I *think* I've got some flat stock that I can make some extensions. One site had them at $119! (I didn't look for very long at any rate, maybe there are some cheaper out there)
The primary problem with the Expo1 is with the latch-hook release handle design. Maybe they've revised since mine. I just kept getting the run-around on a remedy to the problem. "This needs to be looked at by Engineering." Oh, you mean the guy two cubes away... Or, "we'll get back to you." On and on.
They tend to jam up after any distance on washboard and dust. Not easy to relase from the backside either in that situation.
As to what I'm going to do for the FWC? Well, I think it is going to be a combo of moving the whole mount back *maybe* 1/2" (any more it will start to loose the aesthetic lines of the bottom of the bed and decrease departure angles) and then modifying the arms. They'll need to be cut at the bearing hub, extended out 2+" and then the latches will need to be cut and 'tunneled' back in that same amount to mate with the bumper side latch pads.
I'm somewhat concerned that arms in modifying them, will suffer some rigidity. You throw my 35" or possibly 37" tire on, or 120# of fuel or water, they may flop a bit or oscillate especially on highway expansion joints. This causes a bucking that you feel in the truck. Though this happens with any swing out design that I've had on now three different trucks.
Again, I'm going to take it to a custom fab shop here in Phoenix that makes some nice stuff, and see what their suggestions are. Heck, they may offer a complete design that I like better and I'll just take it in the shorts and sell this one.
@trailerpup, are you putting yours on a RAM?
Edited by Oilbrnr, 01 August 2019 - 01:48 PM.