Running Boards

Running Boards

Postby 90lownslow [OP] » November 1st 2009, 1:04am

Another member and myself were talking about them so I am posting some pics of mine.
no r/b
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I took them off due to rust and hitting something and doing this to the fender
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So they need some repairs that I haven't built the confidence to try yet. I have never worked with fiberglass so any tips or tricks would be fine by me
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Re: Running Boards

Postby Mr_Bowtie » November 1st 2009, 2:34am

No tips or tricks here, but I just wanted to say without the running boards you Van would have more rust then it does. My Astro didn't have running boards and its all rust. My Safari did(I took them off) and it has way less rust issues. Both of them have always been kept in WI too.
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Re: Running Boards

Postby $uperJoe » November 1st 2009, 2:41am

tips for fiberglass

use a respirator or at least particle mask when sanding.
put on more than you think you will need and sand it down to the rough shape
all glass needs a top coat of bondo or filler putty to be smooth. dont ruin your sanding arm trying to make the glass shape
dont put either puttys on paint.
dont let the putty ever get thicker than 1/8th inch total
dont put more than 1/16th between coats of putty.(hard to do so put more and sand down)
thin multiple coats will be more flexible with weather and climate changes and reduce cracking later
Don't explain it poorly 5 times. Take the 15 seconds to go out and take a picture of it!!
Please do not confuse idle conversation with technical advise


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Re: Running Boards

Postby 90lownslow [OP] » November 1st 2009, 6:19am

i confess. my van has no rockers. that isnt a good pic because there is no bottom piece at all. thanks for the tips
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Re: Running Boards

Postby papichulo » June 20th 2012, 12:52am

Hey guys,

any idea where i can order these running boards?
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