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Husky Liners Custom Rear Wheel Well Guards Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install the Husky Liners Custom Rear Wheel Well Guards on a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado


What's up, everybody, out of here with each other, today on my dad's 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, we're installing some Husky Wheel-well liners. So, these are in my opinion, essential for a truck because you can clean your truck all day, every day, but you gotta still see that little surface rusted frame and the scuffed up in our wheel-Wells. So this, one is gonna be easier to clean. You just wipe it on down, hose it off, two, is gonna be impact resistant. So unlike, the wheel-wells that are in there, you'll start to see that paint starts to chip off, whether it's just rocks and stuff like that. Or if you're going through the mud and stuff, there's always stuff always in there, hitting on that.

With this, is not really going to crack, it's not gonna fade. And it's just going to look so much better than just an empty bare wheel-Well. A couple of things that I noticed, if you can see over here, there's a little bulge just because we do have a gooseneck installed here. So that's just the bracket from that. And also right around here is our gooseneck latch.

So we will have to kind of cut this out, to have access to that, but I think it's totally worth it, cause all of this is nice and protected, but even for your fifth wheel stuff, you might have a little bit of issues. It wasn't enough for this nut to fit. You'll see a little bulge. You can either cut this out to make it fit a little bit better or whatever. The same goes for some of your airbags and stuff like that.

You may have to trim a tiny bit, but majority of your Wheel-well is gonna be covered. There's a lot of different reasons why you should have wheel liners in your rear wheel-Wells of your truck, there's a lot. And this is literally my dad's truck. We decided to put them in there just because it was a bare bed. So, let's go over some of the reasons why.

Just to give you an idea of what this gonna prevent. Well, my dad just got this truck. And as you can see up here, we are getting a little bit or rust spots. So what we did to kind of prevent all that from happening is we went in there and kind of cleaned out the underneath on the inside of our wheel-well. And as you can kind of see over here, we did some rust treatment to make sure nothing's gonna be in there because we knew we gonna put these on. So the good thing about having these wheel-well liners is we don't have to worry about all this nasty stuff, getting on the inside was then in turn will eventually rust everything out. So this is something that your truck needs in my opinion. Cause it will rust out over time. It's just a matter of time, mother nature is pretty nasty. So that is something I would definitely recommend. And it just looks so much better. So take a look at this. It's kind of gross looking. So let's put the wheel-well in, basically all we gonna do to start, is we wanna look around for a number. There should be one somewhere, that lets us know if is driver's side or passenger side. So once you find that number right here and here we go. So right here on the indention, it's just says PS, so passenger side. So that is step number one. It's all you gotta do just to make sure you're putting the right one in. And we don't have to remove our wheels to do this, which is kind of cool. So, now what we need to do, there's gonna be some clips, right So these clips right here, just gonna snap on, we're gonna have one side where the threads are gonna grab and the other side just has a circle. We want the circles to be facing down. So they're pretty drilled holes. I have two up here, where are we gonna put the clips around are pretty tight, So you wanna get them lined up exactly where we want them when we gonna do that on both sides. So I already actually installed the other side. And what I've found is a little bit better. Sometimes these holes are perfectly drilled. I think this one's gonna give us a little bit of trouble, but what you wanna do is just kind of get them completely, perfectly lined up. And there's not really a whole lot of places to put your hands whenever it's in there. So once you get it, mounted down to where you want. It's kind of, just a little bit, just to see if that'll help for us to make it a little bit easier on ourselves, so it doesn't really move around. So now that that's done, again we don't have to remove our wheels or anything. You just kind of insert it like this, and then kind of work it into place. Kinda move up a little bit, getting it past these wheel-Well, or the little lips on the side, it's kind of difficult. Kind of have to bend it around, it will be a little bit easier if it's a little warmer outside. So that's good on that side. And then kind of just work with it. You know, it's pretty thick stuff, which is good. It's gonna give us plenty of detection, but that just makes getting it in there, initially a little bit more difficult. So speed pace set. So my mom always says, "work your way around." There we go. Alright. So we're pretty much in there. And now our first order of business, make sure it's set, kind of settled in into place. And now we can just line up our holes. One thing I was struggling with for a while is getting these screws in. The problem here is, I can't really pull on anything cause it's such a hard and smooth surface. Can't really pull down on it, but there's a gap there. It just doesn't quite reach. So you just gonna have to kind of, get a little creative here. Maybe grab an extra set of hands. Honestly, using some little tool that, kind of pull this down, just a tad bit. This, I can get this up, and kind of line it up. And then, I came back through, with a power tool to kind of speed up the process, because once you get it lined up, you got a zipper up. All right, so now we're good. So that's one thing you will struggle with a little bit. I mean, there's no way around it really, I've installed a lot of these different liners in a lot of different trucks, and they all kind of have the same issue. So it's not just this one, but I'm not gonna fully tighten down both sides. I'm just gonna kind of get a little started, and then we're gonna position this, for the remaining two. So basically we gonna have two different ones. We're gonna have one on this side, right here, and we're gonna have one on the other side. So we're gonna take that same exact clip, that clip isn't gonna go around the metal. It's just gonna act as a nut, so it's just gonna go on the back of the metal. You gonna have your metal, and then the wheel liner, and then you gotta screw that straight through. And the holes are pre-drilled, just to show you what I'm talking about, this is the clip, so I'm not gonna go around anything. I'm literally just gonna go behind it. And it is accessible back here, gonna line that up. And this is a factory hole, that works out. You see I insert that in, and then screw that in. And once we get these done, then you can go over all of them again and completely tighten them down. The other side went pretty well. All the holes lined up, and I kind of used that trick that I learned from this side to get these two screws in. But one thing I didn't get on this side, and I believe it's because I have a little gooseneck lever right here, it's, wasn't really lining up with this hole, and it was pretty far off, and I've really tried my very hardest to get it, to line up with the factory hole on our truck, but, if that comes to, if that's your case, then all you really just need to do is, just drill it out real quick, just one little tiny hole, and then run the screw through. And then you're good to go. And now we're done and as you can see, this is a lot cooler look than without having them. And it's gonna protect the truck, which is, another one of those things that I like to do. And that'll do it for a look at the Husky liners wheel well covers on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado..


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