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Old 01-26-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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AMP Power Step nerf bars / running boards?

Has anyone tried mounting the AMP Research Power Step running boards on a Ford EB? I am in the market for some nerf bars and looking at options... AMP only list the F-Series trucks and their technical dept. says they have never done a van and don't know if the rocker panels are the same from trucks to vans... Plus, on my van I have all the usual SMB stuff (batteries, etc.) which takes away space that may be need for the install. Just looking for advice if someone has been down this road. Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:57 PM   #2
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If your batteries are frame mounted you’ll need to move them or fabricate brackets. Expovan.com was working on development but don’t think he’s there yet. I contacted him last year.

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Old 01-26-2018, 05:38 PM   #3
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It has been done, I helped install a set August last year on an E Series Quigley. Brackets have to be custom made. If batteries are present on the frame , they will probably need a modified mount. A 4D located on the frame will definitely need to be relocated. This is a very expensive modification and time consuming install. It turns out pretty nice, but these are steps, not nerfs or sliders.

Year of van is important for getting the correct control module. There are two different systems.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:49 PM   #4
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Hi. If you look at the Video on Youtube, by Gear Patrol, called, "Behind The Wheel : Sportsmobile", the two vehicle featured have the AMP Powered Step. Check with Jonathon at Sportsmobile West, Fresno, CA. j.feld@sportsmobile.com
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This guy, Bruce, used to work at AMP and modifies them for vans.. not sure if he still does E series though.

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I have Amp Running Boards on my 2010 E350 that SMB installed. Looks like they had to fabricate the back mounts on both sides. My batteries interfere on the passenger side and my Espar heater on the driver side. Let me know and I would be happy to post pictures of the brackets they fabricated.
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I have Amp Running Boards on my 2010 E350 that SMB installed. Looks like they had to fabricate the back mounts on both sides. My batteries interfere on the passenger side and my Espar heater on the driver side. Let me know and I would be happy to post pictures of the brackets they fabricated.
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If it not a burden, I would certainly be interested in pictures of your set-up. We had been advised by a couple shops that they are unable to install the AMP steps on our Van, so we shelved the idea. Your pictures may serve as a solution.
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Hope these pictures help. These are the back brackets for the running boards. looks like the passengers side is an AMP stock part.
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THANK YOU! believe I'll contact Peter at SMB West first to see if he can confirm those brackets would work on a 2006 EB - hopefully they will, and hopefully they would be willing to sell me a set if they can replicate them...otherwise I'll be back in the hunt for a fabricator on our side of the country.
You've rekindled my hope for adding AMP steps.
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Bruce at Specialzed used to manufacturer the brackets. Don’t know if he still does, but you should reach out. SMB does not.
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