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Old 02-14-2010, 12:34 PM
bcondrey bcondrey is offline
 
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Many of us did, however if you install an insert inside the step tube to keep it from deforming under the bolt/nut pressure and upsize to 1/4" hardware it's highly unlikely you'll never need access. If you stick with the AN3 bolt and no insert then it won't take long to be glad you have the access panel.

Another important safety tip - install the bolt upside down, otherwise you'll never be able to remove it due to the location and relationship to the side panels.

Bob
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