Installation Instructions for
El Camino Roll Pan
We have made the installation instructions of the Roll Pan as easy
as possible, yet we advise that you read the entire instructions
CAREFULLY. Take your time and use some craftsmanship. The results
will be worth the effort!
Remove taillights from rear bumper and unscrew pigtails from
taillights. Pull pigtail through inner bumper and remove
bumper and bumper mounting brackets from frame horns, (El Caminos
do not have bumper shocks at the rear).
If you would like to have some protection (and we strongly suggest
you do) you can purchase a piece of rectangular steel tubing that
is 58 inches long, by 2 inches wide, and 1 inch thick, (the steel
should be at least 10 to 12 gauge steel). For additional
support, two bars can be used and bolted to the top and bottom of
rear frame horns. Lauren Engineering makes no warranty
implied or otherwise that this product offers any protection
what-so-ever in the event of an accident or crash.
Remove rubber filler under tailgate and both rubber side fillers.
Drill the Roll Pan slots (3 holes) and into the bed. Install
the Roll Pan and secure with 1 ½ “ sheet metal screws
and #10 small flat washers. On the Roll Pans with factory
taillight openings, locate tabs. All other Roll Pans, the
tabs are located at the bottom of outsides. Drill and
secure these tabs with ¾ “ sheet metal screws and #10 flat
washers (Photo A).
The ZR-1 Roll Pan will have two pigtails included. You can:
1) fit both factory small taillights into the outer ZR-1
opening, or 2) splice the new pigtail into the shortest
factory taillight and pull the longest factory taillight
bulb, (photo B). For any Roll Pan with license plate,
cut out the square to secure license plate light (Photo C).
To fill the gap between the bed and Roll Pan, you can cut and
reinstall the long rubber filler previously removed. For gaps
between the Roll Pan and the side of the bed, follow the “Special
Instructions” included. These gaps exist because the factory bent
the sheet metal around the back bed humps and hand-slopped a filler
to seal. No two El Camino beds are the same.
Reinstall and check all the lights. You are ready to hit the