The roll pan refers to a fascia panel put in trucks. These are installed following the removal of the factory bumpers. The sizes of roll pans are based on their weights. Some come in 25 lbs, 30 lbs or even heavier. No matter what the size is, the installation process is generally the same.
How to Install Roll Pans
- Power drill
- Roll pan
- Masking tape
Open the vehicle’s tailgate. Release the straps that hold it. Move the tailgate towards you and lift it up.
Get the screwdriver and remove the license plate. Remove the bolts at the license plate well. The bolts will be driven in the bumper.
Go under the truck. Pull the taillight wiring out of the connection. Take out the nuts keeping the rear bumper brackets at the truck underside. Use the wrench for this task. If necessary, use the flashlight to illuminate the area. Take out the rear bumper.
Secure the lower edge clips at the truck’s end panel. Keep pushing until it matches the top edge of the truck bed.
Use a masking tape to keep the roll pan in place. The amount of tape required will depend on the size of the roll pan. Place the tailgate on the truck again. Keep moving the roll pan around until it is at the precise spot it needs to be in. Take out the tailgate again.
Put the screws in the holes located by the top edge. Use a power drill for this task. Add an extra screw at the lower parts of the pan corners. This is necessary to test fit the pan. If the fit is proper, you can start painting and installing.
Remove the screws and take out the roll pan. Put the license light onto the roll pan. Put the screws on to secure it.
Take out the screws and light. Now you can paint the roll pan.
When the paint has dried, put the roll pan at the truck’s end. Put in all the screws. Put on the license plate light again.
It is easy to install the roll pan, but some experience in handling in wirings is necessary.
The final step is to place the tailgate back on. Put the wiring together. When everything is in place, put the wirings back on and try it. These steps should work regardless of the size of roll pans used.