re-center the bracket, which should distribute some of the gap on both sides. Then tighten the leg bolts (without the legs on) and it should pull to the cab evenly when you put in the screws.

This 1000%. You should never install the brackets without leg bolts (and preferably the leg) on there. That fit needs to be perfect

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